Benton Harbor, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Benton Harbor, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Benton Harbor had a population of 9,815 as of July 1, 2016. Benton Harbor ranks in the upper 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 Benton Harbor is located at latitude 42.1142 and longitude -86.4468 in Berrien County. The formal boundaries for the City of Benton Harbor (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Berrien County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 594 feet.

The City of Benton Harbor (GNIS ID: 1625919) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Benton Harbor: Bemon Harbor.

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


Total Population 9,815
Population in Households 9,581
Population in Familes 7,687
Population in Group Qrtrs 234
Population Density1 2,217
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 3,438
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 2,233
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,329 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,192 (27.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,246 (51.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 891 (20.6%)
Median Home Value $52,899
Average Home Value $79,412


Median Household Income $20,542
Average Household Income $29,862
Per Capita Income $11,012
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.36% -0.17%
Households -0.5% -0.26%
Families -0.71% -0.38%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   0.82%
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.

Benton Harbor, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton Harbor 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 # 105 85th
Population Density1 # 118 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 161 77th
Median Household Income # 689 1st
Per Capita Income # 691 0th

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