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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.

People

Total Population 51,830
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 13.9%
Employed Population 16+ 20,592
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 41%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.6%
Median Earnings25+ $29,306
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,961
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,991

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,835
% Above Poverty Level 78.3%
% Below Poverty Level 21.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.7%
Median Gross Rent $689
Median House Value $81,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.4%
US/American 0%
English 9.5%
Irish 11.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Battle Creek Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 95 miles NW of Toledo, Ohio
County Calhoun
Metro Area Kalamazoo - Battle Creek
Standard Zip Codes 49014, 49015, 49017
P.O. Box Zip Codes 49016, 49018
Phone Area Codes 269
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.321
Longitude -85.179

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)

Station BATTLE CREEK 5 NW
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.1 inches
Station GULL LAKE BIOL STA
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
Station CHARLOTTE
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Augusta 878 $51,458
Bellevue 1,382 $50,625
Climax 736 $62,333
Marshall 7,038 $52,404
Olivet 1,570 $50,000
Springfield 5,216 $41,696

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Battle Creek Public Libraries

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

BATTLE CREEK HEALTH SYSTEM
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
300 NORTH AVENUE
(269) 966-8001
Emergency Service: Yes

Battle Creek VA Medical Center
(VA)
5500 Armstrong Road
(269) 966-5600 or (888) 214-1247
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Battle Creek High Schools

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BATTLE CREEK CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
100 W. VAN BUREN STREET
269-965-9526
Serves 1,695 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

LAKEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
300 28TH STREET SOUTH
269-565-3700
Serves 1,075 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

HARPER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
7290 B DRIVE NORTH
269-979-1121
Serves 832 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

PENNFIELD SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
8587 Q DRIVE NORTH
269-961-9770
Serves 627 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

SOUTH HILL ACADEMY
50 SPENCER STREET
269-965-9671
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 354 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

OPERATION GRADUATION
56 EAST MICHIGAN
269-694-2410
A Non-traditional School
Serves 215 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.5

BATTLE CREEK MATH-SCI CENTER
765 UPTON AVENUE
269-965-9440
A Magnet School.
Serves 202 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

MICHIGAN YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY
5500 ARMSTRONG BUILDING #13
269-968-2435
A Non-traditional School
Serves 105 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21

BATTLE CREEK AREA LEARNING CENTER
711 RIVERSIDE
269-565-4782
A Non-traditional School
Serves 97 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 48.5

CALHOUN AREA TECHNOLOGY CENTER
475 ROOSEVELT AVENUE E.
269-968-2271
A Vocational School

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