Berrien Springs, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 1,743 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.4%
 
Males: 787  (45.2%)
Females: 956  (54.8%)
Median resident age:

35.7 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49103.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,848 (it was $32,396 in 2000)
Berrien Springs:

$40,848
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,688 (it was $16,093 in 2000)

Berrien Springs village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $135,731 (it was $84,200 in 2000)
Berrien Springs:

$135,731
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $209,911; detached houses: $219,741; townhouses or other attached units: $192,141; in 2-unit structures: $152,822; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $183,166; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $197,600; mobile homes: $56,497

Median gross rent in 2017: $770.

March 2019 cost of living index in Berrien Springs: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 26.9%
(25.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.9% for Black residents, 11.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.1% for other race residents, 30.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Berrien Springs, MI (2017)
    • 94669.5%White alone
    • 17512.8%Black alone
    • 1017.4%Hispanic
    • 664.8%Asian alone
    • 513.7%Two or more races
    • 231.7%Other race alone
    • 201.5%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Berrien Springs, Michigan as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Berrien Springs is 65 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (18.0%), English (7.2%), Haitian (6.4%), American (6.1%), Irish (3.1%), Polish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 660 feet

Land area: 0.90 square miles.

Population density: 1,928 people per square mile   (low).

Berrien Springs, Michigan map

203 residents are foreign born (6.2% Latin America, 3.6% Asia, 2.2% Africa).

This village:

14.9%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,731 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,827 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: South Bend, IN (19.5 miles , pop. 107,789).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (69.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Eau Claire, MI (1.8 miles ),
Baroda, MI (2.8 miles ),
Buchanan, MI (2.9 miles ),
Niles, MI (3.0 miles ),
Stevensville, MI (3.2 miles ),
Fair Plain, MI (3.4 miles ),
Bridgman, MI (3.4 miles ),
Shoreham, MI (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 41.95 N, Longitude: 86.34 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Christmas Pickle Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,499 (+183.4%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 162 (26.2%)

Area code: 269

Distribution of median household income in Berrien Springs, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Berrien Springs, MI in 2017
Berrien Springs satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $82,200
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $96,800
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $216,900
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $244,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $167,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $275,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $107,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Berrien Springs, MI residents
Average permit cost in Berrien Springs, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Michigan:

4.4%
Population change in the 1990s: +48 (+2.6%).
Most common industries in Berrien Springs, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (18.0%)
  • Health care (17.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
  • Construction (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (17.3%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Machinery (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.8%)
  • Educational services (18.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Berrien Springs, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Cashiers (5.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.6%)

Average climate in Berrien Springs, Michigan

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Berrien Springs, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI NO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 78.2. This is about average.

City:

78.2
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.67. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.67
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.80
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Berrien Springs-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 39% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.4 miles away from the Berrien Springs village center killed 36 people and injured 321 people.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 32.6 miles away from the village center killed 31 people and injured 252 people.

Earthquake activity:

Berrien Springs-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 255.2 miles away from Berrien Springs 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 231.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 141.4 miles away from Berrien Springs 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 288.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 268.1 miles away from Berrien Springs 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 308.3 miles away from the city 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 Berrien County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Berrien Springs topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Berrien Springs:

  • BERRIEN GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 2 miles away; BERRIEN CENTER, MI)
  • LAKELAND SPECIALTY HOSPITAL AT BERRIEN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; BERRIEN CENTER, MI)
  • CAMBRIDGE COURT (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BERRIEN CENTER, MI)
  • REHAB INSTITUTE AT TRI-STATE HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 8 miles away; BUCHANAN, MI)
  • RIVERIDGE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; NILES, MI)
  • COVENTRY HOUSE INN (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ST JOSEPH, MI)
  • LAKELAND MEDICAL CENTER, NILES (Hospital, about 10 miles away; NILES, MI)

Airports located in Berrien Springs:

Amtrak stations near Berrien Springs:

  • 9 miles: NILES (598 DEY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, call for taxi service.
  • 13 miles: DOWAGIAC (100 RAILROAD DR.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.
  • 14 miles: ST. JOSEPH/BENTON HARBOR (ST. JOSEPH, 410 VINE ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Berrien Springs:

  • 12 miles: Donald C. Cook 1 and 2 in Bridgman, MI.

