Battle Creek, MI

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
134,011
0.146% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
14.8%
6.34% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$58,191
9.21% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$138,700
16.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
59,548
0.411% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Battle Creek, MI had a population of 134k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $58,191. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Battle Creek, MI declined from 134,207 to 134,011, a −0.146% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,286 to $58,191, a 9.21% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Battle Creek, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.92%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.68%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.15%).

None of the households in Battle Creek, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.8% of the residents in Battle Creek, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Battle Creek, MI are Kellogg Community College (843 degrees awarded in 2022), Albion College (365 degrees), and The Salon Professional Academy-Battle Creek (37 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Battle Creek, MI was $138,700, and the homeownership rate was 71.7%.

Most people in Battle Creek, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Battle Creek, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Battle Creek, MI is home to a population of 134k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.12% of Battle Creek, MI residents were born outside of the country (5.52k people).

In 2022, there were 7.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (102k people) in Battle Creek, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.8%
2022 Citizenship
97.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.8% of Battle Creek, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Battle Creek, MI was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Battle Creek, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    102k ± 208
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    13.3k ± 697
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.6k ± 781
5.71%
Hispanic Population
7.66k people

In 2022, there were 7.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (102k people) in Battle Creek, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.6k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.71% of the people in Battle Creek, MI are hispanic (7.66k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Battle Creek, MI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    79,402 ± 6,891 people
  2. India
    76,527 ± 6,766 people
  3. Iraq
    57,451 ± 5,868 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 79,402 Michigan residents, followed by India with 76,527 and Iraq with 57,451.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.12%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.52k people
3.98%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.34k people

As of 2022, 4.12% of Battle Creek, MI residents (5.52k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Battle Creek, MI was 3.98%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,991 ± 318
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,490 ± 305
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,256 ± 263

Battle Creek, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Battle Creek, MI employs 59.5k people. The largest industries in Battle Creek, MI are Manufacturing (12,614 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,239 people), and Retail Trade (6,804 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($89,643), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,500), and Public Administration ($64,242).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,244. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

59.5k
2022 Value
± 1,678
−0.411%
1 Year decline
± 3.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Battle Creek, MI declined at a rate of −0.411%, from 59.8k employees to 59.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Battle Creek, MI, are Production Occupations (8,067 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,086 people), and Management Occupations (5,803 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Battle Creek, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

59.5k
2022 Value
± 1,678
−0.411%
1 Year decline
± 3.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Battle Creek, MI declined at a rate of −0.411%, from 59.8k employees to 59.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Battle Creek, MI, are Manufacturing (12,614 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,239 people), and Retail Trade (6,804 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Battle Creek, MI, though some of these residents may live in Battle Creek, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,342
Median earning men ± $1,242
$34,771
Median earning women ± $1,130

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($71,409), Information ($62,096), and Manufacturing ($53,012).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($55,527), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,794), and Construction ($43,375).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.16%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.37M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 2.16% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 23.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Michigan.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,067
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 647
    Manufacturing
  3. 626
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Michigan went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.09%).

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Michigan over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Battle Creek, MI awarded 1,273 degrees. The student population of Battle Creek, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,721 male students and 3,234 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Battle Creek, MI are White (901 and 71.2%), followed by Black or African American (121 and 9.56%), Hispanic or Latino (94 and 7.42%), and Unknown (81 and 6.4%).

The largest universities in Battle Creek, MI by number of degrees awarded are Kellogg Community College (843 and 66.2%), Albion College (365 and 28.7%), and The Salon Professional Academy-Battle Creek (37 and 2.91%).

The most popular majors in Battle Creek, MI are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (157 and 12.3%), General Studies (133 and 10.4%), and Registered Nursing (131 and 10.3%).

The median tuition cost in Battle Creek, MI for private four year colleges is $54,410.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Battle Creek, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 66.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 9.21%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,955 (34.7% men and 65.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 4,955 students enrolled in Battle Creek, MI, 34.7% men and 65.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,288 records, of which 67.2% were women and 32.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 133 degrees awarded
  2. 131 degrees awarded
  3. 68 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Battle Creek, MI was General Studies with 133 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Battle Creek, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 843 degrees awarded
  2. 365 degrees awarded
  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kellogg Community College with 843 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 392 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Battle Creek, MI, which is 0.445 times less than the 881 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 901 degrees mean that there were 7.45 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 121 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($54,410) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($810) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,070) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.784% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.801% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.31M), Some college (1.92M), and Bachelors Degree (1.42M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Battle Creek, MI was $138,700 in 2022, which is 0.492 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $119,400 to $138,700, a 16.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Battle Creek, MI is 71.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Battle Creek, MI have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Battle Creek, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Battle Creek, MI is $58,191. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Battle Creek, MI was Livingston County, MI with a value of $96,135, followed by Oakland County, MI and Washtenaw County, MI, with respective values of $92,620 and $84,245.

Property

$138,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,329
$38,018
Median Property Taxes
±$1,159

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Battle Creek, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

71.7%
Homeownership
2022
61.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.7% of the housing units in Battle Creek, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Battle Creek, MI was Livingston County, MI with a value of $96,135, followed by Oakland County, MI and Washtenaw County, MI, with respective values of $92,620 and $84,245.

The following map shows all of the counties in Battle Creek, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$58,191
Median Household Income
± $1,531
53.1k
Number of Households
± 1,520

In 2022, the median household income of the 53.1k households in Battle Creek, MI grew to $58,191 from the previous year's value of $53,286.

The following chart displays the households in Battle Creek, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Battle Creek, MI is from Michigan.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2022, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.473% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.04%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.45%)

In 2022, 80.8% of workers in Battle Creek, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.04%) and those who worked at home (6.45%).

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Commute Time

20.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Battle Creek, MI have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.62% of the workforce in Battle Creek, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Battle Creek, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Battle Creek, MI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Battle Creek, MI (19.4k out of 131k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Battle Creek, MI is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.2% of the population of Battle Creek, MI has health coverage, with 46.6% on employee plans, 20.7% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.18% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Michigan see 1246 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1266 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1294 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 332 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,246 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Michigan

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,246 patients per year. This represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1,266 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Michigan in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 19.9% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.8%
Uninsured
46.6%
Employer Coverage
20.7%
Medicaid
13.8%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
1.18%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Battle Creek, MI grew by 5.36% from 5.51% to 5.8%.

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