Brownlee Park, Michigan

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Population in 2010: 2,108. Population change since 2000: -18.5%
Males: 1,095  (52.0%)
Females: 1,013  (48.0%)
Median resident age:  36.2 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49014.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,462 (it was $26,694 in 2000)
Brownlee Park:

$26,462
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,374 (it was $17,026 in 2000)

Brownlee Park CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $51,829 (it was $34,900 in 2000)
Brownlee Park:

$51,829
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $79,091; Detached houses: $61,859; Mobile homes: $227,111

Median gross rent in 2012: $706.

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  • White alone - 1,722 (83.2%)
  • Two or more races - 167 (8.1%)
  • Black alone - 74 (3.6%)
  • Hispanic - 52 (2.5%)
  • Asian alone - 32 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 22 (1.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Brownlee Park: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (15.3%), German (12.0%), English (11.1%), Dutch (10.3%), Irish (7.5%), Italian (4.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 880 feet

Land area: 1.99 square miles.

Population density: 1,057 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Brownlee Park:

  • High school or higher: 69.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brownlee Park CDP:

  • Never married: 31.6%
  • Now married: 39.7%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 19.0%

23 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.1%
Michigan:  6.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $883 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $944 (2.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Battle Creek, MI (3.4 miles , pop. 53,364).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (86.1 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (134.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Battle Creek, MI (1.8 miles ), Springfield, MI (2.2 miles ), Level Park-Oak Park, MI (2.6 miles ), Marshall, MI (3.1 miles ), Bellevue, MI (3.2 miles ), Augusta, MI (3.3 miles ), Climax, MI (3.4 miles ), Olivet, MI (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 42.32 N, Longitude: 85.14 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 269

Brownlee Park household income distribution Brownlee Park home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (26%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Business operations specialists (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

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Average climate in Brownlee Park, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Brownlee Park-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 58% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.4 miles away from the Brownlee Park place center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1977, a category F4 tornado 9.6 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 44 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brownlee Park-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 210.7 miles away from the city 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 250.9 miles away from Brownlee Park center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 129.8 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, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 304.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 291.8 miles away from Brownlee Park 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 281.9 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 Calhoun County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Brownlee Park:

  • MANOR OF BATTLE CREEK SKILLED NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; BATTLE CREEK, MI)
  • RIVERSIDE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; BATTLE CREEK, MI)
  • CALHOUN COUNTY MEDICAL CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; BATTLE CREEK, MI)
  • BRONSON BATTLE CREEK HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; BATTLE CREEK, MI)
  • WESTBROOK HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 3 miles away; BATTLE CREEK, MI)
  • SOUTHWEST REGIONAL REHABILITATION CENTER (Hospital, about 3 miles away; BATTLE CREEK, MI)
  • THE OAKS AT NORTHPOINTE WOODS (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BATTLE CREEK, MI)

Amtrak station near Brownlee Park:

  • 3 miles: BATTLE CREEK (104 CAPITAL AVE. SW) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brownlee Park:

  • Kellogg Community College (about 3 miles; Battle Creek, MI; Full-time enrollment: 4,078)
  • Western Michigan University (about 25 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 29 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)
  • Spring Arbor University (about 32 miles; Spring Arbor, MI; FT enrollment: 3,374)
  • Jackson College (about 40 miles; Jackson, MI; FT enrollment: 4,258)
  • Davenport University (about 42 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 6,955)
  • Lansing Community College (about 42 miles; Lansing, MI; FT enrollment: 12,822)

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Notable location: Emmett Township Department of Public Safety Fire Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Brownlee Park include: Church of Christ (A), Pine Grove Mennonite Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Brownlee Park: Barnes Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Calhoun County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 93.7. This is worse than average.

City:

93.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.74
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.2%
(25.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.3% for Black residents, 36.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.2% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 91.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.3%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  14.1%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
12 people in other group homes in 2000
4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Brownlee Park compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Brownlee Park travel time to work - commute Brownlee Park mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Brownlee Park CDP (based on Calhoun County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.00%
Here: 33.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic Church The Wesleyan ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents27.4%13.2%9.4%7.9%5.6%
Congregations3.9%3.9%14.1%4.7%4.7%
NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents4.0%3.7%2.7%2.6%23.7%
Congregations3.9%3.1%3.9%2.3%55.5%
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: 26
Calhoun County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 22
Calhoun County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Calhoun County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 82
Here:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

30.3%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.4%
State:

13.4%

4.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200534,187 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.86%
Michigan average:

5.24%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries($426 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

0.08%
Michigan average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Kalamazoo County, MI  0.71% ($34,765 average AGI)
from Barry County, MI  0.34% ($30,738)
from Branch County, MI  0.34% ($26,789)


5.60% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200636,719 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
Michigan average:

5.98%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries($201 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kalamazoo County, MI  0.87% ($41,885 average AGI)
to Jackson County, MI  0.34% ($30,310)
to Barry County, MI  0.32% ($37,745)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brownlee Park:

  • WBCK (930 AM; 5 kW; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOLY (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRCC (1400 AM; 1 kW; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CASPTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQSN (1660 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WKMI (1360 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLCM (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, MI)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKAR (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brownlee Park:

  • WBXX (95.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CASPTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKFR-FM (103.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFPM-LP (99.5 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: FIRST PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST)
  • WWKN (104.9 FM; MARSHALL, MI; Owner: CASPTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W223AE (92.5 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: SPRING ARBOR COLLEGE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRKR (107.7 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQLR (106.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNWN-FM (98.5 FM; COLDWATER, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMUK (102.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WVIC (94.1 FM; JACKSON, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WOOD-FM (105.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUFN (96.7 FM; ALBION, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WJXQ (106.1 FM; JACKSON, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WQTX (92.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WAYK (88.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBCH-FM (100.1 FM; HASTINGS, MI; Owner: BARRY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WFAT (96.5 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Brownlee Park:

  • WOBC-CA (Channel 20; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W21BS (Channel 21; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSYM-TV (Channel 47; LANSING, MI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WILX-TV (Channel 10; ONONDAGA, MI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W26BX (Channel 26; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLAJ (Channel 53; LANSING, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WHTV (Channel 18; JACKSON, MI; Owner: SPARTAN-TV, L.L.C.)
  • W24CG (Channel 24; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WGVK (Channel 52; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W27CJ (Channel 27; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial 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 ORIGINATED7$54,0972$37,9506$72,0331$33,2603$65,4370$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$31,9400$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$59,9201$70,06010$57,5024$9,0081$47,7001$44,240
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$03$75,3800$01$39,9400$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$65,1150$00$01$21,700

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0008.00 , 0021.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$95,8301$45,2901$28,660
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$80,0800$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$45,9100$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0008.00 , 0021.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

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