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Population in 2012: 5,752 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.1%
 

Males: 2,693  (46.8%)
Females: 3,059  (53.2%)

Median resident age:  33.7 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 48809.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,543 (it was $32,878 in 2000)
Belding:

$33,543
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,347

Belding city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $76,294 (it was $84,300 in 2000)
Belding:

$76,294
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $99,864; Detached houses: $105,113; Mobile homes: $37,929

Median gross rent in 2012: $540.

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  • White alone - 5,463 (94.5%)
  • Hispanic - 194 (3.4%)
  • Two or more races - 63 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 25 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 19 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 13 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.02%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Belding: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.8%), Irish (14.2%), English (9.5%), United States (6.9%), Dutch (5.8%), French (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 770 feet

Land area: 4.72 square miles.

Population density: 1,220 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Belding:

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 17.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Belding city:

  • Never married: 29.4%
  • Now married: 44.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 19.0%

81 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.4%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Belding, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Belding to the number of sex offenders is 360 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,450 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,520 (1.9%)

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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 ).

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
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $70,000

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Latitude: 43.10 N, Longitude: 85.23 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Apple Capital

Daytime population change due to commuting: +57 (+1.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 574 (27.4%)

Area code: 616

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Crime rates in Belding by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 667352121291184
per 100,000 101.6101.0120.351.185.134.0204.4209.5158.7196.5139.169.3
Robberies 020001001111
per 100,000 0.033.70.00.00.017.00.00.017.617.917.417.3
Assaults 28153211813101220427
per 100,000 473.9252.451.6357.7306.4221.1170.3209.5352.671.434.8121.4
Burglaries 303729332340333752262314
per 100,000 507.8622.6498.5562.1391.5680.3562.0646.1916.8464.4399.8242.7
Thefts 229212202204194266198242245141111123
per 100,000 3876.13567.23472.03474.73302.14523.83371.94225.64319.52518.31929.42132.5
Auto thefts 31276676116433
per 100,000 50.8201.9120.3102.2102.1119.0102.2192.1105.871.452.152.0
Arson 000102010113
per 100,000 0.00.00.017.00.034.00.017.50.017.917.452.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 385.9357.9301.9311.2309.2327.5395.5457.2466.5328.7242.3199.2

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 8 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.39
Michigan average:

1.74

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Belding, Michigan accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.3%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -24 (-0.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Belding-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 80% 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 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 37.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ionia County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Belding:

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

Other hospitals/medical centers near Belding:

  • METRON OF GREENVILLE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GREENVILLE, MI)
  • SPECTRUM HEALTH UNITED MEMORIAL - UNITED CAMPUS (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, about 6 miles away; GREENVILLE, MI)
  • SPECTRUM HEALTH REHAB AND NSG CTRS-UNITED HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GREENVILLE, MI)

Political contributions by individuals in Belding, MI

Amtrak station near Belding:

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

Local government website: www.ci.belding.mi.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belding:

  • Calvin College (about 22 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,895)
  • Davenport University (about 23 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 3,488)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 24 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 7,546)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 35 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 19,392)
  • Central Michigan University (about 42 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 20,153)
  • Lansing Community College (about 43 miles; Lansing, MI; FT enrollment: 7,815)
  • Ferris State University (about 43 miles; Big Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 9,983)

Public high schools in Belding:

Public elementary/middle schools in Belding:

Private elementary/middle school in Belding:

  • FAITH COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 42; Location: 9614 FISK RD; Grades: KG - 6)
See full list of schools located in Belding, School District: BELDING AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

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)

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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
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Pb  CO  SO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.7. This is about average.
City:

32.7
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.277. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.277
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.912. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.912
U.S.:

2.433
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.44. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.44
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 14.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.3
U.S.:

11.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Belding and their reported violations in the past:

ST MARYS MIRIAM CATHOLIC CHURC (Population served: 160, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SMYRNA BIBLE CHURCH (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
GREEN CORNERS BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
NEW HOPE CHURCH OF GOD (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
H AND W FARMS - AG LABOR (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • BELDING (Population served: 5877, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OAKWOOD CHRISTIAN REFORMED CH (Population served: 313, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WILLOW LAWN RESORT (Population served: 65, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.3%
(24.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.1% for Black residents, 11.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 38.7% for other race residents, 52.4% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Belding, MI

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

Belding compared to Michigan state average:

Belding, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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


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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Belding travel time to work - commute


Belding mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Belding city (based on Ionia County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.81%
Here35.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesChristian Reformed Church in North America
Adherents62.9%8.4%4.1%3.3%2.5%
Congregations12.7%17.5%4.8%7.9%3.2%
NameAssemblies of GodChurch of the Nazarene The Evangelical Covenant ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents2.4%2.2%1.6%1.3%11.1%
Congregations4.8%6.3%1.6%4.8%36.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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.
State:

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:
Here:

8.2%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.3%
Michigan:

