Dowling, Michigan

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Population in 2010: 374.
Males: 171  (46.0%)
Females: 203  (54.0%)
Median resident age:

34.4 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49050, 49058.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $67,244
Dowling:

$67,244
MI:

$59,584

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $32,941

Dowling CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $173,432
Dowling:

$173,432
MI:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $159,978; detached houses: $166,775; mobile homes: $55,683

Median gross rent in 2019: $791.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dowling: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.5%

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According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Dowling, Michigan as of February 07, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dowling is 60 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (36.6%), Polish (16.8%), German (12.4%), Scottish (8.1%), Dutch (6.8%), English (6.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 956 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,266 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,903 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Battle Creek, MI (14.8 miles , pop. 53,364).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (100.1 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (133.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Delton, MI (2.8 miles ),
Hickory Corners, MI (2.9 miles ),
Hastings, MI (3.0 miles ),
Nashville, MI (3.2 miles ),
Level Park-Oak Park, MI (3.3 miles ),
South Gull Lake, MI (3.5 miles ),
Bellevue, MI (3.6 miles ),
Vermontville, MI (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 42.52 N, Longitude: 85.25 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 269

Distribution of median household income in Dowling, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Dowling, MI in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
Michigan:

6.3%
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 10.9 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 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.08
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Dowling-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.4 miles away from the Dowling place center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1977, a category F4 tornado 13.5 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:

Dowling-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 21.8 miles away from Dowling center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 219.6 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 259.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 313.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 144.7 miles away from Dowling 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 306.5 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 Barry County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Dowling:

  • BARRY COUNTY MEDICAL CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HASTINGS, MI)
  • THORNAPPLE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HASTINGS, MI)
  • PENNOCK HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; HASTINGS, MI)
  • PENNOCK HOMECARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; HASTINGS, MI)
  • MAGNUMCARE OF HASTINGS, LLC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HASTINGS, MI)
  • LAURELS OF BEDFORD (THE) (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BATTLE CREEK, MI)
  • HEARTLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER-BATTLE CREEK (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BATTLE CREEK, MI)

Amtrak station near Dowling:

  • 15 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 Dowling:

  • Kellogg Community College (about 14 miles; Battle Creek, MI; Full-time enrollment: 4,078)
  • Western Michigan University (about 25 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)
  • Davenport University (about 27 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 6,955)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 31 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)
  • Calvin College (about 33 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 4,117)
  • Cornerstone University (about 37 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 38 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,296)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Dowling Public Library (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Dowling: Country Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Barry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

PLEASANTVIEW FAMILY CHURCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-23-2005)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
WESLEY WOODS (Population served: 175, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (FEB-13-2008), St Public Notif requested (FEB-13-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
HORN CREEK PUB (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

74.0%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

1.3%
Whole state:

6.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Dowling:

Marital status in Dowling, MI
  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

For population 25 years and over in Dowling:

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.7
Michigan average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dowling, MI (based on Barry County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,02030
Mainline Protestant4,33020
Catholic2,6814
Other5263
None45,616-
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: 13
Barry County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
This county:

2.88 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 38
This county:

6.43 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Barry County:

9.1%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.1%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Barry County:

11.4%
State:

13.4%

7.29% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,022 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.29%
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 Kent County, MI  1.92% ($59,303 average AGI)
from Allegan County, MI  0.84% ($50,564)
from Kalamazoo County, MI  0.75% ($53,634)


6.54% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,973 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
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 Kent County, MI  1.30% ($51,087 average AGI)
to Allegan County, MI  0.76% ($39,250)
to Kalamazoo County, MI  0.76% ($50,389)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dowling:

  • WBCK (930 AM; 5 kW; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKMI (1360 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WQSN (1660 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLCM (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, MI)
  • WKAR (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJNZ (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GOODRICH RADIO, LLC)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dowling:

  • WQLR (106.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBCH-FM (100.1 FM; HASTINGS, MI; Owner: BARRY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKFR-FM (103.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • WMUK (102.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WZUU (92.3 FM; ALLEGAN, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • WBXX (95.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CASPTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQTX (92.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WRKR (107.7 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVIC (94.1 FM; JACKSON, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WWKN (104.9 FM; MARSHALL, MI; Owner: CASPTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAYK (88.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Dowling:

  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSYM-TV (Channel 47; LANSING, MI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WILX-TV (Channel 10; ONONDAGA, MI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WLAJ (Channel 53; LANSING, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WHTV (Channel 18; JACKSON, MI; Owner: SPARTAN-TV, L.L.C.)
  • WOBC-CA (Channel 20; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W21BS (Channel 21; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKAR-TV (Channel 23; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, MICH. STATE UNIV.)
  • WGVK (Channel 52; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W26BX (Channel 26; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)

Dowling fatal accident list:

Jan 4, 2014 11:05 PM, Sr-37, Lat: 42.510536, Lon: -85.258022, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 3, 2004 06:24 PM, Sr-37, Lat: 42.522412, Lon: -85.253528, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 27, 2000 03:14 PM, Sr-37, Lat: 42.522412, Lon: -85.253528, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Dec 1, 2000 06:27 PM, Sr-37, Lat: 42.522412, Lon: -85.253528, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 13, 1999 03:12 AM, Sr-37, Lat: 42.522412, Lon: -85.253528, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 6.9mTotal length
  • 3,330Total average daily traffic
  • 100Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,965Total future (year 2023) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dowling)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: AIRFRAMES UNLIMITED OUTLAW EXTREME (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: HIRTH 3203 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 56863, N56863, N-56863, Serial Number: OLEX-2006-199, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 11/21/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 10/19/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Eli S Zimmerman, 3515 E Mud Lake Rd, Dowling, MI 49050
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 99YE, N99YE, N-99YE, Serial Number: 18264030, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 07/01/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 01/10/2011
    Registrant (LLC): D & E Recreation LLC, 8021 North Ave, Dowling, MI 49050

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dowling, MI
  • 43.4%Utility gas
  • 26.9%Wood
  • 13.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.3%Electricity
  • 4.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dowling, MI
  • 84.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.8%Electricity


Dowling compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 3 other airmen in this city.
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