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Paw Paw is a village in Van Buren County, in the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after the river, which was named after the fruit
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Paw Paw. For links to other places called Paw Paw, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Paw Paw is 42.217N. The longitude is -85.891W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 732 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,380.


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Median household income
Local
$38,750
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Paw Paw demographic reports
Paw Paw is on Maple Lake, created when the Paw Paw River was dammed for electric power
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 17. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Wine & Harvest Festival - Sept. 7-9, 2007
  • Paw Paw Days - July 20-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Paw Paw web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Maple Lake
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Paw Paw demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Van Buren County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kalamazoo-Battle Creek area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49079 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

22% of Paw Paw residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Paw Paw ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Paw Paw was $21,859, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Paw Paw residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Paw Paw, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $372.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $906.


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Libraries in Paw Paw include Paw Paw District Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Paw Paw workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Paw Paw include Comfort Inn & Suites, Super 8.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other MI communities named Paw Paw:
  �Van Buren County township

MI communities formerly known as Paw Paw:
  �Lawton, Van Buren County

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