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

Source: See charts below

 

Population

Population People
2022 Projection 785,810
2017 Estimate 781,622

  • Berrien County – 153,955
  • Branch County – 43,575
  • Calhoun County – 133,893
  • Cass County – 51,467
  • Kalamazoo County – 262,866
  • St. Joseph County – 60,997
  • Van Buren County –74,896
2010 Census 778,384
2000 Census 774,616
Growth 2017-2022 0.54%
Growth 2010-2017 0.42%
Growth 2000-2010 0.49%

Source: 2017, The Nielsen Company, Pop-Facts Demographics

 

Households and Income

Households Indicators
Number of Households
2022 Projection 313,936
2017 Estimate 311,063
2010 Census 306,875
2000 Census 298,538
 Growth in Households
Growth 2017-2022 0.92%
Growth 2010-2017 1.36%
Growth 2000 – 2010 2.79%
 Income by Household
Average Household Income $64,832
Median Household Income $47,695

Source: 2017, The Nielsen Company, Pop-Facts Demographics

 

Employment

Area Labor Force Employed Unemployed Jobless Rate
Berrien County, MI 75,251 71,226 4,025 5.3%
Branch County, MI 19,206 18,158 1,048 5.5%
Calhoun County, MI 65,057 61,443 3,614 5.6%
Cass County, MI 24,024 22,795 1,229 5.1%
Kalamazoo County, MI 133,166 126,778 6,388 4.8%
St. Joseph County, MI 29,419 27,930 1,489 5.1%
Van Buren County, MI 35,567 33,539 2,028 5.7%
Region 381,690 361,869 19,821 5.2%
Michigan 4,902,000 4,660,000 242,000 4.9%
United States 161,911,000 154,470,000 7,441,000 4.6%

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

 

Employment by Class of Worker

 
 

Source: 2017, The Nielsen Company, Pop-Facts Demographics

 

Top Industries by Employment

Industry Share
Manufacturing 22.30%
Health Care and Social Assistance 15.13%
Retail Trade 12.03%
Accommodation and Food Services 10.97%
Administrative and Waste Services 6.28%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.45%
Construction 4.09%
Wholesale Trade 3.99%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 3.98%
Professional and Technical Services 3.89%
Finance and Insurance 3.64%
Transportation and Warehousing 2.51%
Educational Services 1.51%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1.81%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1.20%
Utilities 0.92%
Information 0.73%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 0.56%
Unclassified 0.11%
Mining 0.07%

Source: Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget Industry Census of Employment Wages (Quarter 3 2016)

 

Employment by Occupation

Occupation Count Share
Architect/Engineer 7,752 2.24%
Arts/Entertainment/Sports 4,456 1.29%
Building Grounds Maintenance 13,595 3.93%
Business/Financial Operations 11,849 3.42%
Community/Social Services 5,790 1.67%
Computer/Mathematical 5,848 1.69%
Construction/Extraction 13,452 3.89%
Education/Training/Library 20,342 5.88%
Farm/Fish/Forestry 4,104 1.19%
Food Preparation/Serving 21,319 6.16%
Health Practitioner/Technician 19,723 5.70%
Healthcare Support 9,826 2.84%
Maintenance Repair 11,832 3.42%
Legal 2,089 0.60%
Life/Physical/Social Science 3,089 0.89%
Management 29,717 8.59%
Office/Administrative Support 44,006 12.72%
Production 40,734 11.77%
Protective Services 4,816 1.39%
Sales/Related 34,848 10.07%
Personal Care/Services 13,982 4.04%
Transportation/Moving 22,847 6.06%

Source: 2017, The Nielsen Company, Pop-Facts Demographics

 

Educational Level of Attainment

 
 

Source: 2017, The Nielsen Company, Pop-Facts Demographics

 

College/University Total 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 3,366
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 23,529
Total 51,285
College/University Total Enrollment within 2-Hour Driving Radius 395,880
Source: CollegeSimply.com, Fall 2016

 


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