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Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Dowagiac is 5,663. Dowagiac, Michigan is the 4,478th largest city in the US.
Dowagiac is located entirely in Cass County.
The peak population of Dowagiac was in 1990, when its population was 6,532. In 1990, Dowagiac was the 3,394th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 4,478th largest city in the US. Dowagiac is currently 13.3% smaller than it was in 1990.
Dowagiac has shrunk 5.6% since the year 2000. Dowagiac, Michigan's growth is extremely below average. 82% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Dowagiac has a population density of 1,317 people per square mile.
|4481||New Brighton, Pennsylvania||5,653||-14.5%|
|4482||Chisago City, Minnesota||5,649||46.4%|
|4483||Pelham Manor, New York||5,649||3.2%|
|4484||Fort Myers Beach, Florida||5,636||-14.0%|
The total voting age population of Dowagiac, Michigan, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 4,178. The voting age population is 46.2% male and 53.8% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 14.9% of the residents of Dowagiac are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Dowagiac are 70.7% White, 13.3% Black, 6.1% Other, 6.0% Two or more races, 3.0% American Indian and 0.9% Asian. Additionally, 9.0% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Dowagiac, 32.7% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 47.1%. On a per-household basis, 24.4% of families are below the poverty line in Dowagiac.
Among those aged 16 and older, 60.6% of Dowagiac residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 80.4% of Dowagiac residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 8.7% have a bachelor's degree and 2.1% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Dowagiac residents aged 5 and older, 5.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 4.0% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.4% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.8% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Dowagiac is 11.5%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Dowagiac, 7.9% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Dowagiac is $33,520.
In Dowagiac, 50.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 49.3% of housing units in Dowagiac.
Of all the housing units in Dowagiac, 37.2% of them were build before 1940.
In Dowagiac, 3.1% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Dowagiac is $579.
In Dowagiac, 73.3% of households have an active broadband internet connection.