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Berrien Springs, Michigan

Berrien Springs is a village located in Berrien County, Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 1,862.

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1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Details


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.5 km² (1.0 mi²). 2.3 km² (0.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 7.14% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 1,862 people, 732 households, and 475 families residing in the village. The population density is 798.8/km² (2,059.6/mi²). There are 787 housing units at an average density of 337.6/km² (870.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 77.12% White, 11.06% African American, 0.43% Native American, 4.03% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 4.30% from other races, and 2.90% from two or more races. 8.92% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 732 households out of which 30.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% are married couples living together, 11.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% are non-families. 29.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 3.05.

In the village the population is spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $32,396, and the median income for a family is $41,250. Males have a median income of $31,467 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the village is $16,093. 17.5% of the population and 12.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 25.4% are under the age of 18 and 4.1% are 65 or older.


Berrien Springs is not your typical village. Much of the activity surrounding it is due to the presence of Andrews University.