Battle Creek is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 51,589 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 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 (12.26%), sales jobs (10.81%), and food service (7.70%).
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, 21.32% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Battle Creek in 2010 was $22,010, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,040 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 Irish, English, Polish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Battle Creek is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Japanese.