The City of Benton Harbor had a population of 9,431 as of July 1, 2021. Benton Harbor ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Harbor is located at latitude 42.1167 and longitude -86.4542 in Berrien County. The formal boundaries for the City of Benton Harbor encompass a land area of 4.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Berrien County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 591 feet.
The City of Benton Harbor has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Benton Harbor: Bemon Harbor.
|Total Population||9,431 (100%)|
|Population in Households||9,198 (97.5%)|
|Population in Families||7,325 (77.7%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||233 ( 2.5%)|
|Median Household Income||$23,671|
|Average Household Income||$32,785|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||12%|
|Per Capita Income||$11,665|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||4,335 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,250 (28.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||2,108 (48.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||978 (22.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$65,010|
|Average Home Value||$82,386|
|Housing Affordability Index3||201|
|Average Household Size||2.74|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.65%|
|Per Capita Income||1.92%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.1%|
The table below compares Benton Harbor to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 108||85th|
|Population Density||# 123||82nd|
|Median Household Income||# 690||0th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 359||52nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 691||0th|
|Diversity Index||# 152||78th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.