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Berrien Springs, Michigan
—  Village  —
Location of Berrien Springs, Michigan
Coordinates: 41°56′51″N 86°20′25″W / 41.9475°N 86.34028°W / 41.9475; -86.34028Coordinates: 41°56′51″N 86°20′25″W / 41.9475°N 86.34028°W / 41.9475; -86.34028
Country United States
State Michigan
County Berrien
Area
 - Total 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 - Land 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 673 ft (205 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,862
 Density 2,059.6/sq mi (795.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 49103-49104
Area code(s) 269
FIPS code 26-07860[1]
GNIS feature ID 2398105[2]
Aerial view of Berrien Springs.

Berrien Springs is a village in Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,862 at the 2000 census. The village is located within Oronoko Charter Township.

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History

Berrien Springs, like Berrien County, is named for John M. Berrien; "Springs" was added after mineral springs were discovered in the area. Berrien Springs was the county seat until 1894, when St. Joseph became county seat.[3] The Berrien Springs post office opened with the name Berrien on December 4, 1832 and changed to Berrien Springs on April 18, 1836.[4]

Muhammad Ali owns an estate in the Berrien Springs area.[5][6] NFL defensive lineman Regan Upshaw was born in Berrien Springs in 1975.[citation needed]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (7.14%) is water. The village is situated on the St. Joseph River.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,862 people, 732 households, and 475 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,059.6 per square mile (798.8/km²). There were 787 housing units at an average density of 870.5/sq mi (337.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.92% of the population.

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

In the village the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $32,396, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $31,467 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,093. About 12.4% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.4% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

Schools

Elementary

Mars Elementary – Public, Grades K-2
Sylvester Elementary – Public, Grades 3–5
Berrien Springs Middle School – Public, Grades 6–8
Trinity Lutheran School – Private, Religious (Lutheran), Grades PreK – 8
Ruth Murdoch Elementary – Private, Religious (Seventh-day Adventist), Grades K-8
Village SDA Elementary – Private, Religious (Seventh-day Adventist), Grades K-8

Secondary

Andrews Academy – Private, Religious (Seventh-day Adventist), Grades 9–12

Berrien Springs High School – Public, Grades 9–12; team name: Shamrocks; team colors: green and white

Post-secondary

Andrews University is located nearby in Oronoko Charter Township.

References

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