Lowell, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 4,092 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.0%
 
Males: 1,932  (47.2%)
Females: 2,160  (52.8%)
Median resident age:

36.9 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49331.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,267 (it was $42,326 in 2000)
Lowell:

$56,267
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,180 (it was $17,843 in 2000)

Lowell city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $148,345 (it was $95,200 in 2000)
Lowell:

$148,345
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $211,429; detached houses: $219,023; townhouses or other attached units: $223,217; in 2-unit structures: $209,242; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $93,964; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $197,560; mobile homes: $37,976

Median gross rent in 2017: $822.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lowell: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.7%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 13.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lowell, MI (2017)
    • 3,72391.9%White alone
    • 1664.1%Two or more races
    • 761.9%Hispanic
    • 310.8%Asian alone
    • 170.4%American Indian alone
    • 120.3%Black alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 45 registered sex offenders living in Lowell, Michigan as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lowell is 89 to 1.


Crime rates in Lowell by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(48.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(48.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.5)
1
(26.2)
7
(181.4)
3
(77.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(76.3)
8
(195.6)
3
(72.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(24.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(217.9)
1
(24.2)
1
(24.0)
5
(119.6)
9
(216.0)
8
(192.5)
5
(132.3)
9
(235.5)
19
(492.5)
8
(206.2)
6
(153.2)
11
(279.8)
7
(171.2)
6
(145.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
9
(217.9)
8
(193.7)
5
(120.2)
4
(95.7)
14
(336.0)
6
(144.4)
19
(502.6)
13
(340.1)
13
(337.0)
10
(257.8)
4
(102.1)
12
(305.3)
8
(195.6)
4
(96.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
40
(968.3)
23
(556.9)
29
(697.3)
26
(621.9)
30
(719.9)
36
(866.2)
37
(978.8)
125
(3,271)
110
(2,851)
79
(2,037)
43
(1,098)
58
(1,475)
71
(1,736)
76
(1,837)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(217.9)
3
(72.6)
3
(72.1)
1
(23.9)
8
(192.0)
3
(72.2)
3
(79.4)
0
(0.0)
4
(103.7)
1
(25.8)
1
(25.5)
5
(127.2)
3
(73.4)
4
(96.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.9)
1
(24.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.5)
1
(26.2)
1
(25.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(76.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(48.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)161.046.566.164.6149.389.0128.3222.7389.6204.783.7215.2279.8175.0

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City-data.com crime index in Lowell, MI

Crime rate in Lowell detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.21
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: German (16.6%), Polish (13.9%), American (13.0%), Irish (9.8%), English (9.4%), Dutch (6.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 630 feet

Land area: 2.88 square miles.

Population density: 1,419 people per square mile   (low).

Lowell, Michigan map

57 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,622 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,588 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Grand Rapids, MI (16.0 miles , pop. 197,800).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (120.1 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (141.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Saranac, MI (2.6 miles ),
Forest Hills, MI (2.8 miles ),
Clarksville, MI (2.9 miles ),
Freeport, MI (3.4 miles ),
Belding, MI (3.5 miles ),
Caledonia, MI (3.6 miles ),
East Grand Rapids, MI (3.7 miles ),
Kentwood, MI (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 42.94 N, Longitude: 85.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +705 (+17.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 405 (19.6%)

Area code: 616

Distribution of median household income in Lowell, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lowell, MI in 2017
Lowell satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $54,900
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $83,800
  • 2001: 29 buildings, average cost: $85,400
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $91,200
  • 2004: 23 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $94,100
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $82,200
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $101,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Lowell, MI residents
Average permit cost in Lowell, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Michigan:

4.4%
Historical population in Lowell, MI
Historical housing units in Lowell, MI
Most common industries in Lowell, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.1%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (7.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.6%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
  • Wood products (4.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (10.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.7%)
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Lowell, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Child care workers (6.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)

Average climate in Lowell, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lowell, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.1. This is about average.

City:

66.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.235. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.235
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 14.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.171. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.171
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.01. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.01
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00613. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00613
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Lowell-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 25% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.5 miles away from the Lowell city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.1 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 142 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lowell-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 233.1 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 272.4 miles away from Lowell 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, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 337.5 miles away from Lowell center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 173.3 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 314.1 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 335.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kent County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Lowell:

  • LAURELS OF KENT (THE) (350 N CENTER ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Lowell:

  • STAFF BUILDERS SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • GRAND RAPIDS HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • METRON OF FOREST HILLS (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • PORTER HILLS HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • AT HOME REHAB (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • VALLEY HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

Airports located in Lowell:

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Amtrak stations near Lowell:

  • 17 miles: ROCKFORD (39 S. MAIN ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible.
  • 18 miles: GRAND RAPIDS (MARKET & WEALTHY STS.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lowell:

  • Davenport University (about 12 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; Full-time enrollment: 6,955)
  • Calvin College (about 13 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 4,117)
  • Cornerstone University (about 14 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 17 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,296)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 28 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 21,982)
  • Hope College (about 40 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,535)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 43 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 4,078)