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

17.6%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$11,150$44,6001$1,388
Other Government Administration 2$11,438$68,6287$943
Police Protection - Officers 8$32,085$48,1281$1,891
Police - Other 0$0 1$226
Firefighters 4$20,205$60,61518$2,074
Streets and Highways 4$14,356$43,0684$6,069
Welfare 5$18,567$44,5610$0
Health 3$15,465$61,86021$9,252
Solid Waste Management 1$3,531$42,3720$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,258$51,0963$3,390
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5$17,887$42,9290$0
Water Supply 1$4,065$48,7800$0
Transit 3$5,779$23,1165$3,826
Local Libraries 3$8,400$33,6004$4,893
Other and Unallocable 1$3,837$46,0441$671
Totals for Government 44$171,023$46,64366$34,623

Belding government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $795,000 ($138.21)
    Police Protection: $788,000 ($137.00)
    Housing & Community Development: $603,000 ($104.83)
    Water Utilities: $552,000 ($95.97)
    Sewerage: $514,000 ($89.36)
    Fire Protection: $437,000 ($75.97)
    Regular Highways: $426,000 ($74.06)
    Libraries: $302,000 ($52.50)
    Transit Utilities: $297,000 ($51.63)
    Central Staff Services: $257,000 ($44.68)
    Financial Administration: $168,000 ($29.21)
    Parks & Recreation: $128,000 ($22.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $298,000 ($51.81)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $1,523,000 ($264.78)
    Libraries: $57,000 ($9.91)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($2.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,235,000 ($388.56)

Belding government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $641,000 ($111.44)
    Sewerage: $578,000 ($100.49)
    Housing & Community Development: $385,000 ($66.93)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $405,000 ($70.41)
    All Other: $254,000 ($44.16)
    Transit Utilities: $30,000 ($5.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $88,000 ($15.30)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $487,000 ($84.67)
    Interest Earnings: $187,000 ($32.51)
    Special Assessments: $24,000 ($4.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $545,000 ($94.75)
    Transit Utilities: $84,000 ($14.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $873,000 ($151.77)
    Highways: $419,000 ($72.84)
    Transit Utilities: $122,000 ($21.21)
    Water Utilities: $112,000 ($19.47)
  • Tax - Property: $1,430,000 ($248.61)
    NEC: $6,000 ($1.04)

Belding government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,790,000 ($832.75)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,585,000 ($797.11)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $205,000 ($35.64)

Belding government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $114,000 ($19.82)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,081,000 ($361.79)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,000 ($0.17)

6.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,402 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Michigan average:

5.24%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Kent County, MI  1.63% ($30,790 average AGI)
from Montcalm County, MI  0.89% ($26,582)
from Ingham County, MI  0.47% ($38,097)


6.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,003 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.66%
Michigan average:

5.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kent County, MI  1.71% ($31,663 average AGI)
to Montcalm County, MI  0.98% ($26,953)
to Eaton County, MI  0.47% ($31,505)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Belding, Michigan:
  • Fatal accident count: 8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 8
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Michigan average:
  • Fatal accident count: 144
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 222
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 154
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 378
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 25

See more detailed statistics of Belding fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 26 meters (85ft)
Total average daily traffic: 20,491
Total average daily truck traffic: 798
Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic: 27,702

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Belding)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Belding, MI)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • STATION, 415 E State St (Lat: 43.088083 Lon: -85.223889), Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WNTA262
    Assigned Frequencies: 1880.00 MHz, 1860.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/19/1999, Expiration Date: 10/13/2009, Cancellation Date: 12/21/1999
    Registrant: Phone: (616) 534-5862
  • Various Locations (Lat: 43.083361 Lon: -85.216667), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPND550
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.406 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/18/1997, Expiration Date: 03/18/2002, Cancellation Date: 06/23/2002
    Registrant: Phone: (616) 794-1900
  • Belding, 411 1/2 East State Street (Lat: 43.088056 Lon: -85.223889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 61 m, Call Sign: WPSG887
    Assigned Frequencies: 6615.00 MHz, 6655.00 MHz, 6695.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/14/2011, Expiration Date: 04/23/2021, Certifier: Arlen J Dykema
    Registrant: Communications Specialists, Inc., 4138 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49548, Phone: (616) 534-5892, Fax: (616) 534-1475, Email:
  • BELDING, Lat: 43.077694 Lon: -85.231111, Call Sign: WQGT555
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.368 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/12/2007, Expiration Date: 04/12/2017, Certifier: Ernest Thomas
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • 415 E State St (Lat: 43.088083 Lon: -85.223889), Structure height: 61 m, Call Sign: KQG69
    Assigned Frequencies: 6950.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/30/1970, Expiration Date: 10/01/1987, Cancellation Date: 10/06/1995
    Registrant: Fetzer Broadcasting Co, Cadillac, MI 49601

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Belding)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Belding)


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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 62
  • Hazardous Condition: 176
  • Service Call: 53
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Belding


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Belding, MI
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1McDonald's1
Jones New York1Rite Aid1
La-Z-Boy1Subway1
MasterBrand Cabinets4U-Haul1
Browse common businesses in Belding, MI

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