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Demographics Analysis

The people of Benzonia 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
(Benzonia Township, Michigan)

Male:

Under 5 years : 91

5 to 9 years : 82

10 to 14 years : 63

15 to 17 years : 45

18 and 19 years : 49

20 years : 4

21 years : 11

22 to 24 years : 105

25 to 29 years : 106

30 to 34 years : 101

35 to 39 years : 70

40 to 44 years : 72

45 to 49 years : 85

50 to 54 years : 138

55 to 59 years : 141

60 and 61 years : 64

62 to 64 years : 47

65 and 66 years : 22

67 to 69 years : 35

70 to 74 years : 72

75 to 79 years : 71

80 to 84 years : 24

85 years and over : 21

Female:

Under 5 years : 106

5 to 9 years : 40

10 to 14 years : 69

15 to 17 years : 58

18 and 19 years : 24

20 years : 11

21 years : 0

22 to 24 years : 36

25 to 29 years : 97

30 to 34 years : 44

35 to 39 years : 68

40 to 44 years : 31

45 to 49 years : 104

50 to 54 years : 147

55 to 59 years : 104

60 and 61 years : 39

62 to 64 years : 86

65 and 66 years : 2

67 to 69 years : 24

70 to 74 years : 110

75 to 79 years : 107

80 to 84 years : 40

85 years and over : 67


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Benzonia Township, Michigan)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 1,403

Multiple ancestry : 1,205

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 12

Ancestry not reported : 313


(updated 2009)



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

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 2,866

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

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 6

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 15

Not a U.S. citizen : 46


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Benzonia Township, Michigan)

Total:

Under 5 years : 197

5 to 17 years : 357

18 to 24 years : 240

25 to 34 years : 348

35 to 44 years : 241

45 to 54 years : 474

55 to 59 years : 245

60 and 61 years : 103

62 to 64 years : 133

65 to 74 years : 265

75 years and over : 330

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 197

5 to 17 years : 313

18 to 24 years : 207

25 to 34 years : 275

35 to 44 years : 209

45 to 54 years : 352

55 to 59 years : 201

60 and 61 years : 88

62 to 64 years : 85

65 to 74 years : 171

75 years and over : 221

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 44

18 to 24 years : 33

25 to 34 years : 43

35 to 44 years : 28

45 to 54 years : 122

55 to 59 years : 44

60 and 61 years : 11

62 to 64 years : 34

65 to 74 years : 94

75 years and over : 94

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 2

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 0

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 4

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 28

35 to 44 years : 4

45 to 54 years : 0

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 14

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 15


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Benzonia Township, Michigan)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 1,229

Female : 1,090

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 249

Female : 298

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 6

Female : 0

Foreign born:

Male : 35

Female : 26


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Benzonia Township, Michigan)

Born in state of residence : 2,157

Born in other state in the United States : 515

Native: born outside the United States : 6

Foreign born : 61


(updated 2009)



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

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 474

Now married, except separated : 994

Divorced : 245

Separated : 26

Widowed : 155

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 120

Now married, except separated : 278

Divorced : 87

Separated : 0

Widowed : 36

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 6

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 15

Now married, except separated : 30

Divorced : 16

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0


(updated 2009)



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

Speak only English : 2,659

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 59

Speak English less than "very well" : 12

German:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 6


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Benzonia Township, Michigan

  • German: 670   (21.4%)
  • English: 481   (15.3%)
  • Irish: 321   (10.2%)
  • United States Or American: 183   (5.8%)
  • French (except Basque): 177   (5.6%)
  • Other Groups: 173   (5.5%)
  • Dutch: 142   (4.5%)
  • Polish: 130   (4.1%)
  • Scottish: 127   (4.0%)
  • Italian: 95   (3.0%)
  • Norwegian: 95   (3.0%)
  • Hungarian: 84   (2.7%)
  • Scotch-irish: 64   (2.0%)
  • Swedish: 62   (2.0%)
  • French Canadian: 50   (1.6%)
  • Welsh: 35   (1.1%)
  • European: 33   (1.1%)
  • Finnish: 29   (0.9%)
  • Swiss: 19   (0.6%)
  • Belgian: 15   (0.5%)
  • Ukrainian: 14   (0.4%)
  • Danish: 14   (0.4%)
  • British: 12   (0.4%)
  • Slovak: 11   (0.4%)
  • Czech: 10   (0.3%)
  • Scandinavian: 10   (0.3%)
  • Lithuanian: 9   (0.3%)
  • Armenian: 8   (0.3%)
  • Albanian: 8   (0.3%)
  • Northern European: 8   (0.3%)
  • Russian: 8   (0.3%)
  • Latvian: 8   (0.3%)
  • Canadian: 7   (0.2%)
  • Austrian: 4   (0.1%)
  • Maltese: 4   (0.1%)
  • Romanian: 4   (0.1%)
  • Alsatian: 3   (0.1%)
  • Arab: 3   (0.1%)
  • Slovene: 2   (0.1%)
  • Slavic: 2   (0.1%)
  • Eastern European: 2   (0.1%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 2   (0.1%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Benzonia Township, Michigan is 2,933



