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Population in 2012: 5,846 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.9%
 

Males: 2,780  (47.6%)
Females: 3,066  (52.4%)

Median resident age:  32.0 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49047.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,901 (it was $29,926 in 2000)
Dowagiac:

$30,901
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,304

Dowagiac city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,895 (it was $63,500 in 2000)
Dowagiac:

$70,895
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $110,576; Detached houses: $90,450; Townhouses or other attached units: $407,313; In 2-unit structures: $86,541; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,580,095; Mobile homes: $94,140

Median gross rent in 2012: $588.

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  • White alone - 4,403 (74.3%)
  • Black alone - 806 (13.6%)
  • Two or more races - 431 (7.3%)
  • Hispanic - 134 (2.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 131 (2.2%)
  • Asian alone - 17 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dowagiac: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.1%), Irish (10.2%), English (7.7%), Dutch (6.7%), United States (6.5%), Polish (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 772 feet

Land area: 4.02 square miles.

Population density: 1,456 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Dowagiac:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dowagiac city:

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 51.8%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

99 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.7%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 64 registered sex offenders living in Dowagiac, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Dowagiac to the number of sex offenders is 91 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,241 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,192 (1.5%)

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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
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,500
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $74,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.98 N, Longitude: 86.11 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +664 (+11.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 862 (39.1%)

Area code: 269

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Crime rates in Dowagiac by Year
Type 2001 2002 2004 2007 2009
Murders 00010
per 100,000 0.00.00.016.90.0
Rapes 9111254
per 100,000 145.7177.0204.284.670.5
Robberies 34792
per 100,000 48.664.4119.1152.235.3
Assaults 3441232814
per 100,000 550.3659.6391.4473.5246.9
Burglaries 7663434132
per 100,000 1230.01013.5731.8693.4564.4
Thefts 351327243240253
per 100,000 5680.55260.64135.54058.94462.1
Auto thefts 1917171210
per 100,000 307.5273.5289.3202.9176.4
Arson 74012
per 100,000 113.364.40.016.935.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 311.8) 576.4593.3514.8466.8346.9

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Crime rate in Dowagiac detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.39
Michigan average:

1.74

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Dowagiac, Michigan accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.2%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -387 (-5.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Dowagiac-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 107% 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 significantly below Michigan state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 95.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 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/medical centers in Dowagiac:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Dowagiac, MI

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.

Local government website: WWW.CITYOFDOWAGIAC.COM

College/University in Dowagiac:

  • Southwestern Michigan College (Full-time enrollment: 1,458; Location: 58900 Cherry Grove Rd; Public; Website: www.swmich.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dowagiac:

  • Andrews University (about 14 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,408)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 21 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 11,690)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 23 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 4,535)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northcentral (about 24 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 28 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 5,240)
  • Western Michigan University (about 33 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 18,067)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 49 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,761)

Public high schools in Dowagiac:

Public elementary/middle schools in Dowagiac:

Private elementary/middle schools in Dowagiac:

  • ST JOHN EVANG LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 40; Location: 603 MCCLEARY ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CALVARY BIBLE ACADEMY (Students: 32; Location: 27032 MARCELLUS HWY; Grades: KG - 10)
See full list of schools located in Dowagiac, School District: DOWAGIAC UNION SCHOOLS

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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.7. This is about average.
City:

35.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.6
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 20.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.8
U.S.:

25.6

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

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • 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
ROCKY'S LAKES BOWL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SUNRISE CAFE/BIG FOOT MKT. (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SHADY SHORES ASSOC. (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SISTER LAKES COMMUNITY CHURCH (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KEELER KEG AND KITCHEN (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
JIM'S BURNETTE CAMP 80-0078 (Population served: 52, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LONELY PINE FARM 14-0029 (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • DOWAGIAC (Address: PO Box 430, Population served: 6147, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RAMONA RECREATION INC (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SACRED HEART OF MARY (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HAMPSHIRE COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPRUCE RIDGE GOLF CLUB (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKEVIEW INN (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PITCHER LAKE CAMP GROUND (Population served: 95, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JUDGE CONVENIENCE, INC (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.9%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.6% for Black residents, 55.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 62.5% for American Indian residents, 68.8% for other race residents, 36.2% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Dowagiac, MI

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

Dowagiac compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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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

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Dowagiac travel time to work - commute


Dowagiac mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 26.47%
Here26.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents58.9%11.5%3.9%3.1%2.8%
Congregations10.9%19.6%2.2%6.5%4.3%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the NazarenePentecostal Church of GodOther
Adherents2.6%1.9%1.8%1.8%11.5%
Congregations4.3%4.3%2.2%2.2%43.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
This 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
This county:

