Chelsea, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 5,210 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +18.5%
 
Males: 2,597  (49.9%)
Females: 2,613  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

41.8 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 48118.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $69,126 (it was $51,132 in 2000)
Chelsea:

$69,126
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $39,611 (it was $27,608 in 2000)

Chelsea village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $243,643 (it was $160,200 in 2000)
Chelsea:

$243,643
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $302,199; detached houses: $328,990; townhouses or other attached units: $211,434; in 2-unit structures: $283,323; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $189,620; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $230,539; mobile homes: $30,495

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,044.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chelsea: 93.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 1.0%
(1.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.0% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Chelsea, MI (2010)
    • 4,65894.2%White alone
    • 1232.5%Hispanic
    • 731.5%Two or more races
    • 561.1%Asian alone
    • 180.4%Black alone
    • 100.2%American Indian alone
    • 50.1%Other race alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Chelsea, Michigan as of May 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chelsea is 436 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Chelsea by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

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
(42.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(39.9)
2
(39.3)
3
(59.1)
1
(19.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.0)
1
(19.8)
3
(58.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.0)
1
(19.1)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(21.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(40.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.0)
1
(19.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(38.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(169.4)
3
(62.6)
2
(39.9)
6
(117.8)
3
(59.1)
5
(99.0)
2
(40.5)
5
(100.1)
9
(178.0)
7
(136.0)
3
(56.9)
1
(19.0)
1
(19.1)
1
(19.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
15
(317.7)
17
(355.0)
14
(279.2)
15
(294.4)
26
(512.3)
16
(316.8)
7
(141.7)
23
(460.5)
15
(296.7)
5
(97.2)
7
(132.7)
5
(95.2)
2
(38.3)
5
(95.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
126
(2,668)
120
(2,506)
117
(2,333)
92
(1,806)
70
(1,379)
94
(1,861)
67
(1,356)
68
(1,361)
41
(810.9)
28
(544.1)
30
(568.8)
49
(932.6)
46
(880.4)
35
(666.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(169.4)
5
(104.4)
4
(79.8)
2
(39.3)
2
(39.4)
5
(99.0)
2
(40.5)
2
(40.0)
3
(59.3)
1
(19.4)
2
(37.9)
2
(38.1)
1
(19.1)
1
(19.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(21.2)
2
(41.8)
1
(19.9)
1
(19.6)
1
(19.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)216.6146.0165.1150.9159.2140.287.7125.9115.3104.052.171.858.650.1

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City-data.com crime index in Chelsea, MI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 14 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: German (18.5%), American (13.1%), Polish (8.1%), English (7.5%), European (6.9%), Irish (5.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 930 feet

Land area: 3.34 square miles.

Population density: 1,558 people per square mile   (low).

Chelsea, Michigan map

143 residents are foreign born (1.6% Europe, 0.5% North America).

This village:

2.7%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,455 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,464 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ann Arbor, MI (14.6 miles , pop. 114,024).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (47.1 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (190.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Dexter, MI (2.7 miles ),
Pinckney, MI (3.2 miles ),
Grass Lake, MI (3.3 miles ),
Manchester, MI (3.4 miles ),
Stockbridge, MI (3.5 miles ),
Barton Hills, MI (3.7 miles ),
Ann Arbor, MI (3.8 miles ),
Whitmore Lake, MI (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 42.32 N, Longitude: 84.02 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,438 (+65.2%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 704 (29.9%)

Area code: 734

Distribution of median household income in Chelsea, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Chelsea, MI in 2017
Chelsea satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $198,500
  • 2004: 48 buildings, average cost: $199,800
  • 2005: 77 buildings, average cost: $173,800
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $183,900
  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $195,200
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $203,100
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $13,300
  • 2013: 14 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2015: 13 buildings, average cost: $207,700
  • 2016: 14 buildings, average cost: $206,000
  • 2017: 11 buildings, average cost: $206,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Chelsea, MI residents
Average permit cost in Chelsea, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Michigan:

4.4%
Historical population in Chelsea, MI
Historical housing units in Chelsea, MI

Population change in the 1990s: +411 (+10.3%).
Most common industries in Chelsea, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (16.1%)
  • Health care (12.1%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Construction (12.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (12.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.8%)
  • Educational services (15.9%)
  • Social assistance (6.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
  • Food (3.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Chelsea, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Computer specialists (3.2%)
  • Cashiers (3.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Engineers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (8.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Cashiers (5.6%)
  • Child care workers (5.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Registered nurses (4.9%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.4%)

Average climate in Chelsea, Michigan

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Chelsea, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.8. This is about average.

