Benzonia, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 503 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.1%
 
Males: 255  (50.8%)
Females: 248  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

38.9 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49616, 49617.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,219 (it was $28,650 in 2000)
Benzonia:

$35,219
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,338 (it was $15,515 in 2000)

Benzonia village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $117,869 (it was $83,500 in 2000)
Benzonia:

$117,869
MI:

$155,700

Median gross rent in 2017: $888.

March 2019 cost of living index in Benzonia: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.2%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Benzonia, MI (2010)
    • 44689.7%White alone
    • 316.2%Hispanic
    • 132.6%Two or more races
    • 61.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%American Indian alone

Races in Benzonia detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Benzonia, Michigan as of June 05, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Benzonia is 22 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (12.9%), Polish (10.3%), Irish (7.7%), English (6.7%), American (4.6%), French Canadian (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 1.06 square miles.

Population density: 473 people per square mile   (low).

Benzonia, Michigan map

5 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.1%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,239 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,155 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (94.7 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (142.5 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (208.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Beulah, MI (0.9 miles ),
Honor, MI (2.2 miles ),
Elberta, MI (2.5 miles ),
Frankfort, MI (2.6 miles ),
Pilgrim, MI (2.8 miles),
Crystal Mountain, MI (2.9 miles),
Crystal Downs Country Club, MI (2.9 miles),
Thompsonville, MI (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 44.62 N, Longitude: 86.10 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 231

Distribution of median household income in Benzonia, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Benzonia, MI in 2017
Benzonia satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $68,300
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $46,200
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

7.0%
Michigan:

4.4%
Population change in the 1990s: +72 (+16.1%).
Most common industries in Benzonia, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Health care (8.5%)
  • Food (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.4%)
  • Public administration (10.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (8.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.2%)
  • Food (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.4%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (18.0%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Food (5.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Health & personal care, except drug, stores (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Benzonia, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.3%)
  • Carpenters (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)

Average climate in Benzonia, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Benzonia, Michigan average temperatures Benzonia, Michigan average precipitation Benzonia, Michigan humidity Benzonia, Michigan wind speed Benzonia, Michigan snowfall Benzonia, Michigan sunshine Benzonia, Michigan clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.6. This is better than average.

City:

58.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Benzonia-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.3 miles away from the Benzonia village center killed 2 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/26/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.0 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Benzonia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 325.1 miles away from Benzonia center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 360.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 295.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 260.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 146.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 324.6 miles away from Benzonia center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Benzie County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benzonia topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Benzonia:

  • MAPLES BENZIE CO MEDICAL CARE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; FRANKFORT, MI)
  • PAUL OLIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LTCU (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FRANKFORT, MI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benzonia:

  • Northwestern Michigan College (about 28 miles; Traverse City, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,276)
  • Ferris State University (about 72 miles; Big Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,238)
  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 80 miles; Harrison, MI; FT enrollment: 3,653)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 90 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)
  • Muskegon Community College (about 95 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,310)
  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 96 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,293)
  • Central Michigan University (about 97 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 22,758)

Public high schools in Benzonia:

Public elementary/middle schools in Benzonia:

See full list of schools located in Benzonia

Library in Benzonia:

  • BENZONIA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $75,854; Location: 891 MICHIGAN AVENUE; 18,629 books; 494 audio materials; 562 video materials; 45 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Benzonia: Benzie Area Historical Museum (A), Benzonia Public Library (B), Benzonia City Hall (C), Benzonia Township Fire Department (D), Benzie County Emergency Medical Services House 1 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Benzonia include: First Congregational Church of Benzonia (A), Faith Baptist Church (B), Our Savior Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Benzonia include: Benzonia Village Park (1), Benzonia Congregational Church Historical Marker (2), Bruce Cotton Historical Marker (3), Mills Community House Historical Marker (4), Benzonia College Historical Marker (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Hanmer's Riverside Resort (2251 Benzie Highway).

Benzie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Benzonia and their reported violations in the past:

BENZONIA VILLAGE OF (Population served: 519, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2013)
CRYSTAL RIDGE CONDOMINIUMS (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MAIN STREET PIZZA OF HONOR (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Benzonia that have no violations reported:

  • TIMBERLINE CAMPGROUND INC. (Population served: 473, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VACATION TRAILER PARK CAMPGROUND (Address: 924 BARBER ST. , Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.4 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

59.8%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

6.2%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
39 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
5 people in other group homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Benzonia (2011 data):

  • Central State Bank: Benzonia Branch at 1669 South Benzie Highway, branch established on 1977/03/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $64.9 mil, Deposits: $55.9 mil, headquarters in Beulah, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Central-State Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Benzonia:

Marital status in Benzonia, MI
  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 37.6%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 24.5%

For population 25 years and over in Benzonia:

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Benzonia
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Benzonia, MI (based on Benzie County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,15411
Evangelical Protestant80116
Catholic4651
Other32
None14,102-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Benzie County:

2.86 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Here:

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Benzie County:

12.01 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Benzie County:

28.8%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.1%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Benzonia:

40.9%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.1%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Benzonia:

28.0
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Benzonia:

19.0%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

5.7%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.3
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Benzonia:

15.9%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

55.9%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.6%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Benzonia, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 2$5,070$30,4200$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$2,969
Financial Administration 0$0 1$894
Transit 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 2$5,070$30,4209$3,863

Benzonia government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $276,000 ($548.71)
    Regular Highways: $91,000 ($180.91)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $81,000 ($161.03)
    Regular Highways: $57,000 ($113.32)
    General Public Buildings: $45,000 ($89.46)
    General - Other: $40,000 ($79.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $33,000 ($65.61)
    Central Staff Services: $29,000 ($57.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000 ($47.71)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($19.88)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $106,000 ($210.74)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $28,000 ($55.67)

