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Calhoun County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2014: 134,878 (69% urban, 31% rural); it was 137,985 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 25,442
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,265
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 39,485
Renter-occupied apartments: 16,309 (it was 14,615 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

28%

Land area: 709 sq. mi.

Water area: 9.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 190 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Calhoun County: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.0%), Manufacturing (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Calhoun County, Michigan:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (79.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (10.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • Asian alone (1.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Michigan median age:  38.0 years
Males: 65,899  (48.9%)
Females: 68,979  (51.1%)
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Calhoun County,MI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Calhoun County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $43,084 ($38,918 in 1999)

This county:

$43,084
Michigan:

$51,084

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $568 (lower quartile is $473, upper quartile is $706)
This county:

$568
State:

$660


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $101,400 (it was $81,300 in 2000)
Calhoun:

$101,400
Michigan:

$137,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,000 - $157,800

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $122,989
Here:

$122,989
State:

$180,906

Townhouses or other attached units: $162,887
Here:

$162,887
State:

$159,351

In 2-unit structures: $134,909
Here:

$134,909
State:

$99,779

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $191,303
Here:

$191,303
State:

$124,845

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $134,479
Here:

$134,479
State:

$145,414

Mobile homes: $118,929
Here:

$118,929
State:

$50,337
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,039
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $439

Institutionalized population: 1,589

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 68
  • Burglaries: 156
  • Thefts: 332
  • Auto thefts: 44

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 12
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 63
  • Burglaries: 165
  • Thefts: 346
  • Auto thefts: 43
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 136 buildings, average cost: $178,000
  • 2008: 45 buildings, average cost: $194,100
  • 2009: 36 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2010: 33 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 2011: 33 buildings, average cost: $175,900
  • 2012: 36 buildings, average cost: $197,600
  • 2013: 47 buildings, average cost: $227,600
  • 2014: 34 buildings, average cost: $204,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,964 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,692 (1.9%)

Calhoun County household income distribution in 2009 Calhoun County home values distribution Calhoun County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 15.8%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.2% for Black residents, 31.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.7% for American Indian residents, 15.8% for other race residents, 28.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 15.8%
Calhoun County:

15.8%
Michigan:

15.8%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.6% for Black residents, 27.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.2% for American Indian residents, 13.6% for other race residents, 26.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Area name: Battle Creek, MI MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Calhoun County is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $592 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $721 a month.

Cities in this county include: Battle Creek, Albion, Marshall, Springfield, Level Park-Oak Park, Brownlee Park, Homer, Athens, Tekonsha, Burlington.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Calhoun County: Ridgeview Golf Course (A), Ben Johnson Boy Scout Camp (B), Kalamazoo Speedway (C), Indian Run Golf Club (D), American Campgrounds (E), Prairies Golf Club (F), Thornapple Creek Golf Club (G), Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds (H), Pavilion Station (I), Angels Crossing Golf Club (J), Oak Shores Resort Campground (K), Scotts Station (L), Galesburg Station (M), Hickory Ridge Golf Course (N), Comstock Station (O), Timberlake Campground (P), Gull Lake View Golf Course (Q), Maple Hills Golf Course (R), Stonehedge Golf Course (S), Shady Bend Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Calhoun County include: Day Bible Church (A), Faith Church (B), West Oshtemo Church (C), Chapman Memorial Church (D), Prairie Church (E), Wakeshma Church (F), Lakeland Church (G), Wakeshma Tabernacle (H), Villa Saint Anthony Convent (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Virgo Cemetery (1), Gourdneck Cemetery (2), Green Bower Cemetery (3), Fort Custer National Cemetery (4), Harrison Cemetery (5), Clement Cemetery (6), Hassic Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Tub Lake (A), Lyons Lake (B), Twin Lakes (C), Pretty Lake (D), Uptegrove Lake (E), Potter Lake (F), Portage Lake (G), Pond Lily Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gourdneck Creek (A), Gull Creek (B), Spring Brook (C), Sand Creek (D), Silver Creek (E), Sevenmile Creek (F), Comstock Creek (G), Davis Creek (H), Dorrance Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Calhoun County include: Maple Glen Park (1), Cold Brook Park (2), Scotts Mill County Park (3), Fulton State Game Area (4), Kalamazoo Region Historical Marker (5), Barn Theatre Historical Marker (6), Cooper Congregational Church Historical Marker (7), DeLano Homestead Historical Marker (8), Harris Family Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Branch County , Eaton County , Hillsdale County , Ingham County , Jackson County , Kalamazoo County , St. Joseph County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 7,216
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,258 (41% naturalized citizens)

