Sturgis, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 10,824 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.1%
 
Males: 5,252  (48.5%)
Females: 5,572  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

32.8 years
Michigan median age:

39.7 years

Zip codes: 49091.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $36,062 (it was $33,838 in 2000)
Sturgis:

$36,062
MI:

$52,492

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $19,020 (it was $15,990 in 2000)

Sturgis city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $93,002 (it was $76,000 in 2000)
Sturgis:

$93,002
MI:

$147,100

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $158,226; detached houses: $166,618; townhouses or other attached units: $152,784; in 2-unit structures: $237,531; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $96,781; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $65,328; mobile homes: $52,038; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $17,373

Median gross rent in 2016: $718.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sturgis: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 25.1%
(22.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 79.3% for Black residents, 31.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.3% for American Indian residents, 19.5% for other race residents, 28.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sturgis, MI (2016)
    • 7,96972.8%White alone
    • 2,47122.6%Hispanic
    • 4123.8%Two or more races
    • 1251.1%Black alone
    • 200.2%American Indian alone
    • 210.2%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 117 registered sex offenders living in Sturgis, Michigan as of October 20, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sturgis is 94 to 1.


Crime rates in Sturgis by year

Type

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(9.0)
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)
1
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
12
(107.6)
18
(161.2)
9
(80.9)
15
(135.1)
8
(72.6)
6
(55.0)
16
(147.2)
5
(47.4)
14
(127.4)
18
(164.9)
11
(101.1)
10
(91.9)
5
(46.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.9)
4
(35.9)
7
(63.0)
11
(99.8)
4
(36.7)
1
(9.2)
1
(9.5)
3
(27.3)
2
(18.3)
3
(27.6)
2
(18.4)
1
(9.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
34
(304.9)
30
(268.7)
25
(224.6)
36
(324.1)
23
(208.6)
26
(238.2)
38
(349.7)
29
(275.0)
18
(163.8)
29
(265.7)
37
(340.1)
19
(174.7)
21
(193.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
89
(798.0)
68
(609.2)
71
(638.0)
59
(531.2)
55
(498.8)
64
(586.4)
92
(846.7)
44
(417.3)
52
(473.3)
41
(375.7)
24
(220.6)
25
(229.9)
42
(386.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
359
(3,219)
298
(2,670)
303
(2,723)
226
(2,035)
251
(2,276)
268
(2,456)
266
(2,448)
238
(2,257)
243
(2,212)
263
(2,410)
253
(2,326)
225
(2,069)
286
(2,634)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
22
(197.3)
18
(161.2)
9
(80.9)
16
(144.1)
19
(172.3)
12
(110.0)
17
(156.5)
11
(104.3)
15
(136.5)
15
(137.5)
15
(137.9)
14
(128.7)
16
(147.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(9.0)
1
(9.0)
3
(27.0)
2
(18.0)
3
(27.2)
1
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.5)
2
(18.2)
6
(55.0)
1
(9.2)
3
(27.6)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 284.4)371.0350.4280.4321.9269.5250.7360.2223.6275.4324.3276.7241.5222.5

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City-data.com crime index in Sturgis, MI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 23 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Michigan average:

1.64
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Ancestries: German (21.0%), American (11.6%), English (7.8%), European (4.3%), Irish (3.6%), Polish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 910 feet

Land area: 5.96 square miles.

Population density: 1,817 people per square mile   (low).

Sturgis,MI real estate house value index trend

Sturgis, Michigan map

997 residents are foreign born (8.0% Latin America).

This city:

9.1%
Michigan:

6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,495 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,477 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Elkhart, IN (29.6 miles , pop. 51,874).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (52.0 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (116.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Howe, IN (2.3 miles ),
Burr Oak, MI (2.5 miles ),
Centreville, MI (3.2 miles ),
Lagrange, IN (3.3 miles ),
White Pigeon, MI (3.4 miles ),
Shipshewana, IN (3.4 miles ),
Colon, MI (3.5 miles ),
Bronson, MI (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 41.80 N, Longitude: 85.42 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,089 (+19.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,899 (41.7%)

Area code: 269

Distribution of median household income in Sturgis, MI in 2016
Distribution of house value in Sturgis, MI in 2016
Sturgis satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $142,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $25,000
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $149,200
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $175,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $80,700
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $160,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Sturgis, MI residents
Average permit cost in Sturgis, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Michigan:

4.4%
Historical population in Sturgis, MI
Historical housing units in Sturgis, MI

Population change in the 1990s: +993 (+9.6%).
Most common industries in Sturgis, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (13.4%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.8%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (16.9%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.5%)
  • Wood products (4.4%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
  • Machinery (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.4%)
  • Health care (9.2%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.5%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Sturgis, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (15.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.7%)

Average climate in Sturgis, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Sturgis, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 50.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Sturgis-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the Sturgis city center killed 36 people and injured 321 people.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 8.9 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 41 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sturgis-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 85% 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 265.7 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 102.8 miles away from Sturgis center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 220.2 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 260.3 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 260.5 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 243.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Sturgis topographic map

Main business address for: STURGIS BANCORP INC (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Sturgis:

  • HOSPICE OF STURGIS (600 SOUTH LAKEVIEW AVENUE)
  • STURGIS HOSPITAL (Government - Local, 916 MYRTLE AVE)
  • FROH COMMUNITY HOME (307 N FRANKS AVENUE)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE - STURGIS (1276 KITSON ST)
  • STURGIS HOME HEALTH CARE (1613 EAST CHICAGO ROAD)

Airports located in Sturgis:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sturgis:

  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 33 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,369)
  • Western Michigan University (about 36 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 40 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 4,078)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 43 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 5,563)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 43 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)
  • Andrews University (about 50 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 3,103)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 50 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 10,126)

Public high schools in Sturgis:

Private high schools in Sturgis:

  • LAKE AREA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 44, Location: 63590 BORGERT RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • STURGIS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 44, Location: 70031 S LAKEVIEW ST, Grades: PK-10)
  • NOTTAWA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 22, Location: 26239 M 86, Grades: 1-12)
  • HEARTWOOD RENAISSANCE ACADEMY (Students: 3, Location: 705 E WEST ST, Grades: 9-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sturgis:

Private elementary/middle schools in Sturgis:

  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 137, Location: 406 S LAKEVIEW AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST JOHN'S LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 16, Location: 1108 E LAFAYETTE ST, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Sturgis

Library in Sturgis:

  • STURGIS DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $629,882; Location: 255 NORTH STREET; 52,144 books; 1,303 audio materials; 2,665 video materials; 112 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sturgis: Cornerstone Plaza (A), Maplecrest Plaza (B), Plaza South (C), Sturgis Plaza (D), Sturgis City Hall (E), City of Sturgis Fire Department (F), Sturgis Police Department (G), Sturgis Public Library (H), Sturgis Historical Society Museum (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Sturgis: STURGIS BANCORP INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Sturgis include: Saint Johns Lutheran Church (A), Trinity Lutheran Church (B), Holy Angels Catholic Church (C), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (D), First Presbyterian Church (E), Christian Fellowship Center (F), Wesleyan Church (G), Community Bible Church (H), Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Sturgis include: Harmon Field (1), Oak Lawn Park (2), Spence Field (3), Free Church Park (4), Memorial Park (5), Shadowlawn Park (6), Thurston Woods Park (7), Langrick Street Park (8), Old Depot Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Green Briar Inn (71381 M 66), Hampton Inn Sturgis (71451 South M-66).

Birthplace of: Art Renner - Football player, Perle Mesta - Socialite, Verne Troyer - Film actor, June MacCloy - Actress.

St. Joseph County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

THE IN-BETWEEN (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-14-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-15-2008)
HILLCREST BAR & GRILL (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ST JOE VALLEY GOLF CLUB (Population served: 47, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2006)
J & B FOOD MART (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
STURGIS FOOD MART (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • STURGIS MISSIONARY CHURCH (Population served: 350, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KLINGER LAKE COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 180, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HAMPTON INN (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ISLAND HILLS, LLC (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SNAPPY NORTH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.4%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.3%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Sturgis in 2010:

  • 114 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 25 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Sturgis in 2000:

  • 224 people in nursing homes
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Sturgis (2011 data):

