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Demographics Analysis

The people of Benona Township, Michigan give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Male:

Under 5 years : 46

5 to 9 years : 42

10 to 14 years : 67

15 to 17 years : 51

18 and 19 years : 22

20 years : 9

21 years : 6

22 to 24 years : 36

25 to 29 years : 0

30 to 34 years : 15

35 to 39 years : 43

40 to 44 years : 42

45 to 49 years : 61

50 to 54 years : 69

55 to 59 years : 73

60 and 61 years : 12

62 to 64 years : 33

65 and 66 years : 22

67 to 69 years : 38

70 to 74 years : 28

75 to 79 years : 25

80 to 84 years : 11

85 years and over : 6

Female:

Under 5 years : 30

5 to 9 years : 38

10 to 14 years : 27

15 to 17 years : 27

18 and 19 years : 18

20 years : 14

21 years : 6

22 to 24 years : 9

25 to 29 years : 30

30 to 34 years : 27

35 to 39 years : 58

40 to 44 years : 25

45 to 49 years : 52

50 to 54 years : 96

55 to 59 years : 61

60 and 61 years : 13

62 to 64 years : 35

65 and 66 years : 21

67 to 69 years : 23

70 to 74 years : 34

75 to 79 years : 7

80 to 84 years : 27

85 years and over : 27


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 789

Multiple ancestry : 568

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 21

Ancestry not reported : 84


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Benona Township, Michigan)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 1,332

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 0

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 8

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 36

Not a U.S. citizen : 86


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Total:

Under 5 years : 76

5 to 17 years : 252

18 to 24 years : 120

25 to 34 years : 72

35 to 44 years : 168

45 to 54 years : 278

55 to 59 years : 134

60 and 61 years : 25

62 to 64 years : 68

65 to 74 years : 166

75 years and over : 103

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 76

5 to 17 years : 204

18 to 24 years : 87

25 to 34 years : 56

35 to 44 years : 108

45 to 54 years : 245

55 to 59 years : 109

60 and 61 years : 14

62 to 64 years : 47

65 to 74 years : 109

75 years and over : 65

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 14

18 to 24 years : 20

25 to 34 years : 5

35 to 44 years : 25

45 to 54 years : 26

55 to 59 years : 15

60 and 61 years : 11

62 to 64 years : 15

65 to 74 years : 43

75 years and over : 38

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 2

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 3

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 3

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 32

18 to 24 years : 13

25 to 34 years : 11

35 to 44 years : 35

45 to 54 years : 4

55 to 59 years : 10

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 6

65 to 74 years : 11

75 years and over : 0


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 572

Female : 548

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 106

Female : 106

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 5

Female : 3

Foreign born:

Male : 74

Female : 48


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Born in state of residence : 1,099

Born in other state in the United States : 204

Native: born outside the United States : 6

Foreign born : 103


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 220

Now married, except separated : 537

Divorced : 95

Separated : 0

Widowed : 61

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 44

Now married, except separated : 122

Divorced : 9

Separated : 0

Widowed : 28

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 6

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 18

Now married, except separated : 69

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 3


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Speak only English : 1,196

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 121

Speak English less than "very well" : 36

French (incl. Patois, Cajun):

Speak English "very well" : 3

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Italian:

Speak English "very well" : 3

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

German:

Speak English "very well" : 7

Speak English less than "very well" : 5

Other Indo-European languages:

Speak English "very well" : 3

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Tagalog:

Speak English "very well" : 9

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Hungarian:

