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Michiana, Michigan
Location within Berrien County
Location within Berrien County
Michiana, Michigan is located in Michigan
Michiana, Michigan
Michiana, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Berrien
Township New Buffalo
 • Total 0.36 sq mi (0.95 km2)
 • Land 0.36 sq mi (0.95 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
607 ft (185 m)
 • Total 182
 • Estimate 
 • Density 495.89/sq mi (191.40/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 269
FIPS code 26-53500
GNIS feature ID 0632191

Michiana is a village in New Buffalo Township, Berrien County in the extreme southwest corner of the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 182 at the 2010 census.

Michiana is also the commonly used term to describe the southwest Michigan and northwest Indiana region, hence the name "Mich-iana".


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.37 square miles (0.96 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 102
1960 135 32.4%
1970 233 72.6%
1980 333 42.9%
1990 164 −50.8%
2000 200 22.0%
2010 182 −9.0%
2019 (est.) 181 −0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

Michiana is known for their log homes built in the 1920s. It has been a popular vacation home area for Chicago residents, who are only 67 miles (108 km) away.

Michiana is adjacent to Michiana Shores, Indiana.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 182 people, 105 households, and 58 families living in the village. The population density was 491.9 inhabitants per square mile (189.9/km2). There were 373 housing units at an average density of 1,008.1 per square mile (389.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.4% White, 1.1% African American, and 0.5% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.

There were 105 households, of which 3.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.8% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.73 and the average family size was 2.21.

The median age in the village was 63 years. 4.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 7.6% were from 25 to 44; 43.8% were from 45 to 64; and 42.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

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