Benzie County MI Information


Benzie County Subdivisions

Benzie County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,971
Daytime Population: Workers 5,693
Daytime Population: Residents 9,067
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,760
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 17,719
Population in Familes 14,233
Population in Group Qrtrs 252
Population Density2 56
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $50,760
Average Household Income $63,439
Per Capita Income $26,721


Total Housing Units 12,731 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,313 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,210 ( 9.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,208 (40.9%)
Median Home Value $161,086
Average Home Value $218,664


Total Households 7,523
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 5,051
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.35% 0.25%
Households 0.42% 0.3%
Families 0.22% 0.17%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.99%


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, 2017 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 # 58 31st
Median Household Income # 23 73rd
Per Capita Income # 23 73rd

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