Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$22,357$27,549$29,829
Median household income$40,836$50,803$55,322
Median income owner occupied$57,096$62,251$70,586
Median income renter occupied$22,994$28,598$35,192
Median earnings male$38,397$35,730$36,919
Median earnings female$25,779$22,948$26,250
Unemployment rate6.4%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level30.0%16.3%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Dowagiac is 25% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Dowagiac is 26% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Dowagiac is 37% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Dowagiac is 99% higher than the national average

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      $27,221 $40,836 $81,672
      $33,865 $50,803 $101,606
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Dowagiac median earnings by income bracket

      Dowagiac employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.3%11.3%
      Manufacturing sector40.3%40.3%
      Financial & insurance services0.6%0.6%
      Wholesale & retail services7.6%7.6%
      Public administration0.0%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.5%9.5%
      Education, health & social services8.0%8.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Eau Claire, MI763$55,0000.6%
      Berrien Springs, MI1,652$50,1399.4%
      Lawton, MI1,533$48,00813.2%
      Edwardsburg, MI1,115$47,31314.5%
      Watervliet, MI2,082$46,41716.1%
      Dowagiac, MI5,695$40,83626.2%

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      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Lucerne Valley, CA5,694$39,63928.3%
      Palm Springs North, FL5,694$96,31374.1%
      Fairview, NY5,693$99,27979.5%
      East Ferris, ON5,697n/a 
      South Tucson, AZ5,692$28,70448.1%
      Dowagiac, MI5,695$40,83626.2%
      Source: The Dowagiac, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).