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 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Battle Creek who work in office and administrative support (11.93%), sales jobs (10.73%), and food service (7.72%).
The education level of Battle Creek citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.55% of adults in Battle Creek have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Battle Creek in 2010 was $22,040, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,160 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 Irish, English, Dutch, and French .
The most common language spoken in Battle Creek is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.