B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$81,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$689
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Battle Creek Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    527
    0
  • Murder
    7
    0
  • Rape
    118
    41
  • Robbery
    103
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,057
    1
  • Theft
    2,476
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    118
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,882
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Battle Creek Reviews

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I thoroughly enjoy living in this location of Battle Creek, the school systems are great! The local college is convenient and you have everything you need considering the size of the town. I would like to see more family friendly places to take children to. The town of Battle Creek is not very kid friendly, unlike what it use to be in the 1980's - early 90's.
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Trees, lots of trees. I worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs for 25 years and am disabled. Their are many museums, and theaters in the area. July fourth is the Ballon Festival, were people come from all over the world to participate.
We are the cereal city as Kelloggs, and Post cereal are made here in town. We have the largest breakfast table in April. For adult entertainment there is also the Firekeepers Casino.
Battle Creek is a relatively small city and easy to get around in. It is a city that knows the importance of trails, parks, and culture. It is minutes away from the country and has beautiful rivers. The reputation of being Cereal City is witnessed by the fragrance of various cereals being produced. One thing I would like to see Battle Creek do is do more to protect the environment more.