Life in Sturgis, Michigan

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Are you thinking of moving or relocating to Sturgis, Michigan? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in Sturgis?
Tammy Foster reports in this review:
WeatherHow much crime?What are the neighborhoods like?What are the people like?
In the summertime, temperatures usually range between 75 and 85 degrees, but sometimes they soar into the 90's due to humidity. Spring and fall offers warmer temperatures, usually it is somewhere in between 50 and 65 degrees. You can expect very cold temperatures in the winter, many days it gets well below zero if you figure in the windchill factor. Also, you should expect rain in summer, spring and autumn, especially in June and August. In addition, there is always snow on the ground during winter months.You can expect to see or hear about both minor and major crimes. Some of the minor crimes that happen here are traffic violations, domestic violence, drunk driving and vandalism. Some of the major crimes that occur here are thefts, burglaries and assaults. Mostly, you will see thefts when it comes to major crimes. I have never heard of any murders, but there have been several rapes reported during the last few years. The crime rate here is slightly lower than most larger sized Michigan cities.There are some newer houses on Chestnut Drive and Butternut Court, many of these homes have been built within the last five years or have been remodeled thus look very modern. This area of town is just north of Highway 147. Many residents say this area of town is a good place to live. There are some older homes on Jacob and Progress Street. Many of these houses are over five years old, but most of them look nice. Of course, some kind certainly use some updating. This area of town could be considered a bad part of town.Most of the people seem to be very nice, but once or twice my family met a couple of people who seemed rude. This was when we were eating in a restaurant located in town, the waitress didn't want to waste time answering any of our questions about the food we ordered. Overall though, most people are friendly. There are more white people than any other race living in Sturgis, Michigan. I believe that most people who live here are in their 30's or 40's. If you like fast living and don't mind cold winters than you should fit perfectly here.
Downtown AreaRestaurantsSchoolsSingle life
There are several little shops in downtown Sturgis, I really like the art gallery that is located downtown.We love eating at Maria's Restaurant, the food is super tasty.The school system is very good, it has a great after school program.Hillcrest Bar & Grill is one place that singles go to mingle with other singles.
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There are a few municipal airports in Sturgis, sometimes the planes can cause disturbing noises.Bronson is a neighboring town to Sturgis, these towns are about 20 minutes from one another. Sturgis is much larger than Bronson. White Pigeon is another neighboring town to Sturgis, it is also much smaller than Sturgis. These two towns are about 15 minutes from one another. Sturgis offers much more in regard to shopping and entertainment. If you don't mind living in a larger city than Sturgis would be the perfect fit for you. However, just remember that Sturgis has a lot more residents than Bronson or White Pigeon.Sturgis Hospital offers great service when it comes to medical care.Green Valley campground is a really nice place to take your family, it offers great scenery.
General comments   
The scenery is very pretty, the town is extremely clean. There is several things to do in regard to entertainment. Most of the people are nice, just a few of them could use some improvement in welcoming other people to their town. Overall, the town is a great place to visit and live. A few of my relatives lived here back in 2011, but they moved because they found jobs in other Michigan towns.   
Sturgis, Michigan population: 10994

How many black people live in Sturgis? How many white people?
Number of White People8856Percentage of White people80.6%
Number of Black People277Percentage of Black people2.5%
Number of Hispanic People2638Percentage of Hispanic people24%
Number of Asian People150Percentage of Asian people1.4%
Number of American Indian People126Percentage of American Indian people1.1%

Note: Numbers may add up to >100% because some people are more than one race.

Sturgis, Michigan

Percent college grads: 14.4%
Percent grad school grads: 3.5%
Unemployment rate: 19.5
Median house value: 92500
Median income: 36452

How many singles in Sturgis?

Single men ages 20-34Single women ages 20-34Ratio of single men to women age
5266590.8men for each woman
Single men ages 35-44Single women ages 35-44Ratio of single men to women age
1552450.63men for each woman
Single men ages 45-54Single women ages 45-54Ratio of single men to women age
2832421.17men for each woman

Crimes in Sturgis, Michigan
CrimesAbsolute numbersAverage percentage chance of being a victim in
by typeof crimesOne YearFive Years
Aggr. Assault290%1%
Auto Theft110%1%

Weather History for Sturgis, Michigan

Sturgis, Michigan Basic Temperatue and Weather (30 year averages)
MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year0009341465460720
How many days and how much precipitation and snow for Sturgis, Michigan?

Number of days of rain
(.1 inch or greater)
total rainfallNumber of days of snow
(.5 inch or greater)
Total snowfall
Average year7437529
Realistic temperatures, taking into account precipitation, amount of sunlight during the day, winds during the day, and humidity during hot days.

MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year079471640332515740

How many hot humid days a year does Sturgis, Michigan have?
How many cloudy days a year does Sturgis, Michigan have?
How many sunny days a year does Sturgis, Michigan have? How sunny is it?
How many windy days a year does Sturgis, Michigan have? How windy is it?
See below for the answers!
MonthNumber of hot, humid daysNumber of very windy daysNumber of windy daysNumber of somewhat windy daysNumber of calm daysNumber of clear daysNumber of moderately cloudly daysNumber of somewhat cloudy daysNumber of very cloudy days
Average year69214965501272763146

(Note: Humidity, wind, and cloudcover information is based on (a) 30 year averages and in many cases (b) a large nearby weather station. If you're in an area with a lot of "micro climates" actual conditions may vary.)

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Sources of information: Census, FBI Crime Statistics, NOAA
Disclaimer: The information presented here are for the general population, assume the same rate of crime in the future, and an evenly distributed amount of crime throughout the city in question. They are not meant to accurately predict whether one person in particular will be a victim of crime. Percentages are based on the population of the city/town in question, except for burglaries, which are based on the number of households.