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Benzonia Township, Michigan: 1,519
Female Population in Benzonia Township, Michigan: 1,414


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Benzonia Township, Michigan: 42.1
Median Female Resident Age in Benzonia Township, Michigan: 50.9


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Michigan is 39


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Benzonia Township, Michigan


White


Both sexes

52.0

Male

50.3

Female

53.3

Black or African American


Both sexes

23.0

Male

14.5

Female

25.0

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

33.5

Male

42.3

Female

27.5

Asian


Both sexes

63.5

Male

68.5

Female

59.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

0.0

Male

0.0

Female

0.0

Other


Both sexes

30.0

Male

29.5

Female

30.5

Two or More Races


Both sexes

27.0

Male

32.5

Female

23.5

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

29.2

Male

26.0

Female

30.5

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

52.3

Male

50.6

Female

53.5


(updated 2010)



Races in Benzonia Township, Michigan


  • White: 2,739
  • African American: 34
  • American Indian: 78
  • Asian: 0
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 7
  • Two or More Races: 75



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

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

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

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 37   (3.71%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 11   (1.1%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 4   (0.4%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 25   (2.51%)
  • 9th Grade: 5   (0.5%)
  • 10th Grade: 38   (3.82%)
  • 11th Grade: 26   (2.61%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 17   (1.71%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 323   (32.43%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 60   (6.02%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 162   (16.27%)
  • Associate Degree: 84   (8.43%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 120   (12.05%)
  • Master's Degree: 58   (5.82%)
  • Professional School Degree: 19   (1.91%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 7   (0.7%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 0   (0%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 9   (0.82%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 2   (0.18%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 24   (2.18%)
  • 9th Grade: 17   (1.55%)
  • 10th Grade: 15   (1.36%)
  • 11th Grade: 23   (2.09%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 28   (2.55%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 409   (37.18%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 86   (7.82%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 158   (14.36%)
  • Associate Degree: 108   (9.82%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 144   (13.09%)
  • Master's Degree: 65   (5.91%)
  • Professional School Degree: 7   (0.64%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 5   (0.45%)


(updated 2010)





Public Libraries (Central) In Benzonia Township, Michigan

  • Darcy Library Of Beulah


    7238 Commercial Street, Beulah, MI 49617

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Benzonia Township, Michigan


  • Beulah Historical Society


    Po Box 76, Beulah, CO 81023

  • Pfennig Wildlife Museum


    1313 Highway 49 N, Beulah, ND 58523

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Benzonia 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 Benzonia Township, Michigan.

Area Features of Benzonia Township, Michigan


Beach


(1) Beulah Beach  

Bridge


(1) Case Bridge   (2) Haze Bridge  

Building


(1) Benzie County Emergency Medical Services House 1   (2) Benzie County Emergency Medical Services House 2   (3) Benzie County Government Center   (4) Benzie County Sheriff S Office   (5) Beulah Police Department   (6) Beulah Public Library   (7) Homestead Township Fire Department   (8) Homestead Township Hall   (9) Honor Village Hall   (10) Michigan Department Of Natural Resources Platte River Office  

Cape


(1) Bay Point  

Cemetery


(1) Champion Hill Cemetery   (2) Homestead Cemetery   (3) Memorial Park  

Church


(1) Beulahland Wesleyan Church   (2) Carter Church   (3) Church Of Christ   (4) Eden Church   (5) Homestead Church   (6) Honor Congregation Of Jehovah S Witnesses   (7) Honor Congregational Church   (8) Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church   (9) Saint Philips Episcopal Church  

Civil


(1) Township Of Benzonia   (2) Township Of Homestead   (3) Village Of Beulah   (4) Village Of Honor  

