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Berrien Springs
Berrien County, Michigan


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Statistics & Facts

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.
The population of Berrien Springs is approximately 1,961 (2008).
The approximate number of families is 787 (2000).
The amount of land area in Berrien Springs is 2.344 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Berrien Springs is 0.90 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.188 sq kilometers.
The distance from Berrien Springs to Washington DC is 553 miles.
The distance to the Michigan state capital is 108 miles. (as the crow flies)
Berrien Springs is positioned 41.94 degrees north of the equator and 86.34 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Berrien Springs elevation is 660 feet above sea level.
Berrien Springs per capita income is $ 16,093 (2000).
Berrien Springs median income is $ 33,100 (2005).
The Berrien Springs median home price is $ 110,700 (2005).


in southwest Michigan about 20 miles from South Bend, Indiana and about 93 miles from Chicago, Illinois. Other nearby communities include Eau Claire, Buchanan, Niles, Baroda, Fair Plain, Benton Heights, Stevensville and Benton Harbor.
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History & History Related Items

The area was first settled in 1829 and the community was platted in 1831. Berrien Springs was named for John M. Berrien, U.S. attorney general under President Andrew Jackson. Later, because of the number of natural springs in the area, the name became Berrien Springs and was incorporated as a village in 1863.
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Berrien Springs is the former county seat of Berrien County and is home to the oldest courthouse in the State of Michigan dating back to 1834. The village is also home to Andrews University, a religious college maintained by the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Every October, fisherman from all over the country come to Berrien Springs for the famous coho salmon run in the St. Joseph River. Berrien Springs weekly newspaper is the Journal Era.

Berrien County Youth Fair
Held each year in August
Phone: 269-473-4251

The most famous resident in Berrien Springs, Michigan is Muhammad Ali.
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Berrien Springs City Government

Village of Berrien Springs
112 North Cass St
PO Box 182
Berrien Springs, Michigan 49103-0182
Phone: (616) 473-6921

Berrien Springs is a General Law Village in Berrien County

Berrien Springs Chamber

Berrien Springs-Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 177
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Phone: 269-471-2484

Berrien Springs Organizations

Berrien Springs-Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 177
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Phone: 269-471-2484

Berrien Springs Libraries

Berrien Springs Community Library

Berrien Springs Schools

Berrien Springs High School
One Sylvester Ave.
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Phone: 269-471-1748
The High School colors are green and white and the sports teams are called the Shamrocks.

Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI 49104
Phone: 800-253-2874
Andrews University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher education. Berrien Springs


The population of Berrien Springs was:
1990 - 1,927
2000 - 1,862
2003 - 1,810
2005 - 1,861
2006 - 1,961

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 789
2000 - 787

Median age:
2000 - 35.7 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 32,396
2005 - $ 33,100

Median house value:
2000 - $ 82,300
2005 - $ 110,700

Berrien Springs is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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