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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    Lakeland is the dominant health care provider in Berrien County, MI with the nearest competitors located in South Bend, IN and Kalamazoo, MI (35 and 51 miles away, respectively).
    April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- New World Systems, a leading provider of enterprise-wide software solutions for the public sector, announced that the Berrien County, MI Sheriff's Office signed a contract valued at approximately $900,000 for New World's services and Aegis(R)/MSP Public Safety software suite on the Microsoft Windows platform.
    We formed a committee that consisted of officers, dispatchers and records personnel, because we wanted users to be involved in this major decision," said Director of Information Systems Ken Hoffman, Berrien County, MI.