Speak English "very well" : 3

Speak English less than "very well" : 0


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Benona Township, Michigan

  • German: 450   (27.8%)
  • Irish: 193   (11.9%)
  • Other Groups: 185   (11.4%)
  • English: 166   (10.2%)
  • Dutch: 159   (9.8%)
  • United States Or American: 104   (6.4%)
  • Polish: 59   (3.6%)
  • Swedish: 58   (3.6%)
  • French (except Basque): 44   (2.7%)
  • Norwegian: 36   (2.2%)
  • Welsh: 29   (1.8%)
  • Scotch-irish: 24   (1.5%)
  • Scottish: 21   (1.3%)
  • Swiss: 15   (0.9%)
  • French Canadian: 11   (0.7%)
  • Danish: 10   (0.6%)
  • Italian: 9   (0.6%)
  • Austrian: 7   (0.4%)
  • Hungarian: 5   (0.3%)
  • Czech: 5   (0.3%)
  • Lithuanian: 4   (0.2%)
  • Scandinavian: 3   (0.2%)
  • Finnish: 3   (0.2%)
  • Croatian: 3   (0.2%)
  • British: 3   (0.2%)
  • Ukrainian: 3   (0.2%)
  • Armenian: 3   (0.2%)
  • Belgian: 2   (0.1%)
  • Arab: 2   (0.1%)
  • Slavic: 2   (0.1%)
  • Yugoslavian: 2   (0.1%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Benona Township, Michigan is 1,462



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Benona Township, Michigan: 757
Female Population in Benona Township, Michigan: 705


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Benona Township, Michigan: 44.9
Median Female Resident Age in Benona Township, Michigan: 49.3


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Michigan is 39


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Benona Township, Michigan


White


Both sexes

49.5

Male

48.6

Female

50.2

Black or African American


Both sexes

31.5

Male

31.5

Female

0.0

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

11.0

Male

10.5

Female

27.5

Asian


Both sexes

15.5

Male

15.5

Female

15.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

0.0

Male

0.0

Female

0.0

Other


Both sexes

25.0

Male

22.0

Female

29.5

Two or More Races


Both sexes

18.5

Male

13.0

Female

52.5

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

25.3

Male

24.5

Female

25.8

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

50.3

Male

49.6

Female

50.9


(updated 2010)



Races in Benona Township, Michigan


  • White: 1,412
  • African American: 0
  • American Indian: 0
  • Asian: 11
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 28
  • Two or More Races: 11



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Benona Township, Michigan citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Benona Township, Michigan

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 3   (0.59%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 2   (0.39%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 6   (1.17%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 18   (3.52%)
  • 9th Grade: 17   (3.32%)
  • 10th Grade: 10   (1.95%)
  • 11th Grade: 19   (3.71%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 8   (1.56%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 163   (31.84%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 61   (11.91%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 49   (9.57%)
  • Associate Degree: 35   (6.84%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 61   (11.91%)
  • Master's Degree: 45   (8.79%)
  • Professional School Degree: 15   (2.93%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 3   (0.59%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 14   (2.77%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 5   (0.99%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 10   (1.98%)
  • 9th Grade: 2   (0.4%)
  • 10th Grade: 6   (1.19%)
  • 11th Grade: 11   (2.18%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 20   (3.96%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 164   (32.48%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 52   (10.3%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 76   (15.05%)
  • Associate Degree: 45   (8.91%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 68   (13.47%)
  • Master's Degree: 22   (4.36%)
  • Professional School Degree: 7   (1.39%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Benona Township, Michigan

  • Shelby Public Schools


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 525 N. State Street, Shelby, MI 49455, Phone: (231) 861-5211, Students: 1,901 )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Benona Township, Michigan

  • Thomas Read Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 155 E. 6th Street, Shelby, MI 49455, Phone: (231) 861-5541, Students: 419 )

  • Shelby Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 525 N. State Street, Shelby, MI 49455, Phone: (231) 861-4521, Students: 414 )

  • Benona Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 2692 S. 40th Avenue, Shelby, MI 49455, Phone: (231) 861-4089, Students: 95 )

  • Ferry Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 3301 S. Green Street, Shelby, MI 49455, Phone: (231) 861-2346, Students: 94 )

  • Shelby Adult Education


    ( Grades: UG-UG, Location: 198 N Michigan Ave Suite E, Shelby, MI 49455, Phone: (231) 861-5151, Students: 39 )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Benona Township, Michigan

