Dowagiac, Michigan

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Population in 2014: 5,748 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.5%
 
Males: 2,786  (48.5%)
Females: 2,962  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  37.1 years
Michigan median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 49047.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,595 (it was $29,926 in 2000)
Dowagiac:

$31,595
MI:

$48,273

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,456 (it was $16,659 in 2000)

Dowagiac city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $71,446 (it was $63,500 in 2000)
Dowagiac:

$71,446
MI:

$117,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $590.

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  • Races in Dowagiac, MI (2010)

    Dowagiac races chart
    • 4,16670.9%White alone
    • 82013.9%Black alone
    • 3345.7%Two or more races
    • 3195.4%Hispanic
    • 1692.9%American Indian alone
    • 440.7%Asian alone
    • 260.4%Other race alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dowagiac: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.8%), Irish (11.7%), English (7.7%), United States (6.0%), Polish (5.4%), Dutch (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 772 feet

Land area: 4.02 square miles.

Population density: 1,431 people per square mile   (low).

Dowagiac,MI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Dowagiac:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dowagiac city:

  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

89 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
Michigan:

6.2%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 66 registered sex offenders living in Dowagiac, Michigan as of July 27, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Dowagiac to the number of sex offenders is 89 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,379 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,135 (1.5%)

Dowagiac satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Elkhart, IN (22.0 miles , pop. 51,874).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (80.7 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (81.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cassopolis, MI (2.7 miles ), Eau Claire, MI (3.1 miles ), Vandalia, MI (3.3 miles ), Decatur, MI (3.3 miles ), Berrien Springs, MI (3.5 miles ), Niles, MI (3.6 miles ), Edwardsburg, MI (3.6 miles ), Marcellus, MI (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $49,800
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $62,000
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $67,000
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $82,400
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $66,100
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $89,900
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $75,100
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $71,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $122,500
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $165,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,500
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $74,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $163,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $44,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.98 N, Longitude: 86.11 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +488 (+8.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 811 (35.4%)

Area code: 269

Dowagiac household income distribution Dowagiac home values distribution

Crime rates in Dowagiac by Year
Type 2002 2004 2007 2009
Murders 0010
per 100,000 0.00.016.90.0
Rapes 111254
per 100,000 177.0204.284.670.5
Robberies 4792
per 100,000 64.4119.1152.235.3
Assaults 41232814
per 100,000 659.6391.4473.5246.9
Burglaries 63434132
per 100,000 1,013.5731.8693.4564.4
Thefts 327243240253
per 100,000 5,260.64,135.54,058.94,462.1
Auto thefts 17171210
per 100,000 273.5289.3202.9176.4
Arson 4012
per 100,000 64.40.016.935.3
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 307.1) 591.7513.4465.5345.9

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Crime rate in Dowagiac detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.42
Michigan average:

1.72
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -387 (-5.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Dowagiac: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Dowagiac, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dowagiac-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 27.7 miles away from the Dowagiac city center killed 31 people and injured 252 people.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 28.4 miles away from the city center killed 36 people and injured 321 people.

Earthquake activity:

Dowagiac-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% 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 261.7 miles away from the city 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 238.0 miles away from Dowagiac center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 134.8 miles away from the city 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 285.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 256.5 miles away from Dowagiac 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 296.7 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 Cass County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dowagiac topographic map

Birthplace of: Carrie Newcomer - Female singer, David F. Cargo - Politician, Deborah Cherry - Politician, Darren Robbins - Male singer, Dave Behrman - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Dowagiac:

  • BORGESS-LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 420 W HIGH STREET)
  • DOWAGIAC NURSING HOME (610 UNETA STREET)
  • THE TIMBERS OF CASS COUNTY (55432 COLBY ST)

Airports and heliports located in Dowagiac:

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Amtrak station:

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.