Public high schools in Lowell:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lowell:

See full list of schools located in Lowell

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Local universities: Grand Valley State University (in nearby Allendale, MI)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lowell: Lowell Fairgrounds (A), Lowell Station (B), Lowell Area Fire Department (C), Lowell Area Historical Museum (D), Lowell City Hall (E), Lowell Police Department (F), Englehardt Library (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lowell include: Lowell First United Methodist Church (A), Church of the Nazarene (B), Congregational Church (C), Saint Mary Church (D), Free Baptist Church of Lowell (E), Calvary Christian Reformed Church (F), Lyons Baptist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Oakwood Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Stoney Lake (A), Natures Place Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: Flat River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Lowell include: Upper Bridge Park (1), Rogers Field (2), Richards Park (3), Recreation Park (4), Stoney Lakeside Park and Dog Park (5), Creekside Park (6), McMahen Park (7), Robert W Graham Home Historical Marker (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Fallasburg Historical Society (Museums; 13944 Covered Bridge Road), Lowell Area Historical Association (Historical Places & Services; 325 West Main Street).

Hotel: Barber William N (2534 Alden Nash Avenue Northeast).

Birthplace of: Anthony Kiedis - Male singer, Keith Nichol - Football player, Ann Rule - True crime writer.

Kent 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 Lowell and their reported violations in the past:

MCDONALDS RESTAURANT #2389 (Population served: 1,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LOWELL MOBIL MART (Population served: 700, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-20-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2006), St Public Notif issued (JUN-21-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-21-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-23-2006)
HEIDI'S FARM STAND (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
FOUNTAIN VIEW OF LOWELL (Population served: 68, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
LOWELL MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-06-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-06-2010), St Public Notif issued (JUL-06-2010), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUL-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SNOW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-12-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-27-2007)

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

  • LOWELL LANES (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LOWELL RIVERFRONT PARK (Population served: 130, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SOUTH BOSTON BIBLE CHURCH (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VERGENNES UNITED METHODIST CH (Population served: 105, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PISA INVESTMENTS (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKESIDE RESORT CAMPGROUND (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WITTENBACH SCIENCE CENTER (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LOWELL KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH WITNESSES (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MOOSE CLUB BINGO HALL (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.0%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.4%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
139 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
149 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Lowell (2011 data):

  • The Huntington National Bank: 10 branches. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • Fifth Third Bank: Lowell Banking Center at 11915 Fulton Street East, branch established on 1999/08/08. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Firstbank - West Michigan: Lowell Branch at 2601 Main Street West Southeast, branch established on 1997/02/14. Info updated 2007/07/17: Bank assets: $202.5 mil, Deposits: $162.4 mil, headquarters in Ionia, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Firstbank Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Lowell Meijer Banking Center Branch at 11901 Fulton Street E, branch established on 2006/05/04. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.

For population 15 years and over in Lowell:

Marital status in Lowell, MI
  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 49.8%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 17.0%

For population 25 years and over in Lowell:

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lowell
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lowell, MI (based on Kent County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant141,345354
Catholic114,43737
Mainline Protestant47,892117
Other15,67441
Black Protestant8,45411
Orthodox1,7306
None273,090-
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: 118
This county:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 18
Kent County:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 54
This county:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 130
This county:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 403
This county:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Kent County:

28.1%
Michigan:

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

15.7%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lowell:

56.3%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

58.0%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Lowell:

27.6
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lowell:

21.2%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lowell:

7.5%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lowell:

7.1
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.8%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

64.2%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

82.1%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lowell, MI Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 6$31,290$62,5805$3,587
Water Supply 4$16,605$49,8151$708
Financial Administration 2$8,148$48,8884$7,573
Other Government Administration 2$11,710$70,2609$835
Police - Other 2$6,627$39,7621$339
Streets and Highways 2$8,962$53,7720$0
Other and Unallocable 2$8,035$48,2101$804
Parks and Recreation 1$4,501$54,0120$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 21$95,878$54,78721$13,846

Lowell government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $2,091,000 ($511.00)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $5,848,000 ($1429.13)
    Police Protection: $792,000 ($193.55)
    Sewerage: $656,000 ($160.31)
    Water Utilities: $623,000 ($152.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $620,000 ($151.52)
    Regular Highways: $315,000 ($76.98)
    General - Other: $278,000 ($67.94)
    Financial Administration: $150,000 ($36.66)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $120,000 ($29.33)
    Central Staff Services: $120,000 ($29.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $87,000 ($21.26)
    Libraries: $57,000 ($13.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000 ($11.00)
    Air Transportation: $21,000 ($5.13)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $193,000 ($47.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $147,000 ($35.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $159,000 ($38.86)
    Regular Highways: $114,000 ($27.86)
    Water Utilities: $42,000 ($10.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($0.73)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,429,000 ($349.22)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $51,000 ($12.46)