  • Shelby High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 641 N. State Street, Shelby, MI 49455, Phone: (231) 861-4452, Students: 481 )

Largest Schools (Private) In Benona Township, Michigan

  • Maple Valley Christian Day School


    ( Grades: 1-12, Location: 72nd Avenue, Shelby, MI 49455, Phone: (231) 861-5553, Students: 18 )

Public Libraries (Central) In Benona Township, Michigan

  • Shelby Area District Library


    189 Maple Street, Shelby, MI 49455

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Benona Township, Michigan


  • Carstens 1880 Farmstead


    Po Box 302, Shelby, IA 51570

  • Cleveland County Historical Museum


    Po Box 1335, Shelby, NC 28152

  • Grandparents Gifts Foundation


    , Shelby, IA 51570

  • Historic Shelby Association Inc


    Po Box 176, Shelby, AL 35143

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Benona Township, Michigan affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Benona Township, Michigan.

Area Features of Benona Township, Michigan


Airport


(1) Oceana County Airport  

Building


(1) Oceana County Emergency Ambulance Services Station 2   (2) Shelby Benona Fire Department   (3) Shelby Public Library   (4) Shelby Village Hall  

Cemetery


(1) First Shelby Cemetery Historical   (2) Gardner Cemetery   (3) Mennonite Cemetery   (4) Mount Hope Cemetery   (5) Oceana Center Cemetery   (6) Saint Stephen S Lutheran Cemetery   (7) South Hart Cemetery  

Church


(1) Congregational Church   (2) Jehovah S Witnesses   (3) Mennonite Church   (4) New Hope Community Church   (5) Our Lady Of Fatima Church   (6) Saint Stephens Church   (7) Seventh Day Adventist Church   (8) Shelby Assembly Of God Church   (9) Shelby Road Church   (10) Spanish Pentecostal Church   (11) United Methodist Church  

Civil


(1) Township Of Benona   (2) Township Of Shelby   (3) Village Of Shelby  

Hospital


(1) Mercy Health Partners - Lakeshore Campus   (2) Shelby Family Care Center  

Lake


(1) Crystal Lake   (2) East Golden Pond   (3) Landin Lake   (4) Moody Lake   (5) Potters Marsh   (6) Saddleback Lake   (7) Weber Lake  

Locale


(1) Hart Rest Area   (2) Oceana Country Club   (3) Shelby Station Historical  

Park


(1) Benona Township Hall Historical Marker  

Populated Place


(1) Shelby  

Post Office


(1) Shelby Post Office  

School


(1) Benona School   (2) Blooming Valley School   (3) Carpenter School   (4) Crystal School   (5) Shelby Center School   (6) Shelby High School   (7) Shelby Middle School   (8) Thomas Read Elementary School   (9) Van Wickle School   (10) Woodland School  

Stream


(1) Bender Creek   (2) Cargill Creek   (3) Mason Creek   (4) Piper Creek   (5) Robinson Creek  

Swamp


(1) Bullhead Pond   (2) Pigeon Lake   (3) Townline Marsh  

Tower


(1) Hart Lookout Tower  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Benona Township, Michigan

49455 (pop. 5,210)


Cities Nearby Benona Township, Michigan

Shelby Village, MI  (pop. 2,112) 5.0 Miles
Claybanks Township, MI  (pop. 771) 5.4 Miles
Shelby Township, MI  (pop. 3,996) 5.4 Miles
Golden Township, MI  (pop. 1,605) 5.5 Miles
New Era Village, MI  (pop. 567) 6.5 Miles
Hart City, MI  (pop. 2,223) 8.5 Miles
Rothbury Village, MI  (pop. 381) 8.7 Miles
Hart Township, MI  (pop. 2,180) 8.8 Miles
White River Township, MI  (pop. 1,365) 12.1 Miles
Ferry Township, MI  (pop. 1,423) 12.6 Miles



