Caro, Michigan

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Population in 2022: 4,285 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.4%
 
Males: 2,179  (50.9%)
Females: 2,106  (49.1%)
Median resident age:

40.9 years
Michigan median age:

40.3 years

Zip codes: 48723.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $43,359 (it was $31,226 in 2000)
Caro:

$43,359
MI:

$66,986

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $27,590 (it was $17,152 in 2000)

Caro village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $98,419 (it was $78,200 in 2000)
Caro:

$98,419
MI:

$224,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $113,147; detached houses: $119,126; mobile homes: $19,395

Median gross rent in 2022: $741.

March 2022 cost of living index in Caro: 75.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 19.2%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 76.2% for Black residents, 15.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 95.2% for American Indian residents, 22.4% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Caro, MI (2022)
    • 3,86990.3%White alone
    • 2295.3%Hispanic
    • 691.6%Black alone
    • 681.6%Two or more races
    • 170.4%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 69 registered sex offenders living in Caro, Michigan as of April 18, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Caro is 60 to 1.


Crime rates in Caro by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.2)
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)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(125.2)
2
(47.3)
1
(23.7)
2
(47.5)
3
(72.6)
3
(72.9)
12
(293.5)
8
(196.4)
2
(49.5)
5
(125.2)
4
(100.8)
4
(101.0)
7
(176.5)
5
(116.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(50.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(48.9)
2
(49.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.2)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(250.4)
13
(307.4)
11
(260.3)
15
(356.2)
31
(749.7)
6
(145.8)
12
(293.5)
16
(392.7)
8
(198.2)
8
(200.4)
8
(201.6)
9
(227.3)
13
(327.7)
9
(209.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
27
(676.0)
23
(543.9)
20
(473.3)
26
(617.4)
25
(604.6)
16
(388.7)
16
(391.3)
15
(368.2)
11
(272.5)
7
(175.3)
4
(100.8)
6
(151.6)
8
(201.7)
23
(535.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
186
(4,657)
94
(2,223)
130
(3,076)
184
(4,370)
132
(3,192)
133
(3,231)
130
(3,179)
118
(2,896)
102
(2,527)
66
(1,653)
68
(1,713)
132
(3,334)
71
(1,790)
131
(3,052)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(50.1)
2
(47.3)
1
(23.7)
2
(47.5)
1
(24.2)
3
(72.9)
2
(48.9)
2
(49.1)
4
(99.1)
4
(100.2)
5
(126.0)
6
(151.6)
3
(75.6)
3
(69.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(25.0)
6
(141.9)
1
(23.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(72.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index402.9230.1236.2331.0428.3249.8466.6395.9207.3226.6206.6282.4306.0300.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Caro, MI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 7 (7 officers - 7 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Michigan average:

1.86
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Ancestries: German (25.5%), Irish (9.8%), Polish (7.4%), American (7.1%), English (5.0%), Italian (4.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 2.37 square miles.

Population density: 1,805 people per square mile   (low).

Caro, Michigan map

68 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.6%
Michigan:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,578 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,655 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Saginaw, MI (28.2 miles , pop. 61,799).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (77.8 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (245.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Fairgrove, MI (2.8 miles ),
Akron, MI (2.8 miles ),
Mayville, MI (3.3 miles ),
Kingston, MI (3.4 miles ),
Unionville, MI (3.4 miles ),
Vassar, MI (3.5 miles ),
Cass City, MI (3.7 miles ),
Gagetown, MI (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 43.49 N, Longitude: 83.40 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,978 (+46.2%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 625 (39.5%)

Area code: 989

Distribution of median household income in Caro, MI in 2022
Distribution of house value in Caro, MI in 2022
Caro satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.7%
Michigan:

3.5%
Historical population in Caro, MI
Historical housing units in Caro, MI

Population change in the 1990s: +43 (+1.0%).
Most common industries in Caro, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.6%)
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.7%)
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.4%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.4%)
  • Educational services (17.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Caro, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.4%)
  • Cashiers (5.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)

Average climate in Caro, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Caro, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 74.6. This is about average.

