Colon, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 1,160 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.5%
 
Males: 563  (48.6%)
Females: 597  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

40.0 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49040.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,162 (it was $29,417 in 2000)
Colon:

$36,162
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,945 (it was $14,502 in 2000)

Colon village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $100,789 (it was $71,400 in 2000)
Colon:

$100,789
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $165,840; detached houses: $173,972; townhouses or other attached units: $167,766; in 2-unit structures: $267,192; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $100,216; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $72,536; mobile homes: $52,755; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $60,094

Median gross rent in 2017: $468.

March 2019 cost of living index in Colon: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.2%
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  • Races in Colon, MI (2010)
    • 1,12896.2%White alone
    • 211.8%Two or more races
    • 151.3%Hispanic
    • 30.3%Black alone
    • 40.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Colon, Michigan as of July 09, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Colon is 78 to 1.


Crime rates in Colon by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

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)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(334.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(85.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(85.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(86.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(83.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(86.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(167.1)
2
(168.6)
1
(85.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(85.4)
1
(86.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(86.5)
2
(173.0)
1
(87.0)
1
(86.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3
(250.6)
1
(84.3)
5
(426.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(175.9)
2
(170.6)
2
(170.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(257.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(173.0)
5
(434.8)
2
(172.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
41
(3,425)
33
(2,782)
36
(3,069)
18
(1,552)
30
(2,639)
14
(1,195)
23
(1,964)
15
(1,296)
32
(2,749)
37
(3,201)
23
(1,990)
27
(2,348)
11
(950.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(255.8)
2
(172.4)
2
(175.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(257.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(86.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(172.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(85.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(86.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(86.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)480.4150.9258.375.9131.959.7175.995.1148.6145.3133.2141.7150.4

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City-data.com crime index in Colon, MI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: German (24.6%), American (23.5%), English (14.1%), Dutch (9.6%), Irish (8.8%), Polish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 860 feet

Land area: 1.39 square miles.

Population density: 834 people per square mile   (low).

Colon, Michigan map

25 residents are foreign born (0.4% Asia).

This village:

2.1%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,428 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,855 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Battle Creek, MI (25.4 miles , pop. 53,364).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (61.5 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (121.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Sherwood, MI (2.3 miles ),
Burr Oak, MI (2.8 miles ),
Mendon, MI (2.8 miles ),
Bronson, MI (3.0 miles ),
Athens, MI (3.2 miles ),
Centreville, MI (3.3 miles ),
Sturgis, MI (3.5 miles ),
Union City, MI (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 41.96 N, Longitude: 85.32 W

Area code: 269

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $89,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $145,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $104,400
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $950,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Colon, MI residents
Average permit cost in Colon, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Michigan:

4.4%
Population change in the 1990s: +20 (+1.7%).
Most common industries in Colon, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (10.7%)
  • Machinery (8.8%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (14.2%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (7.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.9%)
  • Machinery (7.9%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
  • Wood products (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Machinery (9.7%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.6%)
  • Health care (6.9%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.5%)
Most common occupations in Colon, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (2.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (16.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)

Average climate in Colon, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Colon, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.0. This is about average.

City:

65.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.08. This is about average. Closest monitor was 25.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.08
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Colon-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 60% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.9 miles away from the Colon village center killed 5 people and injured 41 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 16.9 miles away from the village center killed 36 people and injured 321 people.

Earthquake activity:

Colon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 277.6 miles away from Colon center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 109.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 216.1 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 256.3 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 269.5 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 255.4 miles away from Colon center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Colon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Colon:

  • HOSPICE OF STURGIS (Hospital, about 10 miles away; STURGIS, MI)
  • FAIRVIEW LIVING CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CENTREVILLE, MI)
  • FROH COMMUNITY HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; STURGIS, MI)
  • STURGIS HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; STURGIS, MI)
  • STURGIS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; STURGIS, MI)
  • BRONSON VICKSBURG HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; VICKSBURG, MI)
  • THREE RIVERS HEALTH HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; THREE RIVERS, MI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colon:

