Paw Paw Lake, Michigan

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Population in 2010: 3,511. Population change since 2000: -11.0%
Males: 1,712  (48.8%)
Females: 1,799  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  44.5 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49098.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,431 (it was $38,216 in 2000)
Paw Paw Lake:

$42,431
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,909 (it was $21,003 in 2000)

Paw Paw Lake CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $135,170 (it was $88,500 in 2000)
Paw Paw Lake:

$135,170
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $215,811; Detached houses: $214,418; Townhouses or other attached units: $480,802; In 2-unit structures: $293,754; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $241,029; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $406,736; Mobile homes: $137,811

Median gross rent in 2012: $643.

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  • White alone - 3,196 (91.0%)
  • Hispanic - 158 (4.5%)
  • Two or more races - 65 (1.9%)
  • Black alone - 39 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 24 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 23 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.06%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Paw Paw Lake: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (31.4%), Irish (13.2%), English (9.2%), United States (6.0%), Italian (5.8%), Dutch (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 630 feet

Land area: 5.24 square miles.

Population density: 670 people per square mile   (low).

Paw Paw Lake,MI real estate house value index trend

Paw Paw Lake, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Paw Paw Lake:

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Paw Paw Lake CDP:

  • Never married: 33.5%
  • Now married: 49.5%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

78 residents are foreign born (1.0% North America, 0.9% Asia, 0.3% Europe).

This place:  2.2%
Michigan:  6.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,561 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,298 (1.3%)

Paw Paw Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kalamazoo, MI (35.8 miles , pop. 77,145).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (76.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Watervliet, MI (1.3 miles ), Coloma, MI (1.5 miles ), Lake Michigan Beach, MI (2.2 miles ), Hartford, MI (2.4 miles ), Benton Heights, MI (3.1 miles ), Bangor, MI (3.3 miles ), Benton Harbor, MI (3.4 miles ), Lawrence, MI (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 42.21 N, Longitude: 86.28 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 269

Paw Paw Lake household income distribution Paw Paw Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.4%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Utilities (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (4%)

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

Average climate in Paw Paw Lake, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Paw Paw Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.8 miles away from the Paw Paw Lake 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 3.0 miles away from the place center injured 15 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Paw Paw Lake-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 273.5 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 249.3 miles away from Paw Paw Lake 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 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 266.7 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 303.3 miles away from Paw Paw Lake 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 307.0 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 near the US average (12).
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).
Paw Paw Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Paw Paw Lake:

  • SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN HOME CARE SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; COLOMA, MI)
  • DSI WATERVLIET DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; WATERVLIET, MI)
  • ORCHARD GROVE EXTENDED CARE CE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BENTON HARBOR, MI)
  • LAKELAND HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; BENTON HARBOR, MI)
  • SOUTH HAVEN HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; SOUTH HAVEN, MI)
  • SOUTH HAVEN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; SOUTH HAVEN, MI)
  • SOUTH HAVEN NURSING AND REHABILITATION COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SOUTH HAVEN, MI)

Amtrak stations near Paw Paw Lake:

  • 12 miles: BANGOR (541 RAILROAD ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 14 miles: ST. JOSEPH/BENTON HARBOR (ST. JOSEPH, 410 VINE ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 19 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 plant near Paw Paw Lake:

  • 13 miles: Palisades in South Haven, MI.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paw Paw Lake:

  • Lake Michigan College (about 10 miles; Benton Harbor, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,341)
  • Andrews University (about 18 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 3,103)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 31 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)
  • Western Michigan University (about 35 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 36 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 38 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 5,563)
  • Hope College (about 41 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,535)

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Notable locations in Paw Paw Lake: Paw Paw Lake Golf Club (A), Paw Paw River Campgrounds (B), Coloma Township Police Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Paw Paw Lake include: Faith Church (A), First General Church (B), Free Church (C), New Harvest Church of Watervliet (D), Living Word Church of God (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Little Paw Paw Lake (A), Paw Paw Lake (B), Mud Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Paw Paw Lake include: Deer Forest Park (1), Forest Beach Park (2), Sunset Park (3). 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 2012 was 48.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.72
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.7%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 76.2% 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:  64.6%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.8%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
18 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
44 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
20 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000

Paw Paw Lake, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Paw Paw Lake compared to Michigan state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Paw Paw Lake travel time to work - commute Paw Paw Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.89%
Here: 46.9%
USA: 50.2%

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
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%

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 Paw Paw Lake:

  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQSN (1660 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Paw Paw Lake:

  • WCSY-FM (98.3 FM; SOUTH HAVEN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WZBL (103.7 FM; HARTFORD, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WIRX (107.1 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MI; Owner: WSJM, 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)
  • 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.)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WDOW-FM (92.1 FM; DOWAGIAC, MI; Owner: JASON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSMK (99.1 FM; BUCHANAN, MI; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)

TV broadcast stations around Paw Paw Lake:

  • 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.)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,069
Total average daily truck traffic: 39
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 2,950
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED9$99,8617$117,24939$159,7948$43,05911$211,0151$30,520
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$37,7501$106,9005$124,8081$10,6600$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$78,5102$73,59515$149,5284$47,2604$200,8930$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$58,3601$63,0407$149,7892$42,8252$133,4650$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$92,2200$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0102.00 , 0103.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$161,5801$114,440
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$130,440
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0102.00 , 0103.00

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