Paw Paw, Michigan

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Population in 2013: 3,485 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.6%
 
Males: 1,674  (48.1%)
Females: 1,811  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  36.4 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49079.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,620 (it was $38,750 in 2000)
Paw Paw:

$23,620
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,644 (it was $21,859 in 2000)

Paw Paw village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $89,811 (it was $84,300 in 2000)
Paw Paw:

$89,811
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $113,902; Detached houses: $123,760; Townhouses or other attached units: $100,548; In 2-unit structures: $91,610; Mobile homes: $15,822

Median gross rent in 2012: $698.

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  • White alone - 2,854 (81.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 255 (7.3%)
  • Hispanic - 219 (6.3%)
  • Two or more races - 71 (2.0%)
  • Asian alone - 59 (1.7%)
  • Black alone - 25 (0.7%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Paw Paw: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.7%), English (16.9%), United States (10.9%), Irish (8.9%), Dutch (5.9%), Polish (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 2.66 square miles.

Population density: 1,308 people per square mile   (low).

Paw Paw,MI real estate house value index trend

Paw Paw, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Paw Paw:

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Paw Paw village:

  • Never married: 38.9%
  • Now married: 34.0%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

124 residents are foreign born (0.6% Europe).

This village:  3.6%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 45 registered sex offenders living in Paw Paw, Michigan as of April 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Paw Paw to the number of sex offenders is 77 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,932 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,764 (2.0%)

Paw Paw satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kalamazoo, MI (16.3 miles , pop. 77,145).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (88.1 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (95.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lawton, MI (2.0 miles ), Mattawan, MI (2.3 miles ), Lawrence, MI (2.9 miles ), Decatur, MI (2.9 miles ), Gobles, MI (3.1 miles ), Bloomingdale, MI (3.5 miles ), Breedsville, MI (3.6 miles ), Bangor, MI (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $131,500
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $145,900
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $151,500
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $129,600
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $172,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $193,300
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $141,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.22 N, Longitude: 85.89 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,146 (+62.2%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 520 (46.1%)

Area code: 269

Paw Paw household income distribution Paw Paw home values distribution

Crime rates in Paw Paw by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 02342222230
per 100,000 0.058.888.6119.360.260.762.162.462.985.00.0
Robberies 21001100101
per 100,000 59.229.40.00.030.130.40.00.031.50.028.3
Assaults 1013149518129486
per 100,000 295.8382.2413.3268.4150.6546.4372.3280.7125.8226.6169.9
Burglaries 2019271610192030272814
per 100,000 591.5558.7797.2477.2301.2576.8620.5935.7849.3793.0396.4
Thefts 181160148107129158114123111119126
per 100,000 5353.44704.54369.63191.23885.54796.63537.13836.63491.73370.23567.4
Auto thefts 161011601042222
per 100,000 473.2294.0324.8178.90.0303.6124.162.462.956.656.6
Arson 12301012000
per 100,000 29.658.888.60.030.10.031.062.40.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.4) 362.2374.7401.1317.4258.1414.2312.0322.8282.8301.4212.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Paw Paw detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Michigan average:

1.74
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.6%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +357 (+11.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Paw Paw, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Paw Paw-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 35.6 miles away from the Paw Paw village center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.9 miles away from the village center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Paw Paw-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 280.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 140.4 miles away from Paw Paw 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 257.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 247.1 miles away from the city 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 287.4 miles away from Paw Paw 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 295.9 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 Van Buren County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Paw Paw topographic map

Birthplace of: Richard D. McLellan - Lawyer and professor at Michigan State University, Jerry Mitchell - Theatre director and choreographer, Jo Labadie - Socialist, Loretta Long - Actor, Pat Paige - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Paw Paw:

  • BRONSON LAKEVIEW HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 408 HAZEN STREET)
  • LAKEVIEW COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (408 HAZEN ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Paw Paw:

  • BRONSON NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LAWTON, MI)
  • SHERWOOD PLACE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • FMC - OSHTEMO (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • TENDERCARE KALAMAZOO (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • DAVITA - KALAMAZOO WEST (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • BRONSON PLACE CARE CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • THE SPRINGS AT THE FOUNTAINS (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)

Airports located in Paw Paw:

Amtrak stations near Paw Paw:

  • 14 miles: BANGOR (541 RAILROAD ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 17 miles: KALAMAZOO (459 N. BURDICK ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus 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.