Area Code(s) in Benona Township, Michigan

231



Elevation in Benona Township, Michigan is 820.0 ft. (250.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Benona Township, Michigan

Lat: 43.599057 N        Long: -86.463312 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Benona Township, Michigan need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Michigan

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.83 8.14 5.85 9.98 0.00 7.10
  Total Electric Industry 7.83 8.14 5.85 9.98 0.00 7.10
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.06 8.19 5.89 9.16 0.00 7.21
  Total Electric Industry 8.06 8.19 5.89 9.16 0.00 7.21
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.11 8.28 5.90 9.30 0.00 7.23
  Total Electric Industry 8.11 8.28 5.90 9.30 0.00 7.23
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.16 8.02 5.34 9.15 0.00 7.14
  Total Electric Industry 8.16 8.02 5.34 9.15 0.00 7.14
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.28 7.93 5.25 10.54 0.00 7.09
  Total Electric Industry 8.28 7.93 5.25 10.54 0.00 7.09
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.34 7.86 5.13 10.71 0.00 7.05
  Total Electric Industry 8.34 7.86 5.13 10.71 0.00 7.05
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.47 7.94 5.08 10.84 0.00 7.10
  Total Electric Industry 8.47 7.94 5.08 10.84 0.00 7.10
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.57 7.84 4.97 10.88 0.00 7.04
  Total Electric Industry 8.57 7.84 4.97 10.88 0.00 7.04
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.67 7.81 5.03 10.74 0.00 7.09
  Total Electric Industry 8.67 7.81 5.03 10.74 0.00 7.09
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.93 2.94 0.00 0.00 2.80
  Full-Service Providers 8.73 7.86 5.05 10.17 0.00 7.14
  Total Electric Industry 8.73 7.85 5.03 10.17 0.00 7.12
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 6.22 5.62 4.91 0.00 0.00 5.03
  Full-Service Providers 8.53 7.90 5.10 10.77 0.00 7.12
  Total Electric Industry 8.52 7.90 5.09 10.77 0.00 7.11
2001              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 0.78 0.59 0.00 0.00 0.67
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 6.23 4.80 0.00 0.00 5.37
  Full-Service Providers 8.26 7.54 5.08 10.38 0.00 6.98
  Total Electric Industry 8.26 7.54 5.08 10.38 0.00 6.97
2002              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 0.73 0.29 0.00 0.00 0.55
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 5.56 4.41 0.00 0.00 5.09
  Full-Service Providers 8.28 7.91 5.04 10.43 0.00 7.15
  Total Electric Industry 8.28 7.79 5.02 10.43 0.00 7.09
2003              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 0.78 0.48 0.00 0.00 0.51
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 5.18 4.43 0.00 0.00 4.50
  Full-Service Providers 8.35 7.59 4.98 0.00 8.21 7.04
  Total Electric Industry 8.35 7.55 4.96 0.00 8.21 6.85
2004              
  Delivery-Only Service 3.13 1.80 0.98 0.00 0.00 1.44
  Energy-Only Providers 6.49 5.42 4.24 0.00 0.00 4.91
  Full-Service Providers 8.33 7.66 4.86 0.00 7.89 7.03
  Total Electric Industry 8.33 7.57 4.92 0.00 7.89 6.94
2005              
  Delivery-Only Service 3.22 1.93 0.89 0.00 0.00 1.49
  Energy-Only Providers 6.44 5.78 4.37 0.00 0.00 5.19
  Full-Service Providers 8.40 7.87 5.33 0.00 13.07 7.30
  Total Electric Industry 8.40 7.84 5.32 0.00 13.07 7.23
2006              
  Delivery-Only Service 4.69 2.65 1.05 0.00 0.00 1.87
  Energy-Only Providers 5.42 7.00 4.07 0.00 0.00 5.58
  Full-Service Providers 9.77 8.42 6.13 0.00 10.06 8.17
  Total Electric Industry 9.77 8.51 6.05 0.00 10.06 8.14

