Paw Paw, Michigan

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Population in 2022: 3,395 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.0%
 
Males: 1,745  (51.4%)
Females: 1,650  (48.6%)
Median resident age:

36.5 years
Michigan median age:

40.3 years

Zip codes: 49079.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $42,719 (it was $38,750 in 2000)
Paw Paw:

$42,719
MI:

$66,986

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $24,720 (it was $21,859 in 2000)

Paw Paw village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $133,276 (it was $84,300 in 2000)
Paw Paw:

$133,276
MI:

$224,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $162,296; detached houses: $159,380; mobile homes: $215,185

Median gross rent in 2022: $838.

March 2022 cost of living index in Paw Paw: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 14.1%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.0% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Paw Paw, MI (2022)
    • 2,59278.1%White alone
    • 43713.2%Hispanic
    • 2116.4%Two or more races
    • 501.5%Black alone
    • 280.8%Asian alone
    • 60.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 68 registered sex offenders living in Paw Paw, Michigan as of April 18, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Paw Paw is 50 to 1.


Crime rates in Paw Paw by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
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
(62.4)
2
(56.6)
3
(85.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(57.6)
7
(201.5)
1
(29.0)
3
(87.2)
4
(116.4)
4
(117.5)
9
(267.1)
1
(29.8)
1
(30.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.8)
1
(29.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.1)
1
(29.4)
1
(29.7)
2
(59.7)
3
(90.1)
4
(119.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(280.7)
4
(113.2)
8
(226.6)
6
(169.9)
9
(259.4)
4
(115.1)
11
(318.5)
11
(319.7)
11
(320.2)
6
(176.3)
7
(207.7)
10
(298.4)
8
(240.4)
25
(744.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
30
(935.7)
27
(764.0)
27
(764.7)
14
(396.4)
19
(547.6)
16
(460.6)
6
(173.7)
5
(145.3)
11
(320.2)
28
(822.6)
20
(593.5)
13
(387.9)
16
(480.8)
5
(148.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
123
(3,837)
111
(3,141)
119
(3,370)
126
(3,567)
115
(3,314)
106
(3,051)
140
(4,053)
133
(3,865)
119
(3,464)
144
(4,230)
152
(4,510)
121
(3,611)
106
(3,185)
116
(3,455)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(62.4)
2
(56.6)
2
(56.6)
2
(56.6)
1
(28.8)
2
(57.6)
4
(115.8)
3
(87.2)
3
(87.3)
13
(381.9)
5
(148.4)
5
(149.2)
9
(270.4)
3
(89.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(62.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index330.0260.0306.1217.4271.2351.8279.1305.4333.9395.4497.9285.0281.9340.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Paw Paw, MI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 9 (8 officers - 8 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.40
Michigan average:

1.86
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Ancestries: Polish (12.1%), English (11.0%), German (9.0%), American (8.4%), Irish (8.1%), Italian (5.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 2.66 square miles.

Population density: 1,275 people per square mile   (low).

Paw Paw, Michigan map

113 residents are foreign born (1.2% Oceania, 0.9% Asia, 0.9% Latin America).

This village:

3.4%
Michigan:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $2,658 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,899 (1.5%)

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

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

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

Nearest cities:

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

Latitude: 42.22 N, Longitude: 85.89 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,208 (+66.5%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 547 (42.2%)

Area code: 269

Distribution of median household income in Paw Paw, MI in 2022
Distribution of house value in Paw Paw, MI in 2022
Paw Paw satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 6 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 2021: 26 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 2020: 11 buildings, average cost: $31,800
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $141,400
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $193,300
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $172,500
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $129,600
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $151,500
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $145,900
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $131,500
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $120,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Paw Paw, MI residents
Average permit cost in Paw Paw, MI
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.5%
Michigan:

3.5%
Historical population in Paw Paw, MI
Historical housing units in Paw Paw, MI

Population change in the 1990s: +357 (+11.9%).
Most common industries in Paw Paw, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.8%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
  • Food (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (8.8%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Food (6.5%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.9%)
  • Educational services (15.9%)
  • Social assistance (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (2.7%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (2.7%)
Most common occupations in Paw Paw, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Engineers (5.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.2%)
  • Registered nurses (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Child care workers (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)

Average climate in Paw Paw, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Paw Paw, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 85.5. This is about average.

