South Haven is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 4,356 people and five constituent neighborhoods, South Haven is the 220th largest community in Michigan.
South Haven real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although South Haven house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, South Haven is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, South Haven is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in South Haven who work in office and administrative support (15.60%), sales jobs (12.15%), and food service (9.58%).
Also of interest is that South Haven has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Another notable thing is that South Haven is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, South Haven’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
South Haven is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, South Haven is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.17% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in South Haven in 2010 was $27,001, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,004 for a family of four. However, South Haven contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
South Haven is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call South Haven home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Haven residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in South Haven include Irish, English, Dutch, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in South Haven is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Indic languages.