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Population (year 2000): 11,285. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,134 (-1.3% change)
Males: 5,424 (48.1%), Females: 5,861 (51.9%)

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Median resident age: 32.1 years
Median household income: $33,838 (year 2000)
Median house value: $76,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Sturgis:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.5%)
  • Hispanic (13.3%)
  • Other race (4.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Black (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (26.5%), United States (9.9%), Irish (9.5%), English (9.0%), French (4.5%), Polish (3.8%).

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Elevation: 910 feet

Land area: 6.0 square miles

Sturgis,

For population 25 years and over in Sturgis

  • High school or higher: 74.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sturgis city

  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

10.3% Foreign born (8.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +993 (+9.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MI Kalamazoo, (35.2 miles pop. 77,145).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Wayne, IN Fort (53.6 miles pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (155.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Oak, MI (7.5 miles Burr IN (10.7 miles Lagrange, MI (11.5 miles Centreville, MI (12.7 miles Colon, IN (14.0 miles Shipshewana, MI (14.7 miles Mendon, Pigeon, MI White (15.6 miles MI (16.1 miles Bronson,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 5 buildings, average cost: $76,700
  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $142,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $25,000
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $149,200

Latitude: 41.80 N, Longitude: 85.42 W

Area code: 269


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (45.3%), Educational,health and social services (15.4%), Retail trade (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,608 (+14.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,401 (45.8%)


 

Crime in Sturgis by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.9 0.0
Rapes 7 8 10 8 12 18
    per 100,000 62.0 70.9 88.6 70.9 106.3 159.5
Robberies 3 5 1 3 0 2
    per 100,000 26.6 44.3 8.9 26.6 0.0 17.7
Assaults 28 21 15 24 34 30
    per 100,000 248.1 186.1 132.9 212.7 301.3 265.8
Burglaries 74 85 79 71 89 68
    per 100,000 655.7 753.2 700.0 629.2 788.7 602.6
Thefts 321 325 323 340 359 298
    per 100,000 2844.5 2879.9 2862.2 3012.8 3181.2 2640.7
Auto thefts 26 16 11 12 22 18
    per 100,000 230.4 141.8 97.5 106.3 194.9 159.5
260.5 258.1 236.0 251.9 309.7 282.9


Average climate in Sturgis, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sturgis,

Sturgis-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 85% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the Sturgis city center killed 36 people and injured 321 people.

On 4/11/1965, a category 4 tornado 11.1 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 41 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Main business address for: STURGIS BANCORP INC (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospital/medical center in Sturgis:
  • STURGIS HOSPITAL (916 MYRTLE AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Sturgis:
  • LAGRANGE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; LAGRANGE, IN)
  • THREE RIVERS AREA HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; THREE RIVERS, MI)
  • BRONSON VICKSBURG HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; VICKSBURG, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sturgis:
  • KALAMAZOO/BATTLE CREEK INTERNATIONAL (about 32 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; ID: AZO)
  • W K KELLOGG (about 37 miles; BATTLE CREEK, MI; ID: BTL)
  • ELKHART MUNI (about 41 miles; ELKHART, IN; ID: EKM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sturgis:
  • KIRSCH MUNI (about 2 miles; STURGIS, MI; ID: IRS)
  • THREE RIVERS MUNI DR HAINES (about 16 miles; THREE RIVERS, MI; ID: HAI)
  • DAVID'S (about 22 miles; ATHENS, MI; ID: 9C2)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7 $23,136 $39,661 2 $1,366
Other Government Administration 9 $36,892 $49,189 10 $2,331
Police Protection - Officers 18 $68,140 $45,426 0 $0
Firefighters 13 $47,211 $43,579 11 $1,386
Streets and Highways 16 $54,577 $40,932 0 $0
Police - Other 7 $17,778 $30,476 9 $4,003
Sewerage 5 $18,188 $43,651 0 $0
Health 0 $0   1 $1,510
Welfare 1 $2,114 $25,368 4 $3,653
Other and Unallocable 2 $5,201 $31,206 3 $2,885
Local Libraries 3 $8,066 $32,264 15 $13,353
Electric Power 24 $98,767 $49,383 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 13 $36,781 $33,951 31 $15,604
Totals for Government 118 $416,852 $42,391 86 $46,091


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sturgis:
  • WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; Full-time enrollment: 23,132)
  • KALAMAZOO VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 38 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; FT enrollment: 5,017)
  • KELLOGG COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; BATTLE CREEK, MI; FT enrollment: 2,824)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY-FORT WAYNE (about 53 miles; FT WAYNE, IN; FT enrollment: 7,385)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME (about 58 miles; NOTRE DAME, IN; FT enrollment: 10,633)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-SOUTH BEND (about 63 miles; SOUTH BEND, IN; FT enrollment: 4,725)
  • SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY (about 66 miles; SPRING ARBOR, MI; FT enrollment: 2,266)
Public high school in Sturgis:
  • STURGIS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 903; Location: 216 VINEWOOD AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Sturgis:
  • LAKE AREA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 161; Location: 63590 BORGERT RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • STURGIS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 94; Location: 70031 S LAKEVIEW ST; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Sturgis:
  • EASTWOOD SCHOOL (Students: 752; Location: 909 FRANKS AVENUE; Grades: 03 - 06)
  • STURGIS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 472; Location: 106 W. WEST STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WALL SCHOOL (Students: 446; Location: 702 E. LAFAYETTE STREET; Grades: KG - 03)
  • CONGRESS SCHOOL (Students: 305; Location: 421 E. CONGRESS; Grades: KG - 03)
  • WENZEL SCHOOL (Students: 174; Location: 403 S. PARK STREET; Grades: KG - 03)
  • NOTTAWA COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 147; Location: 26438 M-86; Grades: KG - 08)
  • PARK SCHOOL (Students: 11; Location: 603 NEUMAN; Grades: PK - PK)
  • ARDEN PARK SCHOOL (Students: 5; Location: 107 ILENE STREET; Grades: 05 - 12)
  • JEROLENE SCHOOL (Location: 303 E. JEROLENE STREET; Grades: UG - UG)
Private primary/middle schools in Sturgis:
  • HOLY ANGELS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 161; Location: 306 S NOTTAWA; Grades: KG - 8)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 122; Location: 406 SOUTH LAKEVIEW; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOHN LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 34; Location: 1108 E LAFAYETTE STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Sturgis:
  • STURGIS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $427,642; Location: 255 NORTH STREET; 65,075 books; 1,607 audio materials; 1,969 video materials; 171 serial subscriptions)
 

Sturgis compared to Michigan state average:

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  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Sturgis:
  • WMSH-FM (99 AM; 1 kW; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMSH (1230 AM; 1 kW; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQSN (1660 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTVB (1590 AM; 5 kW; COLDWATER, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WBCK (930 AM; 5 kW; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WNWN (1560 AM; daytime; 4 kW; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKMI (1360 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sturgis:
  • WMSH-FM (99.3 FM; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTHD (105.5 FM; LAGRANGE, IN; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQKO (91.9 FM; HOWE, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WCVM (94.7 FM; BRONSON, MI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WRKR (107.7 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHWE (89.7 FM; HOWE, IN; Owner: HOWE MILITARY SCHOOL)
  • WLKM-FM (95.9 FM; THREE RIVERS, MI; Owner: IMPACT RADIO, LLC)
  • WLEG (102.7 FM; LIGONIER, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBTU (93.3 FM; KENDALLVILLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WBOI (91.3 FM; ORLAND, IN; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF NORTHEAST INDIANA, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Sturgis:
  • W26BX (Channel 26; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)

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