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Demographics Analysis

The people of Benzie County, 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
(Benzie County, Michigan)

Male:

Under 5 years : 548

5 to 9 years : 547

10 to 14 years : 498

15 to 17 years : 371

18 and 19 years : 206

20 years : 53

21 years : 76

22 to 24 years : 301

25 to 29 years : 421

30 to 34 years : 417

35 to 39 years : 574

40 to 44 years : 594

45 to 49 years : 721

50 to 54 years : 637

55 to 59 years : 640

60 and 61 years : 268

62 to 64 years : 321

65 and 66 years : 183

67 to 69 years : 277

70 to 74 years : 447

75 to 79 years : 359

80 to 84 years : 173

85 years and over : 97

Female:

Under 5 years : 440

5 to 9 years : 446

10 to 14 years : 569

15 to 17 years : 354

18 and 19 years : 189

20 years : 117

21 years : 53

22 to 24 years : 247

25 to 29 years : 386

30 to 34 years : 403

35 to 39 years : 618

40 to 44 years : 532

45 to 49 years : 691

50 to 54 years : 676

55 to 59 years : 616

60 and 61 years : 200

62 to 64 years : 407

65 and 66 years : 153

67 to 69 years : 308

70 to 74 years : 500

75 to 79 years : 337

80 to 84 years : 222

85 years and over : 247


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Benzie County, Michigan)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 7,897

Multiple ancestry : 7,207

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 129

Ancestry not reported : 2,207


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Benzie County, Michigan)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 16,978

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 3

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 101

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 70

Not a U.S. citizen : 288


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Benzie County, Michigan)

Total:

Under 5 years : 988

5 to 17 years : 2,785

18 to 24 years : 1,242

25 to 34 years : 1,627

35 to 44 years : 2,318

45 to 54 years : 2,725

55 to 59 years : 1,256

60 and 61 years : 468

62 to 64 years : 728

65 to 74 years : 1,868

75 years and over : 1,435

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 944

5 to 17 years : 2,407

18 to 24 years : 1,028

25 to 34 years : 1,255

35 to 44 years : 1,850

45 to 54 years : 2,099

55 to 59 years : 1,017

60 and 61 years : 373

62 to 64 years : 559

65 to 74 years : 1,395

75 years and over : 969

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 43

5 to 17 years : 349

18 to 24 years : 144

25 to 34 years : 281

35 to 44 years : 390

45 to 54 years : 536

55 to 59 years : 229

60 and 61 years : 88

62 to 64 years : 145

65 to 74 years : 453

75 years and over : 424

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 18

18 to 24 years : 2

25 to 34 years : 15

35 to 44 years : 36

45 to 54 years : 19

55 to 59 years : 3

60 and 61 years : 4

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 3

75 years and over : 4

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 1

5 to 17 years : 11

18 to 24 years : 68

25 to 34 years : 76

35 to 44 years : 42

45 to 54 years : 71

55 to 59 years : 7

60 and 61 years : 3

62 to 64 years : 24

65 to 74 years : 17

75 years and over : 38


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Benzie County, Michigan)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 6,914

Female : 6,982

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 1,541

Female : 1,541

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 70

Female : 34

Foreign born:

Male : 204

Female : 154


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Benzie County, Michigan)

Born in state of residence : 13,330

Born in other state in the United States : 2,956

Native: born outside the United States : 97

Foreign born : 302


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Benzie County, Michigan)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 2,404

Now married, except separated : 6,545

Divorced : 1,340

Separated : 129

Widowed : 697

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 498

Now married, except separated : 1,799

Divorced : 284

Separated : 14

Widowed : 224

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 15

Now married, except separated : 50

Divorced : 36

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 84

Now married, except separated : 237

Divorced : 21

Separated : 13

Widowed : 2


(updated 2009)



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

Speak only English : 15,844

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 274

Speak English less than "very well" : 117

French (incl. Patois, Cajun):

Speak English "very well" : 64

Speak English less than "very well" : 14

German:

Speak English "very well" : 54

Speak English less than "very well" : 19

Scandinavian languages:

Speak English "very well" : 3

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Russian:

Speak English "very well" : 6

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Polish:

Speak English "very well" : 10

Speak English less than "very well" : 3

Hindi:

Speak English "very well" : 4

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Chinese:

Speak English "very well" : 1

Speak English less than "very well" : 3

Japanese:

Speak English "very well" : 11

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Thai:

Speak English "very well" : 1

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Other Asian languages:

Speak English "very well" : 1

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Tagalog:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 3

Other Pacific Island languages:

Speak English "very well" : 15

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Navajo:

