Dowagiac, Michigan Population 2022

5,689
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Dowagiac is a city located in Cass County Michigan. Dowagiac has a 2020 population of 5,689. Dowagiac is currently declining at a rate of -0.28% annually and its population has decreased by -0.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,721 in 2010.

The average household income in Dowagiac is $44,277 with a poverty rate of 30.00%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $611 per month, and the median house value is $74,700. The median age in Dowagiac is 34 years, 32 years for males, and 38.6 years for females.

Dowagiac Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Dowagiacwas:

  • White: 79.47%
  • Black or African American: 12.94%
  • Other race: 2.48%
  • Two or more races: 2.34%
  • Native American: 2.05%
  • Asian: 0.72%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Dowagiac, Michigan is 5,689 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,721.

Dowagiac, Michigan Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,52679.47%
Black or African American73712.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native1172.05%
Asian410.72%
Some Other Race1412.48%
Two or More Races1332.34%
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Dowagiac Population by Race

Dowagiac Population Pyramid 2022

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Dowagiac Median Age

37.2


Total

35.1


Male

41.5


Female

Dowagiac Adults

There are 4,302 adults, (909 of whom are seniors) in Dowagiac.

Dowagiac Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Dowagiac Sex Ratio

Female

2,992

52.54%

Male

2,703

47.46%

Dowagiac Population by Age

Dowagiac Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dowagiac Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.7%10.3%
Male66.5%33.5%
All57.4%42.6%
Female48.6%51.4%
Non Family47.9%52.1%

57.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dowagiac Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7272.0857.4
Married5132.9389.7
Male2212.4866.5
Female6383.2748.6
Non Family1,3551.1347.9

2.69

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

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Dowagiac Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade912.29%
9th to 12th Grade65516.48%
High School Graduate1,04126.19%
Some College1,14028.68%
Associates Degree61915.57%
Bachelors Degree3548.91%
Graduate Degree751.89%
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Dowagiac Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dowagiac Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian111111
White3,1372,604372
Other Race1227814
Black52540932
2+ Races6565
Hispanic152110
Native American5016

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Dowagiac Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,291$39,399$26,650
Less Than 9th Grade$26,944$45,405$25,303
High School Graduate$19,489$29,323$18,370
Some College$34,028$42,199$29,282
Bachelors Degree$39,038$38,577$54,375
Graduate Degree$$$

$31,291

Average Earnings

$39,399

Average Male

$26,650

Average Female

Dowagiac Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dowagiac Language by Age

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Dowagiac Language

94.81% of Dowagiac residents speak only English, while 5.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.17% of the population.

Dowagiac Language

Dowagiac Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian2323100.00%
Native11710186.32%
Hispanic37314639.14%
Black73721529.17%
White4,2061,17027.82%
OtherNaN%
Multiple1333224.06%

30.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.30%

Male Poverty Rate

30.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dowagiac

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dowagiac is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dowagiac is Multiple, with 24.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.79%.

Dowagiac Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade49.20%
High School29.59%
Some College14.33%
Bachelors or Greater11.14%

Dowagiac Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.93%
Male Unemployed56.69%
Female Employed16.59%
Female Unemployed93.75%

Dowagiac Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dowagiac Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,836$50,364
Families$41,969$49,956
Married Families$66,750-
Non Families$29,549$45,252
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Income by Household Type

Dowagiac Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

25.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.0%

Male Marriage Rate

23.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Dowagiac Married by Age and Sex

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Dowagiac 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 Over 65.

Dowagiac Marital Status by Race

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Dowagiac Marital Status

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385

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War164
First Gulf War18
Vietnam60
Korea29
World War II10

Dowagiac Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3467
35 to 54126
55 to 6429
65 to 7452
75+111

Dowagiac Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White38511.20%
Hispanic239.54%

Dowagiac Veterans by Race

Dowagiac Veterans by Education

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5.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dowagiac Veterans by Education

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64.5%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

9.9%

Unemployment Rate

Dowagiac Employment by Age

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Dowagiac Employment by Race

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Dowagiac Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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64.13%

Born in Dowagiac

97.70%

Native Born

2.30%

Foreign Born

0.93%

Non Citizen

1.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.70% of Dowagiac residents were born in the United States, with 64.13% having been born in Michigan. 0.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dowagiac Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18902,8060.00%
19004,1511,3453.99%
19105,0889372.06%
19205,4403520.67%
19305,5501100.20%
19405,007-543-1.02%
19506,5421,5352.71%
19607,2086660.97%
19706,583-625-0.90%
19806,307-276-0.43%
19906,4091020.16%
20006,147-262-0.42%
20105,879-268-0.44%
20115,863-16-0.27%
20125,847-16-0.27%
20135,831-16-0.27%
20145,815-16-0.27%
20155,799-16-0.28%
20165,783-16-0.28%
20175,767-16-0.28%
20185,751-16-0.28%
20195,735-16-0.28%
20205,721-14-0.24%
20215,705-16-0.28%
20225,689-16-0.28%

Dowagiac Population by Year