Burr Oak, Michigan

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Burr Oak, Michigan

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High Points

Burr Oak strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Burr Oak Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Burr Oak Walking and Biking to Work
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 18% Burr Oak Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Burr Oak, Michigan

Comparing Burr Oak to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Racial Diversity 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Senior Citizens 4 5
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Age of the Population 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 9
Portion of People Married 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
Median Family Income 4 3
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Short Commute Times 7 7
Public Transportation Use 6 5
Working at Home 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 10
People Living Alone 5 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 2
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3
Housing Recently Built 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 7 9
Low Violent Crime 5 4

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Burr Oak Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles S of Battle Creek, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles W of Toledo, Ohio
County St Joseph
Standard Zip Codes 49030
Phone Area Codes 269
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.847
Longitude -85.318

Burr Oak Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
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Burr Oak Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 797 100%
Male 394 49.4%
Female 403 50.6%
Under 18 214 26.9%
18+ 583 73.1%
65+ 110 13.8%
Median Age 35.1
Average Family Size 3.17
White 780 97.9%
African-American 5 0.6%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.4%
Other 6 0.8%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 1.5%

Estimated Burr Oak Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 771
Growth -26
Growth % -3.3%

Burr Oak Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 30.4%
US/American 21.6%
English 13.7%
Irish 9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.7%
French (except Basque) 4.6%
Polish 3.7%
Dutch 3.7%
European 2.4%
Scottish 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Swedish 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
British 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Swiss 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Burr Oak 797 $37,969
Bronson 2,421 $42,813
Centreville 1,579 $42,955
Colon 1,227 $35,536
Mendon 917 $41,625
Sherwood 324 $41,250
Sturgis 11,285 $43,381

Burr Oak Public Libraries

Burr Oak Township Library
Burr Oak, Michigan
(269) 489-2906

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Burr Oak High Schools (2004)

Serves 211 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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