3.17 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.5%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.1%
Michigan:

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

14.3%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$19,353$38,7061$1,521
Other Government Administration 4$15,168$45,5040$0
Police Protection - Officers 15$75,347$60,2780$0
Police - Other 1$2,413$28,9565$3,060
Firefighters 5$18,992$45,5810$0
Streets and Highways 4$11,382$34,1460$0
Airports 0$0 1$1,162
Solid Waste Management 2$5,621$33,7260$0
Sewerage 8$26,039$39,0591$1,131
Parks and Recreation 6$16,984$33,9680$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5$11,010$26,4240$0
Water Supply 1$4,913$58,9560$0
Electric Power 6$27,303$54,6060$0
Transit 3$5,382$21,5281$602
Other and Unallocable 5$24,405$58,5721$1,233
Totals for Government 71$264,312$44,67210$8,709

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $3,463,000 ($592.37)
    Sewerage: $981,000 ($167.81)
    General - Other: $829,000 ($141.81)
    Police Protection: $777,000 ($132.91)
    Regular Highways: $664,000 ($113.58)
    Water Utilities: $468,000 ($80.05)
    General Public Buildings: $291,000 ($49.78)
    Housing & Community Development: $270,000 ($46.19)
    Central Staff Services: $258,000 ($44.13)
    Fire Protection: $234,000 ($40.03)
    Financial Administration: $230,000 ($39.34)
    Libraries: $201,000 ($34.38)
    Transit Utilities: $158,000 ($27.03)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $103,000 ($17.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $97,000 ($16.59)
    Health Services - Other: $52,000 ($8.89)
    Air Transportation: $44,000 ($7.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $523,000 ($89.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $277,000 ($47.38)
    Parks & Recreation: $64,000 ($10.95)
    Air Transportation: $33,000 ($5.64)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,905,000 ($496.92)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($0.86)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $11,000 ($1.88)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $753,000 ($128.81)
    All Other: $464,000 ($79.37)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $118,000 ($20.18)
    All Other: $38,000 ($6.50)
    Transit Utilities: $19,000 ($3.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $124,000 ($21.21)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $968,000 ($165.58)
    General Revenue, NEC: $332,000 ($56.79)
    Property Sale Other: $81,000 ($13.86)
    Rents: $28,000 ($4.79)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.17)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $4,213,000 ($720.66)
    Water Utilities: $435,000 ($74.41)
    Transit Utilities: $12,000 ($2.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $986,000 ($168.66)
    Highways: $448,000 ($76.63)
    Transit Utilities: $73,000 ($12.49)
  • Tax - Property: $1,589,000 ($271.81)
    NEC: $110,000 ($18.82)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $6,845,000 ($1170.89)
    Water Utilities: $80,000 ($13.68)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,570,000 ($268.56)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,425,000 ($243.76)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($6.84)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,215,000 ($1063.12)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $630,000 ($107.77)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $145,000 ($24.80)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($6.84)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,050,000 ($692.78)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,473,000 ($594.08)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $6,280,000 ($1074.24)

6.26% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Michigan average:

5.24%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Elkhart County, IN  1.21% ($37,619 average AGI)
from St. Joseph County, IN  1.00% ($59,661)
from Berrien County, MI  0.99% ($36,899)


6.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,211 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Michigan average:

5.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Elkhart County, IN  1.22% ($27,374 average AGI)
to Berrien County, MI  1.21% ($26,393)
to St. Joseph County, IN  0.87% ($35,286)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Dowagiac, Michigan:
  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 20
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Michigan average:
  • Fatal accident count: 144
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 222
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 154
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 378
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 25

See more detailed statistics of Dowagiac fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 11 meters (36ft)
Total average daily traffic: 9,534
Total average daily truck traffic: 60
Total future (year 2015) average daily traffic: 10,134



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

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
Businesses in Dowagiac, MI
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Baymont Inn1New Balance1
Burger King1Nike1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1RadioShack1
GNC1Rite Aid1
H&R Block1Sears1
Jones New York1Subway1
Kincaid1Taco Bell1
Lane Furniture1True Value1
Little Caesars Pizza1U-Haul1
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS1
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Fred Bournay, Jr. (2)
  • Matthew Craig Parsons (2)
  • Kenneth A. Dodd (2)
  • Erik P. Oosterwal (1)
  • Phillip W. Caviness (1)
  • Matthew C. Parsons (1)
  • James Jarrett (1)

Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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