South Haven, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 4,347 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.4%
 
Males: 1,898  (43.7%)
Females: 2,449  (56.3%)
Median resident age:

56.5 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49090.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,288 (it was $35,885 in 2000)
South Haven:

$48,288
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,805 (it was $19,396 in 2000)

South Haven city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $186,236 (it was $123,200 in 2000)
South Haven:

$186,236
MI:

$155,700

Median gross rent in 2017: $582.

March 2019 cost of living index in South Haven: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.2%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 63.8% for Black residents, 33.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in South Haven, MI (2017)
    • 3,51180.2%White alone
    • 44610.2%Black alone
    • 1673.8%Two or more races
    • 952.2%Asian alone
    • 831.9%Hispanic
    • 220.5%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 42 registered sex offenders living in South Haven, Michigan as of February 22, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in South Haven is 104 to 1.


Crime rates in South Haven by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(38.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(38.9)
5
(97.2)
9
(173.7)
3
(58.5)
4
(77.7)
4
(78.2)
9
(204.5)
3
(68.2)
1
(23.0)
11
(251.4)
11
(252.5)
8
(183.4)
7
(161.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(116.6)
7
(136.1)
4
(77.2)
4
(78.0)
3
(58.2)
3
(58.7)
6
(136.4)
7
(159.1)
1
(23.0)
2
(45.7)
11
(252.5)
6
(137.6)
3
(69.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
25
(485.6)
13
(252.7)
16
(308.8)
10
(195.0)
14
(271.8)
12
(234.7)
8
(181.8)
14
(318.3)
1
(23.0)
15
(342.9)
15
(344.4)
27
(619.0)
14
(322.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
33
(641.0)
30
(583.2)
40
(771.9)
41
(799.5)
37
(718.3)
36
(704.2)
44
(1,000)
33
(750.2)
5
(114.8)
32
(731.4)
30
(688.7)
29
(664.8)
33
(760.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
237
(4,604)
143
(2,780)
206
(3,975)
196
(3,822)
245
(4,756)
208
(4,069)
208
(4,727)
280
(6,365)
9
(206.7)
231
(5,280)
224
(5,142)
236
(5,410)
237
(5,461)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(136.0)
6
(116.6)
8
(154.4)
6
(117.0)
2
(38.8)
3
(58.7)
12
(272.7)
13
(295.5)
0
(0.0)
12
(274.3)
7
(160.7)
8
(183.4)
6
(138.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(19.4)
2
(38.9)
4
(77.2)
2
(39.0)
1
(19.4)
2
(39.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)480.8330.5449.2327.4416.4343.9521.8496.746.2567.8613.4589.4497.0

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City-data.com crime index in South Haven, MI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 24 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.61
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: German (15.2%), English (9.6%), Dutch (8.2%), American (7.8%), Irish (7.1%), Italian (6.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 618 feet

Land area: 3.46 square miles.

Population density: 1,257 people per square mile   (low).

South Haven, Michigan map

159 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe, 0.8% Asia, 0.4% Africa).

This city:

3.6%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,757 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,183 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kalamazoo, MI (36.2 miles , pop. 77,145).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (81.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Bangor, MI (3.2 miles ),
Breedsville, MI (3.3 miles ),
Paw Paw Lake, MI (3.6 miles ),
Lake Michigan Beach, MI (3.7 miles ),
Hartford, MI (3.8 miles ),
Watervliet, MI (3.8 miles ),
Coloma, MI (3.8 miles ),
Fennville, MI (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 42.40 N, Longitude: 86.27 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Blueberry Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,058 (+47.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 727 (35.5%)

Area code: 269

Distribution of median household income in South Haven, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in South Haven, MI in 2017
South Haven satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $84,100
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 1999: 23 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $187,300
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2002: 17 buildings, average cost: $180,200
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2005: 30 buildings, average cost: $188,300
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $204,800
  • 2007: 33 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $231,700
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $510,300
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $348,500
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $85,400
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $330,600
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $347,500
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $478,600
  • 2015: 14 buildings, average cost: $315,200
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $364,900
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $258,700
Number of permits per 10,000 South Haven, MI residents
Average permit cost in South Haven, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.3%
Michigan:

