Benton Heights, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Benton Heights, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Benton Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 3,996 as of July 1, 2017. Benton Heights ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Heights is located at latitude 42.1222 and longitude -86.4151 in Berrien County. The formal boundaries for the Benton Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Berrien County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 633 feet.

The Benton Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393336) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Benton Heights Census Designated Place is located within Charter Township of Benton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berrien County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Benton Heights 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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Benton Heights, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,996
Daytime Population: Workers 1,210
Daytime Population: Residents 2,834
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,044
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 3,885
Population in Familes 3,164
Population in Group Qrtrs 111
Population Density2 1,039
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $19,403
Average Household Income $28,453
Per Capita Income $10,585


Total Housing Units 1,719 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 574 (33.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 793 (46.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 352 (20.5%)
Median Home Value $63,598
Average Home Value $78,136


Total Households 1,367
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 900
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.3% 0.01%
Households -0.42% -0.06%
Families -0.57% -0.2%
Median Household Income   0.04%
Per Capita Income   1.4%

Benton Heights, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton Heights 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 # 205 71st
Population Density # 310 55th
Diversity Index # 24 97th
Median Household Income # 692 0th
Per Capita Income # 692 0th

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