City:

74.6
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2004 was 0.117. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.117
U.S.:

0.251
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 1.85. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.85
U.S.:

1.51
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 36.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.4
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Caro-area historical tornado activity is near Michigan state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.2 miles away from the Caro village center killed 116 people and injured 844 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.0 miles away from the village center injured 23 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Caro-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 206.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 173.4 miles away from Caro center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 134.6 miles away from Caro center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 210.3 miles away from Caro 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 366.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/2019 at 14:50:45, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 159.5 miles away from Caro center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tuscola County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Caro topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Caro:

  • CARO CENTER (provides emergency services, "2000 CHAMBERS, BOX A")
  • CARO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 401 N HOOPER STREET)
  • TUSCOLA COUNTY MEDICAL CARE FACILITY (1285 CLEAVER RD)
  • FMC - CARO DIALYSIS (95 ELMDOR DR)
  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTHCARE (1796 WEST CARO ROAD, SUITE C)

Airports located in Caro:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Caro:

  • Saginaw Valley State University (about 29 miles; University Center, MI; Full-time enrollment: 9,021)
  • Delta College (about 30 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 7,480)
  • Mott Community College (about 36 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 7,394)
  • University of Michigan-Flint (about 36 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 6,284)
  • Kettering University (about 37 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 2,044)
  • Baker College Center for Graduate Studies (about 39 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 3,405)
  • Baker College of Flint (about 39 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 3,877)

Public high schools in Caro:

Public elementary/middle schools in Caro:

  • CARO MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 469, Location: 299 NORTH HOOPER ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • MCCOMB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 467, Location: 303 NORTH HOOPER ST, Grades: PK-2)
  • SCHALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 325 EAST FRANK ST, Grades: 3-5)
See full list of schools located in Caro

Library in Caro:

  • CARO AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $547,133; Location: 840 WEST FRANK STREET; 59,356 books; 1,404 audio materials; 5,719 video materials; 162 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Caro: Tuscola County Fairgrounds (A), Caro Mobile Medical Response (B), Caro Area District Library (C), Caro Village Police Department (D), Indianfields Township Hall (E), Caro Fire Department (F), Tuscola County Sheriffs Office (G), Tuscola County Courthouse (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Caro include: Caro United Methodist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (C), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (D), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (E), Presbyterian Church (F), New Creation Community Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Caro include: William H Carson House Historical Marker (1), Caro Masonic Temple Historical Marker (2), First Presbyterian Church of Caro Historical Marker (3), Peninsular Sugar Refining Company Historical Marker (4), Tuscola County Fair Historical Marker (5), Trinity Episcopal Church Historical Marker (6), Tuscola County Advertiser Historical Marker (7), Tuscola County Courthouse Historical Marker (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Anonka's Witch Museum (119 North State Street).

Hotels: Hartel L R (103 North Almer Street), Caro Motel (110 Park Drive).

Court: Tuscola County - Circuit Court-54th Judicial (440 North State Street).

Birthplace of: Maynard Harrison Smith - Air Force Medal of Honor recipient.

Tuscola County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

CARO, CITY OF (Population served: 4,229, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-23-2006 and AUG-22-2006, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-28-2006), St Public Notif requested (FEB-28-2006), St Public Notif received (MAR-15-2006), St Public Notif requested (APR-28-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
CARO CENTER (Population served: 510, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
TUSCOLA COUNTY POLISH AM CLUB (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-04-2010), St Public Notif issued (OCT-04-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-15-2010)
SUTTON SUNSHINE UNITED METH CH (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-17-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-23-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (OCT-27-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-30-2008), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2008)
MURDOG'S DINER & DRIVE INN (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
THE LIGHTHOUSE, INC./THERAPY CENTER (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
LAPEER EARLY HEAD START (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • J J JAMOKES (Population served: 145, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THUMB BIG BOY RESTAURANTS INC. (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WATROUSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THE LIGHTHOUSE/SHEPHERDS CROSSING (Population served: 28, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.2 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

