Belding, Michigan

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Population in 2019: 5,740 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.3%
 
Males: 2,547  (44.4%)
Females: 3,193  (55.6%)
Median resident age:

34.2 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 48809.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,597 (it was $32,878 in 2000)
Belding:

$43,597
MI:

$59,584

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,827 (it was $14,779 in 2000)

Belding city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $102,154 (it was $84,300 in 2000)
Belding:

$102,154
MI:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $120,690; detached houses: $122,292; mobile homes: $86,105

Median gross rent in 2019: $705.

March 2019 cost of living index in Belding: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.0%
(17.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 29.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Belding, MI (2019)
    • 5,36693.6%White alone
    • 2033.5%Two or more races
    • 1442.5%Hispanic
    • 30.05%Black alone
    • 10.02%American Indian alone

Races in Belding detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 49 registered sex offenders living in Belding, Michigan as of April 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Belding is 118 to 1.


Crime rates in Belding by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(34.0)
12
(204.4)
12
(209.5)
9
(158.7)
11
(196.5)
8
(139.1)
4
(69.3)
2
(34.8)
8
(138.5)
5
(86.3)
5
(86.6)
4
(69.3)
9
(156.9)
3
(52.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(17.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.6)
1
(17.9)
1
(17.4)
1
(17.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(34.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
13
(221.1)
10
(170.3)
12
(209.5)
20
(352.6)
4
(71.4)
2
(34.8)
7
(121.4)
5
(86.9)
7
(121.2)
3
(51.8)
11
(190.6)
10
(173.3)
7
(122.0)
2
(34.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
40
(680.3)
33
(562.0)
37
(646.1)
52
(916.8)
26
(464.4)
23
(399.8)
14
(242.7)
27
(469.5)
20
(346.3)
5
(86.3)
12
(207.9)
17
(294.5)
9
(156.9)
8
(139.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
266
(4,524)
198
(3,372)
242
(4,226)
245
(4,319)
141
(2,518)
111
(1,929)
123
(2,132)
122
(2,121)
171
(2,961)
46
(794.2)
34
(589.1)
65
(1,126)
56
(976.1)
56
(974.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(119.0)
6
(102.2)
11
(192.1)
6
(105.8)
4
(71.4)
3
(52.1)
3
(52.0)
2
(34.8)
6
(103.9)
2
(34.5)
2
(34.7)
3
(52.0)
5
(87.2)
2
(34.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(34.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.9)
1
(17.4)
3
(52.0)
1
(17.4)
4
(69.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.3)
1
(17.3)
2
(34.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index314.6379.9439.1448.2315.8232.7191.4165.7286.0120.0148.3170.3206.9105.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Belding, MI

Crime rate in Belding detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 8 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.39
Michigan average:

1.74
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Ancestries: American (15.8%), German (15.2%), English (8.9%), Irish (6.6%), Dutch (5.8%), Canadian (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 770 feet

Land area: 4.72 square miles.

Population density: 1,217 people per square mile   (low).

Belding, Michigan map

47 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Michigan:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,612 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,818 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Grand Rapids, MI (23.6 miles , pop. 197,800).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (118.7 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (152.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Greenville, MI (2.4 miles ),
Sheridan, MI (3.4 miles ),
Ionia, MI (3.4 miles ),
Saranac, MI (3.4 miles ),
Lowell, MI (3.5 miles ),
Stanton, MI (4.0 miles ),
Muir, MI (4.0 miles ),
Lyons, MI (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 43.10 N, Longitude: 85.23 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Apple Capital

Daytime population change due to commuting: -678 (-11.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 494 (20.2%)

Area code: 616

Distribution of median household income in Belding, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Belding, MI in 2019
Belding satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $86,700
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $83,200
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $81,900
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2002: 26 buildings, average cost: $78,700
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $136,200
  • 2004: 31 buildings, average cost: $86,200
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $170,400
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $168,200
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $222,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Belding, MI residents
Average permit cost in Belding, MI
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
Michigan:

6.3%
Historical population in Belding, MI
Historical housing units in Belding, MI
Most common industries in Belding, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (7.5%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.6%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (8.0%)
  • Machinery (5.9%)
  • Food (5.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.5%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Belding, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)

Average climate in Belding, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Belding, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.1. This is about average.

City:

66.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.235. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.235
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 14.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.171. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.171
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.01. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.01
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00613. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00613
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Belding-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the Belding city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.2 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 142 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Belding-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.4 miles away from Belding center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 232.3 miles away from Belding center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 271.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 182.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 350.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 326.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ionia County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Belding topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Belding:

  • ORCHARD HILLS HOSPITAL (1534 W STATE STREET)
  • METRON OF BELDING (414 E STATE ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Belding:

  • METRON OF GREENVILLE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GREENVILLE, MI)
  • SPECTRUM HEALTH UNITED MEMORIAL - UNITED CAMPUS Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; GREENVILLE, MI)
  • SPECTRUM HEALTH REHAB AND NSG CTRS-UNITED HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GREENVILLE, MI)
  • SHERIDAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; SHERIDAN, MI)
  • IONIA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; IONIA, MI)
  • HEARTLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER-IONIA (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; IONIA, MI)
  • LAURELS OF KENT (THE) (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LOWELL, MI)