  • Sturgis Bank & Trust Company: at 119-125 East Chicago Road, Sturgis Banking Center, Maplecrest Banking Center. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $314.3 mil, Deposits: $234.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Sturgis Bancorp, Inc.
  • KeyBank National Association: Sturgis Main Branch at 205 East Chicago Road, branch established on 1945/11/05; Sturgis Plaza Branch at 713 South Centerville Road, branch established on 1971/06/15. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Century Bank and Trust: Sturgis Main at 300 West Chicago Road, branch established on 1992/04/06; Sturgis North at 1031 North Nottawa Street, branch established on 1996/02/13. Info updated 2011/01/27: Bank assets: $250.6 mil, Deposits: $219.7 mil, headquarters in Coldwater, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Century Financial Corporation
  • Citizens Bank: Downtown Sturgis Branch at 100 East Chicago Road, branch established on 1892/03/07. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $9,212.3 mil, Deposits: $7,452.0 mil, headquarters in Flint, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 220 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.
  • Farmers State Bank: Sturgis Branch at 809 West Chicago Road, branch established on 2003/09/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $481.3 mil, Deposits: $399.3 mil, headquarters in Lagrange, IN, positive income, 14 total offices, Holding Company: F.S. Bancorp
  • Flagstar Bank, FSB: Sturgis Branch at 1372 S. Centerville Rd, branch established on 1998/07/20. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $13,623.5 mil, Deposits: $7,802.8 mil, headquarters in Troy, MI, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Sturgis:

Marital status in Sturgis, MI
  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

For population 25 years and over in Sturgis:

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Michigan average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Sturgis
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sturgis, MI (based on St. Joseph County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,17575
Catholic9,4606
Mainline Protestant4,02022
Black Protestant8304
Other4394
None35,371-
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: 17
This county:

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
St. Joseph County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Here:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 41
This county:

6.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
State:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Joseph County:

29.1%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
St. Joseph County:

22.0%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.2%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Sturgis:

43.1%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.5%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sturgis:

11.2%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Sturgis:

6.8
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Sturgis:

31.6%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

54.2%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.0%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sturgis, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 14$91,601$78,5151$97
Financial Administration 13$71,526$66,0244$7,540
Electric Power 12$86,291$86,2912$3,253
Firefighters 8$37,962$56,9437$744
Sewerage 7$33,389$57,2380$0
Police - Other 7$37,238$63,8377$2,874
Streets and Highways 6$33,126$66,2520$0
Other and Unallocable 6$25,741$51,48214$422
Parks and Recreation 6$25,157$50,31441$24,311
Other Government Administration 4$24,791$74,3739$2,157
Water Supply 4$21,434$64,3020$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$8,875$35,5001$1,262
Fire - Other 1$6,036$72,4320$0
Solid Waste Management 1$4,003$48,0360$0
Totals for Government 92$507,170$66,15386$42,660

Sturgis government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $2,360,000 ($218.03)
    Water Utilities: $644,000 ($59.50)
    Sewerage: $318,000 ($29.38)
    Housing and Community Development: $49,000 ($4.53)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $23,443,000 ($2165.84)
    Regular Highways: $4,216,000 ($389.50)
    Police Protection: $2,791,000 ($257.85)
    Sewerage: $2,050,000 ($189.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,556,000 ($143.75)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,240,000 ($114.56)
    Water Utilities: $935,000 ($86.38)
    Housing and Community Development: $907,000 ($83.80)
    General - Other: $906,000 ($83.70)
    Financial Administration: $429,000 ($39.63)
    Air Transportation: $323,000 ($29.84)
    Central Staff Services: $291,000 ($26.88)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $260,000 ($24.02)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $249,000 ($23.00)
    Health - Other: $68,000 ($6.28)
    Libraries: $51,000 ($4.71)
    General Public Buildings: $40,000 ($3.70)
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,000 ($0.18)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $218,000 ($20.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $611,000 ($56.45)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $388,000 ($35.85)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,831,000 ($538.71)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $28,000 ($2.59)

Sturgis government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,362,000 ($310.61)
    Other: $2,716,000 ($250.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $798,000 ($73.73)
    Housing and Community Development: $244,000 ($22.54)
    Air Transportation: $243,000 ($22.45)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $73,000 ($6.74)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,340,000 ($123.80)
    Housing and Community Development: $990,000 ($91.46)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $35,000 ($3.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $757,000 ($69.94)
    Rents: $634,000 ($58.57)
    Interest Earnings: $317,000 ($29.29)
    Donations From Private Sources: $129,000 ($11.92)
    Fines and Forfeits: $27,000 ($2.49)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $25,178,000 ($2326.13)
    Water Utilities: $1,563,000 ($144.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $981,000 ($90.63)
    General Local Government Support: $978,000 ($90.35)
    Other: $122,000 ($11.27)
  • Tax - Property: $3,727,000 ($344.33)
    Other License: $129,000 ($11.92)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $79,000 ($7.30)

