Battle Creek, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Battle Creek, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Battle Creek had a population of 51,733 as of July 1, 2017. Battle Creek ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Battle Creek is located at latitude 42.2992 and longitude -85.2293 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the City of Battle Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 42.6 sq. miles and a water area of 1.14 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 840 feet.

The City of Battle Creek (GNIS ID: 1625890) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Battle Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Battle Creek, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 51,733
Daytime Population: Workers 38,092
Daytime Population: Residents 29,500
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 67,592
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.31
Population in Households 50,577
Population in Familes 38,524
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,156
Population Density2 1,214
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $41,139
Average Household Income $58,847
Per Capita Income $24,294


Total Housing Units 24,341 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,397 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,514 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,430 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $91,487
Average Home Value $129,412


Total Households 20,911
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 12,621
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.16% -0.16%
Households -0.14% -0.15%
Families -0.3% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Battle Creek, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Battle Creek to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 97th
Population Density # 276 60th
Diversity Index # 40 94th
Median Household Income # 479 31st
Per Capita Income # 311 55th

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