Berrien County, Michigan Population 2019

Berrien County, Michigan's estimated population is 154,259 with a growth rate of 0.07% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Berrien County, Michigan is the 15th largest county in Michigan.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017154,2591020.07%
2016154,157-645-0.42%
2015154,802-875-0.56%
2014155,677-170-0.11%
2013155,847-574-0.37%
2012156,421-371-0.24%
2011156,792570.04%
2010156,735-4,643-2.88%
1990161,378-9,898-5.78%
1980171,2767,4014.52%
1970163,87514,0109.35%
1960149,86534,16329.53%
1950115,70226,58529.83%
194089,1178,0519.93%
193081,06618,41329.39%
192062,6539,03116.84%
191053,6224,4579.07%
190049,1657,88019.09%
189041,2854,50012.23%
188036,7851,6814.79%
187035,10412,72656.87%
186022,37810,96196.01%
185011,4176,406127.84%
18405,0114,6861441.85%
18303250.00%

Berrien County, Michigan Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White121,542
Black or African American22,829
Two or More Races4,811
Asian3,050
Some Other Race2,168
American Indian and Alaska Native481
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander67

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Berrien County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2019

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Berrien County, Michigan Median Age

42


Total

40.2


Male

43.5


Female

Berrien County, Michigan Adults

There are 120,413 adults, (28,504 of whom are seniors) in Berrien County, Michigan.

Berrien County, Michigan Age Dependency

68.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Berrien County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

79,113

51.06%

Male

75,835

48.94%

Berrien County, Michigan Households and Families

Berrien County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Berrien County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.8%13.2%
All69.3%30.7%
Male62.5%37.5%
Non Family56%44%
Female45.4%54.6%

69.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Berrien County, Michigan Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All63,0352.3869.3
Married29,6063.0186.8
Non Family22,4141.1856
Female8,4123.1745.4
Male2,6033.0562.5

2.96

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Berrien County, Michigan Households

Berrien County, Michigan Education

Berrien County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,3843.16%
9th to 12th Grade7,8377.31%
High School Graduate31,62929.51%
Some College24,60222.96%
Associates Degree11,09010.35%
Bachelors Degree16,92815.80%
Graduate Degree11,70310.92%

Berrien County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White86,00579,20423,959
Black13,42410,5281,819
Hispanic3,9782,7331,040
Asian1,9951,8811,432
Multiple Races1,6371,461377
Other Race1,034575197
Native American33230020
Islander453425

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 94.29%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 71.78%.

Berrien County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,431$40,719$26,388
Less Than High School$17,844$22,957$12,310
High School Grad$26,718$32,019$19,729
Some College$31,719$41,294$26,455
Bachelors Degree$45,949$57,768$38,683
Graduate Degree$59,335$70,875$50,399

$32,431

Average Earnings

$40,719

Average Male

$26,388

Average Female

Berrien County, Michigan Language

Berrien County, Michigan Language by Age

Berrien County, Michigan Language

92.32% of Berrien County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 7.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.90% of the population.

Berrien County, Michigan Poverty

Berrien County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White114,56113,32111.63%
Black21,5508,89241.26%
Hispanic7,6202,26429.71%
Multiple4,5841,33129.04%
Other2,0141,02650.94%
Asian2,6682288.55%
Native4677315.63%
Islander381128.95%

17.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.16%

Male Poverty Rate

19.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berrien County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berrien County, Michigan is Other, with 50.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berrien County, Michigan is Asian, with 8.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.48%.

Berrien County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.75%
High School15.49%
Some College11.43%
Bachelors or Greater5.02%

Berrien County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.25%
Male Unemployed35.56%
Female Employed11.78%
Male Employed6.48%

Berrien County, Michigan Income

Berrien County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,132$66,697
Families$60,462$78,873
Married Families$75,000$93,965
Non Families$27,412$42,046

Berrien County, Michigan Marital Status

Berrien County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

47.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Berrien County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

Berrien County, Michigan Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Berrien County, Michigan Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Berrien County, Michigan Veterans

Berrien County, Michigan Veterans by War

10,642

Number of Veterans

9,912

Male Veterans

730

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam4,131
First Gulf War1,531
Korea1,198
Second Gulf War963
World War II847

Berrien County, Michigan Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 743,146
75+2,988
35 to 542,031
55 to 641,918
18 to 34559

Berrien County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9,5319.76%
Black8375.15%
Hispanic1893.80%
2 or More1778.01%
Asian421.68%
Indian3610.00%
Other161.17%
Hawaiian36.67%

Berrien County, Michigan Veterans by Education

6.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berrien County, Michigan Employment Status

Berrien County, Michigan Employment by Age

61.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.6%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Berrien County, Michigan Employment by Race

Berrien County, Michigan Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Berrien County, Michigan

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Niles 1159911257-342-2.95%
Benton Harbor100389919-119-1.19%
St. Joseph83658288-77-0.92%
Buchanan44564334-122-2.74%
Bridgman22912253-38-1.66%
New Buffalo18831872-11-0.58%
Berrien Springs18001752-48-2.67%
Watervliet17351680-55-3.17%
Three Oaks16221569-53-3.27%
Coloma14831446-37-2.49%
Stevensville11421119-23-2.01%
Shoreham862848-14-1.62%
Baroda873846-27-3.09%
Eau Claire625615-10-1.60%
Galien549531-18-3.28%
Grand Beach27227862.21%
Michiana182181-1-0.55%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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