College/University in Berrien Springs:

  • Andrews University (Full-time enrollment: 3,103; Location: 4150 Administration Drive, Room 136; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.andrews.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Berrien Springs:

  • Lake Michigan College (about 11 miles; Benton Harbor, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,341)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 18 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 21 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 5,563)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 39 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 3,682)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 39 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)
  • Western Michigan University (about 44 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)
  • Valparaiso University (about 50 miles; Valparaiso, IN; FT enrollment: 3,542)

Public high schools in Berrien Springs:

  • BERRIEN SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 552, Location: 1 SYLVESTER AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • BLOSSOMLAND LEARNING CENTER (Students: 1, Location: 711 SAINT JOSEPH AVE, Grades: KG-12)
  • BERRIEN SPRINGS DISCOVERY ACADEMY (Location: 1 SYLVESTER AVE, Grades: 6-12)
  • BERRIEN SPRINGS VIRTUAL ACADEMY (Location: 1 SYLVESTER AVE, Grades: 1-12)
  • BERRIEN COUNTY TRUANCY ACADEMY (Location: 1 SYLVESTER AVE, Grades: 6-12)

Private high school in Berrien Springs:

  • ANDREWS ACADEMY (Students: 227, Location: 8833 GARLAND AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Berrien Springs:

Private elementary/middle schools in Berrien Springs:

  • RUTH MURDOCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 277, Location: 8885 GARLAND AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • VILLAGE SDA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 184, Location: 409 W MARS ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 57, Location: 9123 GEORGE AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Berrien Springs

Library in Berrien Springs:

  • BERRIEN SPRINGS COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $306,868; Location: 215 WEST UNION STREET; 58,750 books; 3,665 audio materials; 4,645 video materials; 235 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Berrien Springs: Berrien Springs Community Library (A), History Center at Courthouse Square (B), Oronoko Township Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Berrien Springs include: Saint Gabriel Catholic Church (A), Berrien Springs United Methodist Church (B), Trinity Lutheran Church (C), Seventh-Day Adventist Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), Full Gospel Pentecostal Church of God (F), Evangelistic Tabernacle Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Berrien Springs include: Berrien Springs Courthouse Historical Marker (1), Shamrock Park (2), Rotary Park (3), Memorial Park (4), Lions Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Berrien County Historical Associates Inc (Museums; 313 North Cass), Courthouse Museum (North Cass).

Birthplace of: Erin Martin - Singer, Regan Upshaw - 2005 NFL player (New York Giants, born: Aug 12, 1975), Andrew Hartline - Football player, Brian Lee (ice hockey b. 1984) - Ice hockey player.

Berrien 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 Berrien Springs and their reported violations in the past:

ANDREWS UNIVERSITY (Population served: 3,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-19-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-19-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
COUNTRY ACRES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION (Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-25-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-05-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-07-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
TIMBERLINE INN (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-30-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-30-2011), St Public Notif issued (AUG-30-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2011)
MICHIANA FIL-AM (SDA) (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-17-2010), St Public Notif issued (MAR-17-2010), St Tech Assistance Visit (2 times from APR-29-2010 to MAY-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
SANDRA KAY'S (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-24-2009), St Public Notif issued (NOV-24-2009), St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-25-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-25-2009), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2009)

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

  • BERRIEN SPRINGS (Population served: 3,530, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MARSCHKE CAMP 11-0016 (Population served: 95, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LEMON CREEK WINERY (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SCOTT LAKE CONDOMINIUM VILLAGE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.4 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

61.2%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

4.6%
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: 0.1% of all households
21 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Berrien Springs in 2000:

  • 52 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Berrien Springs (2011 data):

  • Fifth Third Bank: Berrien Springs Branch at 201 West Mars Street, branch established on 1959/03/02. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Apple Valley Night Dep. Site Branch at 9067 Us Highway 31, branch established on 1999/02/12. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Chemical Bank: Berrien Springs Branch at 9190 U.S. 31-33, branch established on 1890/01/01. 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

For population 15 years and over in Berrien Springs:

Marital status in Berrien Springs, MI
  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in Berrien Springs:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Berrien Springs
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Berrien Springs, MI (based on Berrien County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,679141
Catholic17,23111
Mainline Protestant10,53852
Black Protestant6,43721
Other4,72720
Orthodox1001
None83,101-
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: 41
Berrien County:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 22
Berrien County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Here:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 155
This county:

9.73 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Berrien County:

10.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Berrien County:

29.1%
Michigan:

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

11.9%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Berrien Springs:

53.1%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

52.3%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Berrien Springs:

28.2
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.7%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Berrien Springs:

10.1%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Berrien Springs:

6.9
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Berrien Springs:

33.1%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

59.7%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.9%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Berrien Springs, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 3$11,247$44,9880$0
Water Supply 2$6,994$41,9640$0
Streets and Highways 2$5,008$30,0480$0
Other Government Administration 2$6,830$40,9807$2,485
Financial Administration 2$5,043$30,2581$849
Parks and Recreation 1$3,387$40,6443$2,409
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$3,056
Totals for Government 12$38,509$38,50913$8,799

Berrien Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $57,000 ($32.70)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($22.95)
    Regular Highways: $38,000 ($21.80)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $387,000 ($222.03)
    Water Utilities: $317,000 ($181.87)
    Regular Highways: $300,000 ($172.12)
    General - Other: $272,000 ($156.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $220,000 ($126.22)
    Central Staff Services: $167,000 ($95.81)
    Financial Administration: $99,000 ($56.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $96,000 ($55.08)
    General Public Buildings: $21,000 ($12.05)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $15,000 ($8.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $50,000 ($28.69)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $55,000 ($31.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $683,000 ($391.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $305,000 ($174.99)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $575,000 ($329.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $33,000 ($18.93)

