Parchment, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 1,844 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.8%
 
Males: 860  (46.7%)
Females: 984  (53.3%)
Median resident age:

34.7 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49004.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,428 (it was $40,074 in 2000)
Parchment:

$53,428
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,741 (it was $18,911 in 2000)

Parchment city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $138,462 (it was $91,900 in 2000)
Parchment:

$138,462
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $136,513; detached houses: $135,275; townhouses or other attached units: $90,750

Median gross rent in 2017: $839.

March 2019 cost of living index in Parchment: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.0%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.2% for Black residents, 76.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 94.7% for American Indian residents, 22.2% for other race residents, 20.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Parchment, MI (2017)
    • 1,40071.3%White alone
    • 27113.8%Black alone
    • 21010.7%Two or more races
    • 422.1%Hispanic
    • 261.3%Asian alone
    • 150.8%American Indian alone
    • 20.1%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Parchment, Michigan as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Parchment is 651 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Parchment by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(54.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(111.0)
1
(55.7)
1
(55.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(55.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(163.7)
3
(165.9)
8
(449.9)
4
(222.1)
8
(445.7)
5
(279.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2
(109.1)
4
(221.2)
8
(449.9)
1
(55.5)
8
(445.7)
12
(670.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
50
(2,728)
78
(4,314)
55
(3,093)
58
(3,220)
66
(3,677)
26
(1,452)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(55.3)
2
(112.5)
1
(55.5)
4
(222.8)
2
(111.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(55.7)
2
(111.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)193.1225.7271.1270.4329.8231.2

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 6 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Michigan average:

2.02
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Ancestries: Dutch (11.8%), American (10.4%), Irish (6.7%), German (5.6%), English (4.7%), Scottish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 790 feet

Land area: 0.86 square miles.

Population density: 2,156 people per square mile   (low).

Parchment, Michigan map

47 residents are foreign born (0.9% North America, 0.5% Latin America, 0.4% Asia, 0.3% Africa).

This city:

2.4%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,629 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,393 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kalamazoo, MI (3.3 miles , pop. 77,145).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (89.2 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (113.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Eastwood, MI (1.4 miles ),
Comstock Northwest, MI (1.6 miles ),
Kalamazoo, MI (1.8 miles ),
Westwood, MI (1.9 miles ),
Richland, MI (2.6 miles ),
Greater Galesburg, MI (2.8 miles ),
Galesburg, MI (2.8 miles ),
Portage, MI (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 42.33 N, Longitude: 85.57 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 269

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $126,800
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $131,500
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $112,200
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $176,100
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $176,100
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $176,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Parchment, MI residents
Average permit cost in Parchment, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Michigan:

4.4%
Most common industries in Parchment, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.8%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.1%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.5%)
  • Health care (6.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.8%)
  • Paper (5.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.4%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.8%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Parchment, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (3.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Computer specialists (4.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (6.0%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.6%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.4%)

Average climate in Parchment, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Parchment, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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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 3.5 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 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.08
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Parchment-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 42% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.3 miles away from the Parchment city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 40.9 miles away from the city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Parchment-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 294.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 232.1 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 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 138.4 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 271.2 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 297.6 miles away from Parchment 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 (13).
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).
Parchment topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Parchment:

  • BORGESS MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • BORGESS GARDENS (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • FMC - GULL ROAD (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • FMC - KALAMAZOO PD UNIT (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • FMC - KALAMAZOO (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • BORGESS VISITING NURSES (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • HILLSIDE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)

Airports located in Parchment:

Amtrak stations near Parchment:

  • 3 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.
  • 20 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 Parchment:

  • Western Michigan University (about 4 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; Full-time enrollment: 20,840)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 10 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 20 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 4,078)
  • Davenport University (about 37 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 6,955)
  • Calvin College (about 42 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 4,117)
  • Hope College (about 43 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,535)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 45 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,296)

Library in Parchment:

  • PARCHMENT COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $540,878; Location: 401 SOUTH RIVERVIEW DRIVE; 49,279 books; 2,659 audio materials; 1,454 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 46 other licensed databases; 141 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Parchment: Parchment Fire Station (A), Parchment Police Department (B), Parchment Community Library (C), Parchment Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Parchment include: New Life Fellowship Church of God (A), Saint Ambrose Catholic Church (B), Parchment United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Parchment: Kindleberger Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Kalamazoo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.6%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.9%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
10 people in other group homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Parchment (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Parchment Branch at 317 South Riverview Drive, branch established on 1946/09/30. 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 Parchment:

Marital status in Parchment, MI
  • Never married: 39.4%
  • Now married: 38.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

