Berrien County


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Berrien County, Georgia

PO Box 446
Nashville, GA 31639
Phone: (229) 686-5421
Fax: (229) 686-2785

In south-central GA, north of Valdosta; organized Feb 25, 1856 from Lowndes, Coffee, and Irwin counties. Name Origin: For John Macpherson Berrien (1781-1856), U.S. senator from GA (1825-29; 1841-52) and U.S. Attorney General (1829-31)

Area (sq mi):: 457.78 (land 452.41; water 5.37) Population per square mile: 36.90
Population 2005: 16,708 State rank: 96 Population change: 2000-20005 2.90%; 1990-2000 14.70% Population 2000: 16,235 (White 84.80%; Black or African American 11.40%; Hispanic or Latino 2.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.80%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 35.20
Income 2000: per capita $16,375; median household $30,044; Population below poverty level: 17.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,928-$23,288
Unemployment (2004): 3.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.60% Median travel time to work: 21.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 44.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Berrien County, Michigan

811 Port St
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Phone: (269) 983-7111
Fax: (269) 982-8642
www.berriencounty.org

In the southwestern corner of MI, bordered on west by Lake Michigan; established Oct 29, 1829 (prior to statehood) from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Col. John Macpherson Berrien (1781-1856), U.S. senator from GA (1825-29; 1841-52) and U.S. attorney general (1829-31)

Area (sq mi):: 1581.38 (land 571.00; water 1010.39) Population per square mile: 284.80
Population 2005: 162,611 State rank: 15 Population change: 2000-20005 0.10%; 1990-2000 0.70% Population 2000: 162,453 (White 78.10%; Black or African American 15.90%; Hispanic or Latino 3.00%; Asian 1.10%; Other 3.10%). Foreign born: 4.90%. Median age: 37.40
Income 2000: per capita $19,952; median household $38,567; Population below poverty level: 12.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,072-$27,572
Unemployment (2004): 7.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.10% Median travel time to work: 20.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 18.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Niles (11,876)
  • Benton Harbor (10,851)

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    He earned a law degree from Wayne State University in Detroit and worked as a prosecutor in Berrien County before shifting his focus to religious liberty issues.
    Thomopoulos, curator of the Greek Museum of Berrien County, Michigan, offers a history of Greece from the ancient civilizations of Crete through the present, with special emphasis on the last 40 years.
    A longtime environmental health worker, his career included many public positions in Michigan, including service as director of the Berrien County Health Department.
    A believer in community service, he lent his expertise to AARP tax counseling and preparation and served as past president of the Lakeshore Public School Board of Education and past president of the Berrien County 4-H Foundation.
    Berrien County has a low cost of doing business and it offers business assistance and financing incentives to existing companies and those expanding into the area.
    Kehoe brought national recognition and important changes to the Berrien County Probate and Juvenile Court in Michigan during his 14 years as its director of court services.
    The plants will be located in Watervliet, Berrien County, in the southwest corner of the state, and in McBain, Missaukee County, in the central part of northern Lower Michigan.
    At the Battle Creek VAMC Goniea helped start a new van program for the Benton Harbor area with excellent support from medical center director Mike Wheeler (now Director at the Detroit VAMC) and Deborah Peters at the Berrien County Veterans Office.
    Last fall, students at Michigan's Berrien County Intermediate School District read The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall.
    Pinkney, pastor of Benton Harbor's New Mission Baptist Church, leads the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization, which frequently protests alleged racial discrimination by the police department and Berrien County court system.
    Air Force lieutenant colonel and former director of the Berrien County Environmental Health Division.
    Among the 17 grantees are: Earl Maxwell, Berrien County, $855,000; Wheat Tire Site in Clare County, $210,000; Arthur M.