Berrien County, Michigan Population 2020

Berrien County, Michigan's estimated population is 154,362 with a growth rate of -0.07% 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
2018154,141-221-0.14%
2017154,362-111-0.07%
2016154,473-598-0.39%
2015155,071-918-0.59%
2014155,989-149-0.10%
2013156,138-488-0.31%
2012156,626-249-0.16%
2011156,8751330.08%
2010156,742-4,636-2.87%
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%

How Many People Live in Berrien County, Michigan?

154,362

Berrien County, Michigan Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White121,68878.61%
Black or African American22,82914.75%
Two or More Races4,7293.05%
Asian3,0952.00%
Some Other Race1,8091.17%
American Indian and Alaska Native6190.40%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander380.02%

Berrien County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2020

Berrien County, Michigan Median Age

41.9


Total

40.2


Male

43.6


Female

Berrien County, Michigan Adults

There are 120,560 adults, (29,119 of whom are seniors) in Berrien County, Michigan.

Berrien County, Michigan Age Dependency

69.3

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Berrien County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

79,070

51.08%

Male

75,737

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
Married87.2%12.8%
All69.8%30.2%
Male63.9%36.1%
Non Family56.6%43.4%
Female45.8%54.2%

69.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All63,9082.3569.8
Married29,7472.9987.2
Non Family22,7811.1956.6
Female8,4163.0745.8
Male2,9642.9463.9

2.92

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Berrien County, Michigan Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,2563.03%
9th to 12th Grade7,9347.37%
High School Graduate31,10328.91%
Some College24,61322.88%
Associates Degree10,88810.12%
Bachelors Degree17,89416.63%
Graduate Degree11,90511.06%

Berrien County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White85,94979,25424,721
Black13,44310,4201,906
Hispanic4,1242,9421,115
Asian2,1632,0611,635
Multiple Races1,6821,483389
Other Race975630241
Native American40036359
Islander181817

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 94.44%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,999$41,575$27,455
Less Than High School$18,879$23,488$13,849
High School Grad$27,630$33,354$20,307
Some College$32,340$42,567$26,943
Bachelors Degree$47,868$62,481$39,772
Graduate Degree$61,868$74,087$53,341

$33,999

Average Earnings

$41,575

Average Male

$27,455

Average Female

Berrien County, Michigan Language

Berrien County, Michigan Language by Age

Berrien County, Michigan Language

92.09% of Berrien County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 7.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.89% of the population.

Berrien County, Michigan Poverty

Berrien County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White114,13212,51210.96%
Black21,7438,94341.13%
Hispanic7,9321,99325.13%
Multiple4,5271,35129.84%
Other1,66071242.89%
Asian2,7452007.29%
Native604508.28%

16.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.45%

Male Poverty Rate

18.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berrien County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berrien County, Michigan is Other, with 42.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berrien County, Michigan is Asian, with 7.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.11%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.23%
High School15.61%
Some College10.62%
Bachelors or Greater4.78%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed41.39%
Female Unemployed38.82%
Female Employed11.81%
Male Employed5.86%

Berrien County, Michigan Income

Berrien County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,135$69,988
Families$62,791$82,194
Married Families$77,387$97,505
Non Families$29,206$45,246

Berrien County, Michigan Marital Status

Berrien County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Berrien County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Berrien County, Michigan Veterans

10,156

Number of Veterans

9,469

Male Veterans

687

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,033
First Gulf War1,422
Korea1,204
Second Gulf War940
World War II620
Name Veterans % of Total
White9,1839.39%
Black7414.59%
2 or More1747.51%
Hispanic1693.29%
Indian317.36%
Asian170.65%
Other80.64%
Hawaiian211.11%

$Berrien County, Michigan Veterans by Education

6.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berrien County, Michigan Employment Status

61.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Berrien County, Michigan 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

59.76%

Born in Michigan

94.16%

Native Born

5.84%

Foreign Born

3.56%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.16% of Berrien County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 59.76% having been born in Michigan. 3.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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