Airports located in Belding:

Amtrak station near Belding:

  • 17 miles: ROCKFORD (39 S. MAIN ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belding:

  • Cornerstone University (about 21 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,573)
  • Calvin College (about 22 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 4,117)
  • Davenport University (about 23 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 6,955)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 24 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,296)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 35 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 21,982)
  • Central Michigan University (about 42 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 22,758)
  • Lansing Community College (about 43 miles; Lansing, MI; FT enrollment: 12,822)

Public high schools in Belding:

Public elementary/middle schools in Belding:

Private elementary/middle school in Belding:

  • FAITH COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 41, Location: 9614 FISK RD, Grades: KG-6)
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Library in Belding:

  • ALVAH N. BELDING MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $430,509; Location: 302 EAST MAIN STREET; 47,982 books; 1,218 audio materials; 1,183 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 77 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Belding: Candlestone Golf Course (A), Belding Station (B), Belding Life Emergency Medical Services (C), Belding City Police Department (D), Belding Fire Department (E), Alvah N Belding Public Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Belding include: Belding Bible Church (A), Congregational Church (B), Belding Free Methodist Church (C), United Methodist Church (D), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (E), First Baptist Church (F), Holy Cross Lutheran Church (G), Belding Assembly of God Church (H), Belding Wesleyan Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: River Ridge Cemetery (1), Belding Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Belding include: Alvah N Belding Library Historical Marker (1), Belrockton Dormitory Historical Marker (2), Pere Marquette Railway Depot Historical Marker (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Candlestone Inn (8100 Storey Road), Candlestone Golf & Resort (8100 Storey Road).

Ionia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Belding that have no violations reported:

  • BELDING (Population served: 5,877, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OAKWOOD CHRISTIAN REFORMED CH (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST MARYS MIRIAM CATHOLIC CHURC (Population served: 160, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SMYRNA BIBLE CHURCH (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WILLOW LAWN RESORT (Population served: 65, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NEW HOPE CHURCH OF GOD (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.2%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.1%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
104 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
16 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Belding in 2000:

  • 176 people in nursing homes
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Belding (2011 data):

  • Independent Bank: Belding Drive In at 310 West Main Street, branch established on 2005/05/02; Belding Branch at 130 South Bridge Street, branch established on 2005/05/02. Info updated 2010/10/20: Bank assets: $2,304.7 mil, Deposits: $2,092.2 mil, headquarters in Ionia, MI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 107 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corporation
  • Chemical Bank: Belding Branch at 102 West Main Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2010/07/30: Bank assets: $5,331.9 mil, Deposits: $4,367.1 mil, headquarters in Midland, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 146 total offices, Holding Company: Chemical Financial Corporation
  • Firstbank - West Michigan: Belding Downtown Branch at 105 South Pearl, branch established on 2000/02/14. Info updated 2007/07/17: Bank assets: $202.5 mil, Deposits: $162.4 mil, headquarters in Ionia, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Firstbank Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Belding:

Marital status in Belding, MI
  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 45.8%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 19.8%

For population 25 years and over in Belding:

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Belding
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Belding, MI (based on Ionia County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,4108
Evangelical Protestant6,02948
Mainline Protestant3,34822
Other2632
Orthodox301
None41,825-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
This county:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Ionia County:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Ionia County:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Ionia County:

3.59 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ionia County:

8.2%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.3%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Ionia County:

17.6%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Belding:

47.3%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Belding:

43.1%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Belding:

29.0
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Belding:

21.9%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.7%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Belding:

33.2%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Belding:

54.7%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Belding:

77.5%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Belding, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 10$35,750$42,9001$536
Police Protection - Officers 8$35,127$52,6911$1,063
Welfare 6$24,514$49,0287$10,148
Firefighters 4$19,991$59,9730$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 4$17,663$52,9892$2,157
Financial Administration 3$10,954$43,8160$0
Local Libraries 3$7,360$29,4403$2,651
Other Government Administration 2$13,184$79,1041$46
Police - Other 0$0 1$412
Totals for Government 40$164,544$49,36316$17,012

Belding government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,473,000 ($256.62)
    Police Protection: $845,000 ($147.21)
    Regular Highways: $590,000 ($102.79)
    Housing and Community Development: $583,000 ($101.57)
    Local Fire Protection: $528,000 ($91.99)
    General - Other: $316,000 ($55.05)
    Libraries: $307,000 ($53.48)
    Transit Utilities: $276,000 ($48.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $256,000 ($44.60)
    Financial Administration: $227,000 ($39.55)
    Central Staff Services: $222,000 ($38.68)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $148,000 ($25.78)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $44,000 ($7.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,259,000 ($219.34)
    General - Other: $99,000 ($17.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $49,000 ($8.54)
    Police Protection: $34,000 ($5.92)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,087,000 ($363.59)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($1.22)

