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Berrien County, Michigan Facts

Facts
State Michigan
Land area 567.8 square miles
Population Density 276.2 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 155,252
Population change -1%
Under 5 years of age 6.2%
Under 18 22.7%
65 and over 17.4%
Females 51.2%
White 79.8
Hispanic or Latino of any race 5
Asian 1.8%
Two or more races 2.3%
Black or African American 15.4%
Native American 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 87%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 24.2%
Veterans 11,674
Households and Housing
Households 60,414
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 87.1%
Median household income $43,633
The per capita income $24,013
Live below the poverty line. 17.5%
housing units 76,524
Multi-unit structures 18%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $129,300
Residents owning their homes. 72.1%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 13,864
Women-owned firms 28.7%
Asian-owned firms 1.7%
Hispanic-owned firms 1.2%
Black-owned firms 8.9%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $1,622,828
Retail sales per capita $10,150
Manufacturers shipments $2,298,338
Merchant wholesaler sales $689,088