Statewide Claims to Fame

Dowagiac is 2nd in Michigan out of 174 other cities in Race - Two or More

Dowagiac is 4th in Michigan out of 174 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Dowagiac is 4th in Michigan out of 174 other cities in Residents younger than 5

Dowagiac is 12th in Michigan out of 174 other cities in Residents younger than 18

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Dowagiac Rank Michigan US
Current population (2012) 5,846 135th 9,883,360 313,914,040
Size in square miles 4.5 108th 56,538.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,317 146th 174.8 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Dowagiac Rank Michigan US
Residents younger than 5 9.4% 4th 5.8% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 29.1% 12th 22.9% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 12.6% 114th 14.6% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Dowagiac Rank Michigan US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 82.7% 146th 88.4% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 11.5% 152nd 25.3% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Dowagiac Rank Michigan US
Race - White 73.5% 136th 80.1% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 14.3% 39th 14.3% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 3.0% 4th 0.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.8% 119th 2.6% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 30th 0.0% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 6.1% 2nd 2.2% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 5.4% 39th 4.6% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 70.9% 134th 76.2% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Dowagiac Rank Michigan US
Female residents 52.4% 57th 50.9% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 1.7% 137th 6.0% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Dowagiac Rank Michigan US
Housing units 2,674 155th 4,525,480 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 25.5% 88th 18.1% 25.9%
Households 2,421 155th 3,825,182 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 59.8% 127th 73.5% 66.1%
Home median value $76,200 157th $137,300 $186,200
People per household 2.4 80th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Dowagiac Rank Michigan US
Income per capita $17,739 143rd $25,482 $27,915
Income per household $31,329 149th $48,669 $52,762
Income below poverty line 19.7% 61st 15.7% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Dowagiac Rank Michigan US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 523 130th 816,972 27,092,908
Retail sales $78,675 120th $109,102,594 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $13,612 67th $10,855 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $11,146 113th $14,536,648 $613,795,732

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