Hospital


(1) Honor Family Medicine Clinic  

Locale


(1) Beulah Boat Ramp   (2) Beulah Station Historical   (3) Carter Corners   (4) Champion Hill Golf Course   (5) Cherry Bowl Drive-in Theatre   (6) Crystal Lake Country Club   (7) Homestead   (8) Homestead Station Historical   (9) Honor Station Historical   (10) Pinecroft Golf Course   (11) Pinecroft Golf Plantation   (12) Platte River Campground   (13) Platte River State Fish Hatchery   (14) Sunnywoods Resort And Campground  

Park


(1) Pacific Salmon Historical Marker   (2) Trapp Farm Nature Preserve   (3) Veterans Park  

Populated Place


(1) Averytown Historical   (2) Beulah   (3) Honor   (4) Platte River  

Post Office


(1) Beulah Post Office   (2) Homestead Post Office Historical   (3) Honor Post Office  

Reservoir


(1) Honor Sewage Lagoons  

School


(1) Benzie County Central High School   (2) Grayson School   (3) Platte River School  

Spring


(1) Platte Springs  

Stream


(1) Brundage Creek   (2) Carter Creek   (3) Cold Creek   (4) Collison Creek  

Tower


(1) Honor Lookout Tower  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Benzonia Township, Michigan

49617 (pop. 3,086)


Cities Nearby Benzonia Township, Michigan

Beulah Village, MI  (pop. 610) 0.4 Miles
Benzonia Village, MI  (pop. 483) 1.2 Miles
Honor Village, MI  (pop. 255) 4.0 Miles
Joyfield Township, MI  (pop. 742) 4.8 Miles
Lake Township, MI  (pop. 826) 5.0 Miles
Homestead Township, MI  (pop. 2,225) 5.3 Miles
Crystal Lake Township, MI  (pop. 991) 5.9 Miles
Gilmore Township, MI  (pop. 903) 6.3 Miles
Elberta Village, MI  (pop. 296) 6.8 Miles
Frankfort City, MI  (pop. 1,353) 7.1 Miles



Area Code(s) in Benzonia Township, Michigan

231



Elevation in Benzonia Township, Michigan is 850.0 ft. (259.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Benzonia Township, Michigan

Lat: 44.634954 N        Long: -86.090913 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Benzonia 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 Benzonia Township, Michigan

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 33   (3.1%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 14   (1.3%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 51   (4.8%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 65   (6.1%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 107   (10.0%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 110   (10.3%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 210   (19.6%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 154   (14.4%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 78   (7.3%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 72   (6.7%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 35   (3.3%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 5   (0.5%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 71   (6.6%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 66   (6.2%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Benzonia Township, Michigan)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 757

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 154

In 3-person carpool : 37

In 4-person carpool : 2

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 0

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 10

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 2

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 : 55

Other means : 8

Worked at home : 37


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Benzonia Township, Michigan)

Less than 5 minutes : 125

5 to 9 minutes : 234

10 to 14 minutes : 197

15 to 19 minutes : 86

20 to 24 minutes : 49

25 to 29 minutes : 32

30 to 34 minutes : 128

35 to 39 minutes : 40

40 to 44 minutes : 39

45 to 59 minutes : 86

60 to 89 minutes : 9

90 or more minutes : 0


(updated 2009)



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

With Social Security income : 538

No Social Security income : 647


(updated 2009)



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

With retirement income : 302

No retirement income : 883


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Benzonia Township, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 12

$10,000 to $14,999 : 19

$15,000 to $19,999 : 26

$20,000 to $24,999 : 47

$25,000 to $29,999 : 68

$30,000 to $34,999 : 68

$35,000 to $39,999 : 34

$40,000 to $44,999 : 61

$45,000 to $49,999 : 86

$50,000 to $59,999 : 61

$60,000 to $74,999 : 88

$75,000 to $99,999 : 99

$100,000 to $124,999 : 43

$125,000 to $149,999 : 35

$150,000 to $199,999 : 17

$200,000 or more : 2


(updated 2009)



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

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $48,173


(updated 2009)



AM Radio Stations Near Benzonia Township, Michigan

  • WJNL (1210 AM; 50.0 kW; Kingsley, MI; Owner: Stone Communications, Inc)
  • WCCW (1310 AM; 7.5 kW; Grawn, MI; Owner: Wccw Radio, Inc.)
  • WCCW (1310 AM; 50.0 kW; Grawn, MI; Owner: Wccw Radio, Inc.)
  • WLJN (1400 AM; 0.64 kW; Traverse City, MI; Owner: Good News Media, Inc.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 50.0 kW; Traverse City, MI; Owner: Wtcm Radio, Inc.)