Speak English "very well" : 5

Speak English less than "very well" : 0


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Benzie County, Michigan

  • German: 4,207   (23.8%)
  • English: 2,446   (13.8%)
  • Irish: 1,860   (10.5%)
  • French (except Basque): 1,061   (6.0%)
  • Polish: 1,014   (5.7%)
  • Other Groups: 1,006   (5.7%)
  • United States Or American: 906   (5.1%)
  • Dutch: 804   (4.5%)
  • Norwegian: 677   (3.8%)
  • Scottish: 624   (3.5%)
  • French Canadian: 417   (2.4%)
  • Swedish: 399   (2.3%)
  • Scotch-irish: 368   (2.1%)
  • Italian: 287   (1.6%)
  • Finnish: 186   (1.1%)
  • Hungarian: 180   (1.0%)
  • Welsh: 158   (0.9%)
  • Czech: 111   (0.6%)
  • European: 107   (0.6%)
  • Danish: 74   (0.4%)
  • Belgian: 70   (0.4%)
  • Canadian: 69   (0.4%)
  • Swiss: 62   (0.4%)
  • British: 51   (0.3%)
  • Russian: 49   (0.3%)
  • Lithuanian: 46   (0.3%)
  • Austrian: 45   (0.3%)
  • Ukrainian: 44   (0.2%)
  • Scandinavian: 43   (0.2%)
  • Greek: 38   (0.2%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 34   (0.2%)
  • Arab: 31   (0.2%)
  • Slovak: 28   (0.2%)
  • Romanian: 25   (0.1%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 22   (0.1%)
  • Albanian: 19   (0.1%)
  • West Indian (excluding Hispanic Groups): 14   (0.1%)
  • Macedonian: 12   (0.1%)
  • Assyrian/chaldean/syriac: 11   (0.1%)
  • Maltese: 10   (0.1%)
  • Croatian: 10   (0.1%)
  • Armenian: 10   (0.1%)
  • Northern European: 10   (0.1%)
  • Latvian: 8   (0.0%)
  • Slovene: 6   (0.0%)
  • Slavic: 4   (0.0%)
  • Australian: 4   (0.0%)
  • Yugoslavian: 4   (0.0%)
  • Celtic: 3   (0.0%)
  • Alsatian: 3   (0.0%)
  • Eastern European: 2   (0.0%)
  • Portuguese: 1   (0.0%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Benzie County, Michigan is 17,440



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Benzie County, Michigan: 8,729
Female Population in Benzie County, Michigan: 8,711


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Benzie County, Michigan: 42.8
Median Female Resident Age in Benzie County, Michigan: 45.0


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Michigan is 39


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Benzie County, Michigan


White


Both sexes

46.7

Male

46.0

Female

47.4

Black or African American


Both sexes

22.3

Male

24.5

Female

21.0

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

42.8

Male

45.1

Female

40.5

Asian


Both sexes

37.5

Male

42.0

Female

36.8

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

0.0

Male

0.0

Female

0.0

Other


Both sexes

24.6

Male

24.2

Female

29.0

Two or More Races


Both sexes

18.9

Male

18.5

Female

19.7

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

26.8

Male

25.5

Female

30.0

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

46.8

Male

46.2

Female

47.5


(updated 2010)



Races in Benzie County, Michigan


  • White: 16,685
  • African American: 48
  • American Indian: 248
  • Asian: 19
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 99
  • Two or More Races: 341



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

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

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Benzie County, Michigan

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 51   (0.93%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 11   (0.2%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 28   (0.51%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 151   (2.75%)
  • 9th Grade: 98   (1.79%)
  • 10th Grade: 225   (4.1%)
  • 11th Grade: 173   (3.15%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 176   (3.21%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 1,983   (36.14%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 375   (6.83%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 792   (14.43%)
  • Associate Degree: 285   (5.19%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 721   (13.14%)
  • Master's Degree: 271   (4.94%)
  • Professional School Degree: 107   (1.95%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 40   (0.73%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 18   (0.31%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 10   (0.17%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 12   (0.21%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 112   (1.93%)
  • 9th Grade: 99   (1.71%)
  • 10th Grade: 185   (3.19%)
  • 11th Grade: 173   (2.98%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 129   (2.23%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 2,124   (36.65%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 489   (8.44%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 850   (14.67%)
  • Associate Degree: 476   (8.21%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 776   (13.39%)
  • Master's Degree: 266   (4.59%)
  • Professional School Degree: 67   (1.16%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 10   (0.17%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Benzie County, Michigan

  • Benzie County Central Schools


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: P.o. Box 240, Benzonia, MI 49616, Phone: (231) 882-9654, Students: 2,115 )

  • Frankfort-elberta Area Schools


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: 534 11th Street, Frankfort, MI 49635, Phone: (231) 352-4641, Students: 568 )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Benzie County, Michigan

  • Platte River Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-6, Location: P.o. Box 317, Honor, MI 49640, Phone: (231) 325-3063, Students: 377 )

  • Benzie Central Middle School


    ( Grades: 7-8, Location: P.o. Box 240, Benzonia, MI 49616, Phone: (231) 882-4498, Students: 342 )