College/University in Dowagiac:

  • Southwestern Michigan College (Full-time enrollment: 1,834; Location: 58900 Cherry Grove Rd; Public; Website: www.swmich.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dowagiac:

  • Andrews University (about 13 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,103)
  • Lake Michigan College (about 17 miles; Benton Harbor, MI; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 21 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 23 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 5,563)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 28 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)
  • Western Michigan University (about 33 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 50 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 3,682)

Public high schools in Dowagiac:

  • UNION HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 694, Location: 701 WEST PRAIRIE RONDE ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • PATHFINDERS ALTERNATIVE ED (Location: 501 NORTH PAUL ST, Grades: 7-12)
  • NORTH POINTE CENTER (Location: 704 ORCHARD ST, Grades: KG-12)

Private high school in Dowagiac:

  • CALVARY BIBLE ACADEMY (Students: 13, Location: 27032 MARCELLUS HWY, Grades: 1-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Dowagiac:

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Library in Dowagiac:

  • DOWAGIAC DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $399,099; Location: 211 COMMERCIAL STREET; 37,995 books; 1,590 audio materials; 1,397 video materials; 38 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Calvary Bible Academy has 34 students

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Notable locations in Dowagiac: Dowagiac Station (A), Dowagiac Elks Golf Course (B), Dowagiac Fire Department (C), Dowagiac City Hall (D), Dowagiac Police Department (E), Heddon Museum (F), Dowagiac Public Library (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dowagiac include: Calvary Bible Church (A), Faith Fellowship Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), Creekside Baptist Church (C), First United Methodist Church (D), Michiana Church of Christ (E), Saint John's Lutheran Church (F), Peace Temple Church (G), Mount Zion Missionary Church (H), Second Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Dowagiac include: Rotary Park (1), Rudolphi Wildlife Refuge (2), Rudy Park (3), Farr Park (4), Beckwith Park (5), Burke Park (6), Northwest Park (7), Walter Ward Park (8), Optimist Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Amerihost Inn & Suites (29291 Amerihost Drive), Amerihost Inn and Ste Dowagia (29291 Amerihost Drive), Castle Inn & Suites of Dowagiac (57155 M 51 South), Bed-No-Breakfast Resorts Of Sister Lakes (93127 Co Rd 690).

Cass County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 109. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

109
U.S.:

75

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 8.02. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.02
U.S.:

6.40

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 20.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 12.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.9
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.4%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.5% for Black residents, 78.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.6% for American Indian residents, 76.8% for other race residents, 36.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.6%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.8%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
33 people in college/university student housing in 2010

People in group quarters in Dowagiac in 2000:

  • 138 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 98 people in nursing homes
  • 11 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Dowagiac (2011 data):

  • The Huntington National Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • Fifth Third Bank: Dowagiac Branch at 205 South Front Street, branch established on 1960/10/31. 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
  • 1st Source Bank: Dowagiac Branch at 223 South Front Street, branch established on 1996/10/28. Info updated 2008/06/16: Bank assets: $4,361.6 mil, Deposits: $3,520.6 mil, headquarters in South Bend, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Source Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Dowagiac Branch at 114 Commercial Street, branch established on 1906/01/01. 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
Michigan average:

11.0

Dowagiac travel time to work - commute Dowagiac mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Dowagiac city (based on Cass County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,75031
Catholic2,6064
Mainline Protestant2,24114
Black Protestant4894
Other3043
None43,903-
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
Cass County:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Cass County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Cass County:

3.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Cass County:

30.1%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.1%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.2%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Dowagiac:

22.2%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.9%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Dowagiac:

33.2%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

53.1%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.4%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dowagiac, 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
Financial Administration 3$11,041$44,1642$1,590
Other Government Administration 3$21,927$87,7080$0
Police Protection - Officers 14$65,612$56,2392$3,146
Police - Other 1$3,250$39,0003$892
Firefighters 5$19,067$45,76117$2,185
Streets and Highways 3$9,992$39,9680$0
Airports 0$0 1$1,233
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$2,070
Sewerage 5$17,269$41,4460$0
Parks and Recreation 2$4,886$29,3161$1,196
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5$14,938$35,8511$3,405
Water Supply 2$7,545$45,2700$0
Electric Power 4$20,406$61,2181$797
Transit 2$4,182$25,0922$2,141
Other and Unallocable 7$32,172$55,1523$4,908
Totals for Government 56$232,287$49,77635$23,563