City:

85.5
U.S.:

72.6
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 31.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 10.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

8.1

Tornado activity:

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

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

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

Earthquake activity:

Paw Paw-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 23.7 miles away from Paw Paw center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 280.9 miles away from Paw Paw center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 140.4 miles away from Paw Paw center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 257.2 miles away from Paw Paw center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 280.9 miles away from Paw Paw center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 247.1 miles away from the city center
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 (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Paw Paw topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Paw Paw:

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

Other hospitals and medical centers near Paw Paw:

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

Airports located in Paw Paw:

Amtrak stations near Paw Paw:

  • 14 miles: BANGOR (541 RAILROAD ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 17 miles: KALAMAZOO (459 N. BURDICK ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service.
  • 20 miles: DOWAGIAC (100 RAILROAD DR.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

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

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

Public high schools in Paw Paw:

  • PAW PAW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 697, Location: 30609 EAST RED ARROW HWY, Grades: 9-12)
  • MICHIGAN AVENUE ACADEMY (Students: 137, Location: 600 EAST MICHIGAN AVE, Grades: 7-12)
  • COMMUNITY-BASED TRANSITION CENTER (Location: 811 HAZEN ST, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Paw Paw:

Private elementary/middle schools in Paw Paw:

  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 131, Location: 508 E PAW PAW ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 123, Location: 725 PINE ST, Grades: PK-8)
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Library in Paw Paw:

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

Points of interest:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Paw Paw and their reported violations in the past:

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

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

  • KNOUSE FOODS, INC. (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MANIAC, LLC (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RAINBOW LANES INC (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PAW PAW EAGLES #4310 (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TEA POT EAST (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MICHIGAN WORKS/CURVES (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TRI COUNTY HEADSTART - COLOMA (Population served: 37, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES HALL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TLJ LEASING, LLC (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.3 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

57.5%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

9.3%
Whole state:

6.4%


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

People in group quarters in Paw Paw in 2000:

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

Banks with branches in Paw Paw (2011 data):

  • Fifth Third Bank: Paw Paw Branch at 37687 Red Arrow Highway, branch established on 1976/09/27. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Keystone Community Bank: Paw Paw Branch at 900 East Michigan Avenue, branch established on 2007/09/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $256.3 mil, Deposits: $212.4 mil, headquarters in Kalamazoo, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Firstbank Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Paw Paw Branch at 200 North Kalamazoo Avenue, branch established on 1949/03/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Chemical Bank: Paw Paw Branch at 212 South Kalamazoo Street, branch established on 1990/07/30. Info updated 2010/07/30: Bank assets: $5,331.9 mil, Deposits: $4,367.1 mil, headquarters in Midland, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 146 total offices, Holding Company: Chemical Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Paw Paw Branch at 118 North Kalamazoo Street, branch established on 1893/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Paw Paw:

Marital status in Paw Paw, MI
  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 39.5%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 24.4%

For population 25 years and over in Paw Paw:

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Michigan average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Paw Paw
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Paw Paw, 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
Van Buren 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.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This 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.
State:

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

9.4%
State:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.5%
State:

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

16.4%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Paw Paw:

49.0%
Michigan:

50.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Paw Paw:

46.5%
Michigan:

47.9%

Average BMI:
Paw Paw:

28.9
Michigan:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.7%
State:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.5%
Michigan:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Paw Paw:

6.8
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Paw Paw:

36.1%
Michigan:

34.1%

General health condition:
Paw Paw:

56.2%
Michigan:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.7%
Michigan:

79.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Paw Paw, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 11$54,714$59,6881$1,151
Police Protection - Officers 9$87,031$116,0410$0
Other Government Administration 3$17,048$68,1928$568
Water Supply 2$12,417$74,5020$0
Financial Administration 1$4,696$56,3520$0
Police - Other 1$4,048$48,5762$1,230
Totals for Government 27$179,954$79,98011$2,950

