Data & Demographics

Data & Demographics

Numbers Tell the Story

Battle Creek offers a strong community with a growing population of potential employees and employers. We’ve pulled together some of the data for you and are happy to answer more specific questions. Numbers tell a great story and ours includes lots of great numbers.

  • A growing population: 53,000 people in Battle Creek, 134,386 in Calhoun County
  • An approximate workforce of over 1.9 Million people within a one-hour commute
  • 3,000 acre Fort Custer Industrial Park
  • State of Michigan ranked #2 in overall R&D Investments
  • 6% corporate income tax, 11th best in the US
  • 4.25% personal income tax
  • Average commute of 20 minutes


Battle Creek continues to grow and diversify in the types of businesses that call this place home, including 25 international companies. Our city leaders are also focused on collaboration to continue to improve workforce training and development, higher education, and community development.

*BCU uses JobsEQ to access and report our labor market data.


  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Cyber/IT
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Defense and Logistics
  • Healthcare and Social Services


Battle Creek is home to many major companies all in varying industries.

Employer Employment
Denso Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. 3,535
Kellogg Company 2300
Firekeepers Casino Casino 1641
Veterans Administration Medical Center 1581
Hart-Doyle-Inouye Federal Center 1500
Michigan Air National Guard 1488
Bronson Battle Creek 1273
Battle Creek Public Schools 1089
Meijer Inc. 927
Kellogg Community College 920
II Stanley Company, Inc 734
TRMI 715
Calhoun County 653
Musashi Auto Parts, Inc. 649
Duncan Aviation 623