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Overview

Introduction to Battle Creek, Michigan

Battle Creek, Michigan, in Calhoun county, is 95 miles NW of Toledo, Ohio. It is part of the surrounding Kalamazoo - Battle Creek metro area.

Battle Creek History

One of the most significant parts of Battle Creek's history is the presence of the Kellogg Company's headquarters in the area. It was founded by Will Keith Kellogg in 1906 and played a significant role in the merging of Battle Creek City and Battle Creek Township in 1982. The name of the area supposedly comes from skirmishes between the natives and early European surveyors.

Battle Creek and nearby Attractions

  • Binder Park Zoo
  • Art Center of Battle Creek
  • Wilard Beach And Park
  • Kingman Museum
  • Kimball House Museum
  • Lakeview Square Mall

Things To Do In Battle Creek

The area has several historical sites which interest tourists. The city of Battle Creek is host to a number of unique festivals like the World's Longest Breakfast Table, The Taste of Battle Creek, The Battle Creek Field of Flight Entertainment Festival and the International Festival of Lights.

Battle Creek Transportation

Battle Creek International Airport offers regular air transportation services.

Battle Creek Higher Education

One can pursue higher studies at the local Kellogg Community College. Options in the neighboring areas include Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population51,763
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens14.2%
Employed Population 16+21,257
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married40%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.2%
Median Earnings25+$30,344
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,015
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,614

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,167
% Above Poverty Level79.2%
% Below Poverty Level20.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone35.5%
Median Gross Rent$699
Median House Value$80,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.7%
Irish12%
English8.3%
Polish3.9%
French Except Basque3.9%
Dutch3.8%
Italian2.6%
Scottish2%
Welsh1%
Canadian0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Norwegian0.5%
Greek0.4%
Arab0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
African0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Jordanian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
German0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Battle Creek Almanac

CategoryValue
County Calhoun County
Standard Zip Codes49014, 49017, 49015, 49037
P.O. Box Zip Codes49016, 49018
Phone Area Codes269
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.31
Approximate Longitude-85.11

Battle Creek Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBATTLE CREEK 5 NW
Distance5.4 miles
Jan Temp15 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.1 inches
StationGULL LAKE BIOL STA
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 61 F
Jul Temp61 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches
StationCHARLOTTE
Distance23.7 miles
Jan Temp15 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip33.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Augusta914$52,396
Bellevue1,395$54,167
Climax792$63,750
Marshall7,046$55,682
Olivet1,573$50,781
Springfield5,218$44,590

Battle Creek Public Libraries

Willard Public Library
7 WEST VAN BUREN STREET
Battle Creek, Michigan
(269) 968-8166

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Battle Creek Hospitals

Va Medical Center - Battle Creek
(Government - Federal)
5500 Armsrtong Rd
Select Specialty Hospital- Battle Creek
(Proprietary)
300 North Avenue 6th Floor
Southwest Regional Rehabilitation Center
(Non-profit)
393 E Roosevelt Avenue
Bronson Battle Creek Hospital
(Non-profit)
300 North Avenue

