Paw Paw, MI 49079 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 49079: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Paw Paw, MI 49079

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Van Buren County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.231, Longitude -85.903
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 467
  • PO Box Addresses: 154
  • Residential Addresses: 5,618
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 548
    • Single Family Addresses: 5,070

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Paw Paw, MI 49079 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,486
Daytime Population: Workers 6,007
Daytime Population: Residents 7,276
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,283
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 13,339
Population in Familes 10,972
Population in Group Qrtrs 147
Population Density2 153
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $50,542
Average Household Income $63,665
Per Capita Income $25,210


Total Housing Units 6,123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,995 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,281 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 847 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $149,069
Average Home Value $181,558


Total Households 5,276
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 3,659
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 -0.08% -0.04%
Households -0.12% -0.06%
Families -0.29% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Paw Paw, MI 49079 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 49079 to the other 984 ZIP Codes 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 # 274 72nd
Population Density # 427 57th
Diversity Index # 305 69th
Median Household Income # 449 54th
Per Capita Income # 488 51st

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