Battle Creek, Michigan Population 2021

51,069
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Battle Creek is a city located in Calhoun County Michigan. With a 2020 population of 51,069, it is the 24th largest city in Michigan and the 772nd largest city in the United States . Battle Creek is currently declining at a rate of -0.02% annually and its population has decreased by -2.44% 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 1,199 people per square mile.

The average household income in Battle Creek is $59,207 with a poverty rate of 22.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $754 per month, and the median house value is $86,500. 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 Creek was:

  • White: 70.01%
  • Black or African American: 17.84%
  • Two or more races: 6.47%
  • Asian: 3.56%
  • Other race: 1.34%
  • Native American: 0.75%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Battle Creek, Michigan is 51,069 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 51,105.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 52,347.

Battle Creek, Michigan Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021134,3791100.08%
2020134,2691100.08%
2019134,1591100.08%
2018134,049-131-0.10%
2017134,180-164-0.12%
2016134,344170.01%
2015134,327-477-0.36%
2014134,804530.04%
2013134,751140.01%
2012134,737-368-0.27%
2011135,105-846-0.63%
2010135,9510.00%

Battle Creek Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White35,92470.01%
Black or African American9,15317.84%
Two or More Races3,3196.47%
Asian1,8293.56%
Some Other Race6901.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native3850.75%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.03%
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Battle Creek Population by Race

Battle Creek Population Pyramid $2021

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Battle Creek Median Age

36.3


Total

34.3


Male

37.7


Female

Battle Creek Adults

There are 38,259 adults, (7,766 of whom are seniors) in Battle Creek.

Battle Creek Age Dependency

68.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Battle Creek Sex Ratio

Female

26,525

51.69%

Male

24,791

48.31%

Battle Creek Population by Age

Battle Creek Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Battle Creek Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.2%19.8%
Male60.3%39.7%
All59.6%40.4%
Female51.9%48.1%
Non Family45.5%54.5%

59.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Battle Creek Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,8132.459.6
Non Family8,7291.1845.5
Married7,3203.1280.2
Female3,6733.651.9
Male1,0913.3660.3

3.13

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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Battle Creek Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0012.95%
9th to 12th Grade2,3716.98%
High School Graduate12,04435.48%
Some College8,50825.06%
Associates Degree2,6077.68%
Bachelors Degree4,83514.24%
Graduate Degree2,5837.61%
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Battle Creek Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Battle Creek Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White24,03422,0345,747
Black5,8405,219757
Hispanic1,9221,388269
Asian1,1581,036262
2+ Races1,070982392
Other Race44435351
Native American24318852
Islander161616

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%.

Battle Creek Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,681$37,528$27,534
Less Than 9th Grade$17,418$20,914$16,250
High School Graduate$27,494$31,445$23,511
Some College$31,696$41,025$27,339
Bachelors Degree$46,745$59,525$36,974
Graduate Degree$74,886$93,750$61,731

$31,681

Average Earnings

$37,528

Average Male

$27,534

Average Female

Battle Creek Earnings by Educational Attainment

Battle Creek Language by Age

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Battle Creek Language

90.01% of Battle Creek residents speak only English, while 9.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.38% of the population.

Battle Creek Language

Battle Creek Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White32,9575,30916.11%
Black8,8963,29737.06%
Hispanic3,6611,26434.53%
Multiple3,25680424.69%
Asian1,76054831.14%
Other68325837.77%
Native3639325.62%

22.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.24%

Male Poverty Rate

22.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Battle Creek

The race most likely to be in poverty in Battle Creek is Other, with 37.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Battle Creek is White, with 16.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.73%.

Battle Creek Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.63%
High School21.46%
Some College15.92%
Bachelors or Greater6.16%

Battle Creek Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed49.78%
Male Unemployed33.85%
Female Employed11.08%
Male Employed8.06%

Battle Creek Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Battle Creek Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,298$59,207
Families$55,298$72,110
Married Families$76,991-
Non Families$26,736$37,146
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Income by Household Type

Battle Creek Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.4%

Male Marriage Rate

37.0%

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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3,463

Number of Veterans

3,281

Male Veterans

182

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,414
First Gulf War616
Second Gulf War519
Korea289
World War II122

Battle Creek Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74912
35 to 54902
55 to 64812
75+654
18 to 34183

Battle Creek Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6939.66%
Black5287.87%
2+ Races16410.58%
Hispanic441.89%
Asian413.18%
Native American217.19%
Other Race163.38%

Battle Creek Veterans by Race

Battle Creek Veterans by Education

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16.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Battle Creek Veterans by Education

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60.7%

Labor Force Participation

56%

Employment Rate

7.6%

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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74.91%

Born in Battle Creek

93.58%

Native Born

6.42%

Foreign Born

3.96%

Non Citizen

2.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.58% of Battle Creek residents were born in the United States, with 74.91% having been born in Michigan. 3.96% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202151,069-12-0.02%
202051,081-12-0.02%
201951,093-12-0.02%
201851,105-170-0.33%
201751,275-178-0.35%
201651,453-103-0.20%
201551,556-220-0.42%
201451,776-12-0.02%
201351,788-83-0.16%
201251,871-120-0.23%
201151,991-324-0.62%
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%

Battle Creek Population by Year