Berrien County MI Information


Berrien County Subdivisions

Berrien County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 157,622
Population in Households 154,091
Population in Familes 123,270
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,531
Population Density1 278
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 63,067
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 41,103
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 77,624 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44,495 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,572 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 14,557 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $146,840
Average Home Value $203,152


Median Household Income $45,056
Average Household Income $62,593
Per Capita Income $25,648
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.08% 0.13%
Households 0.0% 0.08%
Families -0.19% -0.04%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Berrien County MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Berrien County to the other 83 counties and county equivalents in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 83rd
Population Density1 # 12 87th
Diversity Index2 # 10 89th
Median Household Income # 33 61st
Per Capita Income # 21 76th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.