57.1%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

7.7%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Caro in 2010:

  • 158 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 74 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 42 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Caro in 2000:

  • 85 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 23 people in other group homes
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Banks with branches in Caro (2011 data):

  • Chemical Bank: East Caro Road Branch at 1079 East Caro Road, branch established on 1977/07/19; Thumb Area at 240 North State Street, branch established on 1904/05/04. Info updated 2010/07/30: Bank assets: $5,331.9 mil, Deposits: $4,367.1 mil, headquarters in Midland, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 146 total offices, Holding Company: Chemical Financial Corporation
  • Signature Bank: Caro Branch at 345 North State Street, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $232.6 mil, Deposits: $203.0 mil, headquarters in Bad Axe, MI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First Of Huron Corp.
  • Independent Bank: Caro Branch at 1111 West Caro Road, branch established on 2004/06/01. Info updated 2010/10/20: Bank assets: $2,304.7 mil, Deposits: $2,092.2 mil, headquarters in Ionia, MI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 107 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corporation
  • Northstar Bank: Community Bank, Caro - Branch at 1100 East Caro Road, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2010/02/26: Bank assets: $238.3 mil, Deposits: $205.7 mil, headquarters in Bad Axe, MI, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Northstar Financial Group, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Caro:

Marital status in Caro, MI
  • Never married: 35.0%
  • Now married: 35.2%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 18.1%

For population 25 years and over in Caro:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Michigan average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Caro
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Caro, MI (based on Tuscola County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,40158
Catholic4,7567
Mainline Protestant4,36023
Other6785
None32,534-
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: 12
Tuscola County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Tuscola County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Tuscola County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Tuscola County:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Tuscola County:

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

9.0%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Tuscola County:

29.2%
Michigan:

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

11.1%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.9%
Michigan:

50.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.9%
Michigan:

47.9%

Average BMI:
Caro:

28.8
Michigan:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.0%
Michigan:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Caro:

10.8%
Michigan:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Caro:

33.8%
Michigan:

34.1%

General health condition:
Here:

54.0%
Michigan:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Caro:

76.8%
Michigan:

79.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Caro, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 7$34,368$58,9172$2,817
Water Supply 6$30,523$61,0460$0
Financial Administration 4$12,070$36,2100$0
Sewerage 3$15,645$62,5801$2,102
Other Government Administration 2$13,540$81,2407$1,402
Fire - Other 1$4,158$49,8960$0
Police - Other 0$0 3$2,123
Firefighters 0$0 24$3,918
Other and Unallocable 0$0 13$21,960
Totals for Government 23$110,305$57,55050$34,322

Caro government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,210,000 ($282.38)
    Police Protection: $616,000 ($143.76)
    Regular Highways: $584,000 ($136.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $433,000 ($101.05)
    Central Staff Services: $182,000 ($42.47)
    Local Fire Protection: $149,000 ($34.77)
    General - Other: $125,000 ($29.17)
    General Public Buildings: $98,000 ($22.87)
    Financial Administration: $88,000 ($20.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $78,000 ($18.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $181,000 ($42.24)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $47,000 ($10.97)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,260,000 ($294.05)
    General - Other: $76,000 ($17.74)
    Police Protection: $29,000 ($6.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($1.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($1.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,068,000 ($249.24)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $57,000 ($13.30)

Caro government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,141,000 ($266.28)
    Other: $436,000 ($101.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $337,000 ($78.65)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $325,000 ($75.85)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $90,000 ($21.00)
    Rents: $49,000 ($11.44)
    Interest Earnings: $25,000 ($5.83)
    Fines and Forfeits: $14,000 ($3.27)
    Special Assessments: $10,000 ($2.33)
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000 ($2.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $668,000 ($155.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $600,000 ($140.02)
    General Local Government Support: $417,000 ($97.32)
  • Tax - Property: $1,615,000 ($376.90)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($0.47)
    Other License: $2,000 ($0.47)