City:

65.8
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.02. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.02
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 0.00464. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00464
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Chelsea-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/4/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.4 miles away from the Chelsea village center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/11/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.3 miles away from the village center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 195.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 155.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 124.4 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 284.4 miles away from Chelsea 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 336.0 miles away from Chelsea center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 167.0 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 Washtenaw County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chelsea topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Chelsea:

  • CHELSEA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 775 S MAIN ST)
  • CHELSEA RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (805 W MIDDLE ST)
  • DAVITA - CHELSEA (1620 COMMERCE PARK DR)
  • CHELSEACARE HOME HEALTH (775 SOUTH MAIN STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Chelsea:

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Amtrak station near Chelsea:

  • 15 miles: ANN ARBOR (325 DEPOT ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chelsea:

  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (about 15 miles; Ann Arbor, MI; Full-time enrollment: 39,547)
  • Washtenaw Community College (about 19 miles; Ann Arbor, MI; FT enrollment: 8,452)
  • Eastern Michigan University (about 21 miles; Ypsilanti, MI; FT enrollment: 18,395)
  • Jackson College (about 23 miles; Jackson, MI; FT enrollment: 4,258)
  • Spring Arbor University (about 29 miles; Spring Arbor, MI; FT enrollment: 3,374)
  • Siena Heights University (about 29 miles; Adrian, MI; FT enrollment: 2,009)
  • Schoolcraft College (about 31 miles; Livonia, MI; FT enrollment: 10,867)

Public high school in Chelsea:

Public elementary/middle schools in Chelsea:

See full list of schools located in Chelsea

Library in Chelsea:

  • CHELSEA DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,340,723; Location: 221 SOUTH MAIN STREET; 55,040 books; 5,752 audio materials; 5,336 video materials; 172 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Chelsea: Chelsea Station (A), Pierce Lake Golf Course (B), Chelsea Community Fairgrounds (C), Chelsea Village Police Department (D), Chelsea District Library (E), Huron Valley Ambulance Chelsea (F), Chelsea Family Practice (G), Chelsea Internal Medicine (H), Internal Medicine Specialists (I), Chelsea Area Fire Authority Fire Station (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chelsea include: Saint Barnabas Church (A), Saint Mary Church (B), Saint Paul Church (C), First Assembly of God Church (D), First Congregational Church (E), First United Methodist Church (F), Immanuel Bible Church (G), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (H), Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Olivet Cemetery (1), Pierce Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Pierce Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Letts Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Chelsea include: Chelsea Historical Marker (1), Chelsea Depot Historical Marker (2), First Congregational Church Historical Marker (3), The Welfare Building Historical Marker (4), Pierce Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn (1645 Commerce Park Drive), Chelsea Comfort Inn Inc (1645 Commerce Park Drive).

Birthplace of: Dwight E. Beach - General, Kendra Moyle - Figure skater, Nick Toth - College football player (Eastern Michigan Eagles).

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

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

ST MARY CHURCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-08-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-08-2012), St Site Visit (enforcement) (NOV-08-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-12-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-30-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2007), St Site Visit (enforcement) (SEP-06-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-31-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-06-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-27-2005), St Public Notif requested (DEC-27-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-27-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-02-2006)
STEVES BP GAS AND GROCERIES, LLC. (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-14-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-14-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
INVERNESS GOLF COURSE WELL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-28-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-28-2011), St Site Visit (enforcement) (SEP-08-2011), St Unresolved (SEP-30-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-30-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-21-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-14-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-14-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • CHELSEA (Population served: 5,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • REDDEMAN FARMS GOLF CLUB (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAHS WITN (Population served: 140, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STIVERS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MICHIGAN FRIEND CENTER (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • INVERNESS COUNTRY CLUB HOUSE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THE POINT (Address: 163 CAVANAUGH LAKE RD. , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RIDING STABLES (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.2 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

