Benzie County MI Information


Benzie County Subdivisions

Benzie County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,072
Population in Households 17,820
Population in Familes 14,336
Population in Group Qrtrs 252
Population Density1 57
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 7,592
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 5,114
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,753 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,395 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,197 ( 9.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,161 (40.5%)
Median Home Value $156,273
Average Home Value $205,786


Median Household Income $48,506
Average Household Income $59,541
Per Capita Income $25,177
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.48%
Households 0.63% 0.58%
Families 0.46% 0.45%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Benzie County MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benzie County to the other 83 counties and county equivalents in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 65 23rd
Population Density1 # 45 47th
Diversity Index2 # 54 36th
Median Household Income # 23 73rd
Per Capita Income # 25 71st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.