Baroda, Michigan

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Baroda is a village in Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 858 at the 2000 census. The village is within Baroda Township.

The first white settlers started to arrive in the 1830s and began clearing the land, draining the swamps, and building homes and farms. Michael Houser is considered the founder of Baroda, bargaining with the Indiana and Lake Michigan Railway Company to establish a station on his land. Houser platted the village and sold lots on very generous terms. Houser named the community after Baroda in Gujarat, India. The village incorporated in 1907. [3][4] The Baroda Post Office opened on January 1, 1891.[5]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 858 people, 362 households, and 232 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,343.2 per square mile (517.6/km²). There were 378 housing units at an average density of 591.8/sq mi (228.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.74% White, 0.47% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.

There were 362 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 34.6% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $41,979. Males had a median income of $32,411 versus $24,107 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,412. About 6.0% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.


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