57.7%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

4.1%
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: 0.2% of all households
79 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
213 people in nursing homes in 2000
6 people in other group homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Chelsea (2011 data):

  • Chelsea State Bank: Downtown Branch at 305 South Main, branch established on 1980/02/13; at 1010 South Main Street, branch established on 1897/12/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $229.4 mil, Deposits: $199.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Csb Bancorp, Inc.
  • TCF National Bank: Chelsea Branch at 1135 South Main Street, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation
  • Flagstar Bank, FSB: Chelsea Branch at 1290 S Main Street Ste A, branch established on 1996/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $13,623.5 mil, Deposits: $7,802.8 mil, headquarters in Troy, MI, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices
  • KeyBank National Association: Sylvan Township Branch at 1478 Chelsea-Manchester Road, branch established on 1978/11/06. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp

For population 15 years and over in Chelsea:

Marital status in Chelsea, MI
  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

For population 25 years and over in Chelsea:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Chelsea
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chelsea, MI (based on Washtenaw County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic42,60314
Mainline Protestant25,87666
Evangelical Protestant25,339122
Other13,08643
Black Protestant5,37423
Orthodox9185
None231,595-
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: 68
Here:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Washtenaw County:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 32
Washtenaw County:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 75
This county:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 250
Washtenaw County:

7.18 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

7.8%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.0%
State:

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

14.1%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

54.7%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

51.4%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Chelsea:

27.7
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.6%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Chelsea:

9.7%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Chelsea:

32.4%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Chelsea:

59.2%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.7%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chelsea, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 8$47,532$71,2985$13,613
Streets and Highways 6$34,448$68,8960$0
Electric Power 5$26,776$64,2620$0
Police - Other 4$13,966$41,8986$6,756
Sewerage 4$23,205$69,6150$0
Financial Administration 4$23,037$69,1110$0
Other Government Administration 3$20,378$81,5127$1,000
Solid Waste Management 3$14,201$56,8040$0
Water Supply 2$9,728$58,3680$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 39$213,271$65,62218$21,369

Chelsea government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $9,549,000 ($1832.82)
    Sewerage: $2,400,000 ($460.65)
    Regular Highways: $1,638,000 ($314.40)
    Police Protection: $1,329,000 ($255.09)
    Financial Administration: $496,000 ($95.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $495,000 ($95.01)
    Central Staff Services: $227,000 ($43.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000 ($11.32)
    General Public Buildings: $27,000 ($5.18)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $26,000 ($4.99)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $434,000 ($83.30)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $41,000 ($7.87)
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $10,000 ($1.92)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,900,000 ($556.62)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $97,000 ($18.62)

Chelsea government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $806,000 ($154.70)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $66,000 ($12.67)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $10,777,000 ($2068.52)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $606,000 ($116.31)
    Special Assessments: $63,000 ($12.09)
    Sale of Property: $53,000 ($10.17)
    Interest Earnings: $37,000 ($7.10)
    Fines and Forfeits: $11,000 ($2.11)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($0.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $442,000 ($84.84)
    Highways: $424,000 ($81.38)
    Other: $142,000 ($27.26)
  • Tax - Property: $3,570,000 ($685.22)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $94,000 ($18.04)

Chelsea government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $20,092,000 ($3856.43)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $19,637,000 ($3769.10)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,000,000 ($383.88)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,545,000 ($296.55)

Chelsea government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,757,000 ($1680.81)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,092,000 ($3856.43)

8.20% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,507 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.20%
Michigan average:

5.43%

0.38% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,191 average AGI)
Washtenaw County:

0.38%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Wayne County, MI  1.63% ($50,963 average AGI)
from Oakland County, MI  0.70% ($76,479)
from Livingston County, MI  0.38% ($59,921)


8.70% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($65,725 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.70%
Michigan average:

5.69%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,025 average AGI)
Washtenaw County:

0.13%
Michigan average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Wayne County, MI  1.81% ($54,183 average AGI)
to Oakland County, MI  0.67% ($62,743)
to Livingston County, MI  0.49% ($69,449)
Businesses in Chelsea, MI
NameCountNameCount
Blockbuster1KFC1
CVS1Lane Furniture1
Chevrolet1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Comfort Inn1McDonald's1
Decora Cabinetry2Taco Bell1
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS2
Holiday Inn1Wendy's1
Jimmy John's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Chelsea:

  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDEO (990 AM; 9 kW; YPSILANTI, MI; Owner: WORD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WTKA (1050 AM; 10 kW; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WKAR (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WAAM (1600 AM; 5 kW; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: WHITEHALL ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WJKN (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, MI)
  • WSDS (1480 AM; 4 kW; SALEM TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: KOCH BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chelsea:

  • WUOM (91.7 FM; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF MICH.)
  • WAAQ (88.3 FM; ONSTED, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWWW (102.9 FM; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQKL (107.1 FM; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKAR-FM (90.5 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WRIF (101.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WFMK (99.1 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKHM-FM (105.3 FM; BROOKLYN, MI; Owner: JACKSON RADIO WORKS, INC.)
  • WLGH (88.1 FM; LEROY TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WITL-FM (100.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEMU (89.1 FM; YPSILANTI, MI; Owner: EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WHMI-FM (93.5 FM; HOWELL, MI; Owner: THE LIVINGSTON RADIO COMPANY)
  • WCBN-FM (88.3 FM; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF MICHIGAN)

TV broadcast stations around Chelsea:

  • WPXD (Channel 31; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS 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.)
  • WILX-TV (Channel 10; ONONDAGA, MI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WLNS-TV (Channel 6; LANSING, MI; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF LANSING, INC.)
  • WXYZ-TV (Channel 7; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CHANNEL 7 OF DETROIT, INC.)
  • WKAR-TV (Channel 23; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, MICH. STATE UNIV.)
  • WJBK (Channel 2; DETROIT, MI; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W48BZ (Channel 48; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WSYM-TV (Channel 47; LANSING, MI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • W24CG (Channel 24; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKBD (Channel 50; DETROIT, MI; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF DETROIT INC.)
  • WWJ-TV (Channel 62; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WDWB (Channel 20; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WXON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WDIV-TV (Channel 4; DETROIT, MI; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WTVS (Channel 56; DETROIT, MI; Owner: DETROIT EDUC. TV FOUNDATION)
  • W69BJ (Channel 69; LANSING, MI; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
Chelsea fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Chelsea fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 177ft / 53.6mTotal length
  • $985,000Total costs
  • 413,442Total average daily traffic
  • 78,751Total average daily truck traffic
  • 198,183Total future (year 2023) average daily traffic
New bridges in Chelsea, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 201960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Chelsea, MI
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chelsea)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 75 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Chelsea, MI)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 89 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chelsea)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 26 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Chelsea)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
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 ORIGINATED13$140,06927$122,34064$167,2032$60,0055$138,3021$88,870
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$215,3703$75,2505$146,6062$92,4401$112,2300$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$144,3815$113,39229$179,3543$21,6232$59,3550$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$143,3652$99,25014$181,0341$262,7200$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$59,0301$42,8102$159,9050$01$52,5400$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 4460.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$102,4933$154,173
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$178,3900$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$121,9552$141,415
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$34,3800$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 4460.00

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

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 41. The highest number of fires - 67 took place in 2005, and the least - 24 in 2007. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Chelsea, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (39.4%), and Structure Fires (35.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Chelsea, MI
    • 27839.4%Outside Fires
    • 25235.7%Structure Fires
    • 14720.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 284.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chelsea, MI
Most common first names in Chelsea, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary7783.3 years
John6777.5 years
George6080.9 years
William5680.6 years
Robert5675.3 years
Ruth5283.7 years
Helen4584.2 years
Charles4379.6 years
James3974.7 years
Florence3687.8 years
Most common last names in Chelsea, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2482.6 years
Brown1982.4 years
Miller1880.3 years
Clark1578.4 years
Martin1383.0 years
Johnson1375.5 years
Collins1272.1 years
Jones1184.0 years
Foster1079.5 years
Adams1082.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chelsea, MI
  • 97.1%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Electricity
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chelsea, MI
  • 79.3%Utility gas
  • 13.9%Electricity
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%Other fuel


Chelsea compared to Michigan state average:

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

Chelsea on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South Central Asia (population 500+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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