4.4%
Historical population in South Haven, MI
Historical housing units in South Haven, MI
Most common industries in South Haven, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Utilities (6.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.3%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Utilities (6.7%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.6%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
  • Machinery (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (12.7%)
  • Educational services (12.4%)
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.6%)
  • Utilities (5.3%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
Most common occupations in South Haven, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Registered nurses (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)

Average climate in South Haven, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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South Haven, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

South Haven-area historical tornado activity is near Michigan state average. It is 8% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.9 miles away from the South Haven city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.5 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

South Haven-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 285.9 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 261.5 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 162.2 miles away from South Haven center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 268.5 miles away from South Haven 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 308.7 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 315.0 miles away from South Haven 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 (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
South Haven topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in South Haven:

  • SOUTH HAVEN AREA HOSPICE (05055 BLUE STAR HWY/PO BOX 990)
  • SOUTH HAVEN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 955 S BAILEY AVE)
  • COUNTRYSIDE NURSING AND REHABILITATION COMMUNITY (120 BASELINE RD)
  • COUNTRYSIDE NURSING HOME (120 BASELINE RD)
  • SOUTH HAVEN NURSING AND REHABILITATION COMMUNITY (850 PHILLIPS)
  • FMC - SOUTH HAVEN (199 VETERANS BLVD)
  • SOUTH HAVEN HOMECARE (955 S BAILEY AVE)

Airports located in South Haven:

Amtrak station near South Haven:

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

Nuclear power plants:


Palisades . Westinghouse Electric Corp.Bechtel Corp.Combustion Engineering. Inc.Consumers Power Co.Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). Net Output: 780 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 05/1971. Commercial start: 12/1971..

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Haven:

  • Lake Michigan College (about 22 miles; Benton Harbor, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,341)
  • Hope College (about 29 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,535)
  • Andrews University (about 31 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 3,103)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 33 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)
  • Western Michigan University (about 35 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 44 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 21,982)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 49 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)

Public high schools in South Haven:

  • SOUTH HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 747, Location: 600 ELKENBURG ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • CAREER AND EARLY COLLEGE ACADEMY (Location: 125 VETERANS DR, Grades: 6-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in South Haven:

Private elementary/middle schools in South Haven:

  • ST PAUL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 75, Location: 718 ARBOR CT, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST BASIL SCHOOL (Students: 65, Location: 94 SUPERIOR ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in South Haven

Library in South Haven:

  • SOUTH HAVEN MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $331,031; Location: 314 BROADWAY STREET; 56,815 books; 300 e-books; 1,280 audio materials; 704 video materials; 120 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in South Haven: South Haven Yacht Club (A), South Haven Municipal Marina (B), Pothole Marina (C), Jensens Fishery (D), North Beach Public Park (E), River Bend Boat Club (F), South Haven Marine (G), Michigan State College South Haven Experiment Station (H), Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum (I), South Haven City Hall (J), South Haven Memorial Library (K), South Haven Area Emergency Services Station 3 Suite 2 (L), South Haven Police Department (M), Michigan Maritime Museum (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in South Haven include: Kingdom Hall (A), Saint Basil Church (B), Saint Paul's Lutheran Church (C), First Assembly of God (D), Calvary Missionary Baptist Church (E), Christian Science Church (F), First Hebrew Congregation (G), First Congregational Church (H), First Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hebrew Cemetery (1), Lake View Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: Black River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in South Haven include: Dyckman Park (1), Elkenburg Park (2), Kids Corner Playground (3), River Front Park (4), Ellen Avery Park (5), Hartman Park (6), Tot Lot Park (7), Stanley Johnson Park (8), Packard Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: North Beach (A), South Beach (B), Woodman Beach (C), Dyckman Beach (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Fideland Fun Park (Amusement & Theme Parks; 68099 County Road 388).

Hotels: An Orchard Inn (176 Blue Star Hwy), Budget Lodge (09817 M 140), Budget Lodge & Suites (09817 M-140), Guesthouse Inn - South Haven (72320 County Road 388), Hampton Inn South Haven (04299 Cecilia Drive), Old Harbor Inn (515 Williams Street), An Orchard Inn & Suites (176 Blue Star Highway).

Birthplace of: Art Walker - Football player, Audrey Niffenegger - Novelist, Cindy Hill - Professional golfer, Charles Umlauf - Artist, Dave Gumpert - Baseball player, Liberty Hyde Bailey - (1858-1954).