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Benona Township, Michigan

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 18   (2.9%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 22   (3.5%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 15   (2.4%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 37   (5.9%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 58   (9.2%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 93   (14.8%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 130   (20.7%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 62   (9.9%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 50   (8.0%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 24   (3.8%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 8   (1.3%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 9   (1.4%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 45   (7.2%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 57   (9.1%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 504

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 46

In 3-person carpool : 20

In 4-person carpool : 6

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 0

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 0

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 0

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 0

Bicycle : 0

Walked : 51

Other means : 3

Worked at home : 34


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Less than 5 minutes : 63

5 to 9 minutes : 84

10 to 14 minutes : 53

15 to 19 minutes : 77

20 to 24 minutes : 99

25 to 29 minutes : 32

30 to 34 minutes : 91

35 to 39 minutes : 19

40 to 44 minutes : 11

45 to 59 minutes : 55

60 to 89 minutes : 21

90 or more minutes : 25


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Benona Township, Michigan)

With Social Security income : 238

No Social Security income : 353


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Benona Township, Michigan)

With retirement income : 104

No retirement income : 487


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 0

$10,000 to $14,999 : 22

$15,000 to $19,999 : 24

$20,000 to $24,999 : 26

$25,000 to $29,999 : 13

$30,000 to $34,999 : 20

$35,000 to $39,999 : 17

$40,000 to $44,999 : 37

$45,000 to $49,999 : 26

$50,000 to $59,999 : 51

$60,000 to $74,999 : 47

$75,000 to $99,999 : 45

$100,000 to $124,999 : 30

$125,000 to $149,999 : 27

$150,000 to $199,999 : 9

$200,000 or more : 13


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $53,750


(updated 2009)



AM Radio Stations Near Benona Township, Michigan

  • WKBZ (1090 AM; 1.0 kW; Muskegon, MI; Owner: Cc Licenses, Llc)
  • WKLA (1450 AM; 1.0 kW; Ludington, MI; Owner: Lake Michigan Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • WODJ (1490 AM; 1.0 kW; Whitehall, MI; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WSHN (1550 AM; 1.0 kW; Fremont, MI; Owner: Noordyk Broadcasting, Inc.)

FM Radio Stations Near Benona Township, Michigan

  • WVIB (100.1 FM; Twin Lake, MI; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WMRR (101.7 FM; Muskegon, MI; Owner: Cc Licenses, Llc)
  • WMOM (102.7 FM; Pentwater, MI; Owner: Bay View Broadcasting, Inc)
  • WMUS (106.9 FM; Muskegon, MI; Owner: Cc Licenses, Llc)
  • WSHZ (107.9 FM; Muskegon, MI; Owner: Cc Licenses, Llc)
  • WPQZ (88.1 FM; Muskegon, MI; Owner: Great Lakes Broadcast Academy, Inc.)
  • WPQZ (88.1 FM; Muskegon, MI; Owner: Great Lakes Broadcast Academy, Inc.)
  • NEW (88.9 FM; Muskegon, MI; Owner: Muskegon Community Radio Broadcast Company)
  • NEW (89.1 FM; Hart, MI; Owner: Smile Fm)
  • WBLV (90.3 FM; Hesperia, MI; Owner: Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp)
  • NEW (91.5 FM; Ludington, MI; Owner: Sandy Shores Arts Society)
  • NEW (91.9 FM; Hart, MI; Owner: Larlen Communications, Inc.)
  • WWKR (94.1 FM; Hart, MI; Owner: Synergy Media, Inc.)
  • WGVS-FM (95.3 FM; Whitehall, MI; Owner: Grand Valley State University)
  • WEFG-FM (97.5 FM; Whitehall, MI; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • NEW (97.7 FM; Ludington, MI; Owner: Roy E. Henderson)
  • WLCS (98.3 FM; Twin Lake, MI; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WRAX (98.9 FM; Custer, MI; Owner: Radioactive, Llc)

(updated 2008)