Calhoun County:

2.4%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,089
  • 1990 to 1994: 452
  • 1985 to 1989: 259
  • 1980 to 1984: 225
  • 1975 to 1979: 179
  • 1970 to 1974: 159
  • 1970 to 1974: 212
  • 1965 to 1969: 683
Note: State values scaled to Calhoun County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.0%

Calhoun County marital status for males Calhoun County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 42,185
  • One, attached: 930
  • Two: 2,041
  • 3 or 4: 2,215
  • 5 to 9: 2,104
  • 10 to 19: 2,070
  • 20 or more: 3,298
  • Mobile homes: 3,838
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 10

Housing units in Calhoun County with a mortgage: 20,830 (1,692 second mortgage, 2,574 home equity loan, 48 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,904

Here:

65.6% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Calhoun County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,14499
Catholic11,5536
Mainline Protestant9,29345
Black Protestant2,88212
Other1,33710
Orthodox1802
None91,757-
Calhoun County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 26
Calhoun County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 22
This county:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Calhoun County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 82
This county:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Calhoun County:

9.5%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

30.3%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.4%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Calhoun County:

Average size of farms: 209 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $56,184
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $214.05
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.76%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 43.87%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $51,832
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 70.43%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.12%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $61,196
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.28%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.92
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 23.57%
Corn for grain: 65608 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 12605 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 69339 harvested acres
Vegetables: 490 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 58 acres

Tornado activity:

Calhoun County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 2541150.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 fatalities and 109 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/13/1980, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 5 people and injured 79 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Calhoun County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 206.8 miles away from Calhoun County 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 247.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 125.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 303.2 miles away from the county 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 288.0 miles away from Calhoun County 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 281.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Michigan Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3225: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Michigan Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 17, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3189: September 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3189, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • Michigan Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3160: January 10, 2001, FEMA Id: 3160, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Michigan SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 08, 1980, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-631: September 08, 1980, FEMA Id: 631, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Michigan Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3057: January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: 3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Michigan Severe Storms, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: April 26, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-465: April 26, 1975, FEMA Id: 465, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Michigan Severe Storm, Freezing, Incident Period: April 05, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-330: April 05, 1972, FEMA Id: 330, Natural disaster type: Storm, Freeze

The number of natural disasters in Calhoun County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (18%)
  • Japan (11%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • India (5%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Calhoun County (%):

  • German (20%)
  • United States or American (14%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Calhoun County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 50,708 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 6,483 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 440 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 26 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 21 (0%)
  • Taxi: 99 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 29 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 90 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,678 (3%)
  • Other means: 373 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,702 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Calhoun County, Michigan in 2000:

  • 1,093 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 800 people in nursing homes
  • 686 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 453 people in other group homes
  • 375 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 178 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 176 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 84 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 82 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 78 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 43 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 23 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 18 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 13 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 7 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 5 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Calhoun County, Michigan in 2010:

  • 1,374 people in college/university student housing
  • 786 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 573 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 573 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 268 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 179 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 153 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 106 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 82 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 57 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 51 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 38 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 15 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,723.

4.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,662 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.45%
Michigan average:

5.09%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($422 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.03%

2.84% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($19,700 average AGI)
1.58% relocated from other states ($13,540 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

1.58%
Michigan average:

1.52%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kalamazoo County, MI  0.67% ($31,221 average AGI)
from Jackson County, MI  0.29% ($34,329)
from Branch County, MI  0.25% ($29,555)
from Barry County, MI  0.24% ($27,941)
from Eaton County, MI  0.22% ($26,954)
from Wayne County, MI  0.14% ($26,632)
from Ingham County, MI  0.11% ($31,054)


5.36% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,372 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
Michigan average:

5.58%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($259 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

0.05%
Michigan average:

0.05%

3.23% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($22,763 average AGI)
2.09% relocated to other states ($17,350 average AGI)
Calhoun County:

