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Mattawan, Michigan

Mattawan is a village located in Van Buren County, Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 2,536.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 10.7 km² (4.1 mi²). 10.7 km² (4.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.48% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 2,536 people, 961 households, and 711 families residing in the village. The population density is 237.7/km² (615.4/mi²). There are 1,024 housing units at an average density of 96.0/km² (248.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 94.16% White, 1.89% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.22% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. 3.12% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 961 households out of which 42.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% are married couples living together, 16.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% are non-families. 21.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.64 and the average family size is 3.04.

In the village the population is spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $42,241, and the median income for a family is $48,259. Males have a median income of $35,967 versus $24,647 for females. The per capita income for the village is $17,971. 3.8% of the population and 3.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 2.8% are under the age of 18 and 5.6% are 65 or older.

The village houses only two trafic lights. One which is blinking and one is a four way. If one were to drive past and blink the town would be non-existent to them.