Benzonia, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of Benzonia had a population of 483 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Benzonia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 483
Daytime Population: Workers 463
Daytime Population: Residents 298
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 761
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.58
Population in Households 449
Population in Familes 322
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density2 429
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $44,175
Average Household Income $59,893
Per Capita Income $28,550


Total Housing Units 275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 149 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 (25.8%)
Median Home Value $191,667
Average Home Value $316,443


Total Households 204
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 111
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 -0.39% -0.29%
Households -0.33% -0.3%
Families -1.63% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

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, 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 # 538 22nd
Population Density # 540 22nd
Diversity Index # 253 63rd
Median Household Income # 396 43rd
Per Capita Income # 182 74th

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