  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 27 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,369)
  • Western Michigan University (about 28 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 28 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 4,078)
  • Spring Arbor University (about 44 miles; Spring Arbor, MI; FT enrollment: 3,374)
  • Jackson College (about 50 miles; Jackson, MI; FT enrollment: 4,258)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 51 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 51 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 5,563)

Public high school in Colon:

Public elementary/middle school in Colon:

See full list of schools located in Colon

Library in Colon:

  • COLON TOWNSHIP LIBRARY (Operating income: $112,469; Location: 128 SOUTH BLACKSTONE AVENUE; 16,326 books; 952 audio materials; 597 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 37 print serial subscriptions)

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Colon: Colon Police Department (A), Colon Township Hall (B), Colon Township Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Colon include: Saint Pauls Church (A), Colon Church of Christ Church (B), Cornerstone Community Church (C), United Methodist Church (D), New Life Assembly of God Church (E), Colon Baptist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

Parks in Colon include: Colon Township Library Historical Marker (1), Colon Historical Marker (2), Harry Blackstone Historical Marker (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Accent Tours - Darlene Rogers Owner (Tours & Charters; 773 Willow Drive).

St. Joseph 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 Colon and their reported violations in the past:

COLON (Population served: 1,190, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUN-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2010), St Public Notif requested (JAN-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-10-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUN-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2010), St Public Notif requested (JAN-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-10-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-24-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-24-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2010)

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

  • RIVERLAKE INN (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.4 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

61.6%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

8.2%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Banks with branches in Colon (2011 data):

  • Citizens Bank: Colon Branch at 123 East State Street, branch established on 1968/11/13. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $9,212.3 mil, Deposits: $7,452.0 mil, headquarters in Flint, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 220 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.
  • Sturgis Bank & Trust Company: Colon Banking Center at 110 South Blackstone, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $314.3 mil, Deposits: $234.6 mil, headquarters in Sturgis, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Sturgis Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Colon:

Marital status in Colon, MI
  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 48.9%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

For population 25 years and over in Colon:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
Michigan average:

10.8

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

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Religion statistics for Colon, MI (based on St. Joseph County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,17575
Catholic9,4606
Mainline Protestant4,02022
Black Protestant8304
Other4394
None35,371-
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: 17
This county:

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
St. Joseph County:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 41
St. Joseph County:

6.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Joseph County:

29.1%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
St. Joseph County:

22.0%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Colon:

51.7%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Colon:

51.5%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Colon:

29.0
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.8%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.4%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Colon:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

41.8%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Colon:

57.9%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.2%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Colon, 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
Sewerage 3$2,219$8,8760$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$9,124$36,4961$558
Water Supply 3$917$3,6680$0
Other and Unallocable 3$2,777$11,1081$279
Streets and Highways 3$1,404$5,6160$0
Financial Administration 1$2,626$31,5122$1,260
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,155
Totals for Government 16$19,067$14,30011$3,252

Colon government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $481,000 ($414.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $169,000 ($145.69)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $214,000 ($184.48)
    Regular Highways: $180,000 ($155.17)
    Sewerage: $150,000 ($129.31)
    Water Utilities: $88,000 ($75.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $76,000 ($65.52)
    Financial Administration: $38,000 ($32.76)
    Central Staff Services: $34,000 ($29.31)
    General - Other: $16,000 ($13.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($12.07)
    Health - Other: $8,000 ($6.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($4.31)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($3.45)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,000 ($3.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.86)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $71,000 ($61.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $22,000 ($18.97)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($12.07)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($12.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $296,000 ($255.17)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $64,000 ($55.17)

Colon government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $536,000 ($462.07)
    Sewerage: $159,000 ($137.07)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $456,000 ($393.10)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $55,000 ($47.41)
    Rents: $22,000 ($18.97)
    General Revenue - Other: $14,000 ($12.07)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($6.03)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000 ($1.72)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $316,000 ($272.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $99,000 ($85.34)
    General Local Government Support: $98,000 ($84.48)
    Other: $89,000 ($76.72)
  • Tax - Property: $397,000 ($342.24)
    Other License: $4,000 ($3.45)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($0.86)

