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Dowagiac, MI
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Dowagiac profile

Living in Dowagiac

Dowagiac is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 5,600 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Dowagiac is the 175th largest community in Michigan. Dowagiac has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

As is often the case in a small city, Dowagiac doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Dowagiac rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.14% of adults 25 and older in Dowagiac have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Dowagiac in 2018 was $24,896, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,584 for a family of four. However, Dowagiac contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Dowagiac also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.41% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Dowagiac is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dowagiac home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dowagiac residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dowagiac include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Dowagiac is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.