Caro government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,921,000 ($1381.80)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,390,000 ($1257.88)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $531,000 ($123.92)

Caro government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,867,000 ($2302.68)
Businesses in Caro, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1H&R Block2
Ace Hardware1KFC1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Burger King1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Rite Aid1
DHL1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Subway2
Fashion Bug1Taco Bell1
FedEx2U-Haul1
Ford1UPS2
GNC1Walmart1
Goodwill4Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Caro:

  • WKYO (1360 AM; 1 kW; CARO, MI; Owner: EDWARDS COMMUNICATIONS LC)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WSGW (790 AM; 5 kW; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMAX (1440 AM; 5 kW; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: AM MEDIA SERVICES, L.L.C.)
  • WLSP (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LAPEER, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF FLINT INC.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WTRX (1330 AM; 5 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Caro:

  • WIDL (92.1 FM; CARO, MI; Owner: EDWARDS COMMUNICATIONS LC)
  • WHNN (96.1 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRCL (93.7 FM; FRANKENMUTH, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF FLINT, INC.)
  • WIOG (102.5 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUCX-FM (90.1 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WWBN (101.5 FM; TUSCOLA, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF FLINT, INC.)
  • WOWE (98.9 FM; VASSAR, MI; Owner: PRAESTANTIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEEG (97.3 FM; ESSEXVILLE, MI; Owner: THE MACDONALD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKCQ (98.1 FM; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: THE MACDONALD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLEW-FM (102.1 FM; BAD AXE, MI; Owner: THUMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WILZ (104.5 FM; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTRK (89.1 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: BEYOND THE BAY MEDIA GROUP)
  • WBGV (92.5 FM; MARLETTE, MI; Owner: GB BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Caro:

  • WNEM-TV (Channel 5; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WEYI-TV (Channel 25; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: WEYI BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WDCP-TV (Channel 35; BAD AXE, MI; Owner: DELTA COLLEGE)
  • W52CU (Channel 52; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)
  • W22CC (Channel 22; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W69DW (Channel 69; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)
  • WXON-LP (Channel 54; FLINT, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WJRT-TV (Channel 12; FLINT, MI; Owner: FLINT LICENSE SUBSIDIARY CORP.)
  • WSMH (Channel 66; FLINT, MI; Owner: WSMH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WAQP (Channel 49; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • W68DH (Channel 68; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W09CK (Channel 9; FLINT, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WFUM (Channel 28; FLINT, MI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • W58CW (Channel 58; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WDCQ-TV (Channel 19; UNIVERSITY CENTER, MI; Owner: DELTA COLLEGE)
Caro fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Caro fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 125ft / 38.2mTotal length
  • $296,000Total costs
  • 24,525Total average daily traffic
  • 1,271Total average daily truck traffic
  • 35,367Total future (year 1977) average daily traffic
New bridges in Caro, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Caro, MI
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Caro)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 75 (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 Caro, MI)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Caro)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Caro)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 20 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 49. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 76 took place in 2008, and the least - 13 in 2016. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Caro, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (63.3%), and Outside Fires (25.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Caro, MI
    • 52263.3%Structure Fires
    • 20625.0%Outside Fires
    • 779.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 202.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Caro, MI
Most common first names in Caro, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary10380.7 years
John9376.0 years
William8173.9 years
Robert7769.4 years
Charles5975.5 years
George5774.4 years
James5572.6 years
Helen4878.8 years
Joseph4675.3 years
Dorothy4178.6 years
Most common last names in Caro, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4174.7 years
Putnam2469.8 years
Campbell2476.4 years
Johnson2272.7 years
Wilson2073.8 years
Walker2074.9 years
Lapratt1969.9 years
Miller1976.0 years
Turner1975.4 years
Romain1878.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Caro, MI
  • 83.0%Utility gas
  • 8.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.4%Electricity
  • 2.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Caro, MI
  • 48.8%Utility gas
  • 42.4%Electricity
  • 5.3%Other fuel
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Caro compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
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