2.09%
Michigan average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kalamazoo County, MI  0.91% ($45,195 average AGI)
to Branch County, MI  0.25% ($28,119)
to Jackson County, MI  0.25% ($30,627)
to Eaton County, MI  0.25% ($31,312)
to Barry County, MI  0.24% ($48,242)
to Kent County, MI  0.18% ($28,946)
to Ingham County, MI  0.13% ($27,761)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.6

Births per 1000 population in Calhoun County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Calhoun County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Calhoun County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Calhoun County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Calhoun County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 24,331 (19,283 aged, 5,048 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,149 (6%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Calhoun County, Michigan in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,900)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,563)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,512)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,061)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (692)
  • Unspecified dementia (685)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (684)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (497)
  • Congestive heart failure (442)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (435)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.44
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,813
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 336
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34,252

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,286
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,006
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 49
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 82

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 54.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 33.1
  • Other - 21.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 134.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 66.2
  • Suffocation - 33.1
  • Poisoning - 27.9
  • Other - 7.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 131,871
  • In family households: 108,916 (23,388 male householders, 11,832 female householders)
    24,469 spouses, 38,337 children (34,842 natural, 1,136 adopted, 2,359 stepchildren), 2,981 grandchildren, 1,005 brothers or sisters, 862 parents, 1,286 other relatives, 4,123 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 22,955 (8,744 male householders (6,936 living alone)), 10,052 female householders (8,616 living alone)), 4,159 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,275 (1,589 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 15,925 2-persons, 8,018 3-persons, 6,435 4-persons, 3,013 5-persons, 1,130 6-persons, 699 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 15,552 1-person, 2,694 2-persons, 316 3-persons, 152 4-persons, 50 5-persons, 20 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons.

21,498 married couples with children.
10,309 single-parent households (2,316 men, 7,993 women).

95.2% of residents of Calhoun County speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (45% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 31% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,026,479,000 ($7,381 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $163,069,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $392,992,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $185,194,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,746,000
Federal grants: $170,022,000
Federal procurement contracts: $84,972,000 ($44,872,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $186,554,000 ($106,986,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $7,021,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $58,726,000
Federal Government insurance: $51,703,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 9,980
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 7,587
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +903
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,919
Here -14 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Calhoun County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 14.89 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 34
  • 2010 to 2013: 301
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,557
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,465
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,195
  • 1970 to 1979: 8,622
  • 1960 to 1969: 7,420
  • 1950 to 1959: 9,602
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,176
  • 1939 or earlier: 16,236
Note: State values scaled to Calhoun population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Calhoun County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Calhoun County population
  • 1 room: 29
  • 2 rooms: 228
  • 3 rooms: 716
  • 4 rooms: 4,035
  • 5 rooms: 8,913
  • 6 rooms: 10,011
  • 7 rooms: 7,343
  • 8 rooms: 4,225
  • 9+ rooms: 3,985
  • 1 room: 446
  • 2 rooms: 1,198
  • 3 rooms: 3,235
  • 4 rooms: 3,717
  • 5 rooms: 3,163
  • 6 rooms: 1,377
  • 7 rooms: 785
  • 8 rooms: 413
  • 9+ rooms: 281
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Calhoun County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Calhoun County population
  • no bedroom: 40
  • 1 bedroom: 1,041
  • 2 bedrooms: 10,168
  • 3 bedrooms: 20,184
  • 4 bedrooms: 6,612
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,440
  • no bedroom: 624
  • 1 bedroom: 4,798
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,808
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,612
  • 4 bedrooms: 627
  • 5+ bedrooms: 146
Cars and other vehicles available in Calhoun County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Calhoun County population
  • no vehicle: 1,758
  • 1 vehicle: 11,577
  • 2 vehicles: 17,679
  • 3 vehicles: 6,204
  • 4 vehicles: 1,633
  • 5+ vehicles: 634
  • no vehicle: 2,678
  • 1 vehicle: 7,694
  • 2 vehicles: 3,497
  • 3 vehicles: 571
  • 4 vehicles: 119
  • 5+ vehicles: 56

58% of Calhoun County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Michigan.