Lowell government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $916,000 ($223.85)
    Other: $99,000 ($24.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $42,000 ($10.26)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $22,000 ($5.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($2.20)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $148,000 ($36.17)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $63,000 ($15.40)
    General Revenue - Other: $49,000 ($11.97)
    Rents: $22,000 ($5.38)
    Sale of Property: $19,000 ($4.64)
    Donations From Private Sources: $18,000 ($4.40)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $7,159,000 ($1749.51)
    Water Utilities: $966,000 ($236.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $471,000 ($115.10)
    Highways: $282,000 ($68.91)
    Other: $55,000 ($13.44)
  • Tax - Property: $1,922,000 ($469.70)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $31,000 ($7.58)

Lowell government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,525,000 ($2572.09)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,965,000 ($2435.24)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,095,000 ($1489.49)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,535,000 ($1352.64)

Lowell government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,232,000 ($545.45)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,315,000 ($1543.26)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,000 ($8.31)

5.45% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,059 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Michigan average:

5.43%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($240 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.02%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ottawa County, MI  0.93% ($48,138 average AGI)
from Allegan County, MI  0.22% ($49,535)
from Montcalm County, MI  0.21% ($41,105)


5.38% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,326 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Michigan average:

5.69%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($550 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ottawa County, MI  0.95% ($59,021 average AGI)
to Allegan County, MI  0.27% ($55,112)
to Montcalm County, MI  0.23% ($43,991)
Businesses in Lowell, MI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Arby's1Meijer1
AutoZone1Rite Aid1
Burger King1Sprint Nextel2
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul1
GNC1UPS1
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lowell:

  • WJNZ (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GOODRICH RADIO, LLC)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WION (1430 AM; 5 kW; IONIA, MI; Owner: AGRICULTURAL RESOURCE GROUP, INC.)
  • WMJH (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; ROCKFORD, MI)
  • WGVU (1480 AM; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY B OF C)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WKAR (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lowell:

  • WODJ (107.3 FM; GREENVILLE, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOOD-FM (105.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFX (101.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLAV-FM (96.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • 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.)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBLU-FM (88.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP)
  • WLHT-FM (95.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WFUR-FM (102.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: FURNITURE CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFGR (98.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WAYG (89.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • WZUU (92.3 FM; ALLEGAN, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVTI (96.1 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQLR (106.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTRV (100.5 FM; WALKER, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WBCH-FM (100.1 FM; HASTINGS, MI; Owner: BARRY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WYCE (88.1 FM; WYOMING, MI; Owner: GRAND RAPIDS CABLE ACCESS CENTER)

TV broadcast stations around Lowell:

  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING 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.)
  • WOHO-CA (Channel 33; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WOGC-CA (Channel 25; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WUHQ-LP (Channel 29; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W19BA (Channel 19; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTLJ (Channel 54; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WGVU-TV (Channel 35; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WZZM-TV (Channel 13; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS CORP. OF OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • W44BQ (Channel 44; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)
  • WXSP-CA (Channel 15; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W48CL (Channel 48; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WOLP-CA (Channel 27; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
Lowell fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Lowell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 194ft / 59.0mTotal length
  • $33,000Total costs
  • 192,661Total average daily traffic
  • 23,383Total average daily truck traffic
  • 111,008Total future (year 2016) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lowell, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 21940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 51980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lowell, MI
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lowell)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 98 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Lowell, MI)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 166 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lowell)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Lowell)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 32 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
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 ORIGINATED11$109,7015$65,00835$113,9381$60,9504$93,4500$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$193,4001$75,9804$178,6700$00$01$49,970
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$60,0302$95,68511$158,8643$13,2730$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$56,0702$53,63012$136,6531$58,9100$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$82,0700$01$87,3501$42,6600$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0120.04

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$152,365
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$112,340
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$169,830
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$112,140
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0120.04

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lowell, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lowell, MI - Value

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 fires per year is 47. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 83 took place in 2003, and the least - 27 in 2013. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Lowell, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (43.4%), and Outside Fires (35.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lowell, MI
    • 34543.4%Structure Fires
    • 28035.2%Outside Fires
    • 15819.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 121.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lowell, MI
Most common first names in Lowell, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7175.0 years
William5775.8 years
Mary5176.9 years
Robert4469.5 years
George4278.8 years
James4273.5 years
Charles3475.6 years
Frank3378.9 years
Helen3082.5 years
Margaret2981.6 years
Most common last names in Lowell, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller3873.7 years
Smith3173.5 years
Johnson2279.8 years
Roth2079.8 years
Ford1781.4 years
Clark1777.1 years
Yeiter1379.1 years
Wingeier1385.5 years
Anderson1367.9 years
Kyser1182.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lowell, MI
  • 94.6%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lowell, MI
  • 76.2%Utility gas
  • 11.7%Other fuel
  • 7.7%Electricity
  • 4.4%No fuel used


Lowell compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
There are 50 pilots and 42 other airmen in this city.
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