Three Rivers, Michigan

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Three Rivers, Michigan
Nickname(s): Triple Ripple
Location of Three Rivers, Michigan
Location of Three Rivers, Michigan
Coordinates: 41°56′39″N 85°37′56″W / 41.94417°N 85.63222°W / 41.94417; -85.63222Coordinates: 41°56′39″N 85°37′56″W / 41.94417°N 85.63222°W / 41.94417; -85.63222
Country United States
State Michigan
County St. Joseph
 • Total 5.66 sq mi (14.66 km2)
 • Land 5.40 sq mi (13.99 km2)
 • Water 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
Elevation 804 ft (245 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 7,811
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 7,735
 • Density 1,446.5/sq mi (558.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
FIPS code 26-79760[4]
GNIS feature ID 1624987[5]

Three Rivers is a city in St. Joseph County in the US state of Michigan. The population was 7,811 at the 2010 census.[6]

Three Rivers derives its name from the confluence of the St. Joseph River with its tributaries the Rocky and Portage Rivers.[7] It is the home of St. Gregory's Abbey, a Benedictine monastery of the Episcopal Church that was established in 1946.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.66 square miles (14.66 km2), of which 5.40 square miles (13.99 km2) is land and 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2) is water.[1]



Downtown Three Rivers

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $32,460, and the median income for a family was $36,272. Males had a median income of $31,849 versus $23,659 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,279. About 16.2% of families and 19.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.5% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 7,811 people,The 49093 Three Rivers zip code population as of 2010 stands at just shy of 20,000 people 3,048 households, and 1,862 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,446.5 inhabitants per square mile (558.5/km2). There were 3,519 housing units at an average density of 651.7 per square mile (251.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 82.6% White, 10.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 1.8% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.2% of the population.

There were 3,048 households of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.2% were married couples living together, 19.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.9% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.15.

The median age in the city was 31.5 years. 28.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.3% were from 25 to 44; 21.5% were from 45 to 64; and 12% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.


Public education for Three Rivers and the surrounding area is provided by the Three Rivers Community Schools.[8]

Secondary schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Andrews
  • Norton
  • Park
  • Ruth Hoppin

Private schools include Immaculate Conception School and Heartwood Renaissance Academy.[9]

Summer camps[edit]

Three Rivers is also home to many summer camps, including YMCA Camp Eberhart,[10] Habonim Dror Camp Tavor, Camp Wakeshma,[11] as well as the Latvian Center Garezers.[12]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Rick Cordes (April 21, 2011). "TR, Lockport, Constantine Twp. gain population". Newspaper. Three Rivers Commercial News. Retrieved April 23, 2011. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Welcome to Three Rivers" Brochure, City of Three Rivers Government, July 2006. [1][dead link]
  8. ^ "Three Rivers Community Schools". Three Rivers Community Schools. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "School results for "Three Rivers"". Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "YMCA Camp Eberhart". Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Camp Wakeshma". Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  12. ^ [2][dead link]