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Population (year 2000): 6,147. Estimated population in July 2005: 5,955 (-3.1% change)
Males: 2,942 (47.9%), Females: 3,205 (52.1%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 33.8 years
Median household income: $29,926 (year 2000)
Median house value: $62,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Dowagiac:

  • White Non-Hispanic (76.0%)
  • Black (15.6%)
  • American Indian (3.7%)
  • Two or more races (3.2%)
  • Hispanic (2.5%)
  • Other race (1.6%)

Ancestries: German (20.9%), Irish (11.6%), English (8.9%), Dutch (7.9%), United States (5.8%), Polish (5.2%).

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Elevation: 772 feet

Land area: 4.0 square miles

Dowagiac,

For population 25 years and over in Dowagiac

  • High school or higher: 77.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dowagiac city

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 44.6%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 17.0%

2.9% Foreign born (1.3% Asia, 1.2% Europe, 0.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -387 (-5.9%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IN Elkhart, (22.9 miles pop. 51,874).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Wayne, IN Fort (92.1 miles pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (108.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: MI Cassopolis, (8.6 miles MI (12.7 miles Decatur, MI (13.1 miles Edwardsburg, Claire, MI (13.2 miles Eau MI (14.2 miles Vandalia, MI Niles, (14.5 miles MI (15.9 miles Hartford, Springs, MI Berrien (16.0 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 9 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $49,800
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $62,000
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $67,000
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $82,400
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $66,100
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $89,900
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $75,100
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $71,000

Latitude: 41.98 N, Longitude: 86.11 W

Area code: 269


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (33.2%), Educational,health and social services (21.7%), Retail trade (11.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,360 (+22.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,199 (47.9%)


 

Crime in Dowagiac by Year

Type 2001 2002 2004
Murders 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 9 11 12
    per 100,000 146.4 178.9 195.2
Robberies 3 4 7
    per 100,000 48.8 65.1 113.9
Assaults 34 41 23
    per 100,000 553.1 667.0 374.2
Burglaries 76 63 43
    per 100,000 1236.4 1024.9 699.5
Thefts 351 327 243
    per 100,000 5710.1 5319.7 3953.1
Auto thefts 19 17 17
    per 100,000 309.1 276.6 276.6
523.5 531.2 416.3


Average climate in Dowagiac, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Dowagiac,

Dowagiac-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 58% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.7 miles away from the Dowagiac city center killed 36 people and injured 321 people.

On 4/11/1965, a category 4 tornado 32.2 miles away from the city center killed 31 people and injured 252 people.


Hospital/medical center in Dowagiac:
  • LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (420 WEST HIGH STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Dowagiac:
  • BERRIEN GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; BERRIEN CENTER, MI)
  • LAKELAND SPECIALTY HOSP AT BERRIEN CTR (about 12 miles; BERRIEN CENTER, MI)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; WATERVLIET, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dowagiac:
  • ELKHART MUNI (about 20 miles; ELKHART, IN; ID: EKM)
  • SOUTH BEND REGIONAL (about 25 miles; SOUTH BEND, IN; ID: SBN)
  • KALAMAZOO/BATTLE CREEK INTERNATIONAL (about 43 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; ID: AZO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Dowagiac:
  • DOWAGIAC MUNICIPAL (about 1 miles; DOWAGIAC, MI; ID: C91)
  • JERRY TYLER MEML (about 13 miles; NILES, MI; ID: 3TR)
  • WATERVLIET MUNI (about 18 miles; WATERVLIET, MI; ID: 40C)

Amtrak station:
DOWAGIAC (100 RAILROAD DR.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3 $9,551 $38,204 0 $0
Firefighters 5 $17,194 $41,265 0 $0
Streets and Highways 4 $11,568 $34,704 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 10 $28,848 $34,617 1 $669
Local Libraries 2 $3,259 $19,554 5 $3,777
Police - Other 2 $4,559 $27,354 3 $1,304
Electric Power 15 $46,228 $36,982 1 $859
Water Supply 2 $4,789 $28,734 0 $0
Transit 0 $0   4 $4,877
Sewerage 3 $8,590 $34,360 1 $1,240
Solid Waste Management 4 $11,473 $34,419 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 15 $66,010 $52,808 0 $0
Other Government Administration 7 $21,476 $36,816 1 $600
Totals for Government 72 $233,546 $38,924 16 $13,326


