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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    WASHINGTON, July 11 (KUNA) -- A gunmen was killed on Monday after opening fire at a courthouse in Berrien County, Michigan resulting in the death of two bailiffs and an injured deputy sheriff, according to local police.
    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.