FM Radio Stations Near Benzonia Township, Michigan

  • WCUZ (100.1 FM; Bear Lake, MI; Owner: Fort Bend Broadcasting Company)
  • WCUZ (100.1 FM; Bear Lake, MI; Owner: Fort Bend Broadcasting Company)
  • WCUZ (100.7 FM; Thompsonville, MI; Owner: Fort Bend Broadcasting Company)
  • WLDR-FM (101.9 FM; Traverse City, MI; Owner: Great Northern Broadcasting System, Inc.)
  • WTCM-FM (103.5 FM; Mesick, MI; Owner: Wtcm Radio, Inc.)
  • 941019MA (104.5 FM; Traverse City, MI; Owner: Central Michigan University)
  • 941020MB (104.5 FM; Traverse City, MI; Owner: Good News Media Inc)
  • 941020MF (104.5 FM; Traverse City, MI; Owner: Salija Bokram/michael J. St. Cyr)
  • 941020MH (104.5 FM; Traverse City, MI; Owner: The Macdonald Broadcasting Company)
  • 941020MI (104.5 FM; Traverse City, MI; Owner: Wtcm Radio, Inc.)
  • 941020MI (104.5 FM; Traverse City, MI; Owner: Wtcm Radio, Inc.)
  • 941020MN (104.5 FM; Traverse City, MI; Owner: Interlochen Center For The Arts)
  • WSRJ (105.5 FM; Interlochen, MI; Owner: Northern Radio Of Michigan, Inc.)
  • WCCW-FM (107.5 FM; Traverse City, MI; Owner: Wccw Radio, Inc.)
  • NEW (88.3 FM; Maple City, MI; Owner: Saidnewsfoundation)
  • WIAA (88.7 FM; Harrietta, MI; Owner: Interlochen Center For The Arts)
  • NEW (89.7 FM; Manistee, MI; Owner: Interlochen Center For The Arts)
  • WLJN-FM (89.9 FM; Traverse City, MI; Owner: Good News Media, Inc.)
  • WNMC-FM (90.7 FM; Traverse City, MI; Owner: Northwestern Michigan College)
  • WOLW (91.1 FM; Harrietta, MI; Owner: Northern Christian Radio, Inc.)
  • WICA (91.5 FM; Traverse City, MI; Owner: Interlochen Center For The Arts)
  • WOUF (92.1 FM; Benzonia, MI; Owner: Fort Bend Broadcasting Company)
  • WOUF (92.3 FM; Frankfort, MI; Owner: Fort Bend Broadcasting Company)
  • WOUF (92.3 FM; Onekama, MI; Owner: Fort Bend Broadcasting Company)
  • WFCX (94.3 FM; Traverse City, MI; Owner: Northern Michigan Radio, Inc.)
  • WJZJ (95.5 FM; Empire, MI; Owner: Northern Star Broadcasting, L.l.c.)
  • WGFN (98.1 FM; Empire, MI; Owner: Northern Star Broadcasting, L.l.c.)
  • WBNZ (99.3 FM; Frankfort, MI; Owner: Fort Bend Media Broadcasting Company)

TV Broadcast Stations Near Benzonia Township, Michigan

  • WPBN-TV (Channel 7; Harrietta, MI; Owner: Barrington Traverse City License Llc)

(updated 2008)



Occupations in Benzonia Township, Michigan

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 117  (18.9%)
  • Service Occupations: 104  (16.8%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 106  (17.2%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 10  (1.6%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 142  (23.0%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 169  (31.4%)
  • Service Occupations: 129  (24.0%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 180  (33.5%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 0  (0.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 0  (0.0%)


(updated 2010)





There are 43 Farms In Benzonia Township, Michigan


(updated 2008)



Banks In Benzonia Township, Michigan

Central State Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $73.1k
    Industry Specialization: All Other < $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 27

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Benzonia Township, Michigan

  • Frankfort Dow Memorial Field


    (about 5.4 miles in Frankfort, Michigan; Airport Code: MI4)

  • Cherry Capital


    (about 26.1 miles in Traverse City, Michigan; Airport Code: TVC)

  • Manistee County-Blacker


    (about 26.2 miles in Eastlake, Michigan; Airport Code: MBL)

