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Sturgis is a city in Saint Joseph County.

The community was named after John Sturgis, settler
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Sturgis. For links to other places called Sturgis, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Sturgis is 41.799N. The longitude is -85.419W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 915 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,127.


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Median household income
Local
$33,838
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sturgis demographic reports
Sturgis is near the Indiana border
Former and merged names include:
· Ivanhoe
· Sherman
· Sturgis Prairie
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 47. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 4.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Gateway Festival - May 18-20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sturgis web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Thurston Woods Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

28% of Sturgis residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sturgis ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sturgis was $15,990, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Sturgis residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Sturgis, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $407.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $732.


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Libraries in Sturgis include Sturgis Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sturgis include Sturgis Journal

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Saint Joseph County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sturgis political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Sturgis workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sturgis between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Sturgis include Best Value Green Briar Inn, Quality Inn & Suites, Sturgis.

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