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

  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 11 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,369)
  • Western Michigan University (about 15 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)
  • Lake Michigan College (about 28 miles; Benton Harbor, MI; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Andrews University (about 30 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 3,103)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 38 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 4,078)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 40 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)
  • Hope College (about 41 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,535)

Public high schools in Paw Paw:

Public elementary/middle schools in Paw Paw:

Private elementary/middle schools in Paw Paw:

  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 135; Location: 508 E PAW PAW ST; Grades: PK - 5)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 116; Location: 725 PINE ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Paw Paw, School District: PAW PAW PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Paw Paw:

  • PAW PAW DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $681,090; Location: 609 WEST MICHIGAN AVENUE; 57,173 books; 2,727 audio materials; 3,618 video materials; 143 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Paw Paw: Paw Paw Volunteer Fire Department (A), Paw Paw City Hall (B), Van Buren Courthouse (C), Paw Paw Police Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Paw Paw include: Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), Trinity Lutheran Church (C), Saint Mary's Catholic Church (D), First Presbyterian Church (E), First Christian Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Prospect Hill Cemetery (1), Pioneer Cemetery (2), Clapp Cemetery (3), Saint Marys Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Ismons Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

River: East Branch Paw Paw River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Paw Paw include: Paw Paw Public Library HIstorical Marker (1), Saint Mark's Church Historical Marker (2), Reverend Darius Barker Historical Marker (3), Territorial Road Historical Marker (4), Van Buren County Courthouse Historical Marker (5), Warner Wine Haus Historical Marker (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: East Side Motel (1011 East Michigan Avenue), Comfort Inn & Suites (153 Ampey Road), Deerfield Inn (139 Ampey Rd), Green Acres Motel Inc (38254 West Red Arrow Highway).

Van Buren 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 96.6. This is worse than average.

City:

96.6
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.74
U.S.:

9.14

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

REIT'S FLEA MARKET(PAVILION) (Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
RED ARROW MINISTRIES (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-17-2013), St Public Notif issued (SEP-19-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-19-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
MIKES NORTH 40 SPORTS BAR & GRILL (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
PAW PAW ALLEGAN ELKS #1621 (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
HARTFORD HEAD START (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-22-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-22-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2005)
PAW PAW MARATHON (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
WALT & MARIE'S COUNTRY MARKET (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • KNOUSE FOODS, INC. (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MANIAC, LLC (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RAINBOW LANES INC (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PAW PAW EAGLES #4310 (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TEA POT EAST (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MICHIGAN WORKS/CURVES (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TRI COUNTY HEADSTART - COLOMA (Population served: 37, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES HALL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TLJ LEASING, LLC (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 44.8%
(42.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 78.0% for American Indian residents, 92.5% for other race residents, 48.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  57.5%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  9.3%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
138 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Paw Paw in 2000:

  • 106 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 11 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Paw Paw, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Paw Paw compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Banks with branches in Paw Paw (2011 data):

  • Fifth Third Bank: Paw Paw Branch at 37687 Red Arrow Highway, branch established on 1976/09/27. 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
  • Keystone Community Bank: Paw Paw Branch at 900 East Michigan Avenue, branch established on 2007/09/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $256.3 mil, Deposits: $212.4 mil, headquarters in Kalamazoo, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Firstbank Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Paw Paw Branch at 200 North Kalamazoo Avenue, branch established on 1949/03/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Chemical Bank: Paw Paw Branch at 212 South Kalamazoo Street, branch established on 1990/07/30. Info updated 2010/07/30: Bank assets: $5,331.9 mil, Deposits: $4,367.1 mil, headquarters in Midland, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 146 total offices, Holding Company: Chemical Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Paw Paw Branch at 118 North Kalamazoo Street, branch established on 1893/01/01. 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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Paw Paw, Michigan:

  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 153 Ampey Rd, Paw Paw, MI 49079 , Phone: (269) 655-0303
  • Econo Lodge, 139 Ampey Rd, Paw Paw, MI 49079 , Phone: (269) 657-2578, Fax: (269) 657-3344
  • Super 8 Motel - Paw Paw, 111 Ampey Rd, Paw Paw, MI 49079 , Phone: (269) 657-1111, Fax: (269) 657-4040
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Paw Paw, Michigan

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Paw Paw village (based on Van Buren County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.83%
Here: 30.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchReformed Church in AmericaSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents40.6%9.7%5.6%4.6%3.5%
Congregations8.8%15.4%1.1%3.3%7.7%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaInternational Council of Community ChurchesOther
Adherents3.3%3.1%3.0%3.0%23.5%
Congregations3.3%3.3%1.1%3.3%52.7%
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: 16
Van Buren County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Van Buren County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
Van Buren County:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 61
Here:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Van Buren County:

28.5%
Michigan:

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

16.4%
State:

13.4%
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 2$5,480$32,8800$0
Other Government Administration 5$23,652$56,76516$1,570
Police Protection - Officers 8$33,161$49,7423$1,014
Police - Other 1$3,091$37,0922$1,129
Streets and Highways 2$7,457$44,7420$0
Sewerage 2$9,704$58,2240$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,598$39,5881$146
Water Supply 2$7,257$43,5420$0
Electric Power 3$15,779$63,1160$0
Other and Unallocable 2$8,517$51,1020$0
Totals for Government 29$120,696$49,94322$3,859

5.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,314 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
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 Kalamazoo County, MI  1.62% ($39,795 average AGI)
from Berrien County, MI  0.81% ($25,451)
from Allegan County, MI  0.60% ($27,965)


6.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,806 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
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 Kalamazoo County, MI  1.91% ($41,607 average AGI)
to Berrien County, MI  0.75% ($25,888)
to Allegan County, MI  0.56% ($29,571)

Strongest AM radio stations in Paw Paw:

