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South Haven is a city in Van Buren County, in the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named South Haven. For links to other places called South Haven, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of South Haven is 42.403N. The longitude is -86.273W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 614 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,075.


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Median household income
Local
$35,885
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our South Haven demographic reports
South Haven is on Lake Michigan and the Black River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 31. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Liberty Hyde Bailey, botanist
Local festivals include:
  • National Blueberry Festival - Aug. 9-12, 2007
  • Harborfest - June 15-17, 2007
  • Icebreaker Festival - Feb. 2-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check South Haven web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Kal-Haven Trail State Park, Van Buren State Park
South Haven attractions: Sunsets over the lake
Historic sites and museums: Michigan Maritime Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about South Haven 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 49090 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

20% of South Haven residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the South Haven ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in South Haven was $19,396, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% of South Haven residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in South Haven, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $425.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,009.


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Libraries in South Haven include South Haven Memorial Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for South Haven workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in South Haven include Comfort Suites South Haven, Guesthouse International Lighthouse Inn, Holiday Inn Express South Haven.

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