Sturgis, Michigan

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Population in 2014: 10,901 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.4%
 
Males: 5,239  (48.1%)
Females: 5,662  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  32.1 years
Michigan median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 49091.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,145 (it was $33,838 in 2000)
Sturgis:

$35,145
MI:

$48,273

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,391 (it was $15,990 in 2000)

Sturgis city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $85,735 (it was $76,000 in 2000)
Sturgis:

$85,735
MI:

$117,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $590.

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  • Races in Sturgis, MI (2013)

    Sturgis races chart
    • 7,95772.5%White alone
    • 2,56223.3%Hispanic
    • 3543.2%Two or more races
    • 1371.2%Black alone
    • 250.2%American Indian alone
    • 270.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sturgis: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.5%), United States (10.8%), English (9.9%), Irish (6.5%), Polish (4.7%), Dutch (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 910 feet

Land area: 5.96 square miles.

Population density: 1,830 people per square mile   (low).

Sturgis,MI real estate house value index trend

Sturgis, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Sturgis:

  • High school or higher: 78.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sturgis city:

  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 50.7%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

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

This city:

9.1%
Michigan:

6.2%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 95 registered sex offenders living in Sturgis, Michigan as of May 26, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Sturgis to the number of sex offenders is 115 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,487 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,348 (1.7%)

Sturgis satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.80 N, Longitude: 85.42 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,588 (+23.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,898 (49.2%)

Area code: 269

Sturgis household income distribution Sturgis home values distribution

Crime rates in Sturgis by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2014
Murders 01000000000
per 100,000 0.09.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 81218915861651418
per 100,000 70.1107.6161.280.9135.172.655.0147.247.4127.4164.9
Robberies 302471141132
per 100,000 26.30.017.935.963.099.836.79.29.527.318.3
Assaults 2434302536232638291829
per 100,000 210.3304.9268.7224.6324.1208.6238.2349.7275.0163.8265.7
Burglaries 7189687159556492445241
per 100,000 622.2798.0609.2638.0531.2498.8586.4846.7417.3473.3375.7
Thefts 340359298303226251268266238243263
per 100,000 2,979.33,218.92,669.52,722.62,034.92,276.42,455.62,448.02,257.22,211.92,410.0
Auto thefts 122218916191217111515
per 100,000 105.2197.3161.280.9144.1172.3110.0156.5104.3136.5137.5
Arson 31132310126
per 100,000 26.39.09.027.018.027.29.20.09.518.255.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.1) 281.5371.1355.9284.8326.9273.7254.6365.9227.1279.8329.4

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Sturgis detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 23 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Michigan average:

1.72
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +993 (+9.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (47%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (30%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Sturgis, Michigan

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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 Sturgis 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

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

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)

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.9%
(20.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.7% for Black residents, 42.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.1% for American Indian residents, 39.4% for other race residents, 27.8% for two or more races residents)
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

Sturgis, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.6
Michigan average:

11.0

Sturgis travel time to work - commute Sturgis mode of transportation to work chart

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

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
St. Joseph 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.
State:

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

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Joseph County:

29.1%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This 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 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$22,339$53,6142$2,378
Other Government Administration 5$26,504$63,6109$1,650
Police Protection - Officers 16$93,375$70,0312$4,840
Police - Other 7$28,439$48,7538$3,556
Firefighters 9$40,443$53,9245$365
Fire - Other 1$5,688$68,2560$0
Streets and Highways 8$37,169$55,7541$1,727
Solid Waste Management 1$4,953$59,4360$0
Sewerage 6$28,341$56,6820$0
Parks and Recreation 5$21,903$52,56737$26,315
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5$19,574$46,9782$2,342
Water Supply 2$9,945$59,6700$0
Electric Power 19$99,867$63,0741$729
Totals for Government 89$438,540$59,12967$43,902

Sturgis government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Hospitals: $4,627,000 ($424.46)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $37,389,000 ($3429.87)
    Electric Utilities: $14,777,000 ($1355.56)
    Police Protection: $2,064,000 ($189.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,608,000 ($147.51)
    Regular Highways: $1,488,000 ($136.50)
    Sewerage: $1,261,000 ($115.68)
    General - Other: $1,236,000 ($113.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,162,000 ($106.60)
    Water Utilities: $795,000 ($72.93)
    Health - Other: $562,000 ($51.55)
    Financial Administration: $524,000 ($48.07)
    Housing and Community Development: $422,000 ($38.71)
    Central Staff Services: $380,000 ($34.86)
    Libraries: $308,000 ($28.25)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $208,000 ($19.08)
    Air Transportation: $74,000 ($6.79)
    General Public Buildings: $58,000 ($5.32)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $383,000 ($35.13)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $4,579,000 ($420.05)
    Benefit Payments: $1,861,000 ($170.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $228,000 ($20.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $1,213,000 ($111.27)
    Sewerage: $154,000 ($14.13)
    General - Other: $140,000 ($12.84)
    Housing and Community Development: $104,000 ($9.54)
    Water Utilities: $32,000 ($2.94)
    Libraries: $9,000 ($0.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($0.37)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,883,000 ($1915.70)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $46,000 ($4.22)

Sturgis government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $39,068,000 ($3583.89)
    Sewerage: $1,617,000 ($148.34)
    All Other: $629,000 ($57.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $417,000 ($38.25)
    Housing and Community Development: $149,000 ($13.67)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $5,168,000 ($474.08)
    From Parent Local Government: $1,959,000 ($179.71)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $475,000 ($43.57)
    Housing and Community Development: $194,000 ($17.80)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $817,000 ($74.95)
    Interest Earnings: $695,000 ($63.76)
    Sale of Property: $330,000 ($30.27)
    Donations From Private Sources: $281,000 ($25.78)
    Special Assessments: $231,000 ($21.19)
    Fines and Forfeits: $131,000 ($12.02)
    Rents: $5,000 ($0.46)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $17,803,000 ($1633.15)
    Water Utilities: $1,117,000 ($102.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,096,000 ($100.54)
    Highways: $820,000 ($75.22)
    All Other: $253,000 ($23.21)
    Housing and Community Development: $55,000 ($5.05)
  • Tax - Property: $4,255,000 ($390.33)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $132,000 ($12.11)

Sturgis government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,340,000 ($1957.62)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,720,000 ($1533.80)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,545,000 ($1059.08)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,925,000 ($635.26)

Sturgis government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $0 ($0.00)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $45,962,000 ($4216.31)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,682,000 ($2080.73)

4.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,924 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.31%
Michigan average:

5.09%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kalamazoo County, MI  0.79% ($27,161 average AGI)
from Cass County, MI  0.33% ($28,733)
from LaGrange County, IN  0.29% ($27,328)


5.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,125 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Michigan average:

5.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kalamazoo County, MI  1.08% ($27,290 average AGI)
to Elkhart County, IN  0.34% ($29,494)
to Cass County, MI  0.32% ($25,247)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Sturgis fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 66m217ftTotal length
  • $549,000Total costs
  • 105,729Total average daily traffic
  • 7,849Total average daily truck traffic
  • 134,432Total future (year 1977) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 42000-2009
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: 74 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Sturgis, MI)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (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: 75 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sturgis)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Sturgis)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 26 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 81
  • Hazardous Condition: 86
  • Service Call: 44
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Sturgis

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
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

Sturgis compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.

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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