  • Wexford County


    (about 41.4 miles in Cadillac, Michigan; Airport Code: CAD)

  • Ludington Airport


    (about 49.1 miles in Ludington, Michigan; Airport Code: LDM)

  • Mason County


    (about 49.1 miles in Ludington, Michigan; Airport Code: LDM)

  • Antrim County


    (about 49.9 miles in Bellaire, Michigan; Airport Code: ACB)

  • Miller Field


    (about 58.7 miles in Reed City, Michigan; Airport Code: RCT)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Benzonia Township, Michigan

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

78.85%

Carpooled

9.43%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

1.06%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.18%

Bicycle

0.18%

Walked

4.41%

Other Means

0.26%

Worked At Home

5.64%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Benzonia 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
(Benzonia Township, Michigan)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 605

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 48

Female householder, no husband present : 113

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 357

Householder not living alone : 62


(updated 2009)



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

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 31

Female householder and female partner : 11

Female householder and male partner : 26

All other households : 1,117


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Benzonia Township, Michigan)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 578

Renter-occupied housing units : 27

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 34

Renter-occupied housing units : 14

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 80

Renter-occupied housing units : 33

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 305

Renter-occupied housing units : 114


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Benzonia Township, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 109

$10,000 to $14,999 : 76

$15,000 to $19,999 : 55

$20,000 to $24,999 : 74

$25,000 to $29,999 : 104

$30,000 to $34,999 : 88

$35,000 to $39,999 : 48

$40,000 to $44,999 : 78

$45,000 to $49,999 : 99

$50,000 to $59,999 : 109

$60,000 to $74,999 : 137

$75,000 to $99,999 : 109

$100,000 to $124,999 : 45

$125,000 to $149,999 : 35

$150,000 to $199,999 : 17

$200,000 or more : 2


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Benzonia Township, Michigan)

Total : 2,069


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Benzonia Township, Michigan)

Occupied : 1,185

Vacant : 884


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Benzonia Township, Michigan)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Benzonia Township, Michigan)

Built 2005 or later : 16

Built 2000 to 2004 : 143

Built 1990 to 1999 : 399

Built 1980 to 1989 : 181

Built 1970 to 1979 : 321

Built 1960 to 1969 : 256

Built 1950 to 1959 : 158

Built 1940 to 1949 : 177

Built 1939 or earlier : 418


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Benzonia Township, Michigan)

Utility gas : 474

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 429

Electricity : 77

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 44

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 128

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 31

No fuel used : 2


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Benzonia Township, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 17

$10,000 to $14,999 : 14

$15,000 to $19,999 : 3

$20,000 to $24,999 : 11

$25,000 to $29,999 : 0

$30,000 to $34,999 : 4

$35,000 to $39,999 : 0

$40,000 to $49,999 : 11

$50,000 to $59,999 : 0

$60,000 to $69,999 : 8

$70,000 to $79,999 : 16

$80,000 to $89,999 : 20

$90,000 to $99,999 : 45

$100,000 to $124,999 : 107

$125,000 to $149,999 : 114

$150,000 to $174,999 : 103

$175,000 to $199,999 : 117

$200,000 to $249,999 : 160

$250,000 to $299,999 : 55

$300,000 to $399,999 : 45

$400,000 to $499,999 : 74

$500,000 to $749,999 : 37

$750,000 to $999,999 : 29

$1,000,000 or more : 7


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Benzonia 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 : 14

Home equity loan only : 136

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 3

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 418

Housing units without a mortgage : 426


(updated 2009)



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

Built 2005 or later : $433,300

Built 2000 to 2004 : $170,800

Built 1990 to 1999 : $198,000

Built 1980 to 1989 : $175,000

Built 1970 to 1979 : $226,600

Built 1960 to 1969 : $164,700

Built 1950 to 1959 : $162,500

Built 1940 to 1949 : $117,800

Built 1939 or earlier : $167,100


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Benzonia Township, Michigan: 62.6%

Percentage of Family Households in Michigan: 66.0%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Benzonia Township, Michigan

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 44.64%
  • Juvenile facilities : 4.46%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 50.89%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Benzonia Township, Michigan

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 294 294 $33,320,100
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

294 294 $33,320,100
2000        
  Single Family 250 250 $27,157,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

250 250 $27,157,000
2001        
  Single Family 274 274 $30,714,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

274 274 $30,714,000
2002        
  Single Family 209 209 $33,205,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $274,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

