Berrien County PUMA, MI

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2022 Population
153,938
0.211% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.5
0.473% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.7%
1.42% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$60,379
8.03% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$193,600
17.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
67,171
0.252% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Berrien County PUMA, MI had a population of 154k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $60,379. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Berrien County PUMA, MI declined from 154,263 to 153,938, a −0.211% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,893 to $60,379, a 8.03% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Berrien County PUMA, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.99%), White (Hispanic) (2.74%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.6%).

6.93% of the households in Berrien County PUMA, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.3% of the residents in Berrien County PUMA, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Berrien County PUMA, MI are Andrews University (785 degrees awarded in 2022), Lake Michigan College (387 degrees), and Twin City Beauty College (44 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Berrien County PUMA, MI was $193,600, and the homeownership rate was 73%.

Most people in Berrien County PUMA, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Berrien County PUMA, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Berrien County PUMA, MI is home to a population of 154k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.03% of Berrien County PUMA, MI residents were born outside of the country (7.74k people).

In 2022, there were 5.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (113k people) in Berrien County PUMA, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.14k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Berrien County PUMA, MI are Spanish (5,476 households), Swahili or Other Languages of Central, Eastern, & Southern Africa (422 households), and Hindi (364 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
77,576
Women
50.5%
76,050
Men
49.5%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 153,626 inhabitants, with 49.5% men, and 50.5% women.

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Citizenship

97.3%
2022 Citizenship
97.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.3% of Berrien County PUMA, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Berrien County PUMA, MI was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Berrien County PUMA, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    113k ± 453
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    21.4k ± 398
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.14k ± 571
5.9%
Hispanic Population
9.08k people

In 2022, there were 5.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (113k people) in Berrien County PUMA, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.14k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.9% of the people in Berrien County PUMA, MI are hispanic (9.08k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,653 ± 993 people
  2. India
    657 ± 628 people
  3. Germany
    553 ± 576 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Berrien County PUMA, MI was Mexico, the natal country of 1,653 Berrien County PUMA, MI residents, followed by India with 657 and Germany with 553.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.03%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.74k people
5.16%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.96k people

As of 2022, 5.03% of Berrien County PUMA, MI residents (7.74k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Berrien County PUMA, MI was 5.16%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,476 households (3.76%)
  2. Swahili or Other Languages of Central, Eastern, & Southern Africa
    422 households (0.29%)
  3. Hindi
    364 households (0.25%)

6.93% of the households in Berrien County PUMA, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Berrien County PUMA, MI was Spanish. 3.76% of the households in Berrien County PUMA, MI reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,900 ± 286
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,097 ± 255
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    909 ± 180

Berrien County PUMA, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Berrien County PUMA, MI employs 67.2k people. The largest industries in Berrien County PUMA, MI are Restaurants & Food Services (4,428 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,042 people), and Construction (3,741 people), and the highest paying industries are Legal services ($141,474), Miscellaneous nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing ($138,729), and Computer Systems Design ($136,989).

Males in Berrien County PUMA, MI have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,539. The income inequality in Berrien County PUMA, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
32,300
Women
48.2%
34,663
Men
51.8%

The workforce of Berrien County PUMA, MI in 2020 was 66,963 people, with 48.2% woman, and 51.8% men.

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Occupations

67.2k
2022 Value
0.252%
1 Year growth
± 0.252%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Berrien County PUMA, MI grew at a rate of 0.252%, from 67k employees to 67.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Berrien County PUMA, MI, are Registered nurses (1,631 people), Other managers (1,547 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,546 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Berrien County PUMA, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

67.2k
2022 Value
0.252%
1 Year growth
± 0.252%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Berrien County PUMA, MI grew at a rate of 0.252%, from 67k employees to 67.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Berrien County PUMA, MI, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,428 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,042 people), and Construction (3,741 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Berrien County PUMA, MI, though some of these residents may live in Berrien County PUMA, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,531
Median earning men ± $2,234
$32,608
Median earning women ± $1,153

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,158), Manufacturing ($61,815), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,914).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($51,389), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,652), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,884).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.47%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.47% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Michigan went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.09%).

