Berrien County, Michigan Population 2024

151,946

Berrien County, Michigan's estimated 2024 population is 151,946 with a growth rate of -0.31% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Berrien County, Michigan is the 16th largest county in Michigan. The 2010 population was 156,740 and has seen a growth of -3.06% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029149,561-477-0.32%
2028150,038-477-0.32%
2027150,515-477-0.32%
2026150,992-477-0.31%
2025151,469-477-0.31%
2024151,946-477-0.31%
2023152,423-477-0.31%
2022152,900-477-0.31%
2021153,377-806-0.52%
2020154,1838310.54%
2019153,352-540-0.35%
2018153,892-372-0.24%
2017154,264-187-0.12%
2016154,451-685-0.44%
2015155,136-938-0.6%
2014156,074-131-0.08%
2013156,205-464-0.3%
2012156,669-242-0.15%
2011156,9111710.11%
2010156,740
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%
1830325-149,236-99.78%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.31% (-477)
County Website
Berrien County
County Seat
2010 Population
156,740
Area
568 mi²
Density
268 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-3.06% (-4,794)
Founded
October 29, 1829

Berrien County, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White117,70676.46%
Black or African American21,61614.04%
Two or more races8,4755.51%
Other race2,8881.88%
Asian2,4691.6%
Native American7400.48%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander440.03%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Berrien County, Michigan Population by Race

Berrien County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2024

Berrien County, Michigan Median Age

42.5

Total

41.3

Male

43.6

Female

Berrien County, Michigan Adults

There are 120,807 adults, (31,455 of whom are seniors) in Berrien County, Michigan.

Berrien County, Michigan Age Dependency

72.3

Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Berrien County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female78,07550.72%
Male75,86349.28%

Berrien County, Michigan Population by Age

Berrien County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All63,5122.387327
Married29,6482.9488.311.7
Non Family22,7741.261.638.4
Female8,1053.35149
Male2,9853.2267.832.2
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2.95

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

73.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Berrien County, Michigan Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Berrien County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Berrien County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,834

Average Earnings

$51,302

Average Male

$33,752

Average Female

Berrien County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Berrien County, Michigan Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Berrien County, Michigan Language

93.07% of Berrien County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 6.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.76% of the population.

Berrien County, Michigan Language

Berrien County, Michigan Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White111,75212,41811.11%
Black21,1418,44339.94%
Hispanic8,7811,59118.12%
Multiple8,1061,10113.58%
Other2,88150317.46%
Native73231543.03%
Asian2,36824010.14%
Islander424197.62%
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15.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.05%

Male Poverty Rate

17.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berrien County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berrien County, Michigan is Islander, with 97.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berrien County, Michigan is Asian, with 10.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.32%.

Berrien County, Michigan Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.57%
High School16.97%
Some College10.51%
Bachelors or Greater4.67%
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Berrien County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed45.86%
Male Unemployed41.89%
Female Employed10.05%
Male Employed5.4%
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Berrien County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Berrien County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Berrien County, Michigan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Berrien County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Berrien County, Michigan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

7,628

Number of Veterans

7,076

Male Veterans

552

Female Veterans

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Berrien County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Berrien County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Berrien County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Berrien County, Michigan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berrien County, Michigan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.1%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Berrien County, Michigan Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Berrien County, Michigan Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Berrien County, Michigan Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

59.34%

Born in Berrien County, Michigan

94.95%

Native Born

5.05%

Foreign Born

2.73%

Non Citizen

2.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.95% of Berrien County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 59.34% having been born in Michigan. 2.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Berrien County, Michigan Place of Birth

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