Gobles, Michigan

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Gobles, Michigan

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High Points

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

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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 11% Gobles Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Gobles, Michigan

Comparing Gobles 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 4 5
Racial Diversity 3 2
Age of the Population 2 4
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 7
Portion of People Married 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1
People Above Poverty 3 2
Median Family Income 3 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Short Commute Times 5 5
Working at Home 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
Affordability of Rents 6 8
People Living Alone 6 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Housing Recently Built 3 3

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Gobles Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles W of Kalamazoo, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles E of Chicago, Illinois
County Van Buren
Metro Area Kalamazoo - Battle Creek
Standard Zip Codes 49055
Phone Area Codes 269
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.36
Longitude -85.879

Gobles Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 55 F
Jul Temp 64 to 78 F
Oct Temp 46 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.1 inches
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Gobles Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 815 100%
Male 367 45%
Female 448 55%
Under 18 249 30.6%
18+ 566 69.4%
65+ 108 13.3%
Median Age 33.8
Average Family Size 3.13
White 767 94.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 15 1.8%
Other 9 1.1%
Mixed Race 23 2.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 19 2.3%

Estimated Gobles Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 807
Growth -8
Growth % -1%

Gobles 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 19.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.6%
Dutch 12.2%
English 11.6%
US/American 11.3%
Irish 7.7%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
Polish 2.7%
Italian 2.5%
Hungarian 2.1%
French Canadian 2%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Swedish 1.8%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Czech 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Canadian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.7%
Austrian 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gobles 815 $33,194
Allegan 4,838 $45,833
Bloomingdale 528 $40,000
Breedsville 235 $34,000
Mattawan 2,536 $48,259
Otsego 3,933 $44,308
Paw Paw 3,363 $50,889
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Gobles High Schools (2004)

Serves 601 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

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