Colleges/Universities in Dowagiac:
  • SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,675; Location: 58900 CHERRY GROVE RD; Public; Website: WWW.SMC.CC.MI.US)
  • SISTER LAKES ACADEMY (Location: 92402 CR690; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dowagiac:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME (about 22 miles; NOTRE DAME, IN; Full-time enrollment: 10,633)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-SOUTH BEND (about 30 miles; SOUTH BEND, IN; FT enrollment: 4,725)
  • KALAMAZOO VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; FT enrollment: 5,017)
  • WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (about 40 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; FT enrollment: 23,132)
  • ANDREWS UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; FT enrollment: 2,342)
  • HOPE COLLEGE (about 54 miles; HOLLAND, MI; FT enrollment: 2,918)
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-NORTH CENTRAL CAMPUS (about 64 miles; WESTVILLE, IN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
Public high schools in Dowagiac:
  • UNION HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 749; Location: 701 W. PRAIRIE RONDE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 84; Location: 501 N. PAUL STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Dowagiac:
  • CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 449; Location: 520 MAIN STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • PATRICK HAMILTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 371; Location: 614 SPRUCE STREET; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • JUSTUS GAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 334; Location: 301 OAK STREET; Grades: PK - 04)
  • KINCHELOE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 241; Location: 25121 GAGE STREET; Grades: PK - 04)
  • MCKINLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 238; Location: 307 FIRST AVENUE; Grades: PK - 04)
  • NORTH POINTE CENTER (Location: 704 NORTH ORCHARD; Grades: UG - UG)
Private primary/middle schools in Dowagiac:
  • ST JOHN LUTHERAN (Students: 53; Location: 603 MCCLEARY ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CALVARY BIBLE ACADEMY (Students: 21; Location: 27032 MARCELLUS HWY; Grades: KG - 11)
  • GLENWOOD UNION SDA ELEMENTARY (Students: 13; Location: ROUTE 2 51355 GLENWOOD RD; Grades: 2 - 8)
Library in Dowagiac:
  • DOWAGIAC PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $218,340; Location: 211 COMMERCIAL STREET; 44,566 books; 2,053 audio materials; 909 video materials; 51 serial subscriptions)

Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery (1).


Dowagiac compared to Michigan state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Dowagiac:
  • WDOW (1440 AM; 1 kW; DOWAGIAC, MI)
  • WGTO (910 AM; 1 kW; CASSOPOLIS, MI; Owner: LARRY LANGFORD, JR.)
  • WHLY (1580 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: TIMES COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WDND (1620 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WSBT (960 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WHFB (1060 AM; 5 kW; BENTON HARBOR-ST. JO, MI; Owner: WHFB B/CST ASSOCIATES LTD PARTNERSHP)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WFRN (1270 AM; 5 kW; ELKHART, IN)
  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQSN (1660 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dowagiac:
  • WDOW-FM (92.1 FM; DOWAGIAC, MI; Owner: JASON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WAUS (90.7 FM; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: ANDREWS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNDV-FM (92.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WIRX (107.1 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WSMK (99.1 FM; BUCHANAN, MI; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • W300AL (107.9 FM; MISHAWAKA, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WCNF (94.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WVPE (88.1 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: ELKHART COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CORP.)
  • WHFB-FM (99.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WHFB BROADCAST ASSOCIATES L P)
  • WRBR-FM (103.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: HICKS BROADCASTING OF INDIANA, LLC)
  • WCSY-FM (98.3 FM; SOUTH HAVEN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WFRN-FM (104.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WAOR (95.3 FM; NILES, MI; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WZOW (97.7 FM; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WUBU (106.3 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: PARTNERSHIP RADIO, LLC)
  • WWLV (102.3 FM; NEW CARLISLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WZBL (103.7 FM; HARTFORD, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WLWZ-LP (97.1 FM; CASSOPOLIS, MI; Owner: PRAYER TOWER MINISTRY)

TV broadcast stations around Dowagiac:
  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYGN-LP (Channel 12; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)

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