Battle Creek Public Schools

Beadle Lake Elementary School
8175 C Dr N
ZIP: 49014
(269) 441-3253
Primary
Total Enrollment 302
Doris Klaussen Dev. Center
408 Jameson St
ZIP: 49014
(269) 964-9426
Other
Total Enrollment 238
Harper Creek Center For Academic Achievement
7454 B Dr N
ZIP: 49014
(269) 441-6571
Harper Creek High School
12677 Beadle Lake Rd
ZIP: 49014
(269) 441-8450
High
Total Enrollment 832
Harper Creek Middle School
7290 B Dr N
ZIP: 49014
(269) 441-4750
Middle
Total Enrollment 861
Post Franklin School
20 Newark Ave
ZIP: 49014
(269) 965-9693
Primary
Total Enrollment 281
Wattles Park Elementary School
132 Wattles Rd S
ZIP: 49014
(269) 441-5853
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
Arbor Academy
55 Arbor St
ZIP: 49015
(269) 963-5851
Primary
Total Enrollment 209
Battle Creek Area Learning Center
15 Arbor St
ZIP: 49015
(269) 565-4782
High
Total Enrollment 179
Coburn School
39 Fairhome Ave
ZIP: 49015
(269) 965-9730
Primary
Total Enrollment 234
Lakeview High School
15060 Helmer Rd S
ZIP: 49015
(269) 565-3700
High
Total Enrollment 1358
Lakeview Middle School
300 28th St S
ZIP: 49015
(269) 565-3900
Middle
Total Enrollment 1206
Minges Brook School
435 Lincoln Hill Dr
ZIP: 49015
(269) 565-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 314
Prairieview School
1675 Iroquois Ave
ZIP: 49015
(269) 565-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 293
Riverside Elementary School
650 Riverside Dr
ZIP: 49015
(269) 565-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 357
Sonoma Elementary
4640 B Dr S
ZIP: 49015
(269) 441-7800
Primary
Total Enrollment 307
Westlake Elementary School
1184 24th St S
ZIP: 49015
(269) 565-4900
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Battle Creek Alternative School
100 Van Buren St W
ZIP: 49017
(269) 965-9531
Other
Total Enrollment 65
Battle Creek Central High School
100 Van Buren St W
ZIP: 49017
(269) 965-9526
High
Total Enrollment 1119
Fremont School
115 Emmett St E
ZIP: 49017
(269) 965-9715
Primary
Total Enrollment 286
North Pennfield Elementary
7422 Poorman Rd
ZIP: 49017
(269) 961-9797
Primary
Total Enrollment 214
Pennfield Dunlap Elementary
8465 Pennfield Rd
ZIP: 49017
(269) 961-9789
Primary
Total Enrollment 497
Pennfield Middle School
8587 Pennfield Rd
ZIP: 49017
(269) 961-9784
Middle
Total Enrollment 554
Pennfield Purdy School
6510 Purdy Dr
ZIP: 49017
(269) 961-9795
Primary
Total Enrollment 214
Pennfield Senior High School
8299 Pennfield Rd
ZIP: 49017
(269) 961-9770
High
Total Enrollment 651
Verona Elementary School
825 Capital Ave Ne
ZIP: 49017
(269) 965-9710
Primary
Total Enrollment 318
West Michigan Virtual - Battle Creek Hs
35 Hamblin Ave
ZIP: 49017
(269) 965-6486
High
Total Enrollment 244
Ann J. Kellogg School
306 Champion St
ZIP: 49037
(269) 965-9773
Primary
Total Enrollment 241
Dudley School
308 Roosevelt Ave W
ZIP: 49037
(269) 965-9720
Primary
Total Enrollment 183
Endeavor Charter Academy
380 Helmer Rd N
ZIP: 49037
(269) 962-9300
Primary
Total Enrollment 600
Lamora Park School
65 Woodlawn Ave N
ZIP: 49037
(269) 965-9725
Primary
Total Enrollment 195
Northwestern Middle School
176 Limit St
ZIP: 49037
(269) 965-9607
Middle
Total Enrollment 428
Urbandale School
123 Bedford Rd N
ZIP: 49037
(269) 965-9735
Primary
Total Enrollment 338
West Michigan Virtual - Battle Creek Ms
238 West Michigan Ave
ZIP: 49037
(269) 441-0012
Middle
Total Enrollment 31

Battle Creek Private Schools

Battle Creek Area Catholic School
44n25 St
ZIP: 49015
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 491
Battle Creek Area Catholic School St Joseph El/mid
47 23rd St N
ZIP: 49015
Elementary
Total Enrollment 324
Calhoun Christian School
20 Woodrow Ave S
ZIP: 49015
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 141
Woodlawn Preschool
1175 Territorial Rd W
ZIP: 49015
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Battle Creek Christian School
1035 Wagner Dr
ZIP: 49017
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37
Bedford Bible Church School
21964 Bedford Rd N
ZIP: 49017
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 41
St Philip Catholic Central High School
20 Cherry St
ZIP: 49017
Secondary
Total Enrollment 140
Battle Creek Academy
480 Parkway Dr
ZIP: 49037
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 121
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