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%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    527
    273
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    118
    41
  • Robbery
    103
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,057
    525
  • Theft
    2,476
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    118
    263

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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Battle Creek Reviews

53 reviews
All Categories
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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I love the diversity and community! Battle Creek is very family friendly. There are many events along with local organizations and various parks. I love that there is always something to do!
Battle Creek is overall a good place. Its a great location because it is found in the middle of many great places to go like grand rapids, Lansing, and Detroit. Though it does not have much of a night life it is definitely good for its outdoors activities. Plenty of parks and trails to walk on. School systems are okay but could be better. I believe Battle creek is surely family friendly in most areas.