Benzonia, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Benzonia, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Benzonia had a population of 479 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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


Total Population 479
Population in Households 445
Population in Familes 315
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density2 425
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $47,502
Average Household Income $68,768
Per Capita Income $32,464


Total Housing Units 275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 154 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (26.2%)
Median Home Value $200,000
Average Home Value $389,123


Total Households 203
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 110
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.45% -0.21%
Households -0.35% -0.2%
Families -1.54% -0.37%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   3.79%

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, 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 # 540 22nd
Population Density # 542 22nd
Diversity Index # 228 67th
Median Household Income # 343 51st
Per Capita Income # 130 81st

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