Dowagiac government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $3,463,000 ($602.47)
    Sewerage: $981,000 ($170.67)
    General - Other: $829,000 ($144.22)
    Police Protection: $777,000 ($135.18)
    Regular Highways: $664,000 ($115.52)
    Water Utilities: $468,000 ($81.42)
    General Public Buildings: $291,000 ($50.63)
    Housing & Community Development: $270,000 ($46.97)
    Central Staff Services: $258,000 ($44.89)
    Fire Protection: $234,000 ($40.71)
    Financial Administration: $230,000 ($40.01)
    Libraries: $201,000 ($34.97)
    Transit Utilities: $158,000 ($27.49)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $103,000 ($17.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $97,000 ($16.88)
    Health Services - Other: $52,000 ($9.05)
    Air Transportation: $44,000 ($7.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $523,000 ($90.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $277,000 ($48.19)
    Parks & Recreation: $64,000 ($11.13)
    Air Transportation: $33,000 ($5.74)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,905,000 ($505.39)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($0.87)

Dowagiac government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $11,000 ($1.91)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $753,000 ($131.00)
    All Other: $464,000 ($80.72)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $118,000 ($20.53)
    All Other: $38,000 ($6.61)
    Transit Utilities: $19,000 ($3.31)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $124,000 ($21.57)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $968,000 ($168.41)
    General Revenue, NEC: $332,000 ($57.76)
    Property Sale Other: $81,000 ($14.09)
    Rents: $28,000 ($4.87)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.17)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $4,213,000 ($732.95)
    Water Utilities: $435,000 ($75.68)
    Transit Utilities: $12,000 ($2.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $986,000 ($171.54)
    Highways: $448,000 ($77.94)
    Transit Utilities: $73,000 ($12.70)
  • Tax - Property: $1,589,000 ($276.44)
    NEC: $110,000 ($19.14)

Dowagiac government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $6,845,000 ($1190.85)
    Water Utilities: $80,000 ($13.92)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,570,000 ($273.14)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,425,000 ($247.91)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($6.96)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,215,000 ($1081.25)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $630,000 ($109.60)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $145,000 ($25.23)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($6.96)

Dowagiac government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,050,000 ($704.59)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,473,000 ($604.21)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $6,280,000 ($1092.55)

5.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,018 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
Michigan average:

5.09%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Berrien County, MI  1.09% ($30,761 average AGI)
from Elkhart County, IN  0.86% ($32,969)
from St. Joseph County, IN  0.84% ($43,346)


5.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,591 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
Michigan average:

5.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Berrien County, MI  1.11% ($26,766 average AGI)
to Elkhart County, IN  0.84% ($26,373)
to St. Joseph County, IN  0.56% ($44,895)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dowagiac:

  • WDOW (1440 AM; 1 kW; DOWAGIAC, MI)
  • WGTO (910 AM; 1 kW; CASSOPOLIS, MI; Owner: LARRY LANGFORD, JR.)
  • WHLY (1580 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: TIMES COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WHFB (1060 AM; 5 kW; BENTON HARBOR-ST. JO, MI; Owner: WHFB B/CST ASSOCIATES LTD PARTNERSHP)
  • 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.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dowagiac:

  • WDOW-FM (92.1 FM; DOWAGIAC, MI; Owner: JASON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAUS (90.7 FM; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: ANDREWS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WIRX (107.1 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSMK (99.1 FM; BUCHANAN, MI; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WNDV-FM (92.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WCNF (94.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WHFB-FM (99.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WHFB BROADCAST ASSOCIATES L P)
  • W300AL (107.9 FM; MISHAWAKA, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WVPE (88.1 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: ELKHART COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CORP.)
  • WYTZ (97.5 FM; BRIDGMAN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WCSY-FM (98.3 FM; SOUTH HAVEN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WRBR-FM (103.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: HICKS BROADCASTING OF INDIANA, LLC)
  • WAOR (95.3 FM; NILES, MI; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WFRN-FM (104.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WWLV (102.3 FM; NEW CARLISLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WZOW (97.7 FM; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WUBU (106.3 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: PARTNERSHIP RADIO, LLC)
  • WZBL (103.7 FM; HARTFORD, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)

