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The population of Berrien Springs is approximately 1,961 (2008).
The approximate number of families is 787 (2000).

The amount of land area in Berrien Springs is 2.344 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Berrien Springs is 0.90 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.188 sq kilometers.
The distance from Berrien Springs to Washington DC is 553 miles. The distance to the Michigan state capital is 108 miles. (as the crow flies)
Berrien Springs is positioned 41.94 degrees north of the equator and 86.34 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Berrien Springs elevation is 660 feet above sea level.
Berrien Springs per capita income is $16,093 (2000).
Berrien Springs median income is $33,100 (2005).

The Berrien Springs median home price is $110,700 (2005).

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Berrien Springs location: in southwest Michigan about 20 miles from South Bend, Indiana and about 93 miles from Chicago, Illinois. Other nearby communities include Eau Claire, Buchanan, Niles, Baroda, Fair Plain, Benton Heights, Stevensville and Benton Harbor.

Berrien Springs history:

The area was first settled in 1829 and the community was platted in 1831. Berrien Springs was named for John M. Berrien, U.S. attorney general under President Andrew Jackson. Later, because of the number of natural springs in the area, the name became Berrien Springs and was incorporated as a village in 1863.


Berrien Springs attractions:

Berrien Springs is the former county seat of Berrien County and is home to the oldest courthouse in the State of Michigan dating back to 1834. The village is also home to Andrews University, a religious college maintained by the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Every October, fisherman from all over the country come to Berrien Springs for the famous coho salmon run in the St. Joseph River. Berrien Springs weekly newspaper is the Journal Era.

Berrien County Youth Fair
Held each year in August
Phone: 269-473-4251

The most famous resident in Berrien Springs, Michigan is Muhammad Ali.

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