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Demographics People
Demographics Income
Demographics Jobs
Demographics Companies
Demographics Colleges
Demographics Students

Source: See charts below

 

Population

Population People
2021 Projection 786,509
2016 Estimate 781,788

  • Berrien County – 154,750
  • Branch County – 43,342
  • Calhoun County – 134,775
  • Cass County – 51,333
  • Kalamazoo County – 261,684
  • St. Joseph County – 60,950
  • Van Buren County –74,954
2010 Census 778,384
2000 Census 774,616
Growth 2016-2021 0.60%
Growth 2010-2016 0.44%
Growth 2000-2010 0.49%

Source: 2016, The Nielsen Company, Pop-Facts Demographics

 

Households and Income

Households Indicators
Number of Households
2021 Projection 314,047
2016 Estimate 310,876
2010 Census 306,875
2000 Census 298,538
 Growth in Households
Growth 2016-2021 1.02%
Growth 2010-2016 1.30%
Growth 2000 – 2010 2.79%
 Income by Household
Average Household Income $62,065
Median Household Income $46,640

Source: 2016, The Nielsen Company, Pop-Facts Demographics

 

Employment

Area Labor Force Employed Unemployed Jobless Rate
Berrien County, MI 72,742 70,158 2,584 3.6%
Branch County, MI 19,104 18,444 660 3.5%
Calhoun County, MI 64,436 62,129 2,307 3.6%
Cass County, MI 24,455 23,631 824 3.4%
Kalamazoo County, MI 133,238 129,470 3,768 2.8%
St. Joseph County, MI 29,555 28,544 1,011 3.4%
Van Buren County, MI 35,770 34,276 1,494 4.2%
Region 379,300 366,652 12,648 3.3%
Michigan 4,844,000 4,664,000 180,000 3.7%
United States 159,817,000 153,262,000 6,555,000 4.1%

Source: Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS), April 2017.
Notes: All estimates are preliminary. Data is not seasonally adjusted.

 

Employment by Class of Worker

 
 

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Source: 2016, The Nielsen Company, Pop-Facts Demographics

 

Top Industries by Employment

Industry Share
Manufacturing 22.58%
Health Care and Social Assistance 15.26%
Retail Trade 12.27%
Accommodation and Food Services 10.66%
Administrative and Waste Services 6.79%
Wholesale Trade 4.29%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 3.98%
Construction 3.83%
Finance and Insurance 3.64%
Mining 3.52%
Professional and Technical Services 3.24%
Transportation and Warehousing 2.02%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 1.92%
Educational Services 1.81%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1.41%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1.23%
Information 0.78%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 0.59%
Unclassified 0.11%
Utilities 0.03%

Source: Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget Industry Census of Employment Wages (Quarter 2 2015)

 

Employment by Occupation

Occupation Count Share
Architect/Engineer 7,569 2.21%
Arts/Entertainment/Sports 4,120 1.20%
Building Grounds Maintenance 14,357 4.19%
Business/Financial Operations 12,280 3.59%
Community/Social Services 5,726 1.67%
Computer/Mathematical 5,562 1.62%
Construction/Extraction 13,916 4.07%
Education/Training/Library 19,896 5.81%
Farm/Fish/Forestry 3,434 1.00%
Food Preparation/Serving 23,314 6.81%
Health Practitioner/Technician 20,517 5.99%
Healthcare Support 10,748 3.14%
Maintenance Repair 11,122 3.25%
Legal 1,927 0.56%
Life/Physical/Social Science 2,883 0.84%
Management 30,239 8.83%
Office/Administrative Support 43,049 12.58%
Production 36,629 10.70%
Protective Services 4,290 1.25%
Sales/Related 34,449 10.06%
Personal Care/Services 13,892 4.06%
Transportation/Moving 22,381 6.54%

Source: 2016, The Nielsen Company, Pop-Facts Demographics

 

Educational Level of Attainment

 
 

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Source: 2016, The Nielsen Company, Pop-Facts Demographics

 

College/University Total Undergraduate Enrollment within Geographical Region

College/University Location Type Type Enrollment
Albion College Albion, MI 4-year Private 1,376
Andrews University Berrien Springs, MI 4-year Private 1,733
Glen Oaks Community College Centreville, MI 2-year Public 1,134
Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo, MI 4-year Private 1,443
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Kalamazoo, MI 2-year Public 8,836
Kellogg Community College Battle Creek, MI 2-year Public 5,081
Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor, MI 2-year Public 4,172
Southwestern Michigan College Dowagiac, MI 2-year Public 2,348
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI 4-year Public 18,567
Total 44,690
College/University Total Undergraduate Enrollment within 2-Hour Driving Radius 303,217
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2015

 


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