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Population in 2012: 3,839 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.3%
 

Males: 1,660  (43.3%)
Females: 2,179  (56.7%)

Median resident age:  37.1 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49331.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,976 (it was $42,326 in 2000)
Lowell:

$43,976
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,513

Lowell city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $97,270 (it was $95,200 in 2000)
Lowell:

$97,270
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $123,772; Detached houses: $139,722; Townhouses or other attached units: $139,725; In 2-unit structures: $139,725; Mobile homes: $19,858

Median gross rent in 2012: $677.

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  • White alone - 3,509 (92.8%)
  • Hispanic - 114 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 71 (1.9%)
  • Black alone - 48 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 21 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 18 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lowell: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (14.7%), English (14.1%), Dutch (12.9%), Irish (8.9%), Polish (5.2%), United States (4.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 630 feet

Land area: 2.88 square miles.

Population density: 1,331 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lowell:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lowell city:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 43.2%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 22.1%

36 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.9%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Lowell, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Lowell to the number of sex offenders is 1,920 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,592 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,000 (1.9%)

Lowell satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 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 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.94 N, Longitude: 85.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +797 (+20.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 408 (23.1%)

Area code: 616

Lowell household income distribution Lowell home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Lowell by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 130020102011
per 100,000 24.873.90.00.048.40.024.00.048.00.026.526.2
Robberies 101010010000
per 100,000 24.80.024.00.024.20.00.023.90.00.00.00.0
Assaults 1173891159859
per 100,000 272.7172.572.1193.5217.924.224.0119.6216.0192.5132.3235.5
Burglaries 15139798541461913
per 100,000 371.8320.4216.3169.3217.9193.7120.295.7336.0144.4502.6340.1
Thefts 4241221840232926303637125
per 100,000 1041.21010.3528.8435.4968.3556.9697.3621.9719.9866.2978.83270.5
Auto thefts 752393318330
per 100,000 173.5123.248.172.6217.972.672.123.9192.072.279.40.0
Arson 220100011011
per 100,000 49.649.30.024.20.00.00.023.924.00.026.526.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 156.8159.759.370.8154.544.663.562.0143.385.5123.2213.7

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 8 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Michigan average:

1.74

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Lowell, Michigan accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -157 (-3.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Lowell-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 85% 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 significantly above Michigan state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 38.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kent County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

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


Hospital/medical center in Lowell:

  • LAURELS OF KENT (THE) (Nursing Home, 350 N CENTER ST)

Other hospitals/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)

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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: 3,488)
  • Calvin College (about 13 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 3,895)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 17 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 7,546)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 28 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 19,392)
  • Hope College (about 40 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,114)
  • Lansing Community College (about 43 miles; Lansing, MI; FT enrollment: 7,815)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 43 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 2,053)

Public high schools in Lowell:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lowell:

See full list of schools located in Lowell, School District: LOWELL AREA SCHOOLS

User submitted facts and corrections:

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

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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).

 
Kent County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Pb  CO  SO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.7. This is about average.
City:

32.7
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.284. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.284
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.912. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.912
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 14.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.3
U.S.:

11.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.44. This is about average. There were 3 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.44
U.S.:

9.59

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

J & H OIL (Population served: 200, 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)
SOUTH BOSTON BIBLE CHURCH (Population served: 160, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
JIMMY'S GRILL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
LAKESIDE RESORT CAMPGROUND (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
CUMBERLAND RETIREMENT VILLAGE (Population served: 66, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • RIVERVIEW BAR (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LOWELL LANES (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VERGENNES UNITED METHODIST CH (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SNOW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LOWELL JEHOVAH WITNESS CHURCH (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LOWELL RIVERFRONT PARK (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VFW 8303 (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SHADY ACRES (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SCALLEY LAKE PARK (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MOOSE CLUB BINGO HALL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.9%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.3% for Black residents, 8.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 51.6% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lowell, MI

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

Lowell compared to Michigan state average:

Lowell, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lowell travel time to work - commute


Lowell mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (88%)
  • Other fuel (7%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Lowell city (based on Kent County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.86%
Here52.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaReformed Church in AmericaGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesUnited Methodist Church
Adherents37.8%16.1%5.8%3.8%3.5%
Congregations8.4%17.6%7.7%7.2%8.1%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches Independent Charismatic Churches IndependentEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents3.2%3.1%2.5%2.4%21.8%
Congregations1.4%0.7%2.9%3.4%42.5%
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: 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.
State:

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

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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
Kent County:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.1%
Michigan:

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

15.7%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$7,988$47,9280$0
Other Government Administration 2$11,015$66,09014$600
Police Protection - Officers 7$33,330$57,1378$5,991
Police - Other 2$5,553$33,3181$376
Firefighters 0$0 26$13,508
Streets and Highways 2$6,139$36,8340$0
Sewerage 1$4,696$56,3520$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,622$43,4640$0
Water Supply 2$12,071$72,4260$0
Electric Power 10$55,682$66,8183$4,660
Other and Unallocable 6$21,188$42,3760$0
Totals for Government 35$161,284$55,29752$25,135

