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South Haven is a charter township 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 42.369N. The longitude is -86.259W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 640 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,046.
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, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49090 ZIP code.
18% of South Haven residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $17,097, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of South Haven residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in South Haven, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $372. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $828.
Van Buren County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our South Haven political report.
The average commute time for South Haven workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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