  • Frankfort Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-6, Location: 613 Leelanau Avenue, Frankfort, MI 49635, Phone: (231) 352-7601, Students: 289 )

  • Crystal Lake Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: P.o. Box 240, Benzonia, MI 49616, Phone: (231) 882-4641, Students: 227 )

  • Betsie Valley School


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 17936 Cadillac Highway, Thompsonville, MI 49683, Phone: (231) 378-4164, Students: 192 )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Benzie County, Michigan

  • Benzie Central Sr. High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: P.o. Box 240, Benzonia, MI 49616, Phone: (231) 882-4497, Students: 635 )

  • Frankfort High School


    ( Grades: 7-12, Location: 534 11th Street, Frankfort, MI 49635, Phone: (231) 352-4781, Students: 279 )

Public Libraries (Central) In Benzie County, Michigan

  • Benzie Shores District Library


    630 Main Street, Frankfort, MI 49635

  • Benzonia Public Library


    891 Michigan Avenue, Benzonia, MI 49616

  • Betsie Valley District Library


    14731 Thompson Avenue, Thompsonville, MI 49683

  • Darcy Library Of Beulah


    7238 Commercial Street, Beulah, MI 49617

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Benzie County, Michigan


  • Friends Of Point Betsies Lighthouse Inc


    Po Box 601, Frankfort, MI 49635

  • Hale Auto Museum


    1211 Crystal Dr, Frankfort, MI 49635

  • Michigan Legacy Art Park


    12500 Crystal Mountain Dr, Thompsonville, MI 49683

  • Northwest Michigan Maritime Museum


    , Frankfort, MI 49635

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Benzie County, 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 Benzie County, Michigan.

Area Features of Benzie County, Michigan


Airport


(1) Betsie River Airstrip   (2) Frankfort Dow Memorial Field Airport   (3) Lake Ann Airway Estates Airport   (4) Thompsonville Airport  

Basin


(1) Chippewa Basin  

Bay


(1) Hurdmans Bay   (2) Outlet Bay   (3) Platte Bay  

Beach


(1) Beulah Beach   (2) Crystal Beach   (3) Elberta Beach   (4) Onkeonwe Beach  

Bridge


(1) Black Bridge   (2) Case Bridge   (3) Haze Bridge   (4) Lewis Bridge   (5) Red Bridge   (6) Woirol Bridge  

Building


(1) Almira Township Hall   (2) Almira Township Library   (3) Almira Township Volunteer Fire Department   (4) Benzie Area Historical Museum   (5) Benzie County Ambulance   (6) Benzie County Emergency Medical Services House 1   (7) Benzie County Emergency Medical Services House 2   (8) Benzie County Government Center   (9) Benzie County Sheriff S Office   (10) Benzie Shores District Library   (11) Benzonia City Hall   (12) Benzonia Public Library   (13) Benzonia Township Fire Department   (14) Betsie Valley District Library   (15) Beulah Police Department   (16) Beulah Public Library   (17) Colfax Township Hall   (18) Elberta Volunteer Fire Department   (19) Frankfort City Hall   (20) Frankfort City Volunteer Fire Department   (21) Frankfort Police Department   (22) Homestead Township Fire Department   (23) Homestead Township Hall   (24) Honor Village Hall   (25) Joyfield Township Hall   (26) Lake Township Hall   (27) Lake Township Volunteer Fire Department   (28) Michigan Department Of Natural Resources Platte River Office   (29) Platte Township Hall   (30) Point Betsie Light   (31) Thompsonville Village Hall   (32) Thompsonville Volunteer Ambulance Service   (33) Thompsonville Volunteer Fire Department   (34) Weldon Township Hall  

Cape


(1) Bay Point   (2) Birch Point   (3) Platte River Point   (4) Point Betsie   (5) Railroad Point   (6) Winetka Point  

Cemetery


(1) Almira Cemetery   (2) Benzonia Township Cemetery   (3) Champion Hill Cemetery   (4) Colfax Township Cemetery   (5) Crystal Lake Cemetery   (6) Gilmore Township Cemetery   (7) Green Briar Cemetery   (8) Holy Family Cemetery   (9) Homestead Cemetery   (10) Joyfield Cemetery   (11) Lake Ann Cemetery   (12) Lutheran Cemetery   (13) Memorial Park   (14) Platte Cemetery   (15) Thompsonville Cemetery   (16) Township Cemetery   (17) Weldon Cemetery   (18) Wilson Cemetery  

Census


(1) Crystal Downs Country Club Census Designated Place   (2) Crystal Mountain Census Designated Place   (3) Hardwood Acres Census Designated Place   (4) Maple Grove Census Designated Place   (5) Nessen City Census Designated Place   (6) Pilgrim Census Designated Place  

