Gobles, Michigan

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Population in 2019: 798 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.1%
 
Males: 405  (50.8%)
Females: 393  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

39.4 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49055.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $57,153 (it was $26,917 in 2000)
Gobles:

$57,153
MI:

$59,584

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,794 (it was $12,804 in 2000)

Gobles city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $98,039 (it was $68,100 in 2000)
Gobles:

$98,039
MI:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $98,660; detached houses: $102,755; mobile homes: $52,565

Median gross rent in 2019: $638.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gobles: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.0%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Gobles, MI (2019)
    • 72886.6%White alone
    • 799.4%Hispanic
    • 242.9%Two or more races
    • 60.7%Asian alone
    • 30.4%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Gobles, Michigan as of November 27, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gobles is 28 to 1.


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Ancestries: Irish (18.8%), English (16.4%), Dutch (13.5%), American (10.9%), German (8.8%), Scotch-Irish (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 815 feet

Land area: 1.04 square miles.

Population density: 771 people per square mile   (low).

Gobles, Michigan map

31 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America, 1.3% Europe).

This city:

3.7%
Michigan:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,760 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,351 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kalamazoo, MI (16.1 miles , pop. 77,145).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (96.8 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (99.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Bloomingdale, MI (2.1 miles ),
Paw Paw, MI (3.1 miles ),
Breedsville, MI (3.2 miles ),
Mattawan, MI (3.3 miles ),
Otsego, MI (3.4 miles ),
Allegan, MI (3.4 miles ),
Bangor, MI (3.5 miles ),
Lawrence, MI (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 42.36 N, Longitude: 85.88 W

Area code: 269

Distribution of median household income in Gobles, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Gobles, MI in 2019
Gobles satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $56,800
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $56,800
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $162,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Gobles, MI residents
Average permit cost in Gobles, MI
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.4%
Michigan:

6.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +48 (+6.3%).
Most common industries in Gobles, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Chemicals (8.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.6%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Food (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (13.1%)
  • Chemicals (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.8%)
  • Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.8%)
  • Chemicals (8.5%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.1%)
  • Food (5.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Gobles, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Art and design workers (4.9%)

Average climate in Gobles, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 13.5 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 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.08
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Gobles-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.6 miles away from the Gobles city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.7 miles away from the city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gobles-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 12% 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 24.6 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 290.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 148.4 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 266.5 miles away from Gobles center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 248.2 miles away from Gobles 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 288.5 miles away from Gobles 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 Van Buren County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Gobles:

  • MEADOW WOODS NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BLOOMINGDALE, MI)
  • METRON OF BLOOMINGDALE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BLOOMINGDALE, MI)
  • ALAMO NURS HME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • ALAMO NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • BRONSON LAKEVIEW HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; PAW PAW, MI)
  • LAKEVIEW COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 10 miles away; PAW PAW, MI)
  • ELY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ALLEGAN, MI)

Amtrak stations near Gobles:

  • 13 miles: BANGOR (541 RAILROAD ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 16 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gobles:

  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 14 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,369)
  • Western Michigan University (about 15 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)
  • Hope College (about 32 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,535)
  • Lake Michigan College (about 32 miles; Benton Harbor, MI; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 36 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 4,078)
  • Andrews University (about 37 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 3,103)
  • Davenport University (about 39 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 6,955)

Public high schools in Gobles:

Private high school in Gobles:

Public elementary/middle school in Gobles:

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Points of interest:

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

Churches in Gobles include: Calvary Baptist Church (A), Kalhaven Community Church (B), United Methodist Church (C), Bethany Presbyterian Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: K & K Amusement (22711 M 40).

Birthplace of: Tubby Meyers - Football player and coach.

