Battle Creek, Michigan Population 2022

52,795
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Battle Creek is a city located in Calhoun County Michigan. With a 2020 population of 52,795, it is the 24th largest city in Michigan and the 826th largest city in the United States. Battle Creek is currently growing at a rate of 0.07% annually and its population has increased by 0.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 52,721 in 2020. Spanning over 44 miles, Battle Creek has a population density of 1,239 people per square mile.

The average household income in Battle Creek is $59,207 with a poverty rate of 22.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Battle Creek is 36.3 years, 34.3 years for males, and 37.7 years for females.

Battle Creek Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Battle Creekwas:

  • White: 68.24%
  • Black or African American: 17.34%
  • Two or more races: 8.12%
  • Asian: 3.73%
  • Other race: 1.97%
  • Native American: 0.60%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Battle Creek, Michigan is 52,795 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 52,721.

Battle Creek, Michigan Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Battle Creek Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Battle Creek Population by Race

Battle Creek Population Pyramid 2022

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Battle Creek Median Age

36.5


Total

35.1


Male

37.4


Female

Battle Creek Adults

There are 37,919 adults, (7,745 of whom are seniors) in Battle Creek.

Battle Creek Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Battle Creek Sex Ratio

Female

26,314

51.51%

Male

24,770

48.49%

Battle Creek Population by Age

Battle Creek Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Battle Creek Household Types

60.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Battle Creek Households and Families

3.17

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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Battle Creek Households by Type

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Battle Creek Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Battle Creek Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.03%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 28.53%.

Battle Creek Educational Attainment by Race

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$32,434

Average Earnings

$38,508

Average Male

$30,275

Average Female

Battle Creek Earnings by Educational Attainment

Battle Creek Language by Age

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Battle Creek Language

89.24% of Battle Creek residents speak only English, while 10.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.30% of the population.

Battle Creek Language

Battle Creek Poverty by Race

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22.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.64%

Male Poverty Rate

23.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Battle Creek

The race most likely to be in poverty in Battle Creek is Native, with 44.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Battle Creek is Multiple, with 24.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.54%.

Battle Creek Poverty

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Battle Creek Poverty Rate by Education

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Battle Creek Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Battle Creek Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Battle Creek Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.3%

Male Marriage Rate

36.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Battle Creek Married by Age and Sex

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Battle Creek Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Battle Creek Marital Status by Race

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Battle Creek Marital Status

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3,223

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Battle Creek Veterans by War

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Battle Creek Veterans by Age

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Battle Creek Veterans by Race

Battle Creek Veterans by Education

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16.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Battle Creek Veterans by Education

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61.3%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Battle Creek Employment by Age

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Battle Creek Employment by Race

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Battle Creek Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.05%

Born in Battle Creek

93.40%

Native Born

6.60%

Foreign Born

3.87%

Non Citizen

2.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.40% of Battle Creek residents were born in the United States, with 75.05% having been born in Michigan. 3.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Battle Creek Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Battle Creek Population by Year