Battle Creek Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Battle Creek?

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There are 51,084 residents in Battle Creek, with a median age of 36.5. Of this, 48.49% are males and 51.51% are females. US-born citizens make up 92.46% of the resident pool in Battle Creek, while non-US-born citizens account for 3.67%. Additionally, 3.87% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 43,376 people in Battle Creek currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 51,084 -0.5%
Male Population 24,770 -0.1%
Female Population 26,314 -0.8%
Male population 48.49%
Female population 51.51%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 36.5 0.6%
Citizen US Born 47,233 -0.6%
Citizen not US Born 1,875 6.8%
Not Citizen 1,976 -2.8%
Citizen US Born 92.46%
Citizen not US Born 3.67%
Not Citizen 3.87%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 197 -15.8%
Moved from Same County 4,156 -27.2%
Moved from Same State 1,951 11.0%
Moved from Different State 733 -16.0%
Same House as Last Year 43,376 3.0%
Moved from Abroad 0.39%
Moved from Same County 8.24%
Moved from Same State 3.87%
Moved from Different State 1.45%
Same House as Last Year 86.04%

What are the employment statistics in Battle Creek?

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White-collar workers make up 71.15% of the working population in Battle Creek, while blue-collar employees account for 28.85%. There are also 1,409 entrepreneurs in Battle Creek (6.23% of the workforce); 16,673 workers employed in private companies (73.7%); and 2,698 people working in governmental institutions (11.93%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 16,096 2.0%
Blue Collar 6,527 0.0%
White Collar 71.15%
Blue Collar 28.85%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 1,409 15.7%
Private Companies 16,673 0.5%
Governmental Workers 2,698 -2.4%
Not for Profit Companies 1,843 6.3%
Self Employees 6.23%
Private Companies 73.7%
Governmental Workers 11.93%
Not for Profit Companies 8.15%

How many households are there in Battle Creek?

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There are a total of 20,690 households in Battle Creek, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 57.16% of these Battle Creek households, while non-family units account for the remaining 42.84%. Additionally, 30.91% of households have children and 69.09% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 20,690 -0.6%
Average People Per Household 2 0.0%
Family Households 11,826 -2.1%
Non-family Households 8,864 1.6%
Family Households 57.16%
Non-family Households 42.84%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 6,395 0.0%
Households without Children 14,295 -0.8%
Households with Children 30.91%
Households without Children 69.09%

What are the median and average incomes in Battle Creek?

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The average annual household income in Battle Creek is $60,192, while the median household income sits at $42,285 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $42,146, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $49,835. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $30,250 and $37,904, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $60,192 1.7%
Median Household Income $42,285 0.0%
People below Poverty Level 11,126 1.8%
People above Poverty Level 38,154 -1.2%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Battle Creek?

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There are 23,474 housing units in Battle Creek, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1957. Of the 20,690 occupied housing units in Battle Creek, 60.62% are owner-occupied, while 39.38% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 61.35% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $98,400. In general, housing costs reach $764 per month in Battle Creek.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 23,474 -1.9%
Median Year Built 1957 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 7,196 -0.3%
Built between 1940 and 1949 1,806 2.7%
Built between 1950 and 1959 4,116 -1.9%
Built between 1960 and 1969 2,202 -2.8%
Built between 1970 and 1979 2,380 -11.3%
Built between 1980 and 1989 1,282 13.4%
Built between 1990 and 1999 2,509 -6.9%
Built between 2000 and 2009 1,646 -2.1%
Built in 2010 or Later 337 18.3%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 20,690 -0.6%
Owner Occupied 12,543 1.1%
Renter Occupied 8,147 -3.1%
Owner Occupied 60.62%
Renter Occupied 39.38%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 7,695 6.6%
Without Mortgage 4,848 -6.5%
Median Value with Mortgage $98,400 5.5%
Median Value without Mortgage $80,900 4.8%
Median Housing Costs per Month $764 2.3%
With Mortgage 61.35%
Without Mortgage 38.65%

What is the level of education in Battle Creek?

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Approximately 43.54% of the population in Battle Creek holds a high school degree (that's 16,510 residents), while 26.54% have attained a college certificate (11,457 locals) and 12.63% have a bachelor's degree (4,788 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 1,003 -5.6%
Some High School 16,510 -2.3%
Some College 11,457 3.1%
Associate Degree 2,989 6.8%
Bachelor's Degree 4,788 -5.3%
Graduate Degree 2,567 -0.6%
No High School 2.65%
Some High School 43.54%
Some College 26.54%
Associate Degree 7.88%
Bachelor's Degree 12.63%
Graduate Degree 6.77%

What is the marital status of Battle Creek residents?

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A total of 15,282 people in Battle Creek have never been married (which represents 37.94% of the total population), while 15,907 of them are wedded (39.49%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 652 (1.62%) and 6,683 (16.59%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 15,282 3.2%
Married 15,907 -2.7%
Separated 652 -11.3%
Widowed 2,411 -3.8%
Divorced 6,683 -0.7%
Never Married 37.94%
Married 39.49%
Separated 1.62%
Widowed 5.99%
Divorced 16.59%

What are the most common means of transportation in Battle Creek?

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The top three means of transportation people in Battle Creek use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 19,569 residents commute by car, 675 prefer going to work by walking and 503 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 19,569 -0.9%
Bus or TrolleyBus 503 11.5%
Ferryboat 6 50.0%
Bicycle 137 389.3%
Motorcycle 98 308.3%
TaxiCab 39 -4.9%
Walk 675 -4.5%

What is the median and average household income in Battle Creek by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
49014 21,694 8,546 $54,105.00 $66,120.00
49015 27,287 10,996 $56,164.00 $75,564.00
49017 20,710 8,918 $47,868.00 $64,349.00
49037 20,845 9,048 $34,525.00 $47,000.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.
Zip codes included in this demographic data: 49014 49015 49017 49037

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