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.
Battle Creek is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Battle Creek is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Battle Creek who work in office and administrative support (11.26%), sales jobs (10.73%), and management occupations (7.02%).
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 population of Battle Creek overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Battle Creek, 21.72% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Battle Creek in 2010 was $23,558, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,232 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, Polish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Battle Creek is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.