Calhoun County:

57.7%
State average:

58.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 104,272
  • Northeast: 3,083
  • Midwest: 12,141
  • South: 11,583
  • West: 2,798

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $69,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Calhoun County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (79.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.0%)
  • Electricity (2.0%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Utility gas (77.3%)
  • Electricity (13.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,310
Here:

7.7%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 529
Here:

6.6%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,006
Here:

32.4%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Calhoun County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $76,265,000
    Regular Highways: $12,548,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,572,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,395,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $8,844,000
    General - Other: $8,361,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,354,000
    Police Protection: $4,367,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,693,000
    Financial Administration: $1,455,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $492,000
    Solid Waste Management: $407,000
    Parks and Recreation: $130,000
    Sewerage: $10,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $991,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $2,385,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $852,000
    General - Other: $606,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $104,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $51,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $25,216,000

Calhoun County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $22,761,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000,000
    Parks and Recreation: $100,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,502,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,852,000
    Highways: $819,000
    Public Welfare: $171,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $637,000
    Highways: $246,000
    All Other: $180,000
    Public Welfare: $38,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,034,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,661,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,150,000
    Special Assessments: $549,000
    Sale of Property: $45,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $60,434,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,607,000
    Highways: $8,554,000
    All Other: $4,882,000
    General Local Government Support: $781,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,268,000
    Other Selective Sales: $877,000
    Other License: $576,000

Calhoun County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,344,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,012,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,725,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,393,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $2,461,000

Calhoun County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,484,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,085
  • Number of aged recipients: 141
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,944
  • Number of recipients under 18: 753
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,879
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 453
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,396
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,001
Calhoun County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Calhoun County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 40 full tracts)
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
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED476$93,057409$97,4552,108$122,907212$44,1085$1,437,000143$80,02855$62,273
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED28$95,10736$86,444180$109,36724$34,5421$2,650,00012$83,08319$51,158
APPLICATIONS DENIED109$92,70680$69,713794$117,882160$26,7690$058$72,06937$53,568
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN83$85,65159$106,305482$127,78230$40,4670$022$92,45519$90,211
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS16$72,8137$73,28690$126,2784$37,0000$02$37,0003$53,333
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 33 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED64$116,31337$150,9461$72,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED24$137,75024$136,9173$171,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED19$78,89511$120,3640$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$97,5006$175,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Calhoun County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John96373.2 years
Robert91469.9 years
William90274.0 years
Mary90178.6 years
James72370.0 years
Charles67074.3 years
George60876.3 years
Richard47667.9 years
Helen47280.0 years
Dorothy43577.4 years
Most common last names in Calhoun County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith63474.6 years
Miller39874.6 years
Johnson29373.8 years
Williams29173.0 years
Brown27274.1 years
Davis21875.8 years
Jones20574.6 years
Wilson19275.2 years
Baker16774.7 years
Clark15676.2 years
Businesses in Calhoun County, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts2Macy's1
Aeropostale1Marriott1
Applebee's2MasterBrand Cabinets11
Arby's5Maurices1
AutoZone4McDonald's9
Barnes & Noble1Meijer2
Bath & Body Works1Men's Wearhouse1
Baymont Inn2Menards1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity1
Best Western1New Balance1
Burger King8Nike5
Casual Male XL1Nissan1
Catherines1OfficeMax1
Chevrolet3Old Country Buffet1
Comfort Inn2Pac Sun1
Cracker Barrel1Panera Bread1
Curves1Papa John's Pizza2
Dairy Queen1Payless2
Days Inn1Penske1
Deb1Pier 1 Imports1
Dennys2Pizza Hut6
Discount Tire2Popeyes1
Domino's Pizza1Quality1
Dunkin Donuts1Quiznos1
Econo Lodge1RadioShack3
Famous Footwear1Red Lobster1
Fashion Bug1Rite Aid5
FedEx12Ruby Tuesday1
Finish Line1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1SAS Shoes1
Ford3Sam's Club1
GNC4Sears2
GameStop2Sprint Nextel4
Goodwill1Staples1
H&R Block6Starbucks2
Hardee's1Steak 'n Shake1
Hilton2Subway11
Hobby Lobby1T-Mobile4
Holiday Inn2T.J.Maxx1
Honda1Taco Bell4
Hot Topic1Target1
Howard Johnson1Toyota1
JCPenney1Travelodge1
Jones New York2True Value2
Journeys1U-Haul8
KFC4UPS20
Kmart2Vans1
Knights Inn1Verizon Wireless2
Kohl's1Victoria's Secret1
Kroger1Walgreens4
La-Z-Boy2Walmart1
Lane Furniture3Wendy's4
Little Caesars Pizza4YMCA1

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