Church


(1) Advent Lutheran Church   (2) Almira Church   (3) Bear Lake Christian Church   (4) Beulahland Wesleyan Church   (5) Carter Church   (6) Church Of Christ   (7) Congregational Summer Asssembly   (8) Crystal Lake Southern Baptist Church   (9) Eden Church   (10) Elberta United Methodist Church   (11) Elm Grove Church   (12) Faith Baptist Church   (13) First Congregational Church   (14) First Congregational Church Of Benzonia   (15) Frankfort United Methodist Church   (16) Gilmore Church   (17) Grace Church   (18) Herring Lake Church   (19) Homestead Church   (20) Honor Congregation Of Jehovah S Witnesses   (21) Honor Congregational Church   (22) Lake Ann United Methodist Church   (23) Lighthouse Tabernacle   (24) Our Savior Lutheran Church   (25) Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church   (26) Saint Ann Catholic Church   (27) Saint Philips Episcopal Church   (28) Saint Raphael Church   (29) Seventh-day Adventist Church   (30) Trinity Lutheran Church   (31) Union Chapel   (32) West Side Community Church   (33) Woodside Wesleyan Church  

Civil


(1) Benzie County   (2) City Of Frankfort   (3) Township Of Almira   (4) Township Of Benzonia   (5) Township Of Colfax   (6) Township Of Crystal Lake   (7) Township Of Gilmore   (8) Township Of Homestead   (9) Township Of Joyfield   (10) Township Of Lake   (11) Township Of Platte   (12) Township Of Springdale   (13) Township Of Weldon   (14) Village Of Benzonia   (15) Village Of Beulah   (16) Village Of Elberta   (17) Village Of Honor   (18) Village Of Lake Ann   (19) Village Of Thompsonville  

Dam


(1) Crystal Lake Outlet Dam   (2) Homestead Dam  

Forest


(1) Pere Marquette State Forest  

Harbor


(1) Frankfort Harbor  

Hospital


(1) Benzie County Medical Care   (2) Betsie Bay Medical Center   (3) Crystal Lake Clinic   (4) Frankfort Senior Care Home   (5) Honor Family Medicine Clinic   (6) Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital  

Lake


(1) Armstrong Lake   (2) Bass Lake   (3) Bell Lake   (4) Bellows Lake   (5) Betsie Lake   (6) Black Lake   (7) Bronson Lake   (8) Brooks Lake   (9) Bryan Lake   (10) Cedar Lake   (11) Cook Lake   (12) Courson Lake   (13) Crystal Lake   (14) Davis Lake   (15) Deer Lake   (16) Eliza Lake   (17) Fuller Lake   (18) Garey Lake   (19) Hart Lake   (20) Hartman Lake   (21) Harvey Lake   (22) Herendeene Lake   (23) Holden Lake   (24) Hooker Lake   (25) Horseshoe Lake   (26) Lake Ann   (27) Lake View   (28) Lime Lake   (29) Little Platte Lake   (30) Long Lake   (31) Loon Lake   (32) Lost Lake   (33) Lower Herring Lake   (34) Lower Woodcock Lake   (35) Lyons Lake   (36) Marys Lake   (37) Mud Lake   (38) Otter Lake   (39) Peanut Lake   (40) Pearl Lake   (41) Pigeon Lake   (42) Pikes Lake   (43) Platte Lake   (44) Polack Lake   (45) Ransom Lake   (46) Round Lake   (47) Rush Lake   (48) Sanford Lake   (49) Shavenaugh Lake   (50) Shisler Lake   (51) Shorter Lake   (52) Stevens Lake   (53) Sweet Lake   (54) Tarnwood Lake   (55) Upper Herring Lake   (56) Upper Woodcock Lake   (57) Wiltz Lake  

Locale


(1) Allyn Historical   (2) Baptist Camp   (3) Betsie River Campsite   (4) Beulah Boat Ramp   (5) Beulah Station Historical   (6) Camp Chenaniah   (7) Carter Corners   (8) Cedar Run Station Historical   (9) Champion Hill Golf Course   (10) Cherry Bowl Drive-in Theatre   (11) Clarks Mill   (12) Copemish Station Historical   (13) Crystal Downs Country Club   (14) Crystal Lake Country Club   (15) Crystal Lake Golf Club   (16) Crystal Lake Yacht Club   (17) Crystal Mountain Betsie Valley Golf Course   (18) Crystal Mountain Mountain Ridge Golf Course   (19) Crystal Mountain Resort   (20) Crystal Mountain Ski Area   (21) Crystalaire Camp   (22) Elberta Station Historical   (23) Frankfort Station Historical   (24) Henry Station Historical   (25) Homestead   (26) Homestead Station Historical   (27) Honor Station Historical   (28) Joyfield   (29) Lake Ann Camp   (30) Lake Ann Campground   (31) Lake Ann Station Historical   (32) Melva Station Historical   (33) Mistwood Golf Course   (34) Nessen City Station Historical   (35) North Breakwater Lighthouse   (36) Pinecroft Golf Course   (37) Pinecroft Golf Plantation   (38) Platte River Campground   (39) Platte River State Fish Hatchery   (40) Stormer Station Historical   (41) Sunnywoods Resort And Campground   (42) Thompsonville Station Historical   (43) Timberline Campground   (44) United States Coast Guard Station Frankfort   (45) Vacation Trailer Park Campground   (46) Wallin Station Historical   (47) White Pine Campground  