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

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

KIBBIE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH (Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-10-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SOUTH HAVEN FAMILY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-08-2013), St Public Notif issued (OCT-09-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-09-2013), St Tech Assistance Visit (APR-15-2014)
JENSEN'S TRAVEL TRAILER PARK (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
GLENN HAVEN SHORES (Population served: 72, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (NOV-10-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-13-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-17-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2005), St Boil Water Order (NOV-10-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-15-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-23-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2005)
MILLBURG MARATHON MART (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • RIVERSIDE FOOD MART (Population served: 800, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HARTFORD SHELL FOOD MART (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SINGING SANDS RV PARK (Population served: 145, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PHOENIX COUNTRY MARKET (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HAMLIN 66TH ST CAMP 03-0025 (Population served: 67, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PHOENIX INN (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HAMLIN 111TH AVE CAMP 03-0026 (Population served: 37, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THE INN AT HAWKSHEAD (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • M-89 SHELL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.5%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.2%
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: 0.1% of all households
155 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
208 people in nursing homes in 2000
2 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Banks with branches in South Haven (2011 data):

  • Sturgis Bank & Trust Company: South Haven Banking Center at 1121 Lagrange Street, branch established on 1980/03/03; South Haven (Center Street) Branch at 365 Center Street, branch established on 2008/04/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $314.3 mil, Deposits: $234.6 mil, headquarters in Sturgis, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Sturgis Bancorp, Inc.
  • Chemical Bank: South Haven-Downtown Branch at 433 Phoenix Street, branch established on 1892/11/03; South Haven-Suburban Branch at 73881 M-43, branch established on 1972/12/13. 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
  • Fifth Third Bank: South Haven Branch at 601 Phoenix Street, branch established on 1973/10/01. 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
  • Flagstar Bank, FSB: South Haven Banking Center at 201 73rd Street, branch established on 2002/03/27. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $13,623.5 mil, Deposits: $7,802.8 mil, headquarters in Troy, MI, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices

For population 15 years and over in South Haven:

Marital status in South Haven, MI
  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 57.2%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

For population 25 years and over in South Haven:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - South Haven
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Religion statistics for South Haven, MI (based on Van Buren County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,9437
Evangelical Protestant7,57568
Mainline Protestant5,33729
Other5779
Black Protestant4944
None49,332-
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: 16
Here:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
State:

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

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 61
Van Buren County:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Van Buren County:

9.4%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.5%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Van Buren County:

16.4%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
South Haven:

56.3%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
South Haven:

56.4%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.3%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
South Haven:

8.8%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.1%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
South Haven:

61.5%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.1%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of South Haven, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 19$91,513$57,7980$0
Streets and Highways 12$41,110$41,1101$1,253
Electric Power 9$47,101$62,8011$2,537
Sewerage 9$40,828$54,4370$0
Water Supply 7$35,178$60,3050$0
Other Government Administration 7$35,344$60,5901$3,655
Financial Administration 7$28,576$48,9873$3,511
Housing and Community Development (Local) 6$19,913$39,8260$0
Other and Unallocable 4$20,522$61,5662$4,479
Local Libraries 4$10,023$30,0698$6,374
Police - Other 2$4,720$28,3208$5,210
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 9$12,518
Totals for Government 86$374,828$52,30233$39,537

South Haven government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $13,477,000 ($3100.30)
    General - Other: $4,116,000 ($946.86)
    Regular Highways: $2,143,000 ($492.98)
    Police Protection: $2,114,000 ($486.31)
    Sewerage: $1,995,000 ($458.94)
    Water Utilities: $1,874,000 ($431.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,401,000 ($322.29)
    Housing and Community Development: $650,000 ($149.53)
    Libraries: $556,000 ($127.90)
    Local Fire Protection: $544,000 ($125.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $410,000 ($94.32)
    General Public Buildings: $358,000 ($82.36)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $311,000 ($71.54)
    Financial Administration: $306,000 ($70.39)
    Central Staff Services: $262,000 ($60.27)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $215,000 ($49.46)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $162,000 ($37.27)
    Air Transportation: $43,000 ($9.89)
    Health - Other: $7,000 ($1.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $365,000 ($83.97)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $36,000 ($8.28)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,869,000 ($1350.13)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $891,000 ($204.97)

