Paw Paw Lake, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Paw Paw Lake, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Paw Paw Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 3,496 as of July 1, 2017. Paw Paw Lake ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Paw Paw Lake is located at latitude 42.2114 and longitude -86.2756 in Berrien County. The formal boundaries for the Paw Paw Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.12 sq. miles and a water area of 1.66 sq. miles. Berrien County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 636 feet.

The Paw Paw Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393180) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Paw Paw Lake Census Designated Place is located within Charter Township of Coloma, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berrien County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Paw Paw Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Paw Paw Lake, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,496
Daytime Population: Workers 473
Daytime Population: Residents 1,888
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,361
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 3,461
Population in Familes 2,750
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density2 683
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $43,770
Average Household Income $63,588
Per Capita Income $27,120


Total Housing Units 2,411 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,129 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 391 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 891 (37.0%)
Median Home Value $144,860
Average Home Value $255,829


Total Households 1,520
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 990
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.06% -0.02%
Households -0.14% -0.05%
Families -0.03% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

Paw Paw Lake, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paw Paw Lake to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 218 69th
Population Density # 448 35th
Diversity Index # 171 75th
Median Household Income # 400 42nd
Per Capita Income # 210 70th

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