Statewide Claims to Fame

Benzie County is 7th in Michigan out of 83 other counties in Home ownership rate

Benzie County is 10th in Michigan out of 83 other counties in Home median value

Benzie County is 16th in Michigan out of 83 other counties in Residents with college degree (older than 25)

Benzie County is 17th in Michigan out of 83 other counties in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Benzie County is 17th in Michigan out of 83 other counties in Residents 65 or older

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Benzie County Rank Michigan US
Current population (2012) 17,465 65th 9,883,360 313,914,040
Size in square miles 319.7 83rd 56,538.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 54.8 46th 174.8 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Benzie County Rank Michigan US
Residents younger than 5 4.6% 60th 5.8% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 19.7% 56th 22.9% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 22.8% 17th 14.6% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Benzie County Rank Michigan US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 90.2% 21st 88.4% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 25.2% 16th 25.3% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Benzie County Rank Michigan US
Race - White 96.3% 30th 80.1% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 0.6% 52nd 14.3% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.5% 17th 0.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.3% 65th 2.6% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 63rd 0.0% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.3% 65th 2.2% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 2.0% 45th 4.6% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 94.6% 28th 76.2% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Benzie County Rank Michigan US
Female residents 50.3% 40th 50.9% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 1.5% 61st 6.0% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Benzie County Rank Michigan US
Housing units 12,281 66th 4,525,480 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 4.7% 69th 18.1% 25.9%
Households 7,366 65th 3,825,182 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 85.2% 7th 73.5% 66.1%
Home median value $156,700 10th $137,300 $186,200
People per household 2.4 56th 2.5 2.6
Building permits (last year) 54 35th 11,692 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Benzie County Rank Michigan US
Income per capita $24,267 21st $25,482 $27,915
Income per household $47,017 22nd $48,669 $52,762
Income below poverty line 11.7% 67th 15.7% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Benzie County Rank Michigan US
Non-farm private establishments 425 64th 217,344 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 2,304 70th 3,379,035 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,918 62nd 816,972 27,092,908
Retail sales $131,310 68th $109,102,594 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $7,488 60th $10,855 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $44,171 43rd $14,536,648 $613,795,732

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