Colon government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,829,000 ($1576.72)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,704,000 ($1468.97)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $125,000 ($107.76)

Colon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $893,000 ($769.83)

5.17% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,502 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
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 Kalamazoo County, MI  0.98% ($39,285 average AGI)
from Cass County, MI  0.45% ($40,519)
from Elkhart County, IN  0.39% ($40,400)


5.36% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($197,561 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
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 Kalamazoo County, MI  1.11% ($53,104 average AGI)
to Elkhart County, IN  0.53% ($39,266)
to Cass County, MI  0.39% ($35,283)

Businesses in Colon, MI

  • Chevrolet: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Colon:

  • WMSH-FM (99 AM; 1 kW; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTVB (1590 AM; 5 kW; COLDWATER, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WQSN (1660 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBCK (930 AM; 5 kW; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNWN (1560 AM; daytime; 4 kW; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WKMI (1360 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WMSH (1230 AM; 1 kW; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colon:

  • WRKR (107.7 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMSH-FM (99.3 FM; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNWN-FM (98.5 FM; COLDWATER, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WCVM (94.7 FM; BRONSON, MI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WTHD (105.5 FM; LAGRANGE, IN; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLKM-FM (95.9 FM; THREE RIVERS, MI; Owner: IMPACT RADIO, LLC)
  • WBOI (91.3 FM; ORLAND, IN; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF NORTHEAST INDIANA, INC)
  • WKFR-FM (103.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQKO (91.9 FM; HOWE, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WLKI (100.3 FM; ANGOLA, IN; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFAT (96.5 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Colon:

  • W26BX (Channel 26; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WGVK (Channel 52; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOBC-CA (Channel 20; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W21BS (Channel 21; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Colon fatal accident list:

Sep 12, 2016 01:15 PM, Sr-86 E State St, Lat: 41.958358, Lon: -85.323169, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 10, 2010 11:55 PM, Colon, Lat: 41.960192, Lon: -85.331906, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 5, 2008 01:00 PM, Sr-86, Lat: 41.956110, Lon: -85.342410, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 16, 2006 04:42 PM, Sr-86, Farrand, Lat: 41.956070, Lon: -85.341620, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Sep 11, 1999 08:51 PM, Sr-86, Lat: 41.956029, Lon: -85.328423, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 13, 1989 04:03 PM, State, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 135ft / 40.6mTotal length
  • $641,000Total costs
  • 26,538Total average daily traffic
  • 1,514Total average daily truck traffic
  • 36,143Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic
New bridges in Colon, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Colon, MI

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Colon)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 400 Dallas St (Lat: 41.957278 Lon: -85.318028), Call Sign: KDZ982,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.205 MHz, Grant Date: 03/21/2012, Expiration Date: 06/02/2022, Registrant: Colon Community Schools, 400 Dallas St., Colon, MI 49040, Phone: (269) 386-2239, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Colon)

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 fires per year is 16. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 28 took place in 2004, and the least - 5 in 2017. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Colon, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (49.4%), and Outside Fires (28.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Colon, MI
    • 13249.4%Structure Fires
    • 7728.8%Outside Fires
    • 3914.6%Other
    • 197.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Colon, MI
Most common first names in Colon, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2876.1 years
Robert2372.9 years
Charles2074.9 years
William1974.1 years
Mary1777.1 years
Dorothy1679.1 years
James1670.3 years
Richard1468.6 years
Fred1379.7 years
Harold1267.9 years
Most common last names in Colon, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1672.6 years
Miller1577.0 years
Adams1079.2 years
Decker1076.3 years
Wagner978.9 years
Johnson978.5 years
Brown974.9 years
Jones869.3 years
Ryan771.3 years
Farrand782.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Colon, MI
  • 90.1%Utility gas
  • 5.7%Electricity
  • 2.1%Wood
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Colon, MI
  • 52.7%Electricity
  • 45.5%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Other fuel


Colon compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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