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Berrien County, MI
The county was named for John M. Berrien, U.S. senator from Georgia and attorney general under Andrew Jackson

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Berrien County is one of 83 counties in Michigan.

The county is in the Niles-Benton Harbor metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 163,125. This was an increase of  .41% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$38,567
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Berrien County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Berrien County was $26,482. This was an increase of 14.7% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 86% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Saint Joseph

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25% of Berrien County residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Berrien County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Berrien County include Bnai Sholom Cemetery, Burke Cemetery, Byers Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Coloma Cemetery, Crystal Springs Cemetery, Curtis Cemetery, Eau Claire Cemetery, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Franklin Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Berrien County include Bainbridge, Baroda, Baroda, Benton, Benton Harbor, Benton Heights, Berrien, Berrien Springs, Bertrand, Bethany Beach ... View communities

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Colleges in Berrien County include Andrews University, Lake Michigan College ... View colleges

School districts in Berrien County include Benton Harbor Area Schools, Berrien Springs Public Schools, Brandywine Community Schools, Bridgman Public Schools, Buchanan Community Schools, Coloma Community Schools, Eau Claire Public Schools, Galien Township Schools District, Hagar Township S/D #6, Lakeshore Schools District (Berrien) ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Berrien County include Benton Harbor Public Library, Berrien Springs Community Library, Bridgman Public Library, Buchanan District Library, Coloma Public Library, Eau Claire District Library, Galien Township Public Library, Howard Branch Library, Lincoln Township Public Library, Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Berrien County include Herald-Palladium, Niles Daily Star ... View newspapers

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Berrien County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Berrien County political report.

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Hotels in Berrien County include Best Western Plaza Hotel, Best Western Twin City, Boulevard Inn, Boulevard Inn, Clarion Hotel Saint Joseph, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites Benton Harbor, Courtyard by Marriott, Days Inn - Benton Harbor, Econo Lodge ... More hotels

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