Berrien County, MI

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Population

154,948

0.12% decline

Median Age

42


Median Household Income

$47,132

2.51% growth

Poverty Rate

17.2%


Number of Employees

70,439

1.43% growth

Median Property Value

$140,900

2.85% growth

About

In 2017, Berrien County, MI had a population of 155k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $47,132. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Berrien County, MI declined from 155,134 to 154,948, a -0.12% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,980 to $47,132, a 2.51% increase.

The population of Berrien County, MI is 75.1% White Alone, 14.6% Black or African American Alone, and 5.21% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Berrien County, MI speak a non-English language, and 96.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Berrien County, MI are Andrews University (908 degrees awarded in 2016), Lake Michigan College (447 degrees), and Twin City Beauty College (104 degrees).

The median property value in Berrien County, MI is $140,900, and the homeownership rate is 69.3%. Most people in Berrien County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Berrien County, MI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Berrien County, MI employs 70.4k people. The largest industries in Berrien County, MI are Manufacturing (14,258 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,725 people), and Retail Trade (7,146 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,000), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($87,917), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,125).

Median household income in Berrien County, MI is $47,132. Males in Berrien County, MI have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,762. The income inequality in Berrien County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,132

2017 value

± $1,298

2.51%

1 Year Growth

± 3.44%

Households in Berrien County, MI have a median annual income of $47,132, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,980 in 2016, which represents a 2.51% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,869

Average Male Salary

± $1,109

$46,762

Average Female Salary

± $850

In 2017, full-time male employees in Michigan made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $62,263 ± $4,415

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $48,644 ± $58,127

  3. White

    $48,289 ± $702

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Michigan workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Berrien County, MI is from Michigan.

0.476

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Michigan across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 18

  2. Census Tract 11

  3. Census Tract 17

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Berrien County, MI was Census Tract 18 with a value of $92,222, followed by Census Tract 11 and Census Tract 17, with respective values of $86,920 and $77,426.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Berrien County, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Berrien County, MI (25.9k out of 151k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    14,307 ± 695

  2. Black

    8,892 ± 554

  3. Hispanic

    2,264 ± 276

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Berrien County, MI is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

70.4k

2017 Value

± 1,489

1.43%

1 Year growth

± 2.92%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Berrien County, MI grew at a rate of 1.43%, from 69.4k employees to 70.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Berrien County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,065 people), Production Occupations (7,044 people), and Management Occupations (6,886 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Berrien County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Berrien County, MI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,065 people), Production Occupations (7,044 people), and Management Occupations (6,886 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Berrien County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.72 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.53 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Berrien County, MI, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($85,000), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($76,291), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,608).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

70.4k

2017 Value

± 1,489

1.43%

1 Year growth

± 2.92%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Berrien County, MI grew at a rate of 1.43%, from 69.4k employees to 70.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Berrien County, MI, are Manufacturing (14,258 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,725 people), and Retail Trade (7,146 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Berrien County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Berrien County, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Berrien County, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (14,258 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,725 people), and Retail Trade (7,146 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Berrien County, MI has an unusually high number of Utilities (3.39 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.74 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Berrien County, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($90,000), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($87,917), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,125).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $135B

  2. $35.4B

  3. $31.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $135B, followed by Mixed freight ($35.4B) and Machinery ($31.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$448B

2015 Value

$623B

Projected 2045 Value

39.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Michigan trade was $448B. This is expected to increase 39.1% to $623B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $35.1B

  2. $25.1B

  3. $20.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Indiana with $25.1B and Illinois and $20.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.3% of the population of Berrien County, MI has health coverage, with 44.3% on employee plans, 19.2% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.12% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Berrien County, MI was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Berrien County, MI see 1227 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.14% increase from the previous year (1167 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1791 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 540 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Saginaw County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,227 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Berrien County, MI see an average of 1,227 patients per year. This represents a 5.14% increase from the previous year (1,167 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Berrien County, MI in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,055

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,950

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,915

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,318

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Michigan (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,745 to $8,055.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.72%

