Battle Creek is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 51,247 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Battle Creek is the 28th largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some cities, Battle Creek isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Battle Creek are a mix 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 office and administrative support (10.04%), sales jobs (9.83%), and management occupations (7.49%).
The percentage of adults in Battle Creek who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.58% of the adults in Battle Creek have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Battle Creek in 2010 was $25,435, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,740 for a family of four. However, Battle Creek contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Battle Creek is a very 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 Polish and Spanish.