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Dowagiac is a city in Cass County, in the South Bend-Mishawaka metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "foraging ground"
The latitude of Dowagiac is 41.984N. The longitude is -86.108W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 761 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,857.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dowagiac demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cass County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49047 ZIP code.
22% of Dowagiac residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dowagiac ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dowagiac was $16,659, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Dowagiac residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Dowagiac, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $352. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $659.
Libraries in Dowagiac include Dowagiac Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Dowagiac include Dowagiac Daily News
Cass County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dowagiac political report.
The average commute time for Dowagiac workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Dowagiac include Amerihost Inn & Suites Dowagiac.
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