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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sturgis demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saint Joseph County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49091 ZIP code.
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.
14% of Sturgis residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Sturgis, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $407. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $732.
Libraries in Sturgis include Sturgis Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Sturgis include Sturgis Journal
Saint Joseph County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sturgis political report.
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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