Benton Heights, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Benton Heights, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Benton Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 4,113 as of July 1, 2016. Benton Heights ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Heights is located at latitude 42.1222 and longitude -86.4151 in Berrien County. The formal boundaries for the Benton Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Berrien County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 633 feet.

The Benton Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393336) 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 Benton Heights Census Designated Place is located within Charter Township of Benton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berrien County.

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


Total Population 4,113
Population in Households 4,002
Population in Familes 3,264
Population in Group Qrtrs 111
Population Density1 1,069
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 1,409
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 932
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,734 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 604 (34.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 805 (46.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 325 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $63,265
Average Home Value $77,359


Median Household Income $20,291
Average Household Income $28,156
Per Capita Income $10,488
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.16%
Households 0.0% 0.11%
Families -0.1% -0.02%
Median Household Income   0.21%
Per Capita Income   0.57%
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 Heights, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton Heights 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 # 198 72nd
Population Density1 # 301 57th
Diversity Index2 # 23 97th
Median Household Income # 691 0th
Per Capita Income # 692 0th

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