Military


(1) Coast Guard Station Frankfort  

Park


(1) Bellows Park   (2) Benzie State Park Historical   (3) Benzonia College Historical Marker   (4) Benzonia Congregational Church Historical Marker   (5) Benzonia Village Park   (6) Betsie River State Game Refuge   (7) Bruce Cotton Historical Marker   (8) Car Ferries On Lake Michigan Historical Marker   (9) Joyfield Cemetery Historical Marker   (10) Lewis Memorial Kids Park   (11) Marquette S Death Historical Marker   (12) Memorial Park   (13) Michigan Legacy Art Park   (14) Mills Community House Historical Marker   (15) Pacific Salmon Historical Marker   (16) Pearl Lake Natural Area   (17) Pearl Park   (18) Railroad Point Natural Area   (19) Trapp Farm Nature Preserve   (20) Veterans Park   (21) Waterfront Park  

Populated Place


(1) Aral Historical   (2) Averytown Historical   (3) Benzonia   (4) Beulah   (5) Cedar Run   (6) Chimney Corners Resort   (7) Copemish   (8) Crystal Lake Mobile Home Park   (9) Crystallia   (10) Edgewater   (11) Elberta   (12) Frankfort   (13) Frankfort Trailer Park   (14) Honor   (15) Lake Ann   (16) Nessen City   (17) Oberlin Historical   (18) Pilgrim   (19) Platte River   (20) Thompsonville   (21) Wallin   (22) Weldon  

Post Office


(1) Almira Post Office Historical   (2) Aral Post Office Historical   (3) Benzonia Post Office   (4) Beulah Post Office   (5) Cedar Run Post Office Historical   (6) Copemish Post Office   (7) Edgewater Post Office Historical   (8) Elberta Post Office   (9) Frankfort Post Office   (10) Grace Post Office Historical   (11) Henry Post Office Historical   (12) Homestead Post Office Historical   (13) Honor Post Office   (14) Joyfield Post Office Historical   (15) Kasson Post Office Historical   (16) Lake Ann Post Office   (17) Melva Post Office Historical   (18) Nessen City Post Office Historical   (19) Oviatt Post Office Historical   (20) Pilgrim Post Office Historical   (21) Platte Post Office Historical   (22) South Manitou Post Office Historical   (23) Stormer Post Office Historical   (24) Success Post Office Historical   (25) Thompsonville Post Office   (26) Wallin Post Office Historical   (27) Weldon Post Office Historical  

Reservoir


(1) Beulah-benzonia Sewage Disposal Ponds   (2) Honor Sewage Lagoons  

Ridge


(1) Door-leelanau Ridge  

School


(1) Almira School   (2) Benzie County Central High School   (3) Betsie Valley Elementary School   (4) Cedar Run School   (5) Cooley School Historical   (6) Crystal Lake Elementary School   (7) Drake School   (8) Forest View School   (9) Frankfort-elberta Area Junior Senior High School   (10) Frankfort-elberta Elementary School   (11) Franklin School   (12) Fredrickson School   (13) Grayson School   (14) Griner School   (15) Guest School   (16) Herring Lake School   (17) Holmes School   (18) Joy School   (19) Lake Ann Elementary School   (20) Lincoln School Historical   (21) Platte River School   (22) Rust School  

Spring


(1) Platte Springs  

Stream


(1) Betsie River   (2) Brundage Creek   (3) Burrows Creek   (4) Carter Creek   (5) Cold Creek   (6) Collison Creek   (7) Crystal Lake Outlet   (8) Dair Creek   (9) Herring Creek   (10) Herring Lake Outlet   (11) Little Betsie River   (12) Nichols Road Creek   (13) North Branch Herring Creek   (14) North Branch Platte River   (15) Otter Creek   (16) Platte River   (17) Rice Creek   (18) Round Lake Creek   (19) South Branch Herring Creek   (20) Thomas Road Creek  

Summit


(1) Buck Hills   (2) Elberta Bluffs   (3) North Hills   (4) Tank Hill   (5) Varney Hill   (6) Warner Hill  

