Paw Paw, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Paw Paw, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Paw Paw had a population of 3,436 as of July 1, 2017. Paw Paw 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 is located at latitude 42.2142 and longitude -85.8922 in Van Buren County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Paw Paw (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Van Buren County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 732 feet.

The Village of Paw Paw (GNIS ID: 2399634) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Paw Paw is located within Township of Paw Paw, a minor civil division (MCD) of Van Buren County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Paw Paw: Lafayette.

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


Total Population 3,436
Daytime Population: Workers 4,157
Daytime Population: Residents 2,083
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,240
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.82
Population in Households 3,297
Population in Familes 2,518
Population in Group Qrtrs 139
Population Density2 1,284
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $32,440
Average Household Income $47,436
Per Capita Income $20,326


Total Housing Units 1,674 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 802 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 652 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 220 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $115,566
Average Home Value $159,320


Total Households 1,454
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 885
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 -0.39% -0.2%
Households -0.42% -0.23%
Families 0.36% -0.39%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Paw Paw, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paw Paw 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 # 221 68th
Population Density # 251 64th
Diversity Index # 160 77th
Median Household Income # 641 8th
Per Capita Income # 551 21st

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