For population 25 years and over in Parchment:

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Michigan average:

10.8

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

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Religion statistics for Parchment, MI (based on Kalamazoo County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant37,002118
Mainline Protestant24,15560
Catholic23,8769
Other6,30628
Black Protestant4,14010
Orthodox2751
None154,577-
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: 41
This county:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 45
Kalamazoo County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 64
This county:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 177
This county:

7.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
State:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.9%
Michigan:

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

14.5%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Parchment:

46.9%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Parchment:

43.6%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Parchment:

29.3
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

26.9%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.1%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Parchment:

6.8
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.1%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

53.8%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Parchment:

77.5%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Parchment, 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
Other Government Administration 12$10,926$10,9260$0
Water Supply 1$3,248$38,9760$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,881$34,5720$0
Other and Unallocable 1$4,320$51,8402$965
Financial Administration 1$4,218$50,6161$624
Parks and Recreation 1$3,248$38,9760$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 14$3,218
Totals for Government 17$28,841$20,35817$4,807

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $265,000 ($143.71)
    Regular Highways: $31,000 ($16.81)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $488,000 ($264.64)
    Regular Highways: $392,000 ($212.58)
    Water Utilities: $326,000 ($176.79)
    Police Protection: $315,000 ($170.82)
    Sewerage: $245,000 ($132.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $118,000 ($63.99)
    Local Fire Protection: $74,000 ($40.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $6,000 ($3.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $746,000 ($404.56)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $228,000 ($123.64)
    Other: $102,000 ($55.31)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $151,000 ($81.89)
    Donations From Private Sources: $27,000 ($14.64)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($7.05)
    Fines and Forfeits: $13,000 ($7.05)
    Sale of Property: $8,000 ($4.34)
    Rents: $6,000 ($3.25)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $305,000 ($165.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $263,000 ($142.62)
    Highways: $121,000 ($65.62)
  • Tax - Property: $860,000 ($466.38)
    Other License: $13,000 ($7.05)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $984,000 ($533.62)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $976,000 ($529.28)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,000 ($4.34)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,000 ($14.64)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $587,000 ($318.33)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,000 ($16.81)

5.93% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($84,333 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.93%
Michigan average:

5.43%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($491 average AGI)
Kalamazoo County:

0.02%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Van Buren County, MI  0.65% ($47,005 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, MI  0.48% ($41,742)
from Allegan County, MI  0.43% ($42,197)


6.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Michigan average:

5.69%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($496 average AGI)
Kalamazoo County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Van Buren County, MI  0.62% ($63,000 average AGI)
to Kent County, MI  0.47% ($48,242)
to Allegan County, MI  0.39% ($42,765)

Businesses in Parchment, MI

  • 7-Eleven: 1
  • H&R Block: 1
  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Parchment:

  • 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)
  • WKPR (1420 AM; 1 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WNWN (1560 AM; daytime; 4 kW; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WBCK (930 AM; 5 kW; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAKV (980 AM; 1 kW; OTSEGO, MI; Owner: VINTAGE RADIO ENTERPRISES, L.L.C.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Parchment:

  • WAYK (88.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • W262AF (100.3 FM; PARCHMENT, MI; Owner: FRIENDS OF CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WMUK (102.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • W258AH (99.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIDR (89.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • W247AM (97.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WQLR (106.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFAT (96.5 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WKFR-FM (103.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKDS (89.9 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: BD OF EDUC SCHOOL DISTR OF CITY)
  • W219CA (91.7 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WZUU (92.3 FM; ALLEGAN, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKR (107.7 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WQXC-FM (100.9 FM; OTSEGO, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOOD-FM (105.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGRD-FM (97.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WCSG (91.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY.)
  • WBXX (95.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CASPTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Parchment:

  • WGVK (Channel 52; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WOKZ-CA (Channel 50; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • 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)
  • W26BX (Channel 26; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • 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)

Parchment fatal accident list:

Nov 12, 1998 01:41 PM, Riverview Dr, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 18.5mTotal length
  • 34,523Total average daily traffic
  • 1,970Total average daily truck traffic
  • 55,229Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Parchment)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 650 S Riverview (Lat: 42.325028 Lon: -85.576389), Call Sign: KNGJ624,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.430 MHz, Grant Date: 01/29/2013, Expiration Date: 04/18/2023, Registrant: City Of Parchment, 650 S. Riverview Dr., Parchment, MI 49004, Phone: (269) 349-3785, Fax: (269) 345-5441, Email:
  • 307 N Riverview Dr (Lat: 42.329472 Lon: -85.568889), Call Sign: KLF742, Licensee ID: L00661935,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.285 MHz, Grant Date: 04/01/1998, Expiration Date: 06/17/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/07/2003, Registrant: Parchment Schools, 520 N Orient St, Parchment, MI 49004
  • Lat: 42.328833 Lon: -85.569278, Call Sign: WQEA955,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.3400 MHz, Grant Date: 10/06/2015, Expiration Date: 12/19/2025, Certifier: Kristy Mattern, Registrant: C-Comm Inc, 1600 Lincoln Rd, Allegan, MI 49010, Phone: (269) 673-9900, Fax: (269) 673-9904, Email:
  • Lat: 42.331500 Lon: -85.556111, Call Sign: WQJD470,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.2400 MHz, Grant Date: 06/20/2018, Expiration Date: 07/31/2028, Certifier: Kristy Mattern, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • 435 Parkdale (Lat: 42.324000 Lon: -85.562000), Type: Tank, Structure height: 31 m, Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: WQTR671,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.775 MHz, Grant Date: 03/31/2014, Expiration Date: 03/31/2024, Certifier: Robert Heasley, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • Lat: 42.336722 Lon: -85.510611, Call Sign: WQUW427,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.312 MHz, 456.312 MHz, 451.587 MHz, 456.587 MHz, Grant Date: 10/30/2014, Expiration Date: 10/30/2024, Certifier: Dean Marks, Registrant: Eastern Hills Golf Club, 6075 East G Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49001, Phone: (269) 385-8175, Fax: (269) 344-3833, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • KALAMAZOO MTSO, Kalamazoo Cell Site (Lat: 42.344889 Lon: -85.557306), Type: Tower, Structure height: 80.1 m, Call Sign: WLT669,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, Grant Date: 01/04/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 07/23/2015, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KB8RRM, Licensee ID: L00900737, Grant Date: 08/03/2004, Expiration Date: 02/22/2014, Cancellation Date: 02/23/2016, Certifier: Michael A Guernsey, Registrant: Michael A Guernsey, 5217 N 20th, Parchment, MI 49004
  • Call Sign: KC8AIP, Grant Date: 07/03/1995, Expiration Date: 07/03/2005, Cancellation Date: 07/04/2007, Registrant: William A Arnold, 808 Amsterdam, Parchment, MI 49004
  • Call Sign: KC8BUA, Licensee ID: L00396852, Grant Date: 09/13/2005, Expiration Date: 12/12/2015, Cancellation Date: 12/13/2017, Certifier: Ronald D Larson, Registrant: Ronald D Larson, 1953 West C Ave, Parchment, MI 49004-9342
  • Call Sign: ND8V, Licensee ID: L00406056, Grant Date: 09/25/2002, Expiration Date: 12/22/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/22/2006, Registrant: Michael E Guernsey Sr, 2026 Travis Rd, Parchment, MI 49004
  • Call Sign: WB8MTF, Grant Date: 11/03/1987, Expiration Date: 11/03/1997, Cancellation Date: 11/04/1999, Registrant: Margaret A Lovins, 2480 Summerdale, Parchment, MI 49004
  • Call Sign: KD8AJC, Licensee ID: L00920486, Grant Date: 07/12/2014, Expiration Date: 09/22/2024, Certifier: James B Newton, Registrant: James B Newton, 4249 Pine Knoll, Parchment, MI 49004
  • Call Sign: KZ8O, Previous Call Sign: ND8V, Licensee ID: L00406056, Grant Date: 02/22/2006, Expiration Date: 02/22/2016, Cancellation Date: 02/14/2017, Certifier: Michael E Guernsey Sr, Registrant: Michael E Guernsey Sr, 2026 Travis Rd, Parchment, MI 49004

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$78,8186$67,83323$110,0875$27,2001$100,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$04$105,0000$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$75,7502$40,0005$94,2002$9,0000$01$25,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$111,0001$125,0007$103,4290$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$78,5001$95,0000$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0013.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$58,0001$113,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$55,0001$103,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$37,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0013.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Parchment, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Parchment, 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 fire incidents per year is 9. The highest number of fires - 19 took place in 2013, and the least - 4 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Parchment, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (58.3%), and Outside Fires (18.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Parchment, MI
    • 8858.3%Structure Fires
    • 2818.5%Outside Fires
    • 2113.9%Other
    • 149.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Parchment, MI
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Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Parchment, MI
  • 95.4%Utility gas
  • 2.7%Wood
  • 1.2%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Parchment, MI
  • 74.5%Utility gas
  • 23.4%Electricity
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Parchment compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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.
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