Tower


(1) Honor Lookout Tower   (2) Wbnz-fm Frankfort  

Trail


(1) Abendroth S Ski Trail   (2) Betsie Valley Trail   (3) Buck Ski Trail   (4) Canyon Ski Trail   (5) Cheers Ski Trail   (6) Cut Off Ski Trail   (7) Emmy Ski Trail   (8) Giggles Ski Trail   (9) Glacier Valley Glade Area Ski Trail   (10) Gorge Ski Trail   (11) Hoot Owl Ski Trail   (12) Huggy Bear Hollow Ski Trail   (13) Interlochen Arts Avenue Ski Trail   (14) Little Vincent Ski Trail   (15) Loki Ski Trail   (16) Lower Gorge Ski Trail   (17) Main Street Ski Trail   (18) Nason S Ski Trail   (19) Nastar Course Ski Trail   (20) Nose Dive Ski Trail   (21) Shelburg S Chute Ski Trail   (22) Short Cut Ski Trail   (23) Super Park Ski Trail   (24) Teddy S Turn Ski Trail   (25) Thor Chute Ski Trail   (26) Wipeout Ski Trail  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Benzie County, Michigan

49635 (pop. 3,637) 49617 (pop. 3,086) 49650 (pop. 2,502)
49616 (pop. 2,105) 49683 (pop. 1,794) 49640 (pop. 1,519)
49628 (pop. 234)    


Counties Nearby Benzie County, Michigan

Manistee County, MI  (pop. 24,589) 22.6 Miles
Grand Traverse County, MI  (pop. 89,048) 23.3 Miles
Leelanau County, MI  (pop. 21,669) 25.1 Miles
Wexford County, MI  (pop. 32,677) 32.5 Miles
Kalkaska County, MI  (pop. 17,106) 45.4 Miles
Mason County, MI  (pop. 28,621) 47.4 Miles
Lake County, MI  (pop. 11,191) 49.0 Miles
Antrim County, MI  (pop. 23,402) 49.3 Miles
Missaukee County, MI  (pop. 14,967) 49.4 Miles



Area Code(s) in Benzie County, Michigan

231



Elevation in Benzie County, Michigan is 860.0 ft. (262.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Benzie County, Michigan

Lat: 44.643593 N        Long: -86.043826 W



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Economic Analysis

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

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 195   (2.9%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 188   (2.8%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 247   (3.6%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 614   (9.0%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 752   (11.0%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 1,003   (14.7%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 1,195   (17.5%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 720   (10.6%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 309   (4.5%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 400   (5.9%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 174   (2.6%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 58   (0.9%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 526   (7.7%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 433   (6.4%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Benzie County, Michigan)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 5,709

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 670

In 3-person carpool : 97

In 4-person carpool : 43

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 10

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 13

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 18

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

Subway or elevated : 4

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 4

Bicycle : 9

Walked : 218

Other means : 24

Worked at home : 459


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Benzie County, Michigan)

Less than 5 minutes : 544

5 to 9 minutes : 797

10 to 14 minutes : 965

15 to 19 minutes : 862

20 to 24 minutes : 793

25 to 29 minutes : 504

30 to 34 minutes : 1,030

35 to 39 minutes : 227

40 to 44 minutes : 231

45 to 59 minutes : 625

60 to 89 minutes : 156

90 or more minutes : 85


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Benzie County, Michigan)

With Social Security income : 2,789

No Social Security income : 4,405


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Benzie County, Michigan)

With retirement income : 1,781

No retirement income : 5,413


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Benzie County, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 112

$10,000 to $14,999 : 171

$15,000 to $19,999 : 167

$20,000 to $24,999 : 276

$25,000 to $29,999 : 391

$30,000 to $34,999 : 315

$35,000 to $39,999 : 229

$40,000 to $44,999 : 338

$45,000 to $49,999 : 368

$50,000 to $59,999 : 541

$60,000 to $74,999 : 659

$75,000 to $99,999 : 683

$100,000 to $124,999 : 317

$125,000 to $149,999 : 160

$150,000 to $199,999 : 96

$200,000 or more : 79


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Benzie County, Michigan)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $52,308


(updated 2009)



Occupations in Benzie County, Michigan

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 802  (21.0%)
  • Service Occupations: 535  (14.0%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 565  (14.8%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 36  (0.9%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 988  (25.9%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 953  (27.6%)
  • Service Occupations: 863  (25.0%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 1,191  (34.6%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 21  (0.6%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 24  (0.7%)


(updated 2010)





Employment Rate In Benzie County, Michigan

Employed: 8,629
Unemployed: 707



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Benzie County, Michigan

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Other: 100%



Water Usage In Benzie County, Michigan

Ground Water

 
Fresh 2.49 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 2.49 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 0.00 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 0.00 Mgal/d





There are 154 Farms In Benzie County, Michigan


(updated 2008)



Banks In Benzie County, Michigan

Honor Bank - 3 Branches


    Bank Assets: $565.8k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 8

Central State Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $146.3k
    Industry Specialization: All Other < $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 27

State Savings Bank, Frankfort, Mich. - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $97k
    Industry Specialization: All Other < $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 2

