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Population (year 2000): 53,364. Estimated population in July 2005: 53,202 (-0.3% change)
Males: 25,560 (47.9%), Females: 27,804 (52.1%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 34.7 years
Median household income: $35,491 (year 2000)
Median house value: $71,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Battle Creek:

  • White Non-Hispanic (72.6%)
  • Black (17.8%)
  • Hispanic (4.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • Other race (2.1%)
  • American Indian (1.7%)
  • Japanese (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (15.7%), English (11.5%), United States (8.8%), Irish (8.7%), Dutch (4.0%), French (3.3%).

New! Creek, Michigan forum

Elevation: 840 feet

Land area: 42.8 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Battle Creek

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Battle Creek city

  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

3.4% Foreign born (1.4% Asia, 1.2% Latin America, 0.5% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -219 (-0.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Wayne, IN Fort (85.5 miles pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (173.2 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: MI (2.0 miles Springfield, Park, MI (4.5 miles Brownlee Park-Oak Park, MI (5.0 miles Level MI Augusta, (10.3 miles MI (10.5 miles Climax, Gull Lake, MI (14.3 miles South MI (14.9 miles Galesburg, Galesburg, MI (15.6 miles Greater


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 101 buildings, average cost: $110,200
  • 1997: 101 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 1998: 106 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 1999: 111 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 2000: 99 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2001: 77 buildings, average cost: $87,000
  • 2002: 68 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 2003: 102 buildings, average cost: $145,400
  • 2004: 78 buildings, average cost: $167,800
  • 2005: 90 buildings, average cost: $134,100

Latitude: 42.31 N, Longitude: 85.20 W

Area code: 269


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (24.5%), Educational,health and social services (20.5%), Retail trade (11.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +15,429 (+28.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 14,944 (66.5%)


 

Crime in Battle Creek by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003
Murders 2 6 5 2
    per 100,000 3.7 11.2 9.4 3.7
Rapes 64 78 79 69
    per 100,000 119.9 146.2 148.0 129.3
Robberies 181 158 139 122
    per 100,000 339.2 296.1 260.5 228.6
Assaults 606 629 617 498
    per 100,000 1135.6 1178.7 1156.2 933.2
Burglaries 1,031 926 810 791
    per 100,000 1932.0 1735.3 1517.9 1482.3
Thefts 2,845 3,111 2,780 2,745
    per 100,000 5331.3 5829.8 5209.5 5143.9
Auto thefts 318 331 285 230
    per 100,000 595.9 620.3 534.1 431.0
776.8 798.6 735.3 654.7


Average climate in Battle Creek, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Battle

Battle Creek-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1977, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Battle Creek city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1977, a category 4 tornado 15.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 44 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Betty Hutton - (born 1921), actress and comedienne, Ben Reed - College basketball player (Western Michigan Broncos), Betty June Thornburg - (born 1921), singer/actress, stage name Betty Hutton, Lawrence Ross - College basketball player (Miami (OHIO) RedHawks).


Main business address for: KELLOGG CO (GRAIN MILL PRODUCTS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Battle Creek:
  • BATTLE CREEK HEALTH SYSTEM (300 NORTH AVENUE)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-BATTLE CREEK (300 NORTH AVE, FLOOR 6)
  • SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN REHAB HOSP (183 WEST STREET)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Battle Creek:
  • W K KELLOGG (about 4 miles; BATTLE CREEK, MI; ID: BTL)
  • KALAMAZOO/BATTLE CREEK INTERNATIONAL (about 25 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; ID: AZO)
  • GERALD R. FORD INTERNATIONAL (about 44 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; ID: GRR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Battle Creek:
  • BROOKS FIELD (about 19 miles; MARSHALL, MI; ID: RMY)
  • DAVID'S (about 19 miles; ATHENS, MI; ID: 9C2)
  • TRIPLE H (about 25 miles; PARCHMENT, MI; ID: 2H4)

Amtrak station:
BATTLE CREEK (104 CAPITAL AVE. SW). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 15 $55,699 $44,559 0 $0
Water Supply 40 $144,501 $43,350 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 5 $18,208 $43,699 0 $0
Transit 43 $124,490 $34,741 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 117 $537,672 $55,145 0 $0
Financial Administration 58 $230,162 $47,619 0 $0
Other Government Administration 14 $61,289 $52,533 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 7 $29,639 $50,809 0 $0
Police - Other 19 $72,591 $45,846 25 $13,606
Firefighters 114 $506,974 $53,365 0 $0
Fire - Other 8 $28,279 $42,418 0 $0
Streets and Highways 90 $322,192 $42,958 9 $13,278
Airports 10 $37,616 $45,139 0 $0
Welfare 1 $3,587 $43,044 0 $0
Health 13 $41,004 $37,849 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 14 $44,844 $38,437 0 $0
Sewerage 69 $237,851 $41,365 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 14 $54,654 $46,846 35 $16,591
Totals for Government 651 $2,551,250 $47,027 69 $43,475