Uninsured

44.3%

Employer Coverage

19.2%

Medicaid

14.1%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

1.12%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Berrien County, MI declined by 13.9% from 10.1% to 8.72%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Berrien County, MI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.1% prevalence

  3. 14.1% prevalence

Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Michigan, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Michigan by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Berrien County, MI is home to a population of 155k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.72% of Berrien County, MI residents were born outside of the country (8.86k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Berrien County, MI is composed of 116k White Alone residents (75.1%), 22.6k Black or African American Alone residents (14.6%), 8.08k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.21%), 4.2k Two or More Races residents (2.71%), 2.99k Asian Alone residents (1.93%), 464 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.299%), 178 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.115%), and 56 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0361%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Berrien County, MI are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Berrien County, MI was 42. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Berrien County, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Berrien County, MI residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.72%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.86k people

6.07%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

9.42k people

As of 2017, 5.72% of Berrien County, MI residents (8.86k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Berrien County, MI was 6.07%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    76,763 ± 6,776 people

  2. India

    66,881 ± 6,328 people

  3. Iraq

    54,355 ± 5,708 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 76,763 Michigan residents, followed by India with 66,881 and Iraq with 54,355.

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Citizenship

96.5%

2017 Citizenship

96.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.5% of Berrien County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Berrien County, MI was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    116k ± 97

  2. Black or African American Alone

    22.6k ± 431

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    8.08k ± 674

In 2017, there were 5.16 times more White Alone residents (116k people) in Berrien County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.6k Black or African American Alone and 8.08k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Berrien County, MI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Berrien County, MI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Berrien County, MI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Berrien County, MI are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,974 ± 271

  2. Korea

    1,183 ± 148

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,179 ± 187

Berrien County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Berrien County, MI awarded 1,459 degrees. The student population of Berrien County, MI is skewed towards women, with 3,555 male students and 4,070 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Berrien County, MI are White (699 and 50.4%), followed by Black or African American (262 and 18.9%), Hispanic or Latino (189 and 13.6%), and Asian (132 and 9.52%).

The largest universities in Berrien County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Andrews University (908 and 62.2%), Lake Michigan College (447 and 30.6%), and Twin City Beauty College (104 and 7.13%).

The most popular majors in Berrien County, MI are Divinity & Ministry (138 and 9.46%), General Cosmetology (101 and 6.92%), and General Studies (93 and 6.37%).

The median tuition costs in Berrien County, MI are $26,790 for private four year colleges, and $4,500 and $4,500 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 20 degrees awarded

  2. 23 degrees awarded

  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Berrien County, MI was Social Work with 20 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Berrien County, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 908 degrees awarded

  2. 447 degrees awarded

  3. 104 degrees awarded

$4,500

Median In-State Public

$26,790

Median Private

In 2016, the Berrien County, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Andrews University with 908 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

618

Degrees Awarded to Men

841

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 618 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Berrien County, MI, which is 0.735 times less than the 841 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    699 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    262 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    189 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Berrien County, MI were to White students. These 699 degrees mean that there were 2.67 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 262 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Berrien County, MI was $140,900 in 2017, which is 0.648 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $137,000 to $140,900, a 2.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Berrien County, MI is 69.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Berrien County, MI have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Berrien County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,132

Median Household Income

± $1,298

63k

Number of Households

± 1,366

In 2017, the median household income of the 63k households in Berrien County, MI grew to $47,132 from the previous year's value of $45,980.

The following chart displays the households in Berrien County, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$140,900

2017 Median

± $2,781

$137,000

2016 Median

± $2,567

In 2017, the median property value in Berrien County, MI grew to to $140,900 from the previous year's value of $137,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Berrien County, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Berrien County, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Berrien County, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Berrien County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.3%

2017 Homeownership

69.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.3% of the housing units in Berrien County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Berrien County, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Berrien County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Berrien County, MI have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

18.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Berrien County, MI have a shorter commute time (18.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.7% of the workforce in Berrien County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82%

  2. Carpooled

    8.55%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.51%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Berrien County, MI was Drove Alone (82%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.55%) and those who Worked At Home (4.51%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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