Lowell government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $466,000 ($121.39)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $4,602,000 ($1198.75)
    Water Utilities: $1,067,000 ($277.94)
    Sewerage: $1,000,000 ($260.48)
    Police Protection: $878,000 ($228.71)
    Regular Highways: $759,000 ($197.71)
    Fire Protection: $282,000 ($73.46)
    Central Staff Services: $259,000 ($67.47)
    Financial Administration: $213,000 ($55.48)
    General - Other: $155,000 ($40.38)
    Parks & Recreation: $151,000 ($39.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $91,000 ($23.70)
    Libraries: $34,000 ($8.86)
    General Public Buildings: $23,000 ($5.99)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $6,000 ($1.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $254,000 ($66.16)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $16,000 ($4.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,469,000 ($382.65)
    Fire Protection: $113,000 ($29.43)
    Police Protection: $20,000 ($5.21)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,472,000 ($383.43)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $207,000 ($53.92)

Lowell government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,210,000 ($315.19)
    All Other: $104,000 ($27.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $47,000 ($12.24)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $180,000 ($46.89)
    Interest Earnings: $24,000 ($6.25)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $4,839,000 ($1260.48)
    Water Utilities: $1,067,000 ($277.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $496,000 ($129.20)
    Highways: $248,000 ($64.60)
  • Tax - Property: $1,275,000 ($332.12)

Lowell government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $3,324,000 ($865.85)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,081,000 ($1063.04)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $2,505,000 ($652.51)
    Other NEC: $944,000 ($245.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,093,000 ($284.71)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $5,710,000 ($1487.37)
    Other, NEC: $3,677,000 ($957.80)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $255,000 ($66.42)
    Water Utilities: $119,000 ($31.00)

Lowell government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,524,000 ($396.98)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,477,000 ($384.74)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,000 ($0.52)

5.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,235 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Michigan average:

5.24%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($289 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.09%
Michigan average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ottawa County, MI  0.82% ($36,905 average AGI)
from Allegan County, MI  0.21% ($30,313)
from Montcalm County, MI  0.19% ($30,428)


5.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,730 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Michigan average:

5.98%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($335 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.06%
Michigan average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ottawa County, MI  0.94% ($48,103 average AGI)
to Allegan County, MI  0.24% ($40,250)
to Montcalm County, MI  0.23% ($33,522)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Lowell, Michigan:
  • Fatal accident count: 10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 20
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Michigan average:
  • Fatal accident count: 144
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 222
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 154
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 378
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 25

See more detailed statistics of Lowell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 29 meters (95ft)
Total costs: $33,000
Total average daily traffic: 54,529
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,506
Total future (year 2023) average daily traffic: 58,160

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lowell)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

70 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lowell, MI)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • LOWELL DOWNTOWN, 2055 Bowes Rd (Lowell Dwntn. #050760) (Lat: 42.929694 Lon: -85.362389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 79.5 m, Overall height: 79.6 m, Call Sign: WQIP879
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/09/2008, Expiration Date: 04/09/2018, Cancellation Date: 10/09/2009, Certifier: William Chastain
    Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, 774 Mays Blvd., #10-465, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • Lowell, Lat: 43.019444 Lon: -85.349444, Type: Tower, Structure height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WQMG628
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/03/2010, Expiration Date: 08/03/2020, Certifier: Larry J Vander Veen
    Registrant: Freedomnet Solutions, 400 76th St. Suite 15, Byron Center, MI 49315, Phone: (616) 459-2000, Email:
  • SARANAC, 8575 Peck Lake Rd (Lat: 42.899750 Lon: -85.244444), Overall height: 80.2 m, Call Sign: WLT655
    Assigned Frequencies: 2121.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/17/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/23/2009
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasareg, Alpharetta, GA 30004, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3
  • Off Shepard Drive, 0.2 Mile North Of M-21 (Lat: 42.941139 Lon: -85.333889), Overall height: 30.2 m, Call Sign: KNKM983
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.212 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 04/21/2004, Certifier: Paul H Kuzia
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, N.W., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:
  • 2900 Lincoln Lake Rd (Lat: 43.019444 Lon: -85.349444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: KNKO651
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.287 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/19/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2009, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley
    Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 300 Technology Drive #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-1626, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:
  • 121 Lafayette St (Lat: 42.935028 Lon: -85.337778), Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: KNKO294
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.337 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/07/2004, Expiration Date: 06/22/2014, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, Nw, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Lowell City Airport- 730 Lincoln Lake Ave, S (Lat: 42.953417 Lon: -85.345972), Type: Bant, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQPT858
    Assigned Frequencies: 123.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/14/2012, Expiration Date: 08/14/2022, Certifier: Mark Howe
    Registrant: Aviation Spectrum Resources Inc, 2551 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401, Phone: (410) 266-2132, Fax: (410) 573-3003, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

141 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lowell)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Lowell)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

27 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 53
  • Hazardous Condition: 28
  • Service Call: 16
  • Good Intent Call: 10

Incident types - Lowell


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Lowell, MI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Meijer1
Arby's1Rite Aid1
AutoZone1Sprint Nextel2
Burger King1Taco Bell1
FedEx1U-Haul1
GNC1UPS1
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
McDonald's1
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Robert D. Straub (17)
  • Eric C. Huffman (9)
  • Wade Bernreuter (6)
  • Steve O. Mork (6)
  • Colin J. Moore (5)
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  • Leroy Johnson (4)
  • Herbert J. Vanderbilt (4)
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