Colleges/Universities in Battle Creek:
  • KELLOGG COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,824; Location: 450 NORTH AVE; Public; Website: kellogg.cc.mi.us)
  • WRIGHT BEAUTY ACADEMY (FT enrollment: 40; Location: 492 CAPITAL SW; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Battle Creek:
  • WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (about 29 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; Full-time enrollment: 23,132)
  • KALAMAZOO VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; FT enrollment: 5,017)
  • SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; SPRING ARBOR, MI; FT enrollment: 2,266)
  • CALVIN COLLEGE (about 49 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 4,148)
  • AQUINAS COLLEGE (about 53 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 2,022)
  • GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 7,590)
  • JACKSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 57 miles; JACKSON, MI; FT enrollment: 2,756)
Public high schools in Battle Creek:
  • BATTLE CREEK CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,695; Location: 100 W. VAN BUREN STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LAKEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,075; Location: 300 28TH STREET SOUTH; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HARPER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 832; Location: 7290 B DRIVE NORTH; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PENNFIELD SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 627; Location: 8587 Q DRIVE NORTH; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • OPERATION GRADUATION (Students: 215; Location: 56 EAST MICHIGAN; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BATTLE CREEK MATH-SCI CENTER (Students: 202; Location: 765 UPTON AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MICHIGAN YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY (Students: 105; Location: 5500 ARMSTRONG BUILDING #13; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BATTLE CREEK AREA LEARNING CENTER (Students: 97; Location: 711 RIVERSIDE; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • CALHOUN AREA TECHNOLOGY CENTER (Location: 475 ROOSEVELT AVENUE E.; Grades: 10 - 12)
Private high schools in Battle Creek:
  • BATTLE CREEK ACADEMY (Students: 201; Location: 480 PARKWAY DRIVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • FAMILY ALTAR CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 169; Location: 14850 SIX HALF MILE ROAD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • ST PHILIP CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 157; Location: 20 CHERRY STREET; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Battle Creek:
  • W.K. KELLOGG MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 587; Location: 60 W. VAN BUREN STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LAKEVIEW JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 556; Location: 20 S. WOODROW AVENUE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WATTLES PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 528; Location: 132 S. WATTLES ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • PENNFIELD DUNLAP MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 483; Location: 8465 Q DRIVE N; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NORTHWESTERN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 482; Location: 176 LIMIT STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HARPER CREEK JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 469; Location: 7454 B DRIVE NORTH; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • BEADLE LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 449; Location: 8175 C DRIVE NORTH; Grades: KG - 06)
  • MINGES BROOK SCHOOL (Students: 421; Location: 435 LINCOLN HILLS DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WESTLAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 410; Location: 1184 S. 24TH STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SONOMA SCHOOL (Students: 409; Location: 4640 B DRIVE SOUTH; Grades: PK - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Battle Creek:
  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 470; Location: 47 N 23RD STREET; Grades: PK - 5)
  • ST PHILIP ELEM/MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 155; Location: 20 CHERRY STREET; Grades: 6 - 8)
  • BATTLE CREEK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 122; Location: 1035 WAGNER DRIVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ADVENTUROUS BEGINNINGS FOR CHI (Students: 97; Location: 415 SOUTH 28 ST; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Battle Creek:
  • WILLARD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,833,104; Location: 7 WEST VAN BUREN STREET; 172,330 books; 12,625 audio materials; 12,318 video materials; 353 serial subscriptions)

Park in Battle Creek: Bailey Park (1).


Battle Creek compared to Michigan state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Battle Creek:
  • WBCK (930 AM; 5 kW; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRCC (1400 AM; 1 kW; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CASPTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOLY (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQSN (1660 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKMI (1360 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WLCM (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, MI)
  • WKAR (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMSH-FM (99 AM; 1 kW; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Battle Creek:
  • WBXX (95.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CASPTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKFR-FM (103.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W223AE (92.5 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: SPRING ARBOR COLLEGE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRKR (107.7 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFPM-LP (99.5 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: FIRST PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST)
  • WQLR (106.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNWN-FM (98.5 FM; COLDWATER, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WMUK (102.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WWKN (104.9 FM; MARSHALL, MI; Owner: CASPTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOOD-FM (105.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBCH-FM (100.1 FM; HASTINGS, MI; Owner: BARRY BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Battle Creek:
  • WOBC-CA (Channel 20; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W21BS (Channel 21; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W26BX (Channel 26; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSYM-TV (Channel 47; LANSING, MI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

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