Belding government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Housing and Community Development: $978,000 ($170.38)
    Sewerage: $860,000 ($149.83)
    Other: $260,000 ($45.30)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $70,000 ($12.20)
    Other: $34,000 ($5.92)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $110,000 ($19.16)
    Fines and Forfeits: $89,000 ($15.51)
    Interest Earnings: $41,000 ($7.14)
    General Revenue - Other: $27,000 ($4.70)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $725,000 ($126.31)
    Transit Utilities: $82,000 ($14.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $947,000 ($164.98)
    General Local Government Support: $650,000 ($113.24)
    Other: $430,000 ($74.91)
  • Tax - Property: $1,963,000 ($341.99)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $72,000 ($12.54)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($0.17)

Belding government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,270,000 ($743.90)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,964,000 ($690.59)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $306,000 ($53.31)

Belding government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,859,000 ($672.30)

6.27% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,701 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kent County, MI  1.84% ($45,654 average AGI)
from Montcalm County, MI  0.87% ($32,985)
from Eaton County, MI  0.43% ($44,276)


6.18% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,511 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, MI  1.62% ($43,208 average AGI)
to Montcalm County, MI  0.87% ($39,939)
to Eaton County, MI  0.51% ($69,974)
Businesses in Belding, MI
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1McDonald's1
Jones New York1Rite Aid1
La-Z-Boy1Subway1
MasterBrand Cabinets4U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Belding:

  • WSCG (1380 AM; 1 kW; GREENVILLE, MI; Owner: STAFFORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WION (1430 AM; 5 kW; IONIA, MI; Owner: AGRICULTURAL RESOURCE GROUP, INC.)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJNZ (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GOODRICH RADIO, LLC)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WMJH (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; ROCKFORD, MI)
  • WKAR (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGVU (1480 AM; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY B OF C)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Belding:

  • WODJ (107.3 FM; GREENVILLE, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFX (101.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLAV-FM (96.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOOD-FM (105.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLHT-FM (95.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WFGR (98.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WBLU-FM (88.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP)
  • WFUR-FM (102.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: FURNITURE CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGRD-FM (97.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WCSG (91.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY.)
  • WSCG-FM (106.3 FM; LAKEVIEW, MI; Owner: STAFFORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WAYG (89.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Belding:

  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOHO-CA (Channel 33; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCMU-TV (Channel 14; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WTLJ (Channel 54; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WZZM-TV (Channel 13; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS CORP. OF OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • W19BA (Channel 19; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WUHQ-LP (Channel 29; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WGVU-TV (Channel 35; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOGC-CA (Channel 25; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W22BH (Channel 22; CRYSTAL, MI; Owner: OMNIVISION)
  • W24BS (Channel 24; CRYSTAL, MI; Owner: OMNIVISION)
  • W26BD (Channel 26; CRYSTAL, MI; Owner: OMNIVISION)
  • W30BE (Channel 30; CRYSTAL, MI; Owner: OMNIVISION)
  • W39BO (Channel 39; CRYSTAL, MI; Owner: MID-MICHIGAN WIRELESS)
  • W45BC (Channel 45; CRYSTAL, MI; Owner: MID-MICHIGAN WIRELESS)
  • W51BX (Channel 51; CRYSTAL, MI; Owner: MID-MICHIGAN WIRELESS)
  • W55BZ (Channel 55; CRYSTAL, MI; Owner: MID-MICHIGAN WIRELESS)
  • W68CN (Channel 68; CRYSTAL, MI; Owner: MID-MICHIGAN WIRELESS)
Belding fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Belding fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 121ft / 37.2mTotal length
  • 28,079Total average daily traffic
  • 1,193Total average daily truck traffic
  • 36,798Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic
New bridges in Belding, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Belding, MI
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED32$64,7505$48,80059$81,0516$18,0006$41,3332$46,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$45,0002$89,0007$76,2862$34,0000$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$52,00011$61,09140$87,9009$25,4442$57,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$61,3332$102,50018$100,6110$00$01$17,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$70,5001$11,0002$102,5001$11,0001$60,0000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0302.00 , 0303.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$108,5000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$50,0001$154,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$149,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$59,0000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0302.00 , 0303.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Belding, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Belding, MI - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 48. The highest number of fires - 84 took place in 2018, and the least - 29 in 2013. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Belding, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (47.2%), and Outside Fires (32.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Belding, MI
    • 38347.2%Structure Fires
    • 26732.9%Outside Fires
    • 12915.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 323.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Belding, MI
Most common first names in Belding, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George5076.7 years
Mary4979.1 years
William4775.0 years
John4774.0 years
Harold4174.6 years
Charles4074.9 years
Robert4070.4 years
James3969.5 years
Frank3279.5 years
Richard2870.6 years
Most common last names in Belding, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3780.3 years
Smith3573.4 years
Wilson2576.2 years
Miller1771.8 years
Wright1678.1 years
Wood1685.5 years
Moore1580.9 years
Brown1573.3 years
Hall1375.9 years
Rich1377.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Belding, MI
  • 90.9%Utility gas
  • 4.8%Electricity
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Belding, MI
  • 72.3%Utility gas
  • 17.1%Electricity
  • 4.8%Other fuel
  • 3.3%Wood
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Belding compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Belding on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in the same U.S. state as the city (population 5,000+)"
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