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The Village of Benzonia had a population of 499 as of July 1, 2016. Benzonia ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Benzonia is located at latitude 44.6161 and longitude -86.099 in Benzie County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Benzonia (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Benzie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 817 feet.

The Village of Benzonia (GNIS ID: 2398099) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Benzonia is located within Township of Benzonia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benzie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Benzonia 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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Benzonia, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 499
Population in Households 465
Population in Familes 335
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density1 443
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 212
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 117
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 156 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (24.6%)
Median Home Value $186,066
Average Home Value $289,423


Median Household Income $41,384
Average Household Income $55,019
Per Capita Income $26,168
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.12%
Households 0.23% 0.19%
Families -1.05% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
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.

Benzonia, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benzonia 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 # 535 23rd
Population Density1 # 536 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 212 70th
Median Household Income # 412 41st
Per Capita Income # 205 71st

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