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Berrien County PUMA, MI awarded 1,216 degrees. The student population of Berrien County PUMA, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,566 male students and 3,083 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Berrien County PUMA, MI are White (512 and 45.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (210 and 18.5%), Black or African American (197 and 17.4%), and Asian (132 and 11.7%).

The largest universities in Berrien County PUMA, MI by number of degrees awarded are Andrews University (785 and 64.6%), Lake Michigan College (387 and 31.8%), and Twin City Beauty College (44 and 3.62%).

The most popular majors in Berrien County PUMA, MI are Divinity & Ministry (125 and 10.3%), Pastoral Studies & Counseling (90 and 7.4%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (86 and 7.07%).

The median tuition cost in Berrien County PUMA, MI for private four year colleges is $31,464.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Berrien County PUMA, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 91.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,649 (45.4% men and 54.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,649 students enrolled in Berrien County PUMA, MI, 45.4% men and 54.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,383 records, of which 61% were women and 39% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 62 degrees awarded
  2. 29 degrees awarded
  3. 86 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Berrien County PUMA, MI was General Studies with 62 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 785 degrees awarded
  2. 387 degrees awarded
  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Andrews University with 785 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 513 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Berrien County PUMA, MI, which is 0.73 times less than the 703 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 512 degrees mean that there were 2.44 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 210 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($31,464) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,270) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.964% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.937% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Berrien County PUMA, MI in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (35.7k), Some college (30.1k), and Bachelors Degree (20.4k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Berrien County PUMA, MI was $193,600 in 2022, which is 0.687 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $165,000 to $193,600, a 17.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Berrien County PUMA, MI is 73%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Berrien County PUMA, MI have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Berrien County PUMA, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Berrien County PUMA, MI is $60,379. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Berrien County PUMA, MI was Oakland County (Central)--Birmingham & Bloomfield Area PUMA, MI with a value of $138,062, followed by Oakland County (East Central)--Troy & Rochester Area PUMA, MI and Oakland County (Northeast) PUMA, MI, with respective values of $115,047 and $111,400.

Property

$193,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,248
$46,359
Median Property Taxes
±$1,285

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Rent vs Own

73%
Homeownership
2022
64.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73% of the housing units in Berrien County PUMA, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.9%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Berrien County PUMA, MI was Oakland County (Central)--Birmingham & Bloomfield Area PUMA, MI with a value of $138,062, followed by Oakland County (East Central)--Troy & Rochester Area PUMA, MI and Oakland County (Northeast) PUMA, MI, with respective values of $115,047 and $111,400.

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Household Income

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$60,379
Median Household Income
± $1,576
63.5k
Number of Households
± 1,757

In 2022, the median household income of the 63.5k households in Berrien County PUMA, MI grew to $60,379 from the previous year's value of $55,893.

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Wage Distribution

0.467
2022 Wage GINI in Berrien County PUMA, MI
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in Berrien County PUMA, MI

In 2022, the income inequality in Berrien County PUMA, MI was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.665% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Berrien County PUMA, MI was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Berrien County PUMA, MI in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.4%)
  2. Carpooled (8.66%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.58%)

In 2022, 78.4% of workers in Berrien County PUMA, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.66%) and those who worked at home (8.58%).

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Berrien County PUMA, MI have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.43% of the workforce in Berrien County PUMA, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

15.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Berrien County PUMA, MI (23.8k out of 151k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Berrien County PUMA, MI is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.7% of the population of Berrien County PUMA, MI has health coverage, with 44.9% on employee plans, 20.1% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 0.712% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Michigan see 1246 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1266 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1294 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 332 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,246 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Michigan

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,246 patients per year. This represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1,266 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23% under 18 years, 18.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.32%
Uninsured
44.9%
Employer Coverage
20.1%
Medicaid
15.3%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
0.712%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Berrien County PUMA, MI declined by 0.855% from 6.38% to 6.32%.

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