White Pigeon, Michigan

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White Pigeon, Michigan

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High Points

White Pigeon strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% White Pigeon Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 14% White Pigeon Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% White Pigeon Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of White Pigeon, Michigan

Comparing White Pigeon to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 6
Racial Diversity 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Age of the Population 2 3
Senior Citizens 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
People Above Poverty 5 3
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 9
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 9
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Housing Recently Built 3 5
People Living Alone 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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White Pigeon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles NE of Elkhart, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 103 miles E of Chicago, Illinois
County St Joseph
Standard Zip Codes 49099
Phone Area Codes 269
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.798
Longitude -85.643

White Pigeon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.4 inches
Station DOWAGIAC 1 W
Distance 28.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
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White Pigeon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,627 100%
Male 749 46%
Female 878 54%
Under 18 473 29.1%
18+ 1,154 70.9%
65+ 166 10.2%
Median Age 33.2
Average Family Size 3.13
White 1,539 94.6%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 9 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 18 1.1%
Other 33 2%
Mixed Race 24 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 42 2.6%

Estimated White Pigeon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,599
Growth -28
Growth % -1.7%

White Pigeon Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29.3%
Irish 16.3%
US/American 14.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.6%
English 9.1%
Dutch 3.4%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Polish 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Italian 1.4%
Scottish 1.3%
Swedish 1.1%
Norwegian 1.1%
Pennsylvania German 0.9%
Eastern European 0.5%
Lebanese 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Palestinian 0.4%
Russian 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, White Pigeon, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Mottville (49099)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
White Pigeon 1,627 $43,182
Burr Oak 797 $37,969
Centreville 1,579 $42,955
Constantine 2,095 $44,236
Sturgis 11,285 $43,381
Three Rivers 7,328 $36,272
Vandalia 429 $31,750

White Pigeon Public Libraries

White Pigeon Township Library
White Pigeon, Michigan
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White Pigeon High Schools (2004)

A Magnet School.
Serves 499 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

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