Berrien County, Michigan Population 2018

Berrien County, Michigan's estimated population is 154,259 with a growth rate of -0.56% 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
2017154,259-875-0.56%
2016155,1349770.63%
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
White121,439
Black or African American22,985
Two or More Races4,625
Asian2,921
Some Other Race2,609
American Indian and Alaska Native487
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander68

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Berrien County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Berrien County, Michigan Median Age

41.7


Total

40.2


Male

43.2


Female

Berrien County, Michigan Adults

There are 120,229 adults, (27,459 of which are seniors) in Berrien County, Michigan.

Berrien County, Michigan Age Dependency

67.4

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Berrien County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

79,235

51.08%

Male

75,899

48.92%

Berrien County, Michigan Households and Families

Berrien County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Berrien County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.8%13.2%
All69.9%30.1%
Male64.8%35.2%
Non Family56.2%43.8%
Female46.9%53.1%

69.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Berrien County, Michigan Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All62,2822.4169.9
Married29,820386.8
Non Family21,4861.1856.2
Female8,4313.2446.9
Male2,5453.0964.8

2.98

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

5.8%

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 Grade3,6703.43%
9th to 12th Grade8,0097.49%
High School Graduate31,59029.56%
Some College24,27922.72%
Associates Degree10,71710.03%
Bachelors Degree16,93715.85%
Graduate Degree11,66310.91%

Berrien County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White85,92078,93523,961
Black13,34510,2841,782
Hispanic3,8112,5081,060
Asian1,8651,7611,402
Multiple Races1,7461,486389
Other Race1,235700221
Native American32930923
Islander484023

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 94.42%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75.17%.

Berrien County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,001$40,771$25,430
Less Than High School$16,822$21,792$11,318
High School Grad$26,210$32,038$20,280
Some College$31,006$40,785$25,553
Bachelors Degree$45,233$56,857$37,075
Graduate Degree$58,363$68,782$48,478

$32,001

Average Earnings

$40,771

Average Male

$25,430

Average Female

Berrien County, Michigan Language

Berrien County, Michigan Language by Age

Berrien County, Michigan Language

92.15% of Berrien County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 7.85% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.85% of the population.

Berrien County, Michigan Poverty

Berrien County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White114,88714,25212.41%
Black21,5999,00141.67%
Hispanic7,3882,32131.42%
Multiple4,4581,30829.34%
Other2,4281,25651.73%
Asian2,5122098.32%
Native4725611.86%
Islander34823.53%

17.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.86%

Male Poverty Rate

19.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berrien County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berrien County, Michigan is Other, with 51.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berrien County, Michigan is Asian, with 8.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.27%.

Berrien County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.49%
High School15.70%
Some College11.74%
Bachelors or Greater4.52%

Berrien County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.88%
Male Unemployed34.26%
Female Employed11.94%
Male Employed6.89%

Berrien County, Michigan Income

Berrien County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,980$64,385
Families$58,771$75,670
Married Families$71,832$89,357
Non Families$26,654$40,430

Berrien County, Michigan Marital Status

Berrien County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.2%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Berrien County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Berrien County, Michigan Veterans

Berrien County, Michigan Veterans by War

10,788

Number of Veterans

10,109

Male Veterans

679

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,951
First Gulf War1,688
Korea1,148
Second Gulf War1,000
World War II896

Berrien County, Michigan Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+2,927
65 to 742,881
35 to 542,332
55 to 642,025
18 to 34623

Berrien County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9,7189.99%
Black8034.93%
Hispanic1683.49%
2 or More1476.74%
Other432.60%
Indian3911.21%
Asian351.49%
Hawaiian36.25%

Berrien County, Michigan Veterans by Education

7.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berrien County, Michigan Employment Status

Berrien County, Michigan Employment by Age

60.6%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

7.8%

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%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990