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Population in 2012: 4,366 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.0%
 

Males: 1,781  (40.8%)
Females: 2,585  (59.2%)

Median resident age:  47.7 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49090.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,249 (it was $35,885 in 2000)
South Haven:

$41,249
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,175

South Haven city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $174,996 (it was $123,200 in 2000)
South Haven:

$174,996
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $271,760; Detached houses: $275,663; Townhouses or other attached units: $246,757; In 2-unit structures: $61,538; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $386,704; Mobile homes: $54,625

Median gross rent in 2012: $528.

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  • White alone - 3,628 (81.4%)
  • Black alone - 715 (16.0%)
  • Two or more races - 48 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 32 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 18 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 8 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in South Haven: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (24.3%), Irish (10.6%), English (8.5%), United States (8.3%), Dutch (5.9%), Polish (5.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 618 feet

Land area: 3.46 square miles.

Population density: 1,263 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in South Haven:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Haven city:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

65 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.5%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 32 registered sex offenders living in South Haven, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in South Haven to the number of sex offenders is 136 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,689 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,837 (1.6%)

South Haven satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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: +2,268 (+50.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 932 (53.0%)

Area code: 269

South Haven household income distribution South Haven home values distribution


 

Crime rates in South Haven by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000020001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.038.90.00.00.019.40.00.00.0
Rapes 065225934493
per 100,000 0.0118.2100.139.338.997.2173.758.577.778.2204.568.2
Robberies 845467443367
per 100,000 158.578.8100.178.6116.6136.177.278.058.258.7136.4159.1
Assaults 31302128251316101412814
per 100,000 614.2590.9420.3550.0485.6252.7308.8195.0271.8234.7181.8318.3
Burglaries 575849223330404137364433
per 100,000 1129.41142.4980.8432.1641.0583.2771.9799.5718.3704.21000.0750.2
Thefts 338321352279237143206196245208208280
per 100,000 6697.06322.67045.65480.34603.72779.93975.33822.24756.44068.94727.36365.1
Auto thefts 17107127686231213
per 100,000 336.8197.0140.1235.7136.0116.6154.4117.038.858.7272.7295.5
Arson 312212421200
per 100,000 59.419.740.039.319.438.977.239.019.439.10.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 467.5502.5477.4372.2412.9283.9385.9281.2357.7295.4448.2426.6

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 20 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.09
Michigan average:

1.74

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South Haven, Michigan accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.9%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -976 (-16.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Utilities (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

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Average climate in South Haven, Michigan

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Tornado activity:

South Haven-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 60% 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 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 89.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
South Haven topographic map

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).


Hospitals/medical centers in South Haven:

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

Political contributions by individuals in South Haven, MI

Airports located in South Haven:


See details about airports located in South Haven, MI

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..

Local government website: www.south-haven.com

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

  • Hope College (about 29 miles; Holland, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,114)
  • Andrews University (about 31 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 2,408)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 33 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 5,240)
  • Western Michigan University (about 35 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 18,067)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 44 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 19,392)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 49 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 11,690)
  • Davenport University (about 50 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 3,488)

Public high schools in South Haven:

Public elementary/middle schools in South Haven:

Private elementary/middle schools in South Haven:

  • ST BASIL SCHOOL (Students: 117; Location: 94 SUPERIOR ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PAUL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 42; Location: 718 ARBOR CT; Grades: PK - 8)
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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)

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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).

 
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
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AQI  PM2.5

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 14.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.07
U.S.:

9.59

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

SINGING SANDS RV PARK (Population served: 145, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
JENSEN'S TRAVEL TRAILER PARK (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-07-2002), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2002 and JUN-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-17-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUL-22-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2000 and DEC-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-05-2000), St Intentional no-action (FEB-06-2001), St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
PHOENIX COUNTRY MARKET (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
GLENN HAVEN SHORES (Population served: 72, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • 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, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (NOV-10-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-10-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-13-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-17-2005)
  • 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)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
HAMLIN 66TH ST CAMP 03-0025 (Population served: 67, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
PULLMAN TAVERN (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2003 and MAR-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-21-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-21-2003), St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
NEW DAY FARMS-AG LABOR (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
HAMLIN 111TH AVE CAMP 03-0026 (Population served: 37, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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)
  • PHOENIX INN (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.6%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.4% for Black residents, 31.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 11.1% for other race residents, 38.8% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in South Haven, MI

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

South Haven compared to Michigan state average:

South Haven, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic 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 above 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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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

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

  • The Colonial Hotel, 532 Dyckman, South Haven, MI 49090 , Phone: (269) 637-2887
  • Old Harbor Inn, 515 Williams St, South Haven, MI 49090 , Phone: (269) 637-8480, Fax: (269) 637-9496
  • The Friendship Inn, 09817 M-140 Hwy, South Haven, MI 49090 , Phone: (269) 637-5141, Fax: (269) 637-1109
  • Captains Loft, 407 1/2 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090 , Phone: (269) 637-7391
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 1555 Phoenix Rd, South Haven, MI 49090 , Phone: (269) 639-9900, Fax: (269) 639-8068
  • Comfort Suites, 1743 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090 , Phone: (269) 639-2014, Fax: (269) 639-8961
  • Hampton Inn, 04299 Cecilia Dr, South Haven, MI 49090 , Phone: (269) 639-8550, Fax: (269) 639-8555
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in South Haven, Michigan

