Battle Creek

45 reviews
  1. Town in Michigan
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$81,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$703
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Battle Creek Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    583
    264
  • Murder
    5
    5
  • Rape
    88
    37
  • Robbery
    108
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,258
    575
  • Theft
    2,412
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    168
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,885
National
$53,046
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

45 reviews
  • Excellent
    6
  • Very Good
    15
  • Average
    16
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    0
I thoroughly enjoy living in this location of Battle Creek, the school systems are great! The local college is convenient and you have everything you need considering the size of the town. I would like to see more family friendly places to take children to. The town of Battle Creek is not very kid friendly, unlike what it use to be in the 1980's - early 90's.
  • Current Resident
  • 16 days ago
Neighborhood attitudes are, in my opinion, completely dependent on the people living there. I've lived in my house for 10 years and have had every kind of neighbor; partiers, elderly, families, young people, grumpy people, and friendly people. My neighborhood isn't exactly social, but when I walk my dog anyone who's outside will say "hello" with a smile.
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago
Battle Creek is a misunderstood city. Judged for the bad things that the bad people do but when you live here, when you are apart of the community you learn there is so much more. Battle Creek is and bigger city with small town morals. I have lived here for all 23 years of my life, traveled to many different states and countries and no matter where I go my heart always stays here. It's where my home is.
  • Current Resident
  • 16 days ago