Climax is a village in Kalamazoo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 767 at the 2010 census. The village is located within Climax Township on the northern boundary with Charleston Township, and is roughly 12 miles (19 km) west of Battle Creek and 16 miles (26 km) east of Kalamazoo. Climax shares a school district with the neighboring town of Scotts.
In 1825, John Mullet was among the first white settlers in Climax, along with Calvin White (1831), and the Farnsworth brothers (1832) More Euro-American settlement of this area began in 1838. It was incorporated as a village in 1899.
Climax is so known because when Daniel B. Eldred first visited the township he said, "This caps the climax."
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.06 square miles (2.75 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 767 people, 280 households, and 213 families residing in the village. The population density was 723.6 inhabitants per square mile (279.4/km2). There were 303 housing units at an average density of 285.8 per square mile (110.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.3% White, 0.5% African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.
There were 280 households of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.9% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.11.
The median age in the village was 37.9 years. 26.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.1% were from 25 to 44; 30.3% were from 45 to 64; and 9.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.