West Michigan Bank & Trust - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $46.3k
    Industry Specialization: Other < $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 2

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Benzie County, Michigan

  • Frankfort Dow Memorial Field


    (about 7.8 miles in Frankfort, Michigan; Airport Code: MI4)

  • Cherry Capital


    (about 23.7 miles in Traverse City, Michigan; Airport Code: TVC)

  • Manistee County-Blacker


    (about 27.6 miles in Eastlake, Michigan; Airport Code: MBL)

  • Wexford County


    (about 39.9 miles in Cadillac, Michigan; Airport Code: CAD)

  • Antrim County


    (about 47.6 miles in Bellaire, Michigan; Airport Code: ACB)

  • Ludington Airport


    (about 50.4 miles in Ludington, Michigan; Airport Code: LDM)

  • Mason County


    (about 50.4 miles in Ludington, Michigan; Airport Code: LDM)

  • Miller Field


    (about 58.1 miles in Reed City, Michigan; Airport Code: RCT)

  • Charlevoix Municipal


    (about 59.1 miles in Bay Shore, Michigan; Airport Code: CVX)

  • Ephraim Gibralter Creek


    (about 65.5 miles in Fish Creek, Wisconsin; Airport Code: WI3)

  • Boyne Mountain


    (about 65.6 miles in Boyne City, Michigan; Airport Code: MI5)

  • Door County Cherryland


    (about 69.0 miles in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin; Airport Code: SUE)

  • Roben-Hood


    (about 69.0 miles in Big Rapids, Michigan; Airport Code: WBR)

  • Gaylord Regional


    (about 70.7 miles in Gaylord, Michigan; Airport Code: GLR)

  • Beaver Island


    (about 76.2 miles in Beaver Island, Michigan; Airport Code: BVR)

  • Harbor Springs Airport


    (about 77.2 miles in Conway, Michigan; Airport Code: RQR)

  • Menominee County


    (about 84.7 miles in Marinette, Wisconsin; Airport Code: MNM)

  • Menominee-Marinette Twin County


    (about 84.9 miles in Marinette, Wisconsin; Airport Code: MNM)

  • Manitowoc County


    (about 88.3 miles in Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Airport Code: MTW)

  • Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County


    (about 88.5 miles in Pellston, Michigan; Airport Code: PLN)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Benzie County, Michigan

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

80.18%

Carpooled

11.11%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.52%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.03%

Motorcycle

0.08%

Bicycle

0.21%

Walked

2.91%

Other Means

0.66%

Worked At Home

4.30%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

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

Family households:

Married-couple family : 4,071

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 258

Female householder, no husband present : 573

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,958

Householder not living alone : 334


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Benzie County, Michigan)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 14

Male householder and female partner : 213

Female householder and female partner : 28

Female householder and male partner : 179

All other households : 6,760


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Benzie County, Michigan)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 3,808

Renter-occupied housing units : 263

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 210

Renter-occupied housing units : 48

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 415

Renter-occupied housing units : 158

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,780

Renter-occupied housing units : 512


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Benzie County, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 389

$10,000 to $14,999 : 496

$15,000 to $19,999 : 343

$20,000 to $24,999 : 520

$25,000 to $29,999 : 595

$30,000 to $34,999 : 458

$35,000 to $39,999 : 384

$40,000 to $44,999 : 475

$45,000 to $49,999 : 426

$50,000 to $59,999 : 769

$60,000 to $74,999 : 831

$75,000 to $99,999 : 748

$100,000 to $124,999 : 375

$125,000 to $149,999 : 189

$150,000 to $199,999 : 99

$200,000 or more : 97


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Benzie County, Michigan)

Total : 11,859


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Benzie County, Michigan)

Occupied : 7,194

Vacant : 4,665


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Benzie County, Michigan)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Benzie County, Michigan)

Built 2005 or later : 286

Built 2000 to 2004 : 1,203

Built 1990 to 1999 : 2,595

Built 1980 to 1989 : 1,516

Built 1970 to 1979 : 2,067

Built 1960 to 1969 : 920

Built 1950 to 1959 : 859

Built 1940 to 1949 : 598

Built 1939 or earlier : 1,815


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Benzie County, Michigan)

Utility gas : 2,372

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 3,010

Electricity : 482

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 472

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 775

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 60

No fuel used : 23


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Benzie County, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 123

$10,000 to $14,999 : 66

$15,000 to $19,999 : 17

$20,000 to $24,999 : 44

$25,000 to $29,999 : 25

$30,000 to $34,999 : 23

$35,000 to $39,999 : 37

$40,000 to $49,999 : 43

$50,000 to $59,999 : 90

$60,000 to $69,999 : 194

$70,000 to $79,999 : 134

$80,000 to $89,999 : 178

$90,000 to $99,999 : 269

$100,000 to $124,999 : 782

$125,000 to $149,999 : 725

$150,000 to $174,999 : 703

$175,000 to $199,999 : 516

$200,000 to $249,999 : 816

$250,000 to $299,999 : 342

$300,000 to $399,999 : 392

$400,000 to $499,999 : 224

$500,000 to $749,999 : 304

$750,000 to $999,999 : 85

$1,000,000 or more : 81


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Benzie County, 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 : 124

