Why Comstock

Comstock Township is blossoming with opportunity. The community is accessible from Interstate 94 and is located mid-way between Chicago and Detroit, which is a major asset to Comstock.

The strength of Comstock’s workforce can be demonstrated by the rate of residents with graduate degree’s, which outpaces the state by 8%. Additionally, around 64% of Comstock is between the age of 18 and 64. The Township also has a high population of young people between the ages of 18-21, representing a bright future work force.

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World Renowned Businesses

Comstock Township already has a healthy business community. Known as the “bedding capital of the world,” we’re home to many bedding plant growers who supply to the world’s beautiful flower bed.

Wholesale growers sell flowers around the world while greenhouses are packed with local shoppers daily.

The community is know for more than just it’s beautiful flowers, it’s home to world-renowned manufacturers as well.

Bells Brewery, Michigan’s largest producer of craft beer is located in Comstock. Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, which produces high-end outdoor grills, is rated number one in the world. Landscape Forms fabricates the outdoor furniture in Manhattan’s Central Park.

Great Place to Work and Live

The Comstock community has a diverse and affordable range of housing stock and residents enjoy miles of paved and unpaved trails. Comstock has access to the beautiful Kalamazoo River for kayakers, canoers and fishers.

Besides that, Comstock Township has 9 different parks, including downtown Merrill Park, Cooper Park with it’s iconic waterfall, and the beloved Robert Morris Park.

Join us in Comstock Township, a community in bloom.

Total population of the Township: 15,614

Percentage of residents between 18 and 65: 63.8%

Percentage of residents between 18-44: 39.9%

Percentage male: 50%

Percentage female: 50%

Source: American Community Survey- 2020

Average Household Income $86,990

Median Household Income $61,525

Per Capita Income $34,994

Source: American Community Survey- 2020

Total Labor Force 8,143

In Labor Force 64.6%

Unemployment rate 3.8%

Source: American Community Survey- 2020

Agriculture. Forestry, fishing hunting and mining: 1.7%

Construction: 5.2%

Manufacturing: 21.0%

Wholesale trade: 4.2%

Retail trade: 10.5

Transportation and warehousing, and utilities: 3.6

Information: 1.0

Finance and insurance and real estate and rental and leasing: 8.6

Education services, and healthcare and social assistance: 22.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation and accommodation and food service: 4.3

Public administration: 3.7

Source: American Community Survey- 2020

Comstock Charter Township has a workforce that is better educated than both the State and Kalamazoo County averages. 56.7% of our residents have at least an associate degree. Comstock is surrounded by strong education infrastructure, including multiple Colleges and Universities. Western Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Spring Arbor University, Cornerstone University, Kalamazoo College, Aquinas College, Ross College, Kuyper College. Besides that, Comstock Charter Township has three school districts, enrolling over 5,750 students.

Graduate or Professional Degree Bachelor’s Degree or Higher Associates Degree 13.9

High School graduate or equivalent 9th-12 Grade, no diploma 33.2

Less than 9th grade 9.6

Local School Enrollment 28.6

Comstock Public Schools 5.6

Gull Lake Public Schools Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools 1.7

Source: American Community Survey- 2020

Local College and University Enrollment:

Western Michigan University: 23,914

Grand Valley State University: 25,325

Spring Arbor University: 1,350

Cornerstone University: 1,461

Kalamazoo Valley Community College: 11,395

K-12 Enrollment:

Comstock Public Schools: 1,706

Gull Lake Public Schools: 3,089

Augusta Community Schools: 974

Source: American Community Survey- 2020