Occupations in Benona Township, Michigan

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 107  (29.1%)
  • Service Occupations: 17  (4.6%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 34  (9.2%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 14  (3.8%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 80  (21.7%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 105  (35.4%)
  • Service Occupations: 52  (17.5%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 81  (27.3%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 9  (3.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 5  (1.7%)


(updated 2010)





There are 111 Farms In Benona Township, Michigan


(updated 2008)



Banks In Benona Township, Michigan

The Shelby State Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $216.2k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 9

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Benona Township, Michigan

  • Ludington Airport


    (about 25.2 miles in Ludington, Michigan; Airport Code: LDM)

  • Mason County


    (about 25.2 miles in Ludington, Michigan; Airport Code: LDM)

  • Muskegon County


    (about 31.7 miles in Muskegon, Michigan; Airport Code: MKG)

  • Manistee County-Blacker


    (about 47.8 miles in Eastlake, Michigan; Airport Code: MBL)

  • Roben-Hood


    (about 48.7 miles in Big Rapids, Michigan; Airport Code: WBR)

  • Miller Field


    (about 51.4 miles in Reed City, Michigan; Airport Code: RCT)

  • Park Township


    (about 57.5 miles in Holland, Michigan; Airport Code: HLM)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Benona Township, Michigan

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

81.82%

Carpooled

10.94%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.31%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.0%

Walked

3.39%

Other Means

0.31%

Worked At Home

3.24%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Benona Township, Michigan, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.





(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 348

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 30

Female householder, no husband present : 29

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 168

Householder not living alone : 16


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 18

Female householder and female partner : 6

Female householder and male partner : 4

All other households : 563


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 332

Renter-occupied housing units : 16

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 26

Renter-occupied housing units : 4

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 17

Renter-occupied housing units : 12

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 157

Renter-occupied housing units : 27


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 32

$10,000 to $14,999 : 44

$15,000 to $19,999 : 57

$20,000 to $24,999 : 36

$25,000 to $29,999 : 30

$30,000 to $34,999 : 41

$35,000 to $39,999 : 34

$40,000 to $44,999 : 32

$45,000 to $49,999 : 40

$50,000 to $59,999 : 60

$60,000 to $74,999 : 50

$75,000 to $99,999 : 53

$100,000 to $124,999 : 33

$125,000 to $149,999 : 27

$150,000 to $199,999 : 9

$200,000 or more : 13


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Total : 1,313


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Occupied : 591

Vacant : 722


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Built 2005 or later : 8

Built 2000 to 2004 : 102

Built 1990 to 1999 : 241

Built 1980 to 1989 : 167

Built 1970 to 1979 : 179

Built 1960 to 1969 : 199

Built 1950 to 1959 : 68

Built 1940 to 1949 : 53

Built 1939 or earlier : 296


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Utility gas : 16

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 321

Electricity : 73

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 81

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 85

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 9

No fuel used : 6


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 7

$10,000 to $14,999 : 4

$15,000 to $19,999 : 3

$20,000 to $24,999 : 6

$25,000 to $29,999 : 3

$30,000 to $34,999 : 3

$35,000 to $39,999 : 5

$40,000 to $49,999 : 35

$50,000 to $59,999 : 14

$60,000 to $69,999 : 3

$70,000 to $79,999 : 18

$80,000 to $89,999 : 12

$90,000 to $99,999 : 20

$100,000 to $124,999 : 71

$125,000 to $149,999 : 72

$150,000 to $174,999 : 28

$175,000 to $199,999 : 21

$200,000 to $249,999 : 57

$250,000 to $299,999 : 12

$300,000 to $399,999 : 48

$400,000 to $499,999 : 15

$500,000 to $749,999 : 37

$750,000 to $999,999 : 30

$1,000,000 or more : 8


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 8

Home equity loan only : 37

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 224

Housing units without a mortgage : 263


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Benona Township, Michigan)