Sturgis government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,074,000 ($2501.29)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,944,000 ($2212.12)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,446,000 ($318.37)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $317,000 ($29.29)

Sturgis government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,512,000 ($2911.31)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,000 ($0.18)

5.17% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,502 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kalamazoo County, MI  0.98% ($39,285 average AGI)
from Cass County, MI  0.45% ($40,519)
from Elkhart County, IN  0.39% ($40,400)


5.36% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($197,561 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kalamazoo County, MI  1.11% ($53,104 average AGI)
to Elkhart County, IN  0.53% ($39,266)
to Cass County, MI  0.39% ($35,283)
Businesses in Sturgis, MI
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling1Lane Furniture2
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Applebee's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx2Rite Aid1
GNC1Sears1
GameStop1Sprint Nextel1
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Hilton1Taco Bell1
Jones New York1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS4
Kmart1Walgreens1
Kroger1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Sturgis:

  • WMSH-FM (99 AM; 1 kW; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMSH (1230 AM; 1 kW; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTVB (1590 AM; 5 kW; COLDWATER, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WQSN (1660 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFRN (1270 AM; 5 kW; ELKHART, IN)
  • WHLY (1580 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: TIMES COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WBCK (930 AM; 5 kW; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sturgis:

  • WMSH-FM (99.3 FM; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTHD (105.5 FM; LAGRANGE, IN; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCVM (94.7 FM; BRONSON, MI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WQKO (91.9 FM; HOWE, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WLKM-FM (95.9 FM; THREE RIVERS, MI; Owner: IMPACT RADIO, LLC)
  • WRKR (107.7 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBOI (91.3 FM; ORLAND, IN; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF NORTHEAST INDIANA, INC)
  • WHWE (89.7 FM; HOWE, IN; Owner: HOWE MILITARY SCHOOL)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WLKI (100.3 FM; ANGOLA, IN; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLEG (102.7 FM; LIGONIER, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBTU (93.3 FM; KENDALLVILLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WNWN-FM (98.5 FM; COLDWATER, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WZOW (97.7 FM; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WFRN-FM (104.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sturgis:

  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • W26BX (Channel 26; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Sturgis fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 233ft / 70.9mTotal length
  • $848,000Total costs
  • 112,497Total average daily traffic
  • 8,378Total average daily truck traffic
  • 142,034Total future (year 1977) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sturgis, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sturgis, MI
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sturgis)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 76 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sturgis, MI)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 79 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sturgis)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Sturgis)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 29 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 81
  • Hazardous Condition: 86
  • Service Call: 44
  • Good Intent Call: 3
Fire incident types in Sturgis, MI

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sturgis, MI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sturgis, Michigan:

  • Quality Inn, 1301 S Centerville Rd, Sturgis, Michigan 49091 , Phone: (269) 651-7881, Fax: (269) 651-1856
  • Hampton Inn Sturgis, 71451 S Centerville Rd, Sturgis, Michigan 49091 , Phone: (269) 651-4210, Fax: (269) 651-7085
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sturgis, Michigan
Most common first names in Sturgis, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert12370.9 years
John11675.6 years
Mary10978.9 years
William8376.2 years
Charles7877.2 years
James6868.5 years
Helen6882.1 years
Dorothy6477.1 years
Richard6169.5 years
Ruth5478.3 years
Most common last names in Sturgis, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller7076.6 years
Smith6375.3 years
Jones2875.1 years
Kline2379.6 years
Yoder2379.4 years
King2277.4 years
Myers2178.1 years
Brown2180.7 years
Johnson2076.2 years
Holtz2075.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sturgis, MI
  • 94.8%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Electricity
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sturgis, MI
  • 73.3%Utility gas
  • 17.2%Electricity
  • 4.3%No fuel used
  • 2.7%Other fuel
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Sturgis compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Sturgis on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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