Comstock Northwest, Michigan

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Population in 2010: 5,455. Population change since 2000: +22.0%
Males: 2,787  (51.1%)
Females: 2,668  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  35.7 years
Michigan median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 49004, 49048.

Comstock Northwest Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2015: $53,838 (it was $43,590 in 2000)
Comstock Northwest:

$53,838
MI:

$51,084

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $29,402 (it was $23,961 in 2000)

Comstock Northwest CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $146,875 (it was $116,500 in 2000)
Comstock Northwest:

$146,875
MI:

$137,500

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $150,086; Detached houses: $149,377

Median gross rent in 2015: $704.

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  • Races in Comstock Northwest, MI (2015)

    Comstock Northwest races chart
    • 3,94375.7%White alone
    • 55410.6%Black alone
    • 4478.6%Asian alone
    • 1252.4%Two or more races
    • 871.7%Hispanic
    • 100.2%American Indian alone
    • 100.2%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Comstock Northwest: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (14.9%), English (9.6%), Dutch (9.0%), American (6.2%), Irish (5.0%), Polish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 3.18 square miles.

Population density: 1,713 people per square mile   (low).

Comstock Northwest,MI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Comstock Northwest:

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Comstock Northwest CDP:

  • Never married: 36.6%
  • Now married: 41.0%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

309 residents are foreign born (1.3% Asia).

This place:

5.9%
Michigan:

6.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,423 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $2,508 (1.5%)

Comstock Northwest satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kalamazoo, MI (4.5 miles , pop. 77,145).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (88.3 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (115.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Eastwood, MI (1.4 miles ), Parchment, MI (1.6 miles ), Kalamazoo, MI (2.1 miles ), Richland, MI (2.2 miles ), Greater Galesburg, MI (2.3 miles ), Galesburg, MI (2.3 miles ), Westwood, MI (2.4 miles ), South Gull Lake, MI (2.7 miles ).

Latitude: 42.32 N, Longitude: 85.52 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 269

Comstock Northwest household income distribution Comstock Northwest home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (44%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Comstock Northwest, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Comstock Northwest-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.3 miles away from the Comstock Northwest place center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1977, a category F4 tornado 26.5 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:

Comstock Northwest-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% 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 295.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 229.5 miles away from Comstock Northwest 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 269.7 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 136.9 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 272.2 miles away from Comstock Northwest 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 296.5 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 Kalamazoo County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Comstock Northwest topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Comstock Northwest:

  • FMC - GULL ROAD (Dialysis Facility, about 1 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • BORGESS GARDENS (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • BORGESS MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • FMC - KALAMAZOO PD UNIT (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • FMC - KALAMAZOO (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • BORGESS VISITING NURSES (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • ALLIANCE HOME HEALTH SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)

Amtrak stations near Comstock Northwest:

  • 4 miles: KALAMAZOO (459 N. BURDICK ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service.
  • 17 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 Comstock Northwest:

  • Western Michigan University (about 6 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; Full-time enrollment: 20,840)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 11 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 18 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 4,078)
  • Davenport University (about 37 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 6,955)
  • Calvin College (about 43 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 4,117)
  • Hope College (about 45 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,535)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 46 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,296)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Zip code for Comstock is now 49048 added by Phil

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Notable location: Comstock Fire and Rescue Comstock West (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Comstock Northwest include: Jehovah's Witnesses East Congregation (A), Lutheran Church of the Savior (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Kalamazoo 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 2013 was 61.8. This is better than average.

City:

61.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.42. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.42
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.9%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.7% for Black residents, 29.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  55.7%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.7%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Michigan average:

10.9

Comstock Northwest travel time to work - commute Comstock Northwest mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Comstock Northwest CDP (based on Kalamazoo County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant37,002118
Mainline Protestant24,15560
Catholic23,8769
Other6,30628
Black Protestant4,14010
Orthodox2751
None154,577-
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: 41
Kalamazoo County:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 45
Kalamazoo County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 64
Kalamazoo County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 177
Here:

7.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Kalamazoo County:

27.9%
Michigan:

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

14.5%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Comstock Northwest:

52.1%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.5%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Comstock Northwest:

28.7
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.0%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.8%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.9%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Comstock Northwest:

58.3%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Comstock Northwest:

79.8%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Comstock Northwest, MI Residents

6.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,430 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Michigan average:

5.09%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($143 average AGI)
Kalamazoo County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Van Buren County, MI  0.59% ($41,607 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, MI  0.49% ($45,195)
from Allegan County, MI  0.42% ($30,121)


6.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,195 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Michigan average:

5.58%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($256 average AGI)
Kalamazoo County:

0.06%
Michigan average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Van Buren County, MI  0.49% ($39,795 average AGI)
to Kent County, MI  0.40% ($36,874)
to Calhoun County, MI  0.36% ($31,221)

Strongest AM radio stations in Comstock Northwest:

  • WKMI (1360 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • 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)
  • WKPR (1420 AM; 1 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WNWN (1560 AM; daytime; 4 kW; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WBCK (930 AM; 5 kW; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WAKV (980 AM; 1 kW; OTSEGO, MI; Owner: VINTAGE RADIO ENTERPRISES, L.L.C.)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Comstock Northwest:

  • WMUK (102.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WAYK (88.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • W262AF (100.3 FM; PARCHMENT, MI; Owner: FRIENDS OF CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WQLR (106.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKFR-FM (103.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W258AH (99.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFAT (96.5 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WIDR (89.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • W247AM (97.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKR (107.7 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKDS (89.9 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: BD OF EDUC SCHOOL DISTR OF CITY)
  • WZUU (92.3 FM; ALLEGAN, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WQXC-FM (100.9 FM; OTSEGO, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBXX (95.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CASPTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W219CA (91.7 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WGRD-FM (97.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WCSG (91.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY.)

TV broadcast stations around Comstock Northwest:

  • WGVK (Channel 52; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOKZ-CA (Channel 50; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W26BX (Channel 26; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)
  • WOBC-CA (Channel 20; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W21BS (Channel 21; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
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
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED27$92,34111$85,41557$111,3774$47,9931$258,0801$74,7301$66,850
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$98,4450$05$122,4560$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$52,0971$44,25021$113,3144$30,6230$03$54,2400$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$63,6971$50,39014$111,9610$00$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$61,3501$45,2802$81,2550$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0014.02 , 0022.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$107,0582$174,165
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$59,2500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$78,6600$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$63,3350$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$45,8500$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0014.02 , 0022.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Comstock Northwest compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Comstock Northwest on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architecture and engineering occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 (49004) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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