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


South Haven travel time to work - commute


South Haven mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for South Haven city (based on Van Buren County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.83%
Here30.8%
USA50.2%

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
This county:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

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:
Here:

9.4%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.5%
Michigan:

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

16.4%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$27,518$47,1742$3,365
Other Government Administration 5$23,300$55,9201$135
Police Protection - Officers 19$70,565$44,5670$0
Police - Other 7$19,133$32,7993$2,575
Streets and Highways 10$34,242$41,0906$6,058
Solid Waste Management 4$19,111$57,3330$0
Sewerage 2$8,515$51,0900$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,266$51,1922$485
Housing and Community Development(Local) 7$22,071$37,8361$731
Water Supply 8$32,849$49,2740$0
Electric Power 8$36,352$54,5280$0
Local Libraries 3$14,843$59,3728$9,759
Other and Unallocable 1$3,959$47,5084$2,526
Totals for Government 82$316,724$46,35027$25,634

South Haven government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $88,000 ($20.16)
    General - Other: $68,000 ($15.57)
    Water Utilities: $32,000 ($7.33)
    Police Protection: $24,000 ($5.50)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($5.27)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $9,539,000 ($2184.84)
    Police Protection: $1,795,000 ($411.13)
    Water Utilities: $1,466,000 ($335.78)
    General - Other: $1,413,000 ($323.64)
    Sewerage: $1,383,000 ($316.77)
    Regular Highways: $1,382,000 ($316.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,112,000 ($254.70)
    Housing and Community Development: $756,000 ($173.16)
    Local Fire Protection: $495,000 ($113.38)
    Financial Administration: $325,000 ($74.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $257,000 ($58.86)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $249,000 ($57.03)
    Central Staff Services: $240,000 ($54.97)
    General Public Buildings: $184,000 ($42.14)
    Libraries: $143,000 ($32.75)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $110,000 ($25.19)
    Health - Other: $91,000 ($20.84)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $81,000 ($18.55)
    Air Transportation: $66,000 ($15.12)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $646,000 ($147.96)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,042,000 ($238.66)
    Sewerage: $747,000 ($171.09)
    Electric Utilities: $384,000 ($87.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000 ($5.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,904,000 ($894.18)

South Haven government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,733,000 ($396.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $802,000 ($183.69)
    All Other: $433,000 ($99.18)
    Housing and Community Development: $345,000 ($79.02)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $175,000 ($40.08)
    All Other: $32,000 ($7.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $251,000 ($57.49)
    All Other: $17,000 ($3.89)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $562,000 ($128.72)
    General Revenue, NEC: $324,000 ($74.21)
    Rents: $224,000 ($51.31)
    Sale of Property: $179,000 ($41.00)
    Special Assessments: $178,000 ($40.77)
    Fines and Forfeits: $30,000 ($6.87)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,718,000 ($2225.84)
    Water Utilities: $1,315,000 ($301.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $507,000 ($116.12)
    Highways: $426,000 ($97.57)
    Public Welfare: $68,000 ($15.57)
    All Other: $32,000 ($7.33)
  • Tax - Property: $6,536,000 ($1497.02)
    Other License: $146,000 ($33.44)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $61,000 ($13.97)

South Haven government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,868,000 ($3405.41)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,161,000 ($3243.47)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,274,000 ($291.80)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,155,000 ($264.54)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $707,000 ($161.93)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $119,000 ($27.26)

South Haven government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $388,000 ($88.87)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,399,000 ($2839.90)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,208,000 ($276.68)

6.52% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,331 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Michigan average:

5.24%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Kalamazoo County, MI  2.17% ($42,190 average AGI)
from Berrien County, MI  0.81% ($25,498)
from Allegan County, MI  0.64% ($25,802)


7.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,608 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.05%
Michigan average:

5.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kalamazoo County, MI  2.15% ($33,900 average AGI)
to Berrien County, MI  0.73% ($29,186)
to Allegan County, MI  0.62% ($27,717)

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)

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

South Haven, Michigan:
  • Fatal accident count: 5
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 5
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 10
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Michigan average:
  • Fatal accident count: 144
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 222
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 154
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 378
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 25

South Haven fatal accident list:

May 17, 1993 03:10 PM, Broadway, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 23, 1992 05:24 AM, Cable St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 31, 1990 07:45 PM, Broadway, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 23, 1989 10:40 AM, Superior, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 1, 1988 03:18 PM, Broadway, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 18, 1984 05:52 PM, N Bailey, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 13 meters (43ft)
Total average daily traffic: 13,700
Total average daily truck traffic: 695
Total future (year 2013) average daily traffic: 14,416

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in South Haven)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 77 (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: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (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: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in South Haven)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 31 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 58
  • Hazardous Condition: 32
  • Service Call: 16
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - South Haven


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

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
Businesses in South Haven, MI
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Menards1
Comfort Suites1Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
DHL1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx1Ramada1
H&R Block1Subway1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS3
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets4Walmart1
McDonald's2
Browse common businesses in South Haven, MI

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