Paw Paw, Michigan Population 2022

3,328
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Paw Paw is a city located in Van Buren County Michigan. Paw Paw has a 2020 population of 3,328. It is also the county seat of Van Buren County. Paw Paw is currently declining at a rate of -0.51% annually and its population has decreased by -1.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,362 in 2010.

The average household income in Paw Paw is $57,385 with a poverty rate of 17.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $736 per month, and the median house value is $97,300. The median age in Paw Paw is 36.5 years, 36.1 years for males, and 36.7 years for females.

Paw Paw Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Paw Pawwas:

  • White: 91.86%
  • Two or more races: 6.00%
  • Black or African American: 1.43%
  • Native American: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.18%
  • Other race: 0.15%
  • Asian: 0.00%
The current population of Paw Paw, Michigan is 3,328 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,362.

Paw Paw, Michigan Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,13891.86%
Black or African American491.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native130.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.18%
Some Other Race50.15%
Two or More Races2056.00%
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Paw Paw Population by Race

Paw Paw Population Pyramid 2022

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Paw Paw Median Age

31.4


Total

29.9


Male

34.6


Female

Paw Paw Adults

There are 2,424 adults, (449 of whom are seniors) in Paw Paw.

Paw Paw Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Paw Paw Sex Ratio

Female

1,759

51.49%

Male

1,657

48.51%

Paw Paw Population by Age

Paw Paw Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Paw Paw Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.3%28.7%
Male59.3%40.7%
All51.4%48.6%
Female48.6%51.4%
Non Family29.6%70.4%

51.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Paw Paw Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2932.5351.4
Married4503.5471.3
Male912.2659.3
Female3542.8748.6
Non Family3981.1429.6

2.95

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Paw Paw Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade592.78%
9th to 12th Grade1657.77%
High School Graduate81838.51%
Some College72033.90%
Associates Degree1486.97%
Bachelors Degree1758.24%
Graduate Degree391.84%
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Paw Paw Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Paw Paw Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,8151,649214
Native American1313
Islander66
2+ Races108108
Black3834
Hispanic212158
Other Race5

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 11.79%.

Paw Paw Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,744$43,618$26,147
Less Than 9th Grade$25,347$40,795$16,596
High School Graduate$32,426$43,903$23,655
Some College$42,500$44,023$29,464
Bachelors Degree$36,667$$41,000
Graduate Degree$$$

$35,744

Average Earnings

$43,618

Average Male

$26,147

Average Female

Paw Paw Earnings by Educational Attainment

Paw Paw Language by Age

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Paw Paw Language

96.48% of Paw Paw residents speak only English, while 3.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.98% of the population.

Paw Paw Language

Paw Paw Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,79454119.36%
OtherNaN%
Multiple2054019.51%

17.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.22%

Male Poverty Rate

19.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Paw Paw

The race most likely to be in poverty in Paw Paw is White, with 19.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Paw Paw is Multiple, with 19.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.15%.

Paw Paw Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.25%
High School17.39%
Some College13.21%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Paw Paw Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed40.00%
Female Employed14.40%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Paw Paw Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Paw Paw Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,321$53,929
Families$56,771$59,954
Married Families$77,135-
Non Families$21,667$31,870
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Income by Household Type

Paw Paw Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.1%

Male Marriage Rate

34.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Paw Paw Married by Age and Sex

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Paw Paw 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 35-44.

Paw Paw Marital Status by Race

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Paw Paw Marital Status

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169

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War32
First Gulf War55
Vietnam35
Korea17
World War II

Paw Paw Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3415
35 to 5477
55 to 6412
65 to 7435
75+30

Paw Paw Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1567.01%
Native American861.54%
Other Race5100.00%
Hispanic239.43%

Paw Paw Veterans by Race

Paw Paw Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Paw Paw Veterans by Education

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61.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.5%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Paw Paw Employment by Age

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Paw Paw Employment by Race

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Paw Paw 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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79.42%

Born in Paw Paw

98.07%

Native Born

1.93%

Foreign Born

1.55%

Non Citizen

0.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.07% of Paw Paw residents were born in the United States, with 79.42% having been born in Michigan. 1.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Paw Paw Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19602,9700.00%
19703,1601900.62%
19803,211510.16%
19903,169-42-0.13%
20003,3631940.60%
20103,5341710.50%
20113,517-17-0.48%
20123,500-17-0.48%
20133,483-17-0.49%
20143,466-17-0.49%
20153,449-17-0.49%
20163,432-17-0.49%
20173,415-17-0.50%
20183,398-17-0.50%
20193,381-17-0.50%
20203,362-19-0.56%
20213,345-17-0.51%
20223,328-17-0.51%

Paw Paw Population by Year