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Benton Heights, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Benton Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 3,966 as of July 1, 2019. 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 42.1311 and longitude -86.4072 in Berrien County. The formal boundaries for the Benton Heights Census Designated Place 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.


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Benton Heights, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Benton Heights, MI Housing Affordability Index is 162
State of Michigan Housing Affordability Index is 142
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Benton Heights, MI Wealth Index is 19
State of Michigan Wealth Index is 92
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,966 (100%)
Population in Households 3,857 (97.3%)
Population in Families 3,138 (79.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 109 ( 2.7%)
Population Density 1,028
Diversity Index2 62
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $19,020
Average Household Income $27,618
Per Capita Income $9,752
Wealth Index4 19

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,698 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 524 (30.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 847 (49.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 327 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $54,613
Housing Affordability Index3 162
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,371
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 900
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.32% -0.27%
Households -0.3% -0.25%
Families -0.45% -0.38%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

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, 2019 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 # 206 70th
Population Density # 314 55th
Diversity Index # 24 97th
Median Household Income # 691 0th
Per Capita Income # 692 0th

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