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Population in 2013: 1,166 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.0%
 
Males: 632  (54.2%)
Females: 534  (45.8%)
Median resident age:  39.7 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49040.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,855 (it was $29,417 in 2000)
Colon:

$50,855
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,856 (it was $14,502 in 2000)

Colon village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,633 (it was $71,400 in 2000)
Colon:

$78,633
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $114,145; Detached houses: $115,929; Mobile homes: $51,543

Median gross rent in 2012: $572.

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  • White alone - 1,128 (96.2%)
  • Two or more races - 21 (1.8%)
  • Hispanic - 15 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Colon: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Latest news from Colon, MI collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (32.2%), United States (16.2%), English (11.0%), Irish (10.8%), Dutch (6.2%), Polish (4.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 860 feet

Land area: 1.39 square miles.

Population density: 838 people per square mile   (low).

Colon,MI real estate house value index trend

Colon, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Colon:

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colon village:

  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 53.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

13 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.9%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Colon, Michigan as of April 19, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Colon to the number of sex offenders is 97 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,198 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,350 (1.3%)

Colon satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.96 N, Longitude: 85.32 W

Area code: 269

Colon household income distribution Colon home values distribution

Crime rates in Colon by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00004010001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0334.20.085.30.00.00.085.4
Robberies 01001000000
per 100,000 0.080.60.00.083.50.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 21002210001
per 100,000 162.280.60.00.0167.1168.685.30.00.00.085.4
Burglaries 510543150222
per 100,000 405.5806.5417.0333.3250.684.3426.30.0175.9170.6170.8
Thefts 4432424241333618301423
per 100,000 3568.52580.63502.93500.03425.22782.53069.11551.72638.51194.51964.1
Auto thefts 21000032200
per 100,000 162.280.60.00.00.00.0255.8172.4175.90.00.0
Arson 00010000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.083.30.00.00.00.00.085.30.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.1) 224.8214.4175.8169.6498.8156.7268.278.8137.062.0182.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Colon detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
Michigan average:

1.74
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.1%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +20 (+1.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (55%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Colon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Colon, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Colon, Michigan average temperatures Colon, Michigan average precipitation Colon, Michigan humidity Colon, Michigan wind speed Colon, Michigan snowfall Colon, Michigan sunshine Colon, Michigan clear and cloudy days

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 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 109.9 miles away from Colon 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 Colon 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 the city 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)

User submitted facts and corrections:

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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

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 25.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.74
U.S.:

9.14

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.2%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 70.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Colon, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Colon compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Colon travel time to work - commute Colon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.52%
Here: 34.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran Church The Wesleyan ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents34.2%10.7%10.4%5.6%5.3%
Congregations7.1%14.3%7.1%1.2%3.6%
NameChurch of the NazareneEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOld Order AmishMissionary ChurchOther
Adherents4.1%3.3%2.6%2.5%21.3%
Congregations2.4%2.4%9.5%4.8%47.6%
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: 17
St. Joseph County:

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
St. Joseph 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.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 41
Here:

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:
This county:

22.0%
State:

13.4%
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
Financial Administration 1$2,626$31,5122$1,260
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,155
Police Protection - Officers 3$9,124$36,4961$558
Streets and Highways 3$1,404$5,6160$0
Sewerage 3$2,219$8,8760$0
Water Supply 3$917$3,6680$0
Other and Unallocable 3$2,777$11,1081$279
Totals for Government 16$19,067$14,30011$3,252

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $254,000 ($217.84)
    Sewerage: $206,000 ($176.67)
    Police Protection: $180,000 ($154.37)
    Regular Highways: $156,000 ($133.79)
    Fire Protection: $74,000 ($63.46)
    General - Other: $48,000 ($41.17)
    Central Staff Services: $25,000 ($21.44)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $7,000 ($6.00)
    Health Services - Other: $5,000 ($4.29)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($3.43)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($3.43)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $53,000 ($45.45)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $73,000 ($62.61)
    Fire Protection: $56,000 ($48.03)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $284,000 ($243.57)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($2.57)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $156,000 ($133.79)
    All Other: $32,000 ($27.44)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000 ($2.57)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $24,000 ($20.58)
    Rents: $23,000 ($19.73)
    Interest Earnings: $21,000 ($18.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $184,000 ($157.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $148,000 ($126.93)
    Highways: $95,000 ($81.48)
    All Other: $2,000 ($1.72)
  • Tax - Property: $264,000 ($226.42)
    NEC: $7,000 ($6.00)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $56,000 ($48.03)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $54,000 ($46.31)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($1.72)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $54,000 ($46.31)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $649,000 ($556.60)

4.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,924 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.31%
Michigan average:

5.09%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kalamazoo County, MI  0.79% ($27,161 average AGI)
from Cass County, MI  0.33% ($28,733)
from LaGrange County, IN  0.29% ($27,328)


5.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,125 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Michigan average:

5.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kalamazoo County, MI  1.08% ($27,290 average AGI)
to Elkhart County, IN  0.34% ($29,494)
to Cass County, MI  0.32% ($25,247)

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:

Nov 16, 2006 04:42 PM, Sr-86, Farrand, Lat: 41.95607, Lon: -85.34162, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Oct 13, 1989 04:03 PM, State, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 22 meters (72ft)
Total costs: $451,000
Total average daily traffic: 10,001
Total average daily truck traffic: 413
Total future (year 2023) average daily traffic: 17,631

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private 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:

6
  • Call Sign: KB8AEV, Licensee ID: L01116014
    Grant Date: 02/08/2006, Expiration Date: 05/01/2016, Certifier: Jo A Mitchell
    Registrant: Jo A Mitchell, 59359 Lakeshore Dr, Colon, MI 49040
  • Call Sign: KG8WL, Licensee ID: L01213984
    Grant Date: 11/16/2006, Expiration Date: 02/14/2017, Certifier: Ralph A Mitchell
    Registrant: Ralph A Mitchell, 59359 Lakeshore Dr, Colon, MI 49040
  • Call Sign: W8JWC, Licensee ID: L00309078
    Grant Date: 01/04/2011, Expiration Date: 01/18/2021
    Registrant: David J Volosky, 60392 South Burr Oak Road, Colon, MI 49040
  • Call Sign: WB8TYH, Licensee ID: L00543138
    Grant Date: 07/26/2002, Expiration Date: 07/26/2012
    Registrant: James V Martin, 219 Frank, Colon, MI 49040
  • Call Sign: KC8QNS, Licensee ID: L00330660
    Grant Date: 12/01/2010, Expiration Date: 02/28/2021, Certifier: Gerald Barnes
    Registrant: Gerald L Barnes, 427 East State Street, Colon, MI 49040
  • Call Sign: KC8WKB, Licensee ID: L00672177
    Grant Date: 02/04/2013, Expiration Date: 04/17/2023, Certifier: Clayton A Walters
    Registrant: Clayton A Walters, 59332 Lakeshore Dr, Colon, MI 49040

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 72SK , Serial Number: 680147, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 05/22/1968
    Registrant (Corporation): Rock Hoppers LLC, 57544 Kline St, Colon, MI 49040

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 16
  • Hazardous Condition: 18
  • Service Call: 2

Incident types - Colon

See full 2006 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

Businesses in Colon, MI

  • Chevrolet: 1
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