Battle Creek is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 51,093 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Battle Creek is the 28th largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Battle Creek is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Battle Creek is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Battle Creek who work in sales jobs (10.43%), office and administrative support (8.96%), and management occupations (7.67%).
Also of interest is that Battle Creek has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The citizens of Battle Creek are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.85% of adults in Battle Creek having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Battle Creek in 2018 was $24,913, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,652 for a family of four. However, Battle Creek contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Battle Creek is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Battle Creek home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Battle Creek residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Battle Creek include German, Irish, English, Dutch, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Battle Creek is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.