About This Place
Schoolcraft is a village in Kalamazoo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The village is located in Schoolcraft Township approximately 13 miles (21 km) south of Kalamazoo on U.S. Route 131. The population was 1,587 at the 2000 census. The village is named in honor of geographer, geologist, and ethnologist Henry Schoolcraft.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all land. Schoolcraft is located on a prairie, and much of the land outside of the village is used as farm land, with the primary crops being corn and soybeans.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,587 people, 615 households, and 418 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,703.2 per square mile (658.9/km²). There were 645 housing units at an average density of 692.2 per square mile (267.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.09% White, 0.38% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 2.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.