Built 2005 or later : $117,500

Built 2000 to 2004 : $140,000

Built 1990 to 1999 : $222,200

Built 1980 to 1989 : $140,600

Built 1970 to 1979 : $129,700

Built 1960 to 1969 : $218,800

Built 1950 to 1959 : $96,700

Built 1940 to 1949 : $200,000

Built 1939 or earlier : $127,300


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Benona Township, Michigan: 68.8%

Percentage of Family Households in Michigan: 66.0%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Benona Township, Michigan

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 100%


(updated 2010)









Median Household Income In 2000 (Benona Township, MI): $44,375
Median Household Income In 2000 (Michigan): $44,667


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Benona Township): $101,300
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Michigan): $110,300


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Benona Township): $380
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Michigan): $546


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Benona Township, Michigan

Utility Gas: 2.1%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 54.0%
Electricity: 12.8%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 18.4%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 11.2%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 1.4%
No Fuel Used: 0.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Benona Township, Michigan are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.

Local Government Employment and Payroll In Benona Township, Michigan

Function Full Time
Employees
Full Time
Payroll
(Monthly)
Part Time
Employees
Part Time
Payroll
(Monthly)
Part Time
Hours
Avg Yearly
Wage (F/T)
Avg Hourly
Wage (P/T)
Totals for Government 290 $1,457,534 85 $79,108 6,410 $60,312 $12.34
Financial Administration 18 $92,463 5 $4,727 361 $61,642 $13.09
Other Government Administration 17 $77,145 9 $9,985 1,087 $54,455 $9.19
Judicial and Legal 22 $82,921 6 $6,020 423 $45,230 $14.23
Police Protection - Officers 70 $434,821 0 $0 0 $74,541 --
Police - Other 20 $72,263 2 $1,756 186 $43,358 $9.44
Firefighters 59 $331,454 0 $0 0 $67,414 --
Fire - Other 3 $11,110 0 $0 0 $44,440 --
Welfare 2 $6,410 3 $2,668 259 $38,460 $10.30
Sewerage 10 $39,695 0 $0 0 $47,634 --
Parks and Recreation 11 $48,050 9 $5,141 549 $52,418 $9.36
Natural Resources 1 $3,901 3 $1,160 146 $46,812 $7.95
Water Supply 19 $79,390 1 $1,072 104 $50,141 $10.31
Local Libraries 7 $32,189 10 $11,716 855 $55,181 $13.70
Other and Unallocable 31 $145,723 37 $34,864 2,440 $56,409 $14.29

(updated 2002)



Health Care Centers Close To Benona Township, Michigan

Gentiva Health Services


     Address: 5906 Commerce Centre Drive, Muskegon, Michigan 49444
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 12/19/1983

Hackley Visiting Nurse Services, Inc


     Address: 888 Terrace Street, Muskegon, Michigan 49440
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 7/1/1966

Amicare Home Healthcare


     Address: 684 Harvey Street, Muskegon, Michigan 49442
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Religious Affiliations
     Certified Date: 2/12/1987

Homcare Inc.


     Address: 875 W Summit Avenue, Muskegon, Michigan 49441
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 1/16/1991

Memorial Medical Home Care


     Address: Twelve North Atkinson Drive, Suite 13, Ludington, Michigan 49431
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 9/17/1984

Hospitals Close To Benona Township, Michigan

Mercy General Health Partners


     Address: 1500 E Sherman Boulevard, Muskegon, Michigan 49444
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Church

Hackley Hospital


     Address: 1700 Clinton Street, Muskegon, Michigan 49442
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Memorial Medical Center Of West Michigan


     Address: 1 Atkinson Drive, Ludington, Michigan 49431
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Gerber Memorial Health Services


     Address: 212 S Sullivan St, Fremont, Michigan 49412
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

West Shore Medical Center


     Address: 1465 E Parkdale Avenue, Manistee, Michigan 49660
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Nursing Homes Close To Benona Township, Michigan

Oceana Co Md Care Facility


     Address: 701 E Main St, Hart, Michigan 49420
     Ownership: Government - County
     Number of Residents: 127
     Percent Occupied: 98%

