Berrien County, Michigan (MI)

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County population in 2012: 156,067 (67% urban, 33% rural); it was 162,453 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 29,153
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 15,910
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 45,925
Renter-occupied apartments: 17,991 (it was 17,644 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

28%

Land area: 571 sq. mi.

Water area: 1010.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 275 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Berrien County: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (31.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.0%), Manufacturing (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Berrien County, Michigan:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (76.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (15.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Asian alone (1.5%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Michigan median age:  38.0 years
Males: 76,373  (50.2%)
Females: 80,440  (49.8%)
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Berrien County,MI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Berrien County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,747 ($38,567 in 1999)

This county:

$44747
Michigan:

$48273

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $529 (lower quartile is $411, upper quartile is $665)
This county:

$529
State:

$629


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $123,100 (it was $93,300 in 2000)
Berrien:

$123,100
Michigan:

$117,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,700 - $196,700

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $190,641
Here:

$190,641
State:

$159,597

Townhouses or other attached units: $147,026
Here:

$147,026
State:

$138,735

In 2-unit structures: $150,551
Here:

$150,551
State:

$89,877

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $93,044
Here:

$93,044
State:

$110,373

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $293,838
Here:

$293,838
State:

$119,825

Mobile homes: $34,378
Here:

$34,378
State:

$33,033
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,027
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $386

Institutionalized population: 1,467

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 441 buildings, average cost: $220,200
  • 2008: 227 buildings, average cost: $285,100
  • 2009: 104 buildings, average cost: $310,000

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,679 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,621 (1.4%)

Berrien County household income distribution in 2009 Berrien County home values distribution Berrien County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.3%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.0% for Black residents, 32.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.7% for American Indian residents, 92.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 42.1% for other race residents, 27.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.3%
Berrien County:

16.3%
Michigan:

17.0%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.0% for Black residents, 30.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.4% for American Indian residents, 92.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 43.3% for other race residents, 27.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

Area name: Niles-Benton Harbor, MI MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Berrien County is $465 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $567 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $693 a month.

Cities in this county include: Niles, Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, Fair Plain, Benton Heights, Buchanan, Paw Paw Lake, Bridgman, New Buffalo, Berrien Springs.

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

2005 air pollution in Berrien County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.106 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.090 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 13.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 34 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Berrien County: Whispering Willows Marina (A), Camp Madron (B), Camp Oronoko (C), Glen Lord Station (D), Dayton Station (E), Union Pier Station (F), East Clear Lake Campground (G), Kamp Across from the Dunes (H), Indian Lake Hills Golf Course (I), Pipestone Creek Golf Course (J), Whittaker Woods Golf Course (K), Lakeside Station (L), Riverside Station (M), Benton Harbor/Saint Joseph KOA Campground (N), Lost Dunes Golf Course (O), Camp Betz (P), Oronoko Lakes Campground (Q), Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds (R), Riverside Church Camp (S), Andrews University Sledding Hill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Orchards Mall (1), Fair Plain Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Berrien County include: Church of the Mediator (A), Church of Nazarene (B), Eau Claire Church (C), Faith Church (D), First Apostolic Church (E), Franklin Church (F), Friendship Church (G), Grace Church (H), Harbert Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Glendora Cemetery (1), Lake Shore Cemetery (2), Graceland Cemetery (3), Burke Cemetery (4), Ruggles Cemetery (5), Pennyan Cemetery (6), Byers Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Riggins Lake (A), Lake Louise (B), Pipestone Lake (C), Long Lake (D), Burrus Lake (E), Clear Lake (F), Dayton Lake (G), Garwood Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Galena River (A), East Branch Galien River (B), Granger Drain (C), Beaverdam Creek (D), Yellow Creek (E), Farmers Creek (F), Grey Run Drain (G), Spring Creek (H), Painter Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Berrien County include: Township Park (1), Warren Dunes State Park (2), Warren Woods State Park (3), Weaver Park (4), Bicentennial Park (5), The Hogue House Historical Marker (6), Johnson Cemetery Historical Marker (7), New Buffalo Welcome Center Historical Marker (8), Lakeside Inn Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cass County , LaPorte County, Indiana , St. Joseph County, Indiana , Van Buren County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 8,218
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,891 (38% naturalized citizens)

Berrien County:

4.9%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,650
  • 1990 to 1994: 992
  • 1985 to 1989: 822
  • 1980 to 1984: 612
  • 1975 to 1979: 377
  • 1970 to 1974: 300
  • 1970 to 1974: 366
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,772

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.4%

Berrien County marital status for males Berrien County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Berrien County with a mortgage: 23,740 (2,189 second mortgage, 3,869 home equity loan, 118 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 13,305

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Berrien County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,679141
Catholic17,23111
Mainline Protestant10,53852
Black Protestant6,43721
Other4,72720
Orthodox1001
None83,101-
Berrien County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 41
Berrien County:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 22
This county:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Berrien County:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 155
This county:

9.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Berrien County:

10.6%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Berrien County:

29.1%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.9%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Berrien County:

Average size of farms: 159 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $88,487
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $659.56
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.71%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.55%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $75,796
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 73.69%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.93%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $89,999
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.93%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.82
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 31.54%
Corn for grain: 41376 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2617 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 51409 harvested acres
Vegetables: 7,391 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 16,352 acres

Tornado activity:

Berrien County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 5400537.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 15 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/4/1976, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Berrien County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 85% 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 255.3 miles away from Berrien County 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 231.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 145.8 miles away from the county 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 291.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 272.8 miles away from Berrien County 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 313.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (15%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (7%)
  • India (4%)
  • Poland (4%)
  • Korea (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Berrien County (%):

  • German (26%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Berrien County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 61,270 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 7,997 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 371 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 6 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 13 (0%)
  • Railroad: 48 (0%)
  • Taxi: 28 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 34 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 179 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,155 (3%)
  • Other means: 538 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,442 (3%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Berrien County, Michigan in 2000:

  • 878 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 815 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 617 people in nursing homes
  • 526 people in other group homes
  • 499 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 383 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 229 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 162 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 84 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 70 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 63 people in halfway houses
  • 14 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 10 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 7 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 3 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 2 people in other workers' dormitories

People in group quarters in Berrien County, Michigan in 2010:

  • 1,156 people in college/university student housing
  • 929 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 481 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 410 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 239 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 116 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 82 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 46 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 44 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 22 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,433.

4.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
Michigan average:

5.09%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($267 average AGI)
Berrien County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.03%

1.74% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($12,552 average AGI)
2.89% relocated from other states ($27,498 average AGI)
Berrien County:

2.89%
Michigan average:

1.52%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Joseph County, IN  0.40% ($33,983 average AGI)
from Van Buren County, MI  0.36% ($25,888)
from Cass County, MI  0.35% ($26,766)
from Cook County, IL  0.26% ($70,680)
from Kalamazoo County, MI  0.23% ($29,296)
from Kent County, MI  0.14% ($28,293)
from LaPorte County, IN  0.13% ($27,671)


5.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,138 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
Michigan average:

5.58%


0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($320 average AGI)
Berrien County:

0.07%
Michigan average:

0.05%

1.93% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($11,003 average AGI)
3.22% relocated to other states ($27,815 average AGI)
Berrien County:

3.22%
Michigan average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Joseph County, IN  0.44% ($30,228 average AGI)
to Van Buren County, MI  0.39% ($25,451)
to Cass County, MI  0.34% ($30,761)
to Kalamazoo County, MI  0.33% ($21,291)
to Kent County, MI  0.21% ($36,419)
to Cook County, IL  0.20% ($55,314)
to LaPorte County, IN  0.11% ($31,955)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Berrien County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Berrien County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Berrien County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 29,034 (24,593 aged, 4,441 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.23
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10932.72
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 388.050
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 45558.31

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1263.140
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 990.090
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13.53

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 39.94
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81.18

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.45
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 42.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 24.8
  • Other - 17.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 108.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 54.9
  • Suffocation - 23.9
  • Poisoning - 22.2
  • Other - 7.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 153,286

Size of family households: 19,397 2-persons, 9,267 3-persons, 7,276 4-persons, 3,496 5-persons, 1,343 6-persons, 806 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 18,092 1-person, 2,846 2-persons, 324 3-persons, 126 4-persons, 57 5-persons, 14 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

25,492 married couples with children.
11,800 single-parent households (1,982 men, 9,818 women).

92.9% of residents of Berrien County speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $902,564,000 ($5533 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $11,640,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $435,149,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $212,570,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,757,000
Federal grants: $211,158,000
Federal procurement contracts: $11,279,000 ($1,985,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $25,650,000 ($70,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $28,661,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $54,576,000
Federal Government insurance: $69,044,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 11,275
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 8,320
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,299
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -4,933
Here -30 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Berrien County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 17.07 millions of gallons per day (28% from ground, 72% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 356
  • 2000 to 2004: 6,414
  • 1990 to 1999: 7,854
  • 1980 to 1989: 7,300
  • 1970 to 1979: 11,029
  • 1960 to 1969: 12,126
  • 1950 to 1959: 12,875
  • 1940 to 1949: 6,518
  • 1939 or earlier: 12,068
Rooms in houses/apartments in Berrien County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 37
  • 2 rooms: 288
  • 3 rooms: 824
  • 4 rooms: 4,657
  • 5 rooms: 10,660
  • 6 rooms: 11,011
  • 7 rooms: 7,958
  • 8 rooms: 5,383
  • 9+ rooms: 5,107
  • 1 room: 476
  • 2 rooms: 1,696
  • 3 rooms: 3,445
  • 4 rooms: 4,765
  • 5 rooms: 3,721
  • 6 rooms: 1,829
  • 7 rooms: 915
  • 8 rooms: 509
  • 9+ rooms: 288
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Berrien County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 71
  • 1 bedroom: 1,156
  • 2 bedrooms: 10,229
  • 3 bedrooms: 24,179
  • 4 bedrooms: 8,501
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,789
  • no bedroom: 566
  • 1 bedroom: 5,123
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,377
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,499
  • 4 bedrooms: 857
  • 5+ bedrooms: 222
Cars and other vehicles available in Berrien County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,725
  • 1 vehicle: 13,364
  • 2 vehicles: 20,703
  • 3 vehicles: 7,279
  • 4 vehicles: 2,071
  • 5+ vehicles: 783
  • no vehicle: 3,307
  • 1 vehicle: 8,998
  • 2 vehicles: 4,404
  • 3 vehicles: 698
  • 4 vehicles: 156
  • 5+ vehicles: 81

