Greater Galesburg, Michigan

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Population in July 2007: 1,669.
Males: 796  (47.7%)
Females: 873  (52.3%)
Median resident age:  36.1 years
Michigan median age:  35.5 years

Zip codes: 49053.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,686 (it was $47,125 in 2000)
Greater Galesburg:

$49,686
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,174 (it was $19,368 in 2000)

Greater Galesburg CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $133,673 (it was $105,100 in 2000)
Greater Galesburg:

$133,673
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $138,572; Detached houses: $148,132; Townhouses or other attached units: $209,354; Mobile homes: $21,048

Median gross rent in 2009: $1,005.

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Greater Galesburg races chart
  • White alone - 1,565 (96.0%)
  • Two or more races - 29 (1.8%)
  • Hispanic - 17 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 13 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.06%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Greater Galesburg: 145.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (26.9%), Irish (12.4%), English (11.7%), United States (9.7%), Dutch (5.7%), Hungarian (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 6.65 square miles.

Population density: 251 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Greater Galesburg:

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Greater Galesburg CDP:

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

11 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.6%
Michigan:  6.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,827 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,595 (1.5%)

Greater Galesburg satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kalamazoo, MI (7.9 miles , pop. 77,145).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (84.9 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (119.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Galesburg, MI (0.8 miles ), Comstock Northwest, MI (2.3 miles ), Augusta, MI (2.3 miles ), Climax, MI (2.4 miles ), Eastwood, MI (2.5 miles ), Richland, MI (2.5 miles ), South Gull Lake, MI (2.7 miles ), Parchment, MI (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 42.28 N, Longitude: 85.43 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 269

Greater Galesburg household income distribution Greater Galesburg home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2005-2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Greater Galesburg, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Greater Galesburg-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.2 miles away from the Greater Galesburg place center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1977, a category F4 tornado 23.2 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:

Greater Galesburg-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 295.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 224.6 miles away from Greater Galesburg 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 264.9 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 132.8 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 272.1 miles away from Greater Galesburg 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 292.9 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 (12).
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).
Greater Galesburg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Greater Galesburg:

  • ARBORIDGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; GALESBURG, MI)
  • LAURELS OF GALESBURG (THE) (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; GALESBURG, MI)
  • FOUNDATION FOR BEHAVIORAL RESOURCES (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; AUGUSTA, MI)
  • ALLIANCE HOME HEALTH SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • FMC - GULL ROAD (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • BORGESS GARDENS (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • FMC - KALAMAZOO EAST (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)

Amtrak stations near Greater Galesburg:

  • 8 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.
  • 13 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 Greater Galesburg:

  • Western Michigan University (about 10 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; Full-time enrollment: 20,840)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 14 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 4,078)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 14 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)
  • Davenport University (about 40 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 6,955)
  • Spring Arbor University (about 46 miles; Spring Arbor, MI; FT enrollment: 3,374)
  • Calvin College (about 46 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 4,117)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 49 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,296)

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Notable locations in Greater Galesburg: Galesburg Speedway (A), Galesburg Rest Area (B), Galesburgh Memorial Library (C), Galesburgh Memorial Museum (D), Galesburg City Hall (E), Galesburg - Charleston Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Greater Galesburg include: Galesburg Baptist Church (A), Congregational United Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Charleston Cemetery (1), Shafter Cemetery (2), Kalamazoo County Poor Farm Cemetery (3), Galesburg Old Cemetery (4), Oak Grove Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Greater Galesburg include: River Oaks County Park (1), Kalamazoo Region Historical Marker (2), Congregational United Church of Christ Historical Marker (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

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 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 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.74
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.8%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 15.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Michigan:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.2%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.6%
Whole state:  5.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Greater Galesburg compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2009

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2009

Greater Galesburg travel time to work - commute Greater Galesburg mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Greater Galesburg CDP (based on Kalamazoo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.30%
Here: 35.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchReformed Church in AmericaUnited Methodist Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChristian Reformed Church in North America
Adherents25.1%11.3%8.7%7.5%6.8%
Congregations5.1%9.1%11.9%3.4%8.5%
Name Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents4.3%3.0%2.9%2.7%27.7%
Congregations0.6%2.8%2.8%2.3%53.4%
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: 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%

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 Greater Galesburg:

  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKMI (1360 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQSN (1660 AM; 10 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)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKPR (1420 AM; 1 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRCC (1400 AM; 1 kW; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CASPTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Greater Galesburg:

  • WKFR-FM (103.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMUK (102.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WRKR (107.7 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQLR (106.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAYK (88.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFAT (96.5 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • W247AM (97.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • W258AH (99.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W262AF (100.3 FM; PARCHMENT, MI; Owner: FRIENDS OF CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIDR (89.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WBXX (95.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CASPTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WKDS (89.9 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: BD OF EDUC SCHOOL DISTR OF CITY)
  • WZUU (92.3 FM; ALLEGAN, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOOD-FM (105.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNWN-FM (98.5 FM; COLDWATER, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WQXC-FM (100.9 FM; OTSEGO, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W223AE (92.5 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: SPRING ARBOR COLLEGE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WOFR (89.5 FM; SCHOOLCRAFT, MI; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Greater Galesburg:

  • 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)
  • WGVK (Channel 52; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W26BX (Channel 26; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WSYM-TV (Channel 47; LANSING, MI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WOKZ-CA (Channel 50; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED23$117,4688$150,76350$152,8094$18,2930$01$55,400
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$185,1650$05$132,6760$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$89,3383$34,66719$122,6787$28,8901$8,0003$28,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$43,9002$108,16016$137,8500$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$88,6950$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0023.00 , 0024.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$178,9603$178,490
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$163,9950$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$59,0002$182,050
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0023.00 , 0024.00

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