About Battle Creek, MI (Oak Park)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Oak Park median real estate price is $78,709, which is less expensive than 82.9% of Michigan neighborhoods and 93.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Oak Park is currently $1,194, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 40.2% of Michigan neighborhoods.

Oak Park is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Oak Park real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Oak Park neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.9% in Oak Park. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 49.3% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Battle Creek, the Oak Park neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

Divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 23.3% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Oak Park neighborhood has more French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.3% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Oak Park neighborhood in Battle Creek are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 78.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 2.8% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 79.7% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Oak Park neighborhood, 35.8% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 34.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (21.3%), and 8.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Oak Park neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.4% of households. Some people also speak Polish (2.3%).

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Oak Park neighborhood in Battle Creek, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (14.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.1%), and residents who report English roots (11.9%), and some of the residents are also of French Canadian ancestry (5.3%), along with some French ancestry residents (1.6%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Oak Park neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (83.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (16.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated May 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MI* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Lamora Park School
65 Woodlawn Ave N
Battle Creek, MI 49037
PK-02
Battle Creek Central High School
100 Van Buren St W
Battle Creek, MI 49017
09-12
Northwestern Middle School
176 Limit St
Battle Creek, MI 49037
06-08
Springfield Middle School
1023 Avenue A
Springfield, MI 49037
06-08
Gull Lake Middle School
9550 East M89
Richland, MI 49083
04-08
Gull Lake High School
7753 North 34 Th St
Richland, MI 49083
08-12
Kellogg Elementary School
9594 North 40 Th St
Hickory Corners, MI 49060
PK-02
Thomas M Ryan Intermediate School
9562 East M89
Richland, MI 49083
03-05
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

BATTLE CREEK PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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Better than of MI school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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GULL LAKE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to Michigan

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Better than of MI school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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