Berrien Springs government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $789,000 ($452.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $250,000 ($143.43)
    Other: $150,000 ($86.06)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $210,000 ($120.48)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $105,000 ($60.24)
    General Revenue - Other: $41,000 ($23.52)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($2.29)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000 ($1.15)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $487,000 ($279.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $154,000 ($88.35)
    Highways: $126,000 ($72.29)
  • Tax - Property: $701,000 ($402.18)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $5,000 ($2.87)

Berrien Springs government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,019,000 ($4026.97)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,899,000 ($3958.12)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $120,000 ($68.85)

Berrien Springs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,160,000 ($2960.41)

4.85% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,289 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cass County, MI  0.56% ($39,557 average AGI)
from St. Joseph County, IN  0.45% ($56,154)
from Cook County, IL  0.34% ($142,512)


5.36% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,175 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
Michigan average:

5.69%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($166 average AGI)
Berrien County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to St. Joseph County, IN  0.60% ($39,619 average AGI)
to Cass County, MI  0.49% ($38,493)
to Van Buren County, MI  0.29% ($41,097)
Businesses in Berrien Springs, MI
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
DHL1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul2
McDonald's1UPS2

Strongest AM radio stations in Berrien Springs:

  • WHFB (1060 AM; 5 kW; BENTON HARBOR-ST. JO, MI; Owner: WHFB B/CST ASSOCIATES LTD PARTNERSHP)
  • WHLY (1580 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: TIMES COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WDND (1620 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WSBT (960 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSJM (1400 AM; 1 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Berrien Springs:

  • WAUS (90.7 FM; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: ANDREWS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSMK (99.1 FM; BUCHANAN, MI; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WIRX (107.1 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WHFB-FM (99.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WHFB BROADCAST ASSOCIATES L P)
  • WCNF (94.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WYTZ (97.5 FM; BRIDGMAN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNDV-FM (92.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WWLV (102.3 FM; NEW CARLISLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • W300AL (107.9 FM; MISHAWAKA, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WDOW-FM (92.1 FM; DOWAGIAC, MI; Owner: JASON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUBU (106.3 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: PARTNERSHIP RADIO, LLC)
  • WVPE (88.1 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: ELKHART COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CORP.)
  • WAOR (95.3 FM; NILES, MI; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WRBR-FM (103.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: HICKS BROADCASTING OF INDIANA, LLC)
  • WCSY-FM (98.3 FM; SOUTH HAVEN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WZOC (94.3 FM; PLYMOUTH, IN; Owner: PLYMOUTH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFRN-FM (104.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WSND-FM (88.9 FM; NOTRE DAME, IN; Owner: VOICE OF THE FIGHTING IRISH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Berrien Springs:

  • WYGN-LP (Channel 12; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)
  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • Berrien Springs, Michigan
  • Fatal accident count8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents10
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:0
  • Fatalities11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents25
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • Michigan average
  • Fatal accident count11005
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents16985
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons4081
  • Fatalities12299
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents30460
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents933
See more detailed statistics of Berrien Springs fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 407ft / 124mTotal length
  • 147,951Total average daily traffic
  • 17,644Total average daily truck traffic
  • 79,739Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Berrien Springs, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 141990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Berrien Springs, MI
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 1999
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$66,7403$112,0576$82,0832$16,6651$69,510
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$26,4301$63,5800$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$28,3603$88,9572$10,6900$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$02$95,0151$40,8000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0214.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 1999
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$112,120
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0214.00

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 43. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 67 took place in 2009, and the least - 28 in 2004. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Berrien Springs, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (57.1%), and Outside Fires (25.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Berrien Springs, MI
    • 41457.1%Structure Fires
    • 18725.8%Outside Fires
    • 11716.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 71.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Berrien Springs, MI
Most common first names in Berrien Springs, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5878.3 years
Mary4783.9 years
William4273.8 years
Robert4272.0 years
James3268.1 years
George3175.6 years
Ruth2982.6 years
Charles2877.7 years
Helen2783.3 years
Arthur2677.8 years
Most common last names in Berrien Springs, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Stover2279.2 years
Smith2279.2 years
Brown1885.5 years
Hill1276.1 years
Johnson1276.3 years
Martin1076.5 years
Davis1080.8 years
Jones1077.7 years
Holmes976.2 years
Nelson975.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Berrien Springs, MI
  • 86.3%Utility gas
  • 9.8%Electricity
  • 1.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Berrien Springs, MI
  • 55.3%Utility gas
  • 36.3%Electricity
  • 3.4%Other fuel
  • 3.4%No fuel used
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Berrien Springs compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Berrien Springs on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Southern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in South Africa (population 500+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Barbados (population 500+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Argentina (population 500+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Malaysia (population 500+)"
  • #41 (49103) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest charity contributions deductions as a percentage of AGI in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
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