Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index

Paw Paw, Michigan

Paw Paw is a village located in Van Buren County, Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 3,363. It is the county seat of Van Buren County6.


\nAccording to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 7.5 km² (2.9 mi²). 6.9 km² (2.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 7.29% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 3,363 people, 1,417 households, and 855 families residing in the village. The population density is 488.1/km² (1,262.5/mi²). There are 1,511 housing units at an average density of 219.3/km² (567.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 92.83% White, 2.85% African American, 0.83% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.19% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. 2.97% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 1,417 households out of which 29.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% are married couples living together, 14.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% are non-families. 32.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.27 and the average family size is 2.86. In the village the population is spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.3 males. The median income for a household in the village is $38,750, and the median income for a family is $50,889. Males have a median income of $36,548 versus $29,559 for females. The per capita income for the village is $21,859. 5.7% of the population and 1.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 3.1% are under the age of 18 and 3.4% are 65 or older.