Berrien Springs is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,739 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Berrien Springs is the 381st largest community in Michigan.
Berrien Springs is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Berrien Springs is a village of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Berrien Springs who work in teaching (12.68%), office and administrative support (11.64%), and healthcare (10.89%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.22% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Berrien Springs, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Berrien Springs provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
For a small village, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Berrien Springs. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Berrien Springs.
One of the benefits of Berrien Springs is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.37 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small village, Berrien Springs doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
Berrien Springs is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 49.99% of adults in Berrien Springs have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Berrien Springs in 2018 was $20,174, which is low income relative to Michigan, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $80,696 for a family of four. However, Berrien Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Berrien Springs is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Berrien Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Berrien Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Berrien Springs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.82% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Berrien Springs include German, English, Irish, Haitian, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Berrien Springs's cultural character, accounting for 29.18% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Berrien Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.