Heartland Health Care Center-whitehall


     Address: 916 E Lewis St, Whitehall, Michigan 49461
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 114
     Percent Occupied: 91%

Roosevelt Park Nursing And Rehabilitation Communit


     Address: 1300 W Broadway Ave, Muskegon, Michigan 49441
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 54
     Percent Occupied: 78%

Heartland Health Care Center-knollview


     Address: 1061 W Hackley, Muskegon, Michigan 49441
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 87
     Percent Occupied: 81%

Deboer Nursing Home


     Address: 1684 Vulcan St, Muskegon, Michigan 49442
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 79
     Percent Occupied: 88%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Benona Township, Michigan

Name: Point Beach
Address: 6610 Nuclear Road; Two Rivers, WI 54241
Distance: 71 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Benona Township, Michigan

    Retired Workers: 690
    Disabled Workers: 135
    Widowers Workers: 85
    Spouses Workers: 60
    Children Workers: 85


(updated 2007)



Oceana County, Michigan Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 44.25%
  • Bush & Cheney 54.30%
  • Other 1.45%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Benona Township, Michigan citizens.

Relocation to Oceana County, MI

6.17 % of Oceana County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $63,396

Michigan Average 5.24 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Oceana County, MI (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Muskegon County , MI 1.90 % ($31,388 AGI )
  • Newaygo County , MI 0.50 % ($23,417 AGI )
  • Kent County , MI 0.48 % ($35,217 AGI )

Relocation away from Oceana County, MI

6.44 % of Oceana County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $29,318

Michigan Average 5.98 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Oceana County, MI (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Muskegon County , MI 1.74 % ($30,661 AGI )
  • Mason County , MI 0.60 % ($30,534 AGI )
  • Kent County , MI 0.50 % ($42,604 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Michigan

Low Bracket: $0 (4.35%)
High Bracket: Unlimited (4.35%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Michigan

6.00%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Benona Township, Michigan is based on over 50 years of data.























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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Benona Township, Michigan directly or research local government web sites.

Crime in Benona Township, Michigan

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murder 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 n/a
    per 100,000 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 n/a
Rape 0 9 7 18 23 26 18 13 19 17 16 20 n/a
    per 100,000 0 14 10 26 34 37 25 18 26 24 22 27 n/a
Robbery 0 5 7 9 19 11 12 12 14 9 11 9 n/a
    per 100,000 0 8 10 13 28 16 17 17 19 13 15 12 n/a
Assault 0 49 64 72 101 110 92 82 60 61 70 57 n/a
    per 100,000 0 74 95 106 148 158 128 114 83 85 95 77 n/a
Burglary 0 137 156 167 214 206 210 316 185 182 203 163 n/a
    per 100,000 0 208 232 246 313 295 293 439 257 254 275 220 n/a
Larceny Theft 1 570 741 754 937 843 862 794 739 691 797 841 n/a
    per 100,000 52 865 1,104 1,109 1,370 1,209 1,202 1,102 1,025 965 1,081 1,137 n/a
Vehicle Theft 0 59 81 98 98 115 121 71 83 72 91 44 n/a
    per 100,000 0 90 121 144 143 165 169 99 115 101 123 59 n/a
Arson 0 4 2 1 7 7 3 8 5 2 4 9 n/a
    per 100,000 0 6 3 1 10 10 4 11 7 3 5 12 n/a
CityMelt Violent Crime Index
U.S. Average = 40
0 16 20 25 36 37 31 27 23 22 24 22 n/a
CityMelt Property Crime Index
U.S. Average = 277
0 193 245 255 314 293 299 297 253 237 274 264 n/a
CityMelt Crime Index
U.S. Average = 158
0 104 132 140 175 165 165 162 138 130 149 143 n/a


(updated 2013)



Number of Sex Offenders In Michigan

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
36,233 38,032 41,145 48,000 43,613 45,717 46,122 39,795 40,692 40,909


(updated 2014)



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