|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Battle Creek is 52,335. Battle Creek, Michigan is the 759th largest city in the US.
Battle Creek is located entirely in Calhoun County.
The peak population of Battle Creek was in 1990, when its population was 53,450. In 1990, Battle Creek was the 476th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 759th largest city in the US. Battle Creek is currently 2.1% smaller than it was in 1990.
Battle Creek has shrunk 1.9% since the year 2000. Battle Creek, Michigan's growth is extremely below average. 87% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Battle Creek has a population density of 1,228.6 people per square mile.
|676||St. Clair Shores||58,200||-7.6%|
|756||Winter Haven, Florida||52,710||92.2%|
|759||Battle Creek, Michigan||52,335||-1.9%|
|760||Grand Island, Nebraska||52,335||20.1%|
|761||West New York, New Jersey||52,242||13.6%|
|762||Cathedral City, California||52,220||21.5%|
|763||La Crosse, Wisconsin||52,185||0.4%|
The total voting age population of Battle Creek, Michigan, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 36,490. The voting age population is 47.0% male and 53.0% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 15.1% of the residents of Battle Creek are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Battle Creek are 70.0% White, 17.8% Black, 6.5% Two or more races, 3.6% Asian, 1.3% Other and 0.8% American Indian. Additionally, 7.5% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Battle Creek, 22.2% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 34.8%. On a per-household basis, 17.1% of families are below the poverty line in Battle Creek.
Among those aged 16 and older, 60.7% of Battle Creek residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 90.1% of Battle Creek residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 21.9% have a bachelor's degree and 7.6% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Battle Creek residents aged 5 and older, 10.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 5.4% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 2.8% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Battle Creek is 7.6%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Battle Creek, 12.4% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Battle Creek is $42,298.
In Battle Creek, 59.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 40.4% of housing units in Battle Creek.
Of all the housing units in Battle Creek, 30.2% of them were build before 1940.
In Battle Creek, 8.2% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 2,000 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Battle Creek is $754.
In Battle Creek, 78.7% of households have an active broadband internet connection.