The town of Battle Creek, Michigan is home to approximately 51,000 people. The city's residents, at an average age of just under 38, are younger than most cities in Michigan. Renters tend to be in the minority in Battle Creek, and 61% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $762 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Battle Creek will save around $1,300 compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 20 minutes, outperforming most cities in Michigan, Battle Creek residents find that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Driving is the typical mode of getting to work, selected by 38% of residents, while public transportation is not widely used. Not many residents walk to work.
Battle Creek has a relatively high number of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (24%) compared to the national average. Further, 10% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Battle Creek residents work in one of three industries: manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 22% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in transportation, as 8% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of just over $55,000, Battle Creek workers earn less than the average Michigan resident. The city's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).
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