Battle Creek employment information

IndexBattle CreekMichiganNational
Income per capita$22,010$26,143$28,555
Median household income$37,885$49,087$53,482
Median income owner occupied$49,396$60,317$68,142
Median income renter occupied$24,628$26,554$33,219
Median earnings male$30,612$34,444$36,116
Median earnings female$21,331$22,340$25,692
Unemployment rate8.1%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level21.8%16.9%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Battle Creek is 23% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Battle Creek is 29% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Battle Creek is 39% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Battle Creek is 40% higher than the national average.

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Battle Creek median earnings by income bracket

Battle Creek employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.5%0.9%
Manufacturing sector30.5%0.6%
Financial & insurance services1.3%4.0%
Wholesale & retail services12.9%16.1%
Public administration5.0%4.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.3%1.8%
Education, health & social services9.3%31.4%
Other26.1%24.8%

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Richland, MI858$60,93814%
Climax, MI785$54,4792%
Dowling, MI375$52,0003%
Level Park-Oak Park, MI3,438$48,4289%
Battle Creek, MI51,963$37,88529%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Hoboken, NJ51,979$106,875100%
Lakewood, NJ51,944$38,02529%
Lehi, UT51,982$74,20039%
Oak Park, IL51,988$78,89548%
Peabody, MA51,868$62,23416%
Battle Creek, MI51,963$37,88529%
Source: The Battle Creek, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.