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Profile: Small city Location: Southwestern Michigan, midway between Detroit and Chicago along I-94 Elevation: 830 Time zone: Eastern Standard Time
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In the 1890’s, two brothers named Kellogg figured out a way to turn corn and wheat into flakes for breakfast cereal, and the rest is history. Battle Creek is known worldwide as the capital of the breakfast cereal industry, and is headquarters for the Kellogg Corporation as well as the Post division of Kraft and the cereal division of Ralston Purina.
Not surprisingly, breakfast food and related manufacturing industries are the center of Battle Creek’s economy today.
Downtown is typical Michigan, cleaner than some but mostly unremarkable low-rise and mid-rise buildings on a standard grid with several parks A large family entertainment mall and aquatic center gives downtown a bit of a recreational spark. Naturally, there’s a museum celebrating the cereal industry. There is a strong sense of community in the area and a few minor cultural amenities.
The terrain is mainly flat with farmland and areas of deciduous hardwood forest particularly to the southwest. The climate is continental with a moderating influence from Lake Michigan. Summers are warm but not too hot and moderately humid. Winters are cold, wet, and snowy with the most extreme cold tempered by the lake and the harshest winds moderated by the hills to the northwest. Still, prevailing winds bring significant cloudiness and precipitation. Winter snow cover is common. First freeze is mid-October, last is late April.
Interesting Facts about Battle_Creek, Michigan
As of 2014, Battle Creek's population is 52,327 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -1.75 percent.--------------------
The median home cost in Battle Creek is $84,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 4.10 percent.--------------------
Compared to the rest of the country, Battle Creek's cost of living is 17.50% Lower than the U.S. average.--------------------
Battle Creek public schools spend $13,660 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17.8 students per teacher in Battle Creek.--------------------
The unemployment rate in Battle Creek is 7.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Battle Creek jobs have Increased by 2.98 percent.
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Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.--------------------
Battle Creek's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)
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