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Berrien is a township in Berrien County, in the Niles-Benton Harbor metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Berrien. For links to other places called Berrien, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Berrien is 41.937N. The longitude is -86.288W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 787 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,075.
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26% of Berrien residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Berrien ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Berrien was $18,448, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Berrien residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Berrien, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $413. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $957.
Berrien County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Berrien political report.
The average commute time for Berrien workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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