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"Cereal Bowl of the World"
Battle Creek is a city in Calhoun County.
So named because of 1825 skirmish between Indians and surveying party
The latitude of Battle Creek is 42.321N. The longitude is -85.179W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 840 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 53,827.
Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and C.W. Post, names now known for cereal, headed health sanitoria here
Sections below provide additional information and links about Battle Creek demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Calhoun County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Battle Creek area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49016 ZIP code.
17% of Battle Creek residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Battle Creek ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Battle Creek was $18,424, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Battle Creek residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Battle Creek, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $419. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $749.
Libraries in Battle Creek include Willard Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Battle Creek include Battle Creek Enquirer
TV stations in Battle Creek include WOTV, WZPX.
Calhoun County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Battle Creek political report.
The average commute time for Battle Creek workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 20 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Battle Creek between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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