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The Bendon Census Designated Place had a population of 215 as of July 1, 2016. Bendon ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bendon is located at latitude 44.6372 and longitude -85.8481 in Benzie County. The formal boundaries for the Bendon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Benzie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 846 feet.

The Bendon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583721) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Bendon Census Designated Place is located within Township of Inland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benzie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bendon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 215
Population in Households 215
Population in Familes 173
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 107
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 91
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 62
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 104 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 78 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $127,083
Average Home Value $141,234


Median Household Income $43,282
Average Household Income $52,350
Per Capita Income $21,065
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.55%
Households 0.72% 0.65%
Families 1.64% 0.64%
Median Household Income   3.48%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
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.

Bendon, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bendon to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 650 6th
Population Density1 # 661 5th
Diversity Index2 # 553 20th
Median Household Income # 364 48th
Per Capita Income # 441 36th

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