Home equity loan only : 771

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 38

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 2,792

Housing units without a mortgage : 2,488


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Benzie County, Michigan)

Built 2005 or later : $208,000

Built 2000 to 2004 : $171,800

Built 1990 to 1999 : $171,800

Built 1980 to 1989 : $160,700

Built 1970 to 1979 : $156,800

Built 1960 to 1969 : $140,400

Built 1950 to 1959 : $151,400

Built 1940 to 1949 : $152,300

Built 1939 or earlier : $154,000


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Benzie County, Michigan: 68.1%

Percentage of Family Households in Michigan: 66.0%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Benzie County, 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 300 300 $33,994,874
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $63,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

301 304 $34,057,874
2000        
  Single Family 258 258 $27,875,324
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $63,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

259 262 $27,938,324
2001        
  Single Family 283 283 $31,611,916
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

283 283 $31,611,916
2002        
  Single Family 218 218 $33,859,109
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $274,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

219 221 $34,133,109
2003        
  Single Family 311 311 $47,271,362
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

311 311 $47,271,362
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 233 233 $42,072,480
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

233 233 $42,072,480
2006        
  Single Family 166 166 $31,561,079
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

166 166 $31,561,079


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Benzie County, MI): $37,350
Median Household Income In 2000 (Michigan): $44,667


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Benzie County): $104,700
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Michigan): $110,300


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Benzie County, Michigan

Utility Gas: 37.5%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 40.2%
Electricity: 4.5%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 9.4%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 7.5%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.6%
No Fuel Used: 0.2%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Benzie County, Michigan

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 19.84%
  • Juvenile facilities : 1.98%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 36.11%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Military quarters : 3.17%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 38.89%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Benzie County): $486
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Michigan): $546
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Benzie County): $705


(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 Benzie County, Michigan are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Benzie County, 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 Benzie County, Michigan

West Shore Medical Center


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

Munson Medical Center


     Address: 1105 Sixth Street, Traverse City, Michigan 49684
     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 Benzie County, 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%

Manistee County Medical Care Facility


     Address: 1505 E Parkdale Avenue, Manistee, Michigan 49660
     Ownership: Government - County
     Number of Residents: 121
     Percent Occupied: 99%

Grand Traverse Pavilions


     Address: 1000 Pavilions Circle, Traverse City, Michigan 49684
     Ownership: Government - County
     Number of Residents: 215
     Percent Occupied: 97%

Tendercare Health Center-birchwood


     Address: 2950 Lafranier Rd, Traverse City, Michigan 49686
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 123
     Percent Occupied: 79%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Benzie County, Michigan

Name: Kewaunee
Address: N490 Highway 42; Kewaunee, WI 54216-9510
Distance: 78 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Benzie County, Michigan

    Retired Workers: 2,885
    Disabled Workers: 495
    Widowers Workers: 295
    Spouses Workers: 230
    Children Workers: 245


(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 Benzie County, 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 )
  • Oakland County , MI 0.30 % ($111,667 AGI )
  • Wayne County , MI 0.25 % ($54,500 AGI )
  • Kent County , MI 0.23 % ($32,188 AGI )
  • Wexford County , MI 0.23 % ($22,875 AGI )
  • Ingham County , MI 0.17 % ($50,333 AGI )
  • Macomb County , MI 0.16 % ($23,727 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 )
  • Kent County , MI 0.20 % ($24,929 AGI )
  • Oakland County , MI 0.16 % ($24,091 AGI )
  • Wexford County , MI 0.16 % ($36,545 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 Benzie County, Michigan is based on over 50 years of data.

Tornado Information For Benzie County, Michigan


On 10/15/1989, a tornado touched down 9.94 miles from the center of Benzie County, Michigan. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.

On 06/26/1986, a tornado touched down 10.21 miles from the center of Benzie County, Michigan. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $500 to $5,000.

On 07/21/1983, a tornado touched down 10.52 miles from the center of Benzie County, Michigan. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $50 to $500.

On 07/31/1977, a tornado touched down 16.63 miles from the center of Benzie County, Michigan. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.

On 06/26/1969, a tornado touched down 19.78 miles from the center of Benzie County, Michigan. The tornado was rated a category 3 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $50,000-$500,000.



Storms In Benzie County, Michigan

  Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage
Thunderstorm Wind        
10/18/2007, 12:00 am 0 0 $4K --
07/31/1995, 08:20 pm 0 0 $1K --
         





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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 Benzie County, 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 Benzie County, 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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