Benzie County MI Information


Benzie County Subdivisions

Benzie County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 18,187
Population in Households 17,935
Population in Familes 14,284
Population in Group Qrtrs 252
Population Density1 57
Diversity Index2 15


Median Household Income $51,427
Average Household Income $64,523
Per Capita Income $27,203


Total Housing Units 12,895 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,554 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,068 ( 8.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,273 (40.9%)
Median Home Value $182,548
Average Home Value $246,563


Total Households 7,622
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 5,104
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.45% 0.53%
Households 0.53% 0.59%
Families 0.32% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.87%


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, 2018 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 Density # 45 47th
Diversity Index # 55 34th
Median Household Income # 23 73rd
Per Capita Income # 25 71st

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