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Battle Creek
  • Town in Michigan

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

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Battle Creek is a town in Michigan with a population of 51,316. Battle Creek is in Calhoun County. Living in Battle Creek offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Battle Creek there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Battle Creek and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Battle Creek are above average.

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About Battle Creek...
Population
51,316

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$86,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$754
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    719.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    8.2
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    99
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    110.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    759
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,272
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    217.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  12%

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