Paw Paw government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,921,000 ($1449.48)
    Sewerage: $1,295,000 ($381.44)
    Police Protection: $898,000 ($264.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $652,000 ($192.05)
    Regular Highways: $577,000 ($169.96)
    Financial Administration: $232,000 ($68.34)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $96,000 ($28.28)
    Central Staff Services: $69,000 ($20.32)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000 ($4.71)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000 ($2.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($3.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,402,000 ($412.96)
    Police Protection: $71,000 ($20.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000 ($14.73)
    General - Other: $40,000 ($11.78)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($5.60)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($2.95)
    Electric Utilities: $10,000 ($2.95)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,826,000 ($537.85)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($0.88)

Paw Paw government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $928,000 ($273.34)
    Other: $270,000 ($79.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($7.66)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $500,000 ($147.28)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $55,000 ($16.20)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $46,000 ($13.55)
    Rents: $30,000 ($8.84)
    Interest Earnings: $24,000 ($7.07)
    Fines and Forfeits: $23,000 ($6.77)
    General Revenue - Other: $4,000 ($1.18)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.29)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $4,892,000 ($1440.94)
    Water Utilities: $677,000 ($199.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $337,000 ($99.26)
    Highways: $314,000 ($92.49)
    Other: $244,000 ($71.87)
  • Tax - Property: $1,646,000 ($484.83)
    Other License: $107,000 ($31.52)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($0.29)

Paw Paw government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $441,000 ($129.90)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $412,000 ($121.35)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $138,000 ($40.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $110,000 ($32.40)

Paw Paw government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,969,000 ($1758.17)
Businesses in Paw Paw, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Jones New York1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Chevrolet1Subway2
Comfort Inn1Super 81
Curves1Taco Bell1
Econo Lodge1U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS2
Ford1Walgreens1
Goodwill1Wendy's1
H&R Block1

Strongest AM radio stations in Paw Paw:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Paw Paw:

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

TV broadcast stations around Paw Paw:

  • WGVK (Channel 52; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W26BX (Channel 26; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WYGN-LP (Channel 12; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)
  • WOKZ-CA (Channel 50; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
Paw Paw fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Paw Paw fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 30Number of bridges
  • 210ft / 64.0mTotal length
  • $555,000Total costs
  • 302,354Total average daily traffic
  • 70,274Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Paw Paw, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 151960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 22010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Paw Paw, MI
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$82,2002$102,67512$146,4321$38,4002$132,6401$44,460
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$185,1300$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$04$147,9151$16,8601$89,8600$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$68,4700$03$165,8070$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$69,0600$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0117.00

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

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0117.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Paw Paw, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Paw Paw, MI - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 43. The highest number of fire incidents - 82 took place in 2004, and the least - 2 in 2006. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Paw Paw, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (31.4%), and Outside Fires (28.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Paw Paw, MI
    • 22831.4%Structure Fires
    • 20528.3%Outside Fires
    • 17424.0%Other
    • 11816.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Paw Paw, MI

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

  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 153 Ampey Rd, Paw Paw, Michigan 49079 , Phone: (269) 655-0303, Fax: (269) 657-1015
  • Econo Lodge, 139 Ampey Rd, Paw Paw, Michigan 49079 , Phone: (269) 657-2578, Fax: (269) 657-3344
  • Super 8 Motel - Paw Paw, 111 Ampey Rd, Paw Paw, Michigan 49079 , Phone: (269) 657-1111, Fax: (269) 657-4040
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Paw Paw, Michigan
Most common first names in Paw Paw, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10375.0 years
Mary7277.8 years
William6674.4 years
James5671.9 years
Joseph5277.5 years
Robert5169.3 years
Charles4972.0 years
Helen4380.7 years
Dorothy3979.3 years
Frank3976.9 years
Most common last names in Paw Paw, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4272.4 years
Johnson2580.0 years
Miller1775.9 years
White1675.3 years
Hall1678.1 years
Davis1370.2 years
Williams1367.4 years
Brown1281.8 years
Ampey1278.1 years
Price1083.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Paw Paw, MI
  • 94.1%Utility gas
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Paw Paw, MI
  • 77.6%Utility gas
  • 18.1%Electricity
  • 2.5%No fuel used
  • 1.8%Other fuel


Paw Paw compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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