Berrien County, MI

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2020 Population
153,797
0.218% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
42.3
0.475% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
16.3%
1.11% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$52,500
3.36% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$157,500
4.51% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
71,218
0.564% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Berrien County, MI had a population of 154k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $52,500. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Berrien County, MI declined from 154,133 to 153,797, a −0.218% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,795 to $52,500, a 3.36% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Berrien County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.1%), White (Hispanic) (3.72%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.46%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.63%).

None of the households in Berrien County, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.2% of the residents in Berrien County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Berrien County, MI are Andrews University (855 degrees awarded in 2020), Lake Michigan College (410 degrees), and Twin City Beauty College (65 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Berrien County, MI was $157,500, and the homeownership rate was 71.2%.

Most people in Berrien County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Berrien County, MI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Berrien County, MI is home to a population of 154k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 5.84% of Berrien County, MI residents were born outside of the country (9.04k people).

In 2020, there were 5.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (114k people) in Berrien County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.71k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2020 Citizenship
96.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.2% of Berrien County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Berrien County, MI was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Berrien County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    114k ± 605
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    21.7k ± 512
  3. White (Hispanic)
    5.71k ± 469
5.61%
Hispanic Population
8.63k people

In 2020, there were 5.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (114k people) in Berrien County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.71k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.61% of the people in Berrien County, MI are hispanic (8.63k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Berrien County, MI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    78,782 ± 6,864 people
  2. India
    74,611 ± 6,681 people
  3. Iraq
    57,515 ± 5,871 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 78,782 Michigan residents, followed by India with 74,611 and Iraq with 57,515.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.84%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
9.04k people
5.72%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
8.86k people

As of 2018, 5.84% of Berrien County, MI residents (9.04k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Berrien County, MI was 5.72%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,473 ± 267
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,101 ± 244
  3. Korea
    925 ± 241

Berrien County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Berrien County, MI employs 71.2k people. The largest industries in Berrien County, MI are Manufacturing (14,147 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,835 people), and Retail Trade (7,502 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($112,292), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($86,346), and Utilities ($85,625).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,905. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

71.2k
2020 Value
± 1,710
−0.564%
1 Year decline
± 3.26%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Berrien County, MI declined at a rate of −0.564%, from 71.6k employees to 71.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Berrien County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,227 people), Management Occupations (7,417 people), and Production Occupations (7,349 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Berrien County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

71.2k
2020 Value
± 1,710
−0.564%
1 Year decline
± 3.26%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Berrien County, MI declined at a rate of −0.564%, from 71.6k employees to 71.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Berrien County, MI, are Manufacturing (14,147 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,835 people), and Retail Trade (7,502 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Berrien County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Berrien County, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,727
Median earning men ± $933
$26,999
Median earning women ± $946

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,699), Public Administration ($55,230), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,981).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,819), Public Administration ($44,787), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,630).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Michigan.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,280
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,228
    Manufacturing
  3. 851
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.78M
    Manufacturing
  2. $981k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $311k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $193B
  2. $56.5B
  3. $49.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $193B, followed by Machinery ($56.5B) and Mixed freight ($49.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$638B
2020 Value in Michigan
$1.16T
Projected 2050 Value in Michigan
81.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $638B. This is expected to increase 81.2% to $1.16T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $35.1B
  2. $34.4B
  3. $29.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Texas with $34.4B and Indiana and $29.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Berrien County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%).

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Berrien County, MI awarded 1,330 degrees. The student population of Berrien County, MI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,611 male students and 3,338 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Berrien County, MI are White (594 and 48.5%), followed by Black or African American (232 and 19%), Hispanic or Latino (187 and 15.3%), and Asian (109 and 8.91%).

The largest universities in Berrien County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Andrews University (855 and 64.3%), Lake Michigan College (410 and 30.8%), and Twin City Beauty College (65 and 4.89%).

The most popular majors in Berrien County, MI are Divinity & Ministry (141 and 10.6%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (106 and 7.97%), and General Studies (78 and 5.86%).

The median tuition cost in Berrien County, MI for private four year colleges is $29,808.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Berrien County, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 48.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 36.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 5,949 (43.9% men and 56.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 5,949 students enrolled in Berrien County, MI, 43.9% men and 56.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,517 records, of which 62.3% were women and 37.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 66 degree-majors awarded
  2. 46 degree-majors awarded
  3. 106 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Berrien County, MI was General Studies with 66 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Berrien County, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 855 degrees awarded
  2. 410 degrees awarded
  3. 65 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Andrews University with 855 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 555 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Berrien County, MI, which is 0.716 times less than the 775 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 594 degrees mean that there were 2.56 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 232 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($29,808) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.713% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.711% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.28M), Some college (1.97M), and Bachelors Degree (1.34M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Berrien County, MI was $157,500 in 2020, which is 0.685 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $150,700 to $157,500, a 4.51% increase. The homeownership rate in Berrien County, MI is 71.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Berrien County, MI have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Berrien County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Berrien County, MI is $52,500. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Berrien County, MI was Census Tract 18 with a value of $104,609, followed by Census Tract 11 and Census Tract 13, with respective values of $88,849 and $87,721.

In 2021, 13.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Berrien County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.17%.

Property

$157,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,229
$44,981
Median Property Taxes
±$1,302

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Berrien County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Berrien County, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.2%
Homeownership
2020
64.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 71.2% of the housing units in Berrien County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 18
  2. Census Tract 11
  3. Census Tract 13

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Berrien County, MI was Census Tract 18 with a value of $104,609, followed by Census Tract 11 and Census Tract 13, with respective values of $88,849 and $87,721.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Berrien County, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,500
Median Household Income
± $1,560
63.1k
Number of Households
± 1,694

In 2020, the median household income of the 63.1k households in Berrien County, MI grew to $52,500 from the previous year's value of $50,795.

The following chart displays the households in Berrien County, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Berrien County, MI is from Michigan.
0.471
2020 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.475
2019 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2020, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.801% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9.54%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.1%)

In 2020, 80.7% of workers in Berrien County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.54%) and those who worked at home (5.1%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Berrien County, MI have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.93% of the workforce in Berrien County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Berrien County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Berrien County, MI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 13.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Berrien County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.17%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Berrien County, MI (24.6k out of 151k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Berrien County, MI is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 22.3% of the children was living in poverty in Berrien County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 8.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 428 in Berrien County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 48.5 per 100,000 population.

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93.5% of the population of Berrien County, MI has health coverage, with 44.2% on employee plans, 20.5% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 0.954% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Michigan was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Berrien County, MI see 1243 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.9% decrease from the previous year (1307 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1667 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 419 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Michigan, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,243 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Berrien County, MI

Primary care physicians in Berrien County, MI see an average of 1,243 patients per year. This represents a 4.9% decrease from the previous year (1,307 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Berrien County, MI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Michigan across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.2% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.53%
Uninsured
44.2%
Employer Coverage
20.5%
Medicaid
14.4%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
0.954%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Berrien County, MI declined by 5.78% from 6.93% to 6.53%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Berrien County, MI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 58.6 in Berrien County, MI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.3% in Berrien County, MI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.27% in Berrien County, MI.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Berrien County, MI.

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