Dowagiac, Michigan Population 2020

5,731

Dowagiac is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 5,731, it is the 139th largest city in Michigan and the 4406th largest city in the United States. Dowagiac is currently declining at a rate of -0.03% annually and its population has decreased by -2.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,879 in 2010. Dowagiac reached it's highest population of 7,208 in 1960. Spanning over 5 miles, Dowagiac has a population density of 1,287 people per square mile.

The average household income in Dowagiac is $44,423 with a poverty rate of 35.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $573 per month, and the median house value is $69,300. The median age in Dowagiac is 32.3 years, 30.6 years for males, and 34.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.7 males.

Dowagiac Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Dowagiac was:

  • White: 66.43%
  • Black or African American: 13.96%
  • Two or more races: 7.48%
  • Other race: 6.90%
  • Native American: 4.07%
  • Asian: 0.80%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.36%
The current population of Dowagiac, Michigan is 5,731, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,735.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,879.

Dowagiac, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,83966.43%
Black or African American80713.96%
Two or More Races4327.48%
Some Other Race3996.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native2354.07%
Asian460.80%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander210.36%

Dowagiac Population Pyramid 2020

Dowagiac Median Age

32.3


Total

30.6


Male

34.8


Female

Dowagiac Adults

There are 4,288 adults, (819 of whom are seniors) in Dowagiac.

Dowagiac Age Dependency

66.6

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43

Child Dependency Ratio

Dowagiac Sex Ratio

Female

2,999

51.89%

Male

2,780

48.11%

Dowagiac Households and Families

Dowagiac Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Dowagiac Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.8%24.2%
Male60.5%39.5%
All51.6%48.4%
Non Family43.9%56.1%
Female36.3%63.7%

51.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5242.2851.6
Non Family1,1281.1143.9
Married6403.1175.8
Female5563.6736.3
Male2002.3260.5

2.94

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

9.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Dowagiac Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1764.68%
9th to 12th Grade53314.18%
High School Graduate1,02227.19%
Some College1,24633.15%
Associates Degree41411.01%
Bachelors Degree2576.84%
Graduate Degree1112.95%

Dowagiac Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,6422,214240
Black54941957
Other Race20614525
Hispanic2051578
Multiple Races14310028
Native American136116
Asian191910

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 52.63%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,999$32,110$26,939
Less Than High School$30,451$30,885$
High School Grad$20,208$24,464$9,613
Some College$32,801$38,594$29,180
Bachelors Degree$39,643$37,857$50,658
Graduate Degree$42,176$$41,563

$30,999

Average Earnings

$32,110

Average Male

$26,939

Average Female

Dowagiac Language

Dowagiac Language by Age

Dowagiac Language

94.75% of Dowagiac residents speak only English, while 5.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.63% of the population.

Dowagiac Poverty

Dowagiac Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,66093225.46%
Black80740049.57%
Multiple43232475.00%
Hispanic47422046.41%
Other39919849.62%
Native2359640.85%
Asian2929100.00%
Islander2121100.00%

35.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.51%

Male Poverty Rate

37.95%

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 White, with 25.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.46%.

Name Poverty
High School30.92%
Less Than High School29.20%
Some College20.90%
Bachelors or Greater4.97%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed92.99%
Male Unemployed52.17%
Female Employed15.37%
Male Employed13.54%

Dowagiac Income

Dowagiac Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$32,574$44,423
Families$38,500$52,146
Married Families$72,870-
Non Families$26,530$30,845

Dowagiac Marital Status

Dowagiac Marital Status

Marriage Rates

30.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.9%

Male Marriage Rate

29.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Dowagiac Married by Age and Sex

Dowagiac Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Dowagiac Marital Status by Race

Dowagiac Veterans

333

Number of Veterans

257

Male Veterans

76

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War77
Vietnam68
First Gulf War41
Korea24
World War II10
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54114
18 to 3477
75+65
65 to 7446
55 to 6431
Name Veterans % of Total
White31810.54%
Hispanic196.55%
2 or More156.17%

$Dowagiac Veterans by Education

6.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dowagiac Employment Status

60.4%

Labor Force Participation

53%

Employment Rate

12.2%

Unemployment Rate

Dowagiac Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

70.60%

Born in Michigan

97.79%

Native Born

2.21%

Foreign Born

0.99%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.79% of Dowagiac residents were born in the United States, with 70.60% having been born in Michigan. 0.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,731-2-0.03%
20195,733-2-0.03%
20185,735-27-0.47%
20175,762-2-0.03%
20165,764-32-0.55%
20155,796-49-0.84%
20145,845-20-0.34%
20135,865761.31%
20125,789-60-1.03%
20115,849-20-0.34%
20105,869-278-0.46%
20006,147-262-0.42%
19906,4091020.16%
19806,307-276-0.43%
19706,583-625-0.90%
19607,2086660.97%
19506,5421,5352.71%
19405,007-543-1.02%
19305,5501100.20%
19205,4403520.67%
19105,0889372.06%
19004,1511,3453.99%
18902,8060.00%