59% of Berrien County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 29% lived in Michigan.

Berrien County:

58.8%
State average:

58.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $73,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Berrien County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (69.8%)
  • Electricity (10.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.5%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Utility gas (60.4%)
  • Electricity (30.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,985
Here:

14.8%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 973
Here:

10.1%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,264
Here:

35.5%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Berrien County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,147,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $27,982,000
    General - Other: $17,706,000
    Regular Highways: $12,911,000
    Police Protection: $10,931,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,027,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,889,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,786,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,217,000
    Financial Administration: $2,103,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,818,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,348,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,347,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,186,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,053,000
    Parks and Recreation: $847,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $69,387,000
    Corporate Bonds: $20,511,000
    Benefit Payments: $6,252,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $4,407,000
    Withdrawals: $322,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $913,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,200,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,978,000

Berrien County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $13,627,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,888,000
    Parks and Recreation: $330,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $10,475,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $2,071,000
    From Parent Local Government: $1,468,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,924,000
    Highways: $2,811,000
    All Other: $993,000
    Transit Utilities: $140,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,870,000
    Highways: $1,773,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,769,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,778,000
    Sale of Property: $1,797,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $732,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $493,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $18,148,000
    Highways: $10,857,000
    All Other: $5,945,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,051,000
    Public Welfare: $2,674,000
    Transit Utilities: $418,000
  • Tax - Property: $37,540,000
    Other License: $499,000

Berrien County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,025,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,665,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,352,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,992,000

Berrien County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,505,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $23,583,000
    Total Federal Securities: $10,897,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $56,079,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Berrien County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Berrien County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 48 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED504$108,976707$180,2943,436$174,729546$57,5115$384,600785$246,96464$81,313
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED22$126,27356$208,982312$163,87240$22,2750$061$233,52510$77,900
APPLICATIONS DENIED79$105,797129$148,7671,040$172,722283$31,9750$0205$230,06334$89,265
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN56$105,982113$172,150563$162,831125$49,8721$39,00099$227,55614$88,857
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$127,66712$258,833199$148,23617$46,5880$029$223,3104$102,750
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 43 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED120$155,25873$184,41110$204,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED33$211,06140$172,8253$91,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED31$150,83930$161,5674$143,250
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$122,3759$172,0002$122,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$104,5002$133,0001$131,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Berrien County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,48375.2 years
William1,32474.2 years
Robert1,27370.8 years
Mary1,22778.2 years
James96170.5 years
Charles85374.4 years
George71875.7 years
Helen63680.0 years
Dorothy58277.9 years
Edward57675.0 years
Most common last names in Berrien County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith67975.0 years
Johnson48674.7 years
Williams38673.3 years
Miller35274.9 years
Jones32974.0 years
Brown30975.3 years
Davis30073.5 years
Anderson19474.8 years
Martin19176.2 years
Taylor18175.3 years
Businesses in Berrien County, MI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Furniture6
AMF Bowling1Little Caesars Pizza3
AT&T4Long John Silver's2
Ace Hardware2Lowe's2
Advance Auto Parts1Marriott2
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets12
Arby's1McDonald's9
AutoZone4Meijer1
Baskin-Robbins1Motel 61
Bath & Body Works1New Balance1
Baymont Inn1Nike7
Burger King8Office Depot1
Carson Pirie Scott1Old Navy1
Chevrolet3Panera Bread1
Comfort Inn2Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Suites2Payless2
Cracker Barrel1Penske1
Curves2PetSmart1
DHL3Pier 1 Imports1
Dairy Queen8Pizza Hut9
Days Inn1Popeyes3
Deb1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Decora Cabinetry2Quiznos4
Discount Tire1RadioShack3
Domino's Pizza3Red Roof Inn1
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid6
FedEx19Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel2
Ford1Staples1
GNC4Starbucks3
GameStop1Steak 'n Shake1
Goodwill1Subway12
H&R Block7Super 82
Hardee's1T-Mobile4
Hilton1T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn6Taco Bell5
Home Depot1Target1
Honda1Toyota1
Howard Johnson1True Value2
Hyundai1U-Haul7
IHOP1UPS35
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York3Walgreens5
KFC3Walmart2
Knights Inn1Wendy's5
Kohl's1YMCA2
La-Z-Boy1

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