South Haven government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,442,000 ($561.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,155,000 ($265.70)
    Other: $504,000 ($115.94)
    Housing and Community Development: $467,000 ($107.43)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $192,000 ($44.17)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $363,000 ($83.51)
    Highways: $356,000 ($81.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,938,000 ($445.82)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,045,000 ($240.40)
    Rents: $915,000 ($210.49)
    Interest Earnings: $451,000 ($103.75)
    Sale of Property: $17,000 ($3.91)
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000 ($1.38)
    Special Assessments: $2,000 ($0.46)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $14,563,000 ($3350.13)
    Water Utilities: $3,820,000 ($878.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $573,000 ($131.82)
    General Local Government Support: $407,000 ($93.63)
    Other: $401,000 ($92.25)
  • Tax - Property: $7,045,000 ($1620.66)
    Other License: $205,000 ($47.16)

South Haven government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,297,000 ($6969.63)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,968,000 ($6663.91)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,595,000 ($366.92)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $266,000 ($61.19)

South Haven government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,621,000 ($3593.51)

6.55% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($53,697 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kalamazoo County, MI  2.13% ($63,000 average AGI)
from Allegan County, MI  0.69% ($35,636)
from Berrien County, MI  0.61% ($41,097)


6.41% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,875 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kalamazoo County, MI  2.24% ($47,005 average AGI)
to Berrien County, MI  0.67% ($33,098)
to Allegan County, MI  0.63% ($45,722)
Businesses in South Haven, MI
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1McDonald's2
Chevrolet1Menards1
Comfort Suites1Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
DHL1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx1Ramada1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS3
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets4

Strongest AM radio stations in South Haven:

  • WGMY (940 AM; 1 kW; SOUTH HAVEN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHFB (1060 AM; 5 kW; BENTON HARBOR-ST. JO, MI; Owner: WHFB B/CST ASSOCIATES LTD PARTNERSHP)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Haven:

  • 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.)
  • WYVN (92.7 FM; SAUGATUCK, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZUU (92.3 FM; ALLEGAN, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)

TV broadcast stations around South Haven:

  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTLJ (Channel 54; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
South Haven fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of South Haven fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 39Number of bridges
  • 328ft / 100mTotal length
  • $780,000Total costs
  • 242,456Total average daily traffic
  • 51,736Total average daily truck traffic
  • 186,668Total future (year 2000) average daily traffic
New bridges in South Haven, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 171960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for South Haven, MI
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in South Haven)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 94 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in South Haven, MI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in South Haven)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in South Haven)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 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 ORIGINATED11$124,66544$184,170165$192,96913$96,108108$209,0770$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$47,0003$207,9608$201,5781$8,6704$197,4050$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$279,4405$277,71043$253,0589$42,53727$232,2621$55,950
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$156,1504$117,56016$196,8531$59,6807$240,1840$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$410,3004$121,5051$48,1801$509,5200$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.00 , 0104.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$152,2501$122,3802$152,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$150,1651$178,2901$67,140
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.00 , 0104.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in South Haven, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in South Haven, MI - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 58
  • Hazardous Condition: 32
  • Service Call: 16
  • Good Intent Call: 3
Fire incident types in South Haven, MI

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for South Haven, MI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in South Haven, Michigan:

  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 1555 Phoenix Rd, South Haven, Michigan 49090 , Phone: (269) 639-9900, Fax: (269) 639-8068
  • Comfort Suites, 1743 Phoenix St, South Haven, Michigan 49090 , Phone: (269) 639-2014, Fax: (269) 639-8961
  • Hampton Inn, 04299 Cecilia Dr, South Haven, Michigan 49090 , Phone: (269) 639-8550, Fax: (269) 639-8555
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in South Haven, Michigan
Most common first names in South Haven, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12376.1 years
Mary10978.6 years
William9471.8 years
Robert9472.8 years
James7974.5 years
Charles7973.9 years
George6976.1 years
Helen5681.2 years
Frank5081.6 years
Margaret4980.3 years
Most common last names in South Haven, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6276.4 years
Johnson4775.4 years
Williams3968.0 years
Brown3576.6 years
Miller2474.8 years
Davis2175.1 years
Robinson2078.1 years
Nelson1980.1 years
Jones1974.8 years
Anderson1876.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in South Haven, MI
  • 88.2%Utility gas
  • 7.3%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in South Haven, MI
  • 79.5%Utility gas
  • 19.3%Electricity
  • 1.2%No fuel used


South Haven compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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