TV broadcast stations around Dowagiac:

  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYGN-LP (Channel 12; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Dowagiac fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Dowagiac fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 20m66ftTotal length
  • 17,286Total average daily traffic
  • 459Total average daily truck traffic
  • 27,399Total future (year 2008) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$67,7669$43,97926$90,2385$49,69610$68,8091$15,930
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$35,8405$50,3322$9,9552$50,1751$50,170
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$55,7503$38,75737$86,22614$13,5396$105,1254$81,433
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$103,9302$37,8307$128,5612$7,5650$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$62,1201$26,2804$62,5180$01$26,2801$79,640
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0004.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$27,8700$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$71,6801$119,460
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0004.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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

DOWAGIAC (Population served: 6,350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-13-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-13-2012)
CASS COUNTY WATER SYSTEM (Address: 241 S FRONT ST , Population served: 575, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-17-2005), St Public Notif requested (DEC-27-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-27-2005), St Public Notif received (JAN-03-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
SACRED HEART OF MARY (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-26-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-26-2013), St Public Notif issued (SEP-26-2013), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-27-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-30-2013), St Tech Assistance Visit (5 times from OCT-04-2013 to APR-03-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-04-2014), St Tech Assistance Visit (3 times from APR-09-2014 to APR-30-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-16-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-26-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-08-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-08-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SHADY SHORES ASSOC. (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
ROCKY'S LAKES BOWL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
THE LEGACY OF CAMELOT (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
SPRUCE RIDGE GOLF CLUB (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • RAMONA RECREATION INC (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HAMPSHIRE COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PITCHER LAKE CAMP GROUND (Population served: 95, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SISTER LAKES COMMUNITY CHURCH (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROBERT HULL CAMP 14-0006 (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MONTGOMERY'S-SISTER LAKES (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • IRISH SPARTAN (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTHRUP CAMP 80-0014 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JUDGE CONVENIENCE, INC (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPUDCO TRAILERS 14-0031 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 91
  • Hazardous Condition: 30
  • Service Call: 3

Incident types - Dowagiac

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dowagiac, MI
Most common first names in Dowagiac, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John11674.6 years
Robert10972.7 years
Mary10878.1 years
William10876.5 years
James10873.7 years
George7574.8 years
Charles7076.0 years
Helen7078.2 years
Dorothy6377.9 years
Richard5569.1 years
Most common last names in Dowagiac, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6971.6 years
Wilson4376.1 years
Johnson3475.8 years
Williams3076.6 years
Jones3079.6 years
Anderson2875.5 years
Phillips2574.8 years
Moore2574.9 years
Brown2472.7 years
Miller2277.4 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
Businesses in Dowagiac, MI
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Baymont Inn1McDonald's1
Burger King1New Balance1
Chevrolet1Nike1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1RadioShack1
Ford1Rite Aid1
GNC1Sears1
H&R Block1Subway1
Jones New York1Taco Bell1
Kincaid1True Value1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul1
Little Caesars Pizza1UPS1

Dowagiac compared to Michigan state average:

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

Dowagiac on our top lists:

  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
There are 13 pilots and 9 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Fred Bournay, Jr. (2)
  • Lance Dale Lyons (2)
  • Matthew Craig Parsons (2)
  • Kenneth A. Dodd (2)
  • Matthew C. Parsons (2)
  • Paul William Emerson (2)
  • Nicolett Marie Bisnett (1)
  • Mark Alexander (1)
  • Phillip W. Caviness (1)
  • Richard Daniels (1)

Total of 16 patent applications in 2008-2016.