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Population in 2010: 1,216. Population change since 2000: -19.4%
Males: 536  (44.1%)
Females: 680  (55.9%)

Median resident age:  46.8 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49038.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,290 (it was $33,150 in 2000)
Lake Michigan Beach:

$31,290
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,970

Lake Michigan Beach CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $123,146 (it was $84,000 in 2000)
Lake Michigan Beach:

$123,146
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $305,864; Detached houses: $274,132; Townhouses or other attached units: $259,952; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $2,888,359; Mobile homes: $103,981

Median gross rent in 2012: $917.

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  • White alone - 1,113 (91.5%)
  • Hispanic - 52 (4.3%)
  • Two or more races - 23 (1.9%)
  • Black alone - 17 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.08%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lake Michigan Beach: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (18.1%), English (12.0%), Irish (8.6%), Italian (7.3%), United States (5.9%), Polish (5.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 660 feet

Land area: 3.84 square miles.

Population density: 317 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Lake Michigan Beach:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 21.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Michigan Beach CDP:

  • Never married: 20.8%
  • Now married: 47.9%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 18.5%

16 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.5%
Michigan:  6.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $916 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,196 (0.8%)

Lake Michigan Beach satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: South Bend, IN (38.3 miles , pop. 107,789).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (71.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Coloma, MI (2.0 miles ), Paw Paw Lake, MI (2.2 miles ), Watervliet, MI (2.5 miles ), Benton Heights, MI (2.7 miles ), Benton Harbor, MI (2.9 miles ), Fair Plain, MI (3.2 miles ), St. Joseph, MI (3.2 miles ), Hartford, MI (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 42.22 N, Longitude: 86.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 269

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.8%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Utilities (33%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)

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Average climate in Lake Michigan Beach, Michigan

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Tornado activity:

Lake Michigan Beach-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 32.2 miles away from the Lake Michigan Beach 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 7.9 miles away from the place center injured 15 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lake Michigan Beach-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 98.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Berrien County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Lake Michigan Beach:

  • SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN HOME CARE SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; COLOMA, MI)
  • DSI WATERVLIET DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; WATERVLIET, MI)
  • ORCHARD GROVE EXTENDED CARE CE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BENTON HARBOR, MI)

Amtrak stations near Lake Michigan Beach:

  • 10 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.
  • 15 miles: BANGOR (541 RAILROAD ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Operable nuclear power plant near Lake Michigan Beach:

  • 14 miles: Palisades in South Haven, MI.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Michigan Beach:

  • Andrews University (about 18 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,408)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 36 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 5,240)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 37 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 11,690)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northcentral (about 40 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 40 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 4,535)
  • Western Michigan University (about 40 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 18,067)
  • Hope College (about 42 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,114)

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Churches in Lake Michigan Beach include: Lakeshore Bible Church (A), Lake Michigan Beach Community Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: North Shore Memory Garden (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Hibbard Lake (A), Harris Lake (B). 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.6. This is about average.
City:

29.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.07. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.07
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.1%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 84.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.3%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.8%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lake Michigan Beach, MI

Lake Michigan Beach compared to Michigan state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lake Michigan Beach travel time to work - commute


Lake Michigan Beach mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lake Michigan Beach CDP (based on Berrien County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.89%
Here46.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Adherents33.3%11.8%11.7%6.8%5.5%
Congregations6.5%5.4%9.1%12.9%3.2%
NameUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Other
Adherents4.1%2.4%2.3%2.0%20.1%
Congregations7.0%2.7%2.7%3.8%46.8%
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: 41
This county:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

9.73 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

10.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.1%
Michigan:

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

11.9%
State:

13.4%

4.62% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,999 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
Michigan average:

5.24%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($663 average AGI)
Berrien County:

0.12%
Michigan average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from St. Joseph County, IN  0.50% ($33,965 average AGI)
from Cass County, MI  0.40% ($26,393)
from Van Buren County, MI  0.35% ($29,186)


5.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,455 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
Michigan average:

5.98%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($275 average AGI)
Berrien County:

0.05%
Michigan average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to St. Joseph County, IN  0.59% ($31,690 average AGI)
to Van Buren County, MI  0.38% ($25,498)
to Cass County, MI  0.32% ($36,899)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Michigan Beach:

  • WHFB (1060 AM; 5 kW; BENTON HARBOR-ST. JO, MI; Owner: WHFB B/CST ASSOCIATES LTD PARTNERSHP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSJM (1400 AM; 1 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGMY (940 AM; 1 kW; SOUTH HAVEN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Michigan Beach:

  • WCSY-FM (98.3 FM; SOUTH HAVEN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WIRX (107.1 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WZBL (103.7 FM; HARTFORD, 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.)
  • WAUS (90.7 FM; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: ANDREWS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WYTZ (97.5 FM; BRIDGMAN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WSMK (99.1 FM; BUCHANAN, MI; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WDOW-FM (92.1 FM; DOWAGIAC, MI; Owner: JASON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W210BB (89.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Michigan Beach:

  • 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)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)


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 ORIGINATED1$155,2603$145,25018$172,2364$35,7185$298,8461$64,920
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$162,9350$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$63,0305$138,2882$27,9453$159,5370$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$208,4203$131,6631$19,7501$49,1600$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$196,0200$01$121,6500$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$152,7401$195,3901$101,480
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$176,9001$109,8801$142,450
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.00

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