  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQSN (1660 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNWN (1560 AM; daytime; 4 kW; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WKMI (1360 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHFB (1060 AM; 5 kW; BENTON HARBOR-ST. JO, MI; Owner: WHFB B/CST ASSOCIATES LTD PARTNERSHP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Paw Paw:

  • W247AM (97.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WAYK (88.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFAT (96.5 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • W258AH (99.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCSY-FM (98.3 FM; SOUTH HAVEN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WZUU (92.3 FM; ALLEGAN, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMUK (102.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WQLR (106.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDOW-FM (92.1 FM; DOWAGIAC, MI; Owner: JASON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZBL (103.7 FM; HARTFORD, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WIRX (107.1 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WQXC-FM (100.9 FM; OTSEGO, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKR (107.7 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAUS (90.7 FM; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: ANDREWS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKFR-FM (103.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIDR (89.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WCNF (94.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WLKM-FM (95.9 FM; THREE RIVERS, MI; Owner: IMPACT RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Paw Paw:

  • WGVK (Channel 52; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W26BX (Channel 26; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WYGN-LP (Channel 12; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)
  • WOKZ-CA (Channel 50; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

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

Paw Paw, Michigan:
  • Fatal accident count: 7
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 7
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Michigan average:
  • Fatal accident count: 142
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 220
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 152
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 375
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 25

Paw Paw fatal accident list:

Dec 6, 2007 06:13 PM, Michigan Ave, Lat: 42.21629, Lon: -85.90613, Vehicles: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Jan 22, 2006 11:35 AM, 48th, Lat: 42.24404, Lon: -85.95506, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 30, 1998 00:42 AM, I-94, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 7, 1996 03:20 PM, 40, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 13, 1988 02:53 PM, Kalamazoo, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Mar 24, 1988 07:30 PM, 40, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Mar 31, 1986 03:04 AM, St Joseph, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total costs: $56,000
Total average daily traffic: 29,836
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,102
Total future (year 2013) average daily traffic: 33,869

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Paw Paw)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Paw Paw, MI)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • PAW PAW, MI. / 5102, 43455 60th Avenue (Lat: 42.200556 Lon: -85.970833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 144.8 m, Overall height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WPOM340
    Assigned Frequencies: 6595.62 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/14/2009, Expiration Date: 02/09/2020, Certifier: Harry E Warner
    Registrant: State Of Michigan, 4000 Collins Rd, Lansing, MI 48909-8131, Phone: (517) 336-2634, Fax: (517) 336-6222, Email:
  • DE33XC058, 59583 County Rd(305726) (Lat: 42.202778 Lon: -85.887500), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 69.2 m, Overall height: 72.2 m, Call Sign: WQQY757
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, 11035.0 MHz, 11115.0 MHz, 17865.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11185.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/27/2013, Expiration Date: 03/27/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • DE72XC005, State Hwy M-43 (Lat: 42.307556 Lon: -85.968333), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQRC941
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/18/2013, Expiration Date: 04/18/2023, Certifier: Garrie C Losee
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • PAW PAW, 2.8 Mi Ese (Lat: 42.211972 Lon: -85.836944), Overall height: 73.2 m, Call Sign: WAH626, Licensee ID: L01384556
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Bobby J Hall
    Registrant: Hallco Unlimited, Inc., 250 Yeager Lane, Shepherd, TX 77371, Phone: (832) 865-0004, Fax: (281) 659-0777, Email:
  • PAW PAW, Gremps And Lilac Street (Lat: 42.214194 Lon: -85.894167), Overall height: 62.5 m, Call Sign: WDU449, Licensee ID: L00004404
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11605.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/09/1995, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 06/20/2000
    Registrant: Gte North Incorporated, Mc:hqb07a12, Irving, TX 75015-2210

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 28604 58th Ave (Lat: 42.211972 Lon: -85.836944), Overall height: 68.6 m, Call Sign: KNKO294
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.337 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/07/2004, Expiration Date: 06/22/2014, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, Nw, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Paw Paw)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Paw Paw)
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 ORIGINATED2$82,2002$102,67512$146,4321$38,4002$132,6401$44,460
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$185,1300$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$04$147,9151$16,8601$89,8600$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$68,4700$03$165,8070$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$69,0600$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0117.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$84,9001$77,960
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0117.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Most common first names in Paw Paw, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10375.0 years
Mary7277.8 years
William6674.4 years
James5671.9 years
Joseph5277.5 years
Robert5169.3 years
Charles4972.0 years
Helen4380.7 years
Dorothy3979.3 years
Frank3976.9 years
Most common last names in Paw Paw, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4272.4 years
Johnson2580.0 years
Miller1775.9 years
White1675.3 years
Hall1678.1 years
Davis1370.2 years
Williams1367.4 years
Brown1281.8 years
Ampey1278.1 years
Price1083.3 years
Businesses in Paw Paw, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Jones New York1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Chevrolet1Subway2
Comfort Inn1Super 81
Curves1Taco Bell1
Econo Lodge1U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS2
Ford1Walgreens1
Goodwill1Wendy's1
H&R Block1
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