210 212 $33,479,000
2003        
  Single Family 298 298 $46,081,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

298 298 $46,081,000
2004        
  Single Family 211 211 $36,662,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

211 211 $36,662,000
2005        
  Single Family 222 222 $40,547,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

222 222 $40,547,000
2006        
  Single Family 158 158 $30,242,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

158 158 $30,242,000


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Benzonia Township, MI): $32,837
Median Household Income In 2000 (Michigan): $44,667


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Benzonia Township): $118,600
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Michigan): $110,300


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Benzonia Township): $464
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Michigan): $546


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Benzonia Township, Michigan

Utility Gas: 47.6%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 33.7%
Electricity: 5.7%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 7.2%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 5.1%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.5%
No Fuel Used: 0.2%


(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 Benzonia Township, Michigan are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Benzonia Township, Michigan

Munson Home Care


     Address: 550 Munson Avenue, Traverse City, Michigan 49686
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 7/1/1966

Mercy Amicare Homecare


     Address: 7985 Mackinaw Trail, Cadillac, Michigan 49601
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Religious Affiliations
     Certified Date: 4/29/1986

Memorial Medical Home Care


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

Northwest Michigan Community Health Agency


     Address: 220 West Garfield, Charlevoix, Michigan 49720
     Ownership: Government - Local
     Certified Date: 1/24/1967

Door Cty Mem Home Hlth


     Address: 1300 Egg Harbor Rd No 110, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Religious Affiliations
     Certified Date: 7/5/1985

Hospitals Close To Benzonia Township, Michigan

Munson Medical Center


     Address: 1105 Sixth Street, Traverse City, Michigan 49684
     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

Mercy Hospital - Cadillac


     Address: 400 Hobart St, Cadillac, Michigan 49601
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Church

Memorial Medical Center Of West Michigan


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

Spectrum Health-reed City Campus


     Address: "po Box 75, 300 N Patterson", Reed City, Michigan 49677
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Nursing Homes Close To Benzonia Township, Michigan

Maples Benzie Co Medical Care


     Address: 210 Maple St, Frankfort, Michigan 49635
     Ownership: Government - County
     Number of Residents: 62
     Percent Occupied: 100%

Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Ltcu


     Address: 224 Park Ave, Frankfort, Michigan 49635
     Ownership: Non Profit - Other
     Number of Residents: 39
     Percent Occupied: 98%

Maple Valley Nursing Home


     Address: 1086 W. Burdickville Road, Maple City, Michigan 49664
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 24
     Percent Occupied: 96%

Bortz Health Care Of Traverse City


     Address: 2828 Concord St, Traverse City, Michigan 49684
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 75
     Percent Occupied: 78%

Orchard Creek Skilled Nursing


     Address: 9731 East Cherry Bend Road, Traverse City, Michigan 49684
     Ownership: For Profit - Individual
     Number of Residents: 18
     Percent Occupied: 82%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Benzonia Township, Michigan

Name: Kewaunee
Address: N490 Highway 42; Kewaunee, WI 54216-9510
Distance: 75 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Benzonia Township, Michigan

    Retired Workers: 615
    Disabled Workers: 115
    Widowers Workers: 70
    Spouses Workers: 60
    Children Workers: 55


(updated 2007)



Benzie County, Michigan Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 44.83%
  • Bush & Cheney 54.04%
  • Other 1.13%



(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 Benzonia Township, Michigan citizens.

Relocation to Benzie County, MI

8.53 % of Benzie County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $47,718

Michigan Average 5.24 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

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

  • Grand Traverse Count , MI 2.76 % ($29,400 AGI )
  • Manistee County , MI 0.57 % ($31,425 AGI )
  • Leelanau County , MI 0.38 % ($33,074 AGI )

Relocation away from Benzie County, MI

7.52 % of Benzie 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 $29,473

Michigan Average 5.98 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

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

  • Grand Traverse Count , MI 2.30 % ($30,466 AGI )
  • Manistee County , MI 0.66 % ($24,435 AGI )
  • Leelanau County , MI 0.34 % ($30,917 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 Benzonia 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 Benzonia Township, Michigan directly or research local government web sites.



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)



Jails in Benzonia Township, Michigan


  • Benzie County Jail


    505 Michigan Avenue, Beulah, MI 49617
    Capacity: 47
    Confined: 33
    Avg. Population: 34
    Year Built: 1992


(updated 2006)



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