Fair Plain, Michigan

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Population in 2010: 7,631. Population change since 2000: -2.5%
Males: 3,577  (46.9%)
Females: 4,054  (53.1%)
Median resident age:  40.1 years
Michigan median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 49022.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $36,567 (it was $37,154 in 2000)
Fair Plain:

$36,567
MI:

$52,492

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,000 (it was $20,344 in 2000)

Fair Plain CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $104,493 (it was $82,200 in 2000)
Fair Plain:

$104,493
MI:

$147,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $194,327; Detached houses: $200,204; Townhouses or other attached units: $154,119; In 2-unit structures: $174,413; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $148,324; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $360,456; Mobile homes: $57,902

Median gross rent in 2016: $699.

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  • Races in Fair Plain, MI (2010)

    Fair Plain races chart
    • 3,92451.4%Black alone
    • 3,19441.9%White alone
    • 2493.3%Hispanic
    • 1712.2%Two or more races
    • 640.8%Asian alone
    • 230.3%American Indian alone
    • 60.08%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fair Plain: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (9.9%), Irish (5.3%), American (3.8%), Italian (2.7%), English (2.6%), European (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 626 feet

Land area: 4.21 square miles.

Population density: 1,813 people per square mile   (low).

Fair Plain,MI real estate house value index trend

Fair Plain, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Fair Plain:

  • High school or higher: 86.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fair Plain CDP:

  • Never married: 33.3%
  • Now married: 47.6%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

80 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.1%
Michigan:

6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,489 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,308 (1.3%)

Fair Plain satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: South Bend, IN (30.4 miles , pop. 107,789).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (65.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Benton Harbor, MI (1.3 miles ), St. Joseph, MI (1.3 miles ), Benton Heights, MI (1.7 miles ), Shoreham, MI (1.8 miles ), Stevensville, MI (2.5 miles ), Baroda, MI (3.0 miles ), Lake Michigan Beach, MI (3.2 miles ), Coloma, MI (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 42.09 N, Longitude: 86.45 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,710 (-23.1%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 412 (12.7%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 269

Fair Plain household income distribution Fair Plain home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Fair Plain, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fair Plain-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 42.1 miles away from the Fair Plain place center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/13/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the place center injured 15 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fair Plain-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 262.5 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 238.1 miles away from Fair Plain center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 152.3 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 299.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 274.8 miles away from Fair Plain 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 315.0 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).
Fair Plain topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Fair Plain:

  • LAKELAND HOSPITAL, ST JOSEPH Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; ST JOSEPH, MI)
  • HAPPY HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; SAINT JOE, MI)
  • AVONDALE HOME CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; SAINT JOE, MI)
  • ORCHARD GROVE EXTENDED CARE CE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; BENTON HARBOR, MI)
  • COVENTRY HOUSE INN (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ST JOSEPH, MI)
  • LIBERTY DIALYSIS AT LAKELAND - ROYALTON (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; SAINT JOSEPH, MI)
  • LAKELAND HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; BENTON HARBOR, MI)

Amtrak stations near Fair Plain:

  • 3 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.
  • 20 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.

Operable nuclear power plants near Fair Plain:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fair Plain:

  • Lake Michigan College (about 4 miles; Benton Harbor, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,341)
  • Andrews University (about 10 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 3,103)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 29 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 32 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 5,563)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 41 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 42 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 3,682)
  • Western Michigan University (about 46 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • BERRIEN GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; BERRIEN CENTER, MI) This hospital no longer exists... it's now a nursing home. added by LeeS269

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Notable locations in Fair Plain: Pier 1000 Marina (A), Berrien Hills Golf Club (B), Benton Charter Township Fire Department Station 3 (C), Saint Joseph Charter Township Fire Department Station 2 (D), Medic 1 Emergency Medical Services Central (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fair Plain include: Crystal Springs Church of God (A), Temple B'nai Shalom (B), New Testament of Faith Baptist Church (C), Harbor Community Church (D), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (E), Napier Parkview Baptist Church (F), Covenant Christian Church (G), Living Stones Church of God (H), Full Gospel Christian Center (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fair Plain include: Riverside Park (1), Carronde Park (2), Benton Park (3), Napier Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Berrien County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 44.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.3
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.99
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 21.2%
(16.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.1% for Black residents, 23.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 64.6% for other race residents, 5.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  61.5%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.6%
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: 0.3% of all households
36 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Fair Plain in 2000:

  • 18 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 15 people in other group homes
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill

Fair Plain, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Michigan average:

10.9

Fair Plain travel time to work - commute Fair Plain mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fair Plain CDP (based on Berrien County data)

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.
Michigan:

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

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Berrien County:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Berrien County:

29.1%
Michigan:

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

11.9%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.9%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

50.1%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.4
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fair Plain:

18.2%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fair Plain:

11.7%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.1%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Fair Plain:

57.6%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Fair Plain:

81.1%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fair Plain, MI Residents

4.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
Michigan average:

5.09%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($267 average AGI)
Berrien County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Joseph County, IN  0.40% ($33,983 average AGI)
from Van Buren County, MI  0.36% ($25,888)
from Cass County, MI  0.35% ($26,766)


5.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,138 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
Michigan average:

5.58%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($320 average AGI)
Berrien County:

0.07%
Michigan average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Joseph County, IN  0.44% ($30,228 average AGI)
to Van Buren County, MI  0.39% ($25,451)
to Cass County, MI  0.34% ($30,761)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fair Plain:

  • WHFB (1060 AM; 5 kW; BENTON HARBOR-ST. JO, MI; Owner: WHFB B/CST ASSOCIATES LTD PARTNERSHP)
  • WSJM (1400 AM; 1 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MI; Owner: WSJM, 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.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fair Plain:

  • WHFB-FM (99.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WHFB BROADCAST ASSOCIATES L P)
  • WIRX (107.1 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WCNF (94.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • W210BB (89.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WYTZ (97.5 FM; BRIDGMAN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • W216BX (91.1 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WAUS (90.7 FM; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: ANDREWS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WCSY-FM (98.3 FM; SOUTH HAVEN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WSMK (99.1 FM; BUCHANAN, MI; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNDV-FM (92.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WZBL (103.7 FM; HARTFORD, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • W300AL (107.9 FM; MISHAWAKA, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WWLV (102.3 FM; NEW CARLISLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WDOW-FM (92.1 FM; DOWAGIAC, MI; Owner: JASON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fair Plain:

  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYGN-LP (Channel 12; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 86m282ftTotal length
  • 124,375Total average daily traffic
  • 22,252Total average daily truck traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 1 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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED36$85,92820$92,583110$106,19326$27,20513$91,6641$92,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$110,0002$90,5009$85,6662$6,5000$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$102,1202$78,17540$112,48719$19,1348$90,2732$75,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$97,0004$109,00018$98,19213$29,6472$37,5001$97,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$09$118,6270$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0007.00 , 0020.00, 0021.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$75,8572$144,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$86,0001$177,260
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$166,0001$170,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0007.00 , 0020.00, 0021.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Fair Plain compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Fair Plain on our top lists:

  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
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