Battle Creek, Michigan Population 2020

51,003

Battle Creek is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 51,003, it is the 24th largest city in Michigan and the 777th largest city in the United States. Battle Creek is currently declining at a rate of -0.24% annually and its population has decreased by -2.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 52,347 in 2010. Battle Creek reached it's highest population of 53,540 in 1990. Spanning over 44 miles, Battle Creek has a population density of 1,197 people per square mile.

The average household income in Battle Creek is $57,181 with a poverty rate of 22.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $757 per month, and the median house value is $83,900. The median age in Battle Creek is 36.5 years, 34.8 years for males, and 38 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.6 males.

Battle Creek Demographics

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

  • White: 70.52%
  • Black or African American: 18.53%
  • Two or more races: 5.76%
  • Asian: 3.34%
  • Native American: 0.94%
  • Other race: 0.87%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Battle Creek, Michigan is 51,003, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 51,247.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 52,347.

Battle Creek, Michigan Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020134,7451290.10%
2019134,6161290.10%
2018134,4871290.10%
2017134,358-12-0.01%
2016134,370310.02%
2015134,339-473-0.35%
2014134,812570.04%
2013134,755220.02%
2012134,733-363-0.27%
2011135,096-856-0.63%
2010135,9520.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White36,29970.52%
Black or African American9,53918.53%
Two or More Races2,9665.76%
Asian1,7183.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native4840.94%
Some Other Race4490.87%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200.04%

Battle Creek Population Pyramid 2020

Battle Creek Median Age

36.5


Total

34.8


Male

38


Female

Battle Creek Adults

There are 38,375 adults, (7,438 of whom are seniors) in Battle Creek.

Battle Creek Age Dependency

66.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Battle Creek Sex Ratio

Female

26,583

51.64%

Male

24,892

48.36%

Battle Creek Households and Families

Battle Creek Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Battle Creek Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.7%19.3%
Male59.5%40.5%
All59.3%40.7%
Female48.1%51.9%
Non Family45.7%54.3%

59.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,6972.4259.3
Non Family8,4891.1545.7
Married7,3733.1780.7
Female3,6743.5348.1
Male1,1613.4859.5

3.16

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

7.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Battle Creek Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9842.90%
9th to 12th Grade2,2906.74%
High School Graduate12,04035.43%
Some College8,93826.30%
Associates Degree2,4307.15%
Bachelors Degree5,02014.77%
Graduate Degree2,2846.72%

Battle Creek Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White24,07521,9415,486
Black6,0505,580929
Hispanic1,7601,273287
Asian1,1331,051264
Multiple Races879809287
Native American31628578
Other Race31422544
Islander202020

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,416$37,269$26,694
Less Than High School$16,995$20,897$14,026
High School Grad$25,766$30,031$22,126
Some College$32,109$42,086$26,481
Bachelors Degree$48,545$58,460$40,341
Graduate Degree$73,679$88,795$59,549

$31,416

Average Earnings

$37,269

Average Male

$26,694

Average Female

Battle Creek Language

Battle Creek Language by Age

Battle Creek Language

91.49% of Battle Creek residents speak only English, while 8.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.68% of the population.

Battle Creek Poverty

Battle Creek Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White33,0865,13615.52%
Black9,3333,71639.82%
Hispanic3,5081,15132.81%
Multiple2,89687830.32%
Asian1,63344627.31%
Native45012728.22%
Other44410022.52%

22.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.84%

Male Poverty Rate

22.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Battle Creek

The race most likely to be in poverty in Battle Creek is Black, with 39.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Battle Creek is White, with 15.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.42%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.77%
High School22.39%
Some College16.34%
Bachelors or Greater4.83%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.11%
Male Unemployed27.77%
Female Employed12.68%
Male Employed8.46%

Battle Creek Income

Battle Creek Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,106$57,181
Families$52,008$68,765
Married Families$69,833-
Non Families$27,119$36,356

Battle Creek Marital Status

Battle Creek Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.4%

Male Marriage Rate

37.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Battle Creek Married by Age and Sex

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

Battle Creek Veterans

3,689

Number of Veterans

3,498

Male Veterans

191

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,444
First Gulf War696
Second Gulf War492
Korea287
World War II148
Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,031
65 to 74938
55 to 64937
75+627
18 to 34156
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,91710.39%
Black5718.30%
2 or More16111.87%
Hispanic642.88%
Asian181.49%
Other144.14%
Indian82.04%

$Battle Creek Veterans by Education

13.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Battle Creek Employment Status

59.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Battle Creek Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

75.33%

Born in Michigan

94.57%

Native Born

5.43%

Foreign Born

3.50%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.57% of Battle Creek residents were born in the United States, with 75.33% having been born in Michigan. 3.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202051,003-122-0.24%
201951,125-122-0.24%
201851,247-82-0.16%
201751,329-122-0.24%
201651,451-102-0.20%
201551,553-220-0.42%
201451,773-14-0.03%
201351,787-81-0.16%
201251,868-117-0.23%
201151,985-330-0.63%
201052,315-1,049-0.20%
200053,364-176-0.03%
199053,54017,8164.13%
198035,724-3,207-0.86%
197038,931-5,238-1.25%
196044,169-4,497-0.96%
195048,6665,2131.14%
194043,453-120-0.03%
193043,5737,4091.88%
192036,16410,8973.65%
191025,2676,7043.13%
190018,5635,3663.47%
189013,1976,1346.45%
18807,0631,2251.92%
18705,8380.00%