Van Buren County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

GOBLES (Address: 105 E MAIN ST , Population served: 725, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
NINO'S PIZZARIA (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-11-2005)
RICHARDSON'S MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-23-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2005)

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

  • TIMBER RIDGE SKI AREA (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MERSON CHURCH (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LEDUC BLUEBERRIES MIGRANT LABOR CAMP (Population served: 88, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MILES COVE (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SHAMROCK GRILLE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SWEET CRAVINGS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.6%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.2%
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: 0.0% of all households
7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Gobles (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Gobles Branch at 202 State Street, branch established on 1958/01/23. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

For population 15 years and over in Gobles:

Marital status in Gobles, MI
  • Never married: 29.6%
  • Now married: 48.5%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

For population 25 years and over in Gobles:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Gobles
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gobles, MI (based on Van Buren County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,9437
Evangelical Protestant7,57568
Mainline Protestant5,33729
Other5779
Black Protestant4944
None49,332-
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: 16
Van Buren County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Van Buren County:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Here:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
Here:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 61
Van Buren County:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

9.4%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Van Buren County:

28.5%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Van Buren County:

16.4%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.7%
Michigan:

50.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Gobles:

49.0%
Michigan:

47.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
Michigan:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.3%
Michigan:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.0%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Gobles:

37.4%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

57.7%
State:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.4%
Michigan:

79.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gobles, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 1$1,480$17,7600$0
Financial Administration 1$3,720$44,6400$0
Water Supply 1$564$6,7680$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,236$26,8321$336
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$560
Totals for Government 4$8,000$24,0002$896

Gobles government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $129,000 ($161.65)
    Regular Highways: $100,000 ($125.31)
    Police Protection: $78,000 ($97.74)
    Sewerage: $46,000 ($57.64)
    General Public Buildings: $31,000 ($38.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($22.56)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,000 ($17.54)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($17.54)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $6,000 ($7.52)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($6.27)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($3.76)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $77,000 ($96.49)
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $14,000 ($17.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,000 ($3.76)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $132,000 ($165.41)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $47,000 ($58.90)

Gobles government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($12.53)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $21,000 ($26.32)
    General Revenue - Other: $6,000 ($7.52)
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000 ($6.27)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000 ($2.51)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $111,000 ($139.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $87,000 ($109.02)
    Highways: $84,000 ($105.26)
    Other: $6,000 ($7.52)
  • Tax - Property: $211,000 ($264.41)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $10,000 ($12.53)
    Other License: $5,000 ($6.27)

Gobles government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,110,000 ($1390.98)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,088,000 ($1363.41)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,000 ($27.57)

Gobles government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $404,000 ($506.27)

6.55% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($53,697 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
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  2.13% ($63,000 average AGI)
from Allegan County, MI  0.69% ($35,636)
from Berrien County, MI  0.61% ($41,097)


6.41% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,875 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
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  2.24% ($47,005 average AGI)
to Berrien County, MI  0.67% ($33,098)
to Allegan County, MI  0.63% ($45,722)
Businesses in Gobles, MI
NameCountNameCount
Curves1Lane Furniture1
H&R Block1True Value1

Strongest AM radio stations in Gobles:

  • 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)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKMI (1360 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAKV (980 AM; 1 kW; OTSEGO, MI; Owner: VINTAGE RADIO ENTERPRISES, L.L.C.)
  • WNWN (1560 AM; daytime; 4 kW; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gobles:

  • WAYK (88.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • WZUU (92.3 FM; ALLEGAN, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W247AM (97.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WQXC-FM (100.9 FM; OTSEGO, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMUK (102.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WQLR (106.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W258AH (99.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WCSY-FM (98.3 FM; SOUTH HAVEN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WFAT (96.5 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WOOD-FM (105.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZBL (103.7 FM; HARTFORD, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WKFR-FM (103.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • WIDR (89.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WYVN (92.7 FM; SAUGATUCK, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W262AF (100.3 FM; PARCHMENT, MI; Owner: FRIENDS OF CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gobles:

  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WGVK (Channel 52; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, 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)
  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTLJ (Channel 54; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WOKZ-CA (Channel 50; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

Gobles fatal accident list:

May 22, 1999 09:26 AM, Sr-40, Lat: 42.360951, Lon: -85.878978, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Sep 2, 1986 09:23 PM, Vanburen, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 187ft / 57.4mTotal length
  • $575,000Total costs
  • 60,154Total average daily traffic
  • 4,149Total average daily truck traffic
  • 79,842Total future (year 1977) average daily traffic
New bridges in Gobles, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 82000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Gobles, MI

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Gobles)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • N State St .25 Mi N Main 4 Corners Of (Lat: 42.364750 Lon: -85.879194), Call Sign: KLF835,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.285 MHz, Grant Date: 03/23/2013, Expiration Date: 04/25/2023, Registrant: Ccomm, 1600 Lincoln Rd, Allegan, MI 49010, Phone: (269) 673-9900, Email:
  • Lat: 42.361139 Lon: -85.871417, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPVT440,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz, 458.612 MHz, 453.612 MHz, Grant Date: 08/15/2002, Expiration Date: 08/15/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/20/2012, Certifier: Brian B Balow, Registrant: Professional Licensing Consultants, Rockville, MD 20849, Phone: (301) 309-2380, Fax: (301) 309-1996, Email:
  • Lat: 42.361194 Lon: -85.861806, Call Sign: WQMC525,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.225 MHz, 173.275 MHz, 173.325 MHz, 173.375 MHz, Grant Date: 06/28/2010, Expiration Date: 06/28/2020, Cancellation Date: 08/29/2020, Certifier: Pat Wioskowski, Registrant: Roe-Comm, Inc., 1400 Ramona Avenue, Portage, MI 49002, Phone: (269) 327-1045, Fax: (269) 327-8784, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • DE72XC038, 117 S. State Street (Lat: 42.360556 Lon: -85.877583), Type: Tank, Structure height: 45.1 m, Call Sign: WQRC944,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/18/2013, Expiration Date: 04/18/2023, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: Dla Piper LLP, 500 8th Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 799-4216, Fax: (202) 799-5616, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gobles)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A&6V335 SER (210 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3701L, N3701L, N-3701L, Serial Number: 17253870, Airworthiness Date: 02/18/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 05/21/2019
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Matt E Lawson, 18021 38th St, Gobles, MI 49055, Other Owners: Marta M Lawson
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/29/2013
  • Aircraft: ENGINEERING & RESEARCH 415-CD (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 71V, N71V, N-71V, Serial Number: 4599, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 05/25/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 09/01/2000
    Registrant (Individual): William P Mcguire, 07784 M 40, Gobles, MI 49055
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 14-13-2 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4150 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 86873, N86873, N-86873, Serial Number: 1235, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 06/16/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 05/31/1989
    Registrant (Individual): William P Mcguire, 7784 -- M 40, Gobles, MI 49055

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$121,890
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$122,250
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Gobles, MI
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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 18. The highest number of reported fires - 33 took place in 2010, and the least - 5 in 2013. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Gobles, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (46.9%), and Outside Fires (37.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Gobles, MI
    • 14646.9%Structure Fires
    • 11737.6%Outside Fires
    • 4012.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 82.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gobles, MI
Most common first names in Gobles, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3472.9 years
William3273.5 years
Robert3070.3 years
James2868.3 years
Mary2576.0 years
Charles1876.7 years
Edward1875.1 years
Ruth1883.8 years
Dorothy1774.0 years
Donald1766.9 years
Most common last names in Gobles, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1983.4 years
Smith1681.5 years
Miller971.1 years
Leversee881.5 years
Brown878.2 years
Evans771.0 years
Wesler778.5 years
White777.3 years
Holmes671.0 years
Cooley683.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gobles, MI
  • 93.1%Utility gas
  • 4.6%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gobles, MI
  • 69.6%Utility gas
  • 23.2%Electricity
  • 4.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%No fuel used


Gobles compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 6 pilots and 8 other airmen in this city.
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