Benzonia government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($47.71)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $240,000 ($477.14)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $46,000 ($91.45)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($7.95)
    General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($5.96)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($1.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $87,000 ($172.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $53,000 ($105.37)
    General Local Government Support: $37,000 ($73.56)
  • Tax - Property: $199,000 ($395.63)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($3.98)
    Other License: $1,000 ($1.99)

Benzonia government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $651,000 ($1294.23)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $628,000 ($1248.51)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,000 ($45.73)

Benzonia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $573,000 ($1139.17)

7.81% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,381 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.81%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Grand Traverse County, MI  2.19% ($43,633 average AGI)
from Leelanau County, MI  0.58% ($23,932)
from Manistee County, MI  0.52% ($25,513)


6.96% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,762 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Grand Traverse County, MI  2.17% ($40,448 average AGI)
to Manistee County, MI  0.77% ($33,448)
to Leelanau County, MI  0.28% ($50,619)
Businesses in Benzonia, MI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Curves1Subway1
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1UPS1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Benzonia:

  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCCW (1310 AM; 15 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WKJF (1370 AM; 5 kW; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: WKJF RADIO, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WJML (1110 AM; 10 kW; PETOSKEY, MI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benzonia:

  • WBNZ (99.3 FM; FRANKFORT, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGFN (98.1 FM; GLEN ARBOR, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WJZJ (95.5 FM; GLEN ARBOR, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WTCM-FM (103.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WICA (91.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS)
  • WOUF (92.1 FM; BEULAH, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WIAA (88.7 FM; INTERLOCHEN, MI; Owner: INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS)
  • WFCX (94.3 FM; LELAND, MI; Owner: NORTHERN MICHIGAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WKVK (100.7 FM; HONOR, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WCUZ (100.1 FM; BEAR LAKE, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLDR-FM (101.9 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • W201CM (88.1 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WNMC-FM (90.7 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE)
  • WLJN-FM (89.9 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WCCW-FM (107.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WOLW (91.1 FM; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: NORTHERN CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WVXM (97.7 FM; MANISTEE, MI; Owner: XAVIER UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Benzonia:

  • WPBN-TV (Channel 7; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WPBN/WTOM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • W68DD (Channel 68; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62CQ (Channel 62; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W34BZ (Channel 34; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W48BY (Channel 48; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53CC (Channel 53; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W25CU (Channel 25; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: EDWARD J. HESS AND/OR MADGE E. HESS)
  • W36BZ (Channel 36; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W56DF (Channel 56; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W15BM (Channel 15; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W34CE (Channel 34; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W48CC (Channel 48; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CP (Channel 52; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W58CN (Channel 58; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66CX (Channel 66; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W54CR (Channel 54; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: ROCKFLEET BROADCASTING II, LLC)

Benzonia fatal accident list:

Jun 27, 2012 07:38 AM, Sr-115 Frankfort Hwy, Lat: 44.621553, Lon: -86.103661, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Apr 30, 2008 03:20 PM, Us-31, Lat: 44.607370, Lon: -86.099160, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.4mTotal length
  • 8,344Total average daily traffic
  • 500Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,371Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Matt Doyle, North Of Worden Road, West Of Intersection Of Moss Road. Mi00722 (Lat: 44.655806 Lon: -86.055917), Type: 80.8, Overall height: 80.8 m, Registrant: Trinity Wireless Towers, Karnold@trintel.Com, , Irvin-g, Phone: (972) 869-3500
  • Paul Prins, North Of Worden Road, West Of Intersection Of Moss Road. Mi00722 (Lat: 44.655806 Lon: -86.055917), Type: 80.8, Overall height: 80.8 m, Registrant: Trinity Wireless Towers, Ineace@trintel.Com, , Irvin-g, Phone: (214) 764-7049
  • Irene Neace, North Of Worden Road, West Of Intersection Of Moss Road. Mi00722 (Lat: 44.655806 Lon: -86.055917), Type: 80.8, Overall height: 80.8 m, Registrant: Trinity Wireless Towers, Ineace@trintel.Com, , Irvin-g, Phone: (214) 764-7049

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Lat: 44.591778 Lon: -86.099306, Call Sign: WQUW882,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.500 MHz, 456.500 MHz, Grant Date: 11/04/2014, Expiration Date: 11/04/2024, Certifier: Jerry Smith, Registrant: Tele-Rad, Inc., 2351 Cass Road, Traverse City, MI 49684, Phone: (231) 947-8330, Fax: (231) 947-3882, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • 6812-NEW WELDON, 4659 Kast Roa (Lat: 44.563417 Lon: -86.061722), Type: Pole, Structure height: 54.4 m, Call Sign: WQQD254,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/05/2012, Expiration Date: 11/05/2022, Certifier: Charles Cleary, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:
  • Benzonia 1, Lat: 44.561111 Lon: -86.176667, Type: Silo, Structure height: 18.2 m, Call Sign: WQTW874,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 04/29/2014, Expiration Date: 04/29/2024, Certifier: James G Carr, Registrant: M-22 Internet Project, LLC, 3480 State St, Arcadia, MI 49613, Phone: (231) 794-2180, Email:
  • Benzonia 1B, Lat: 44.561111 Lon: -86.103694, Type: Silo, Structure height: 18.2 m, Call Sign: WQTW874,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 04/29/2014, Expiration Date: 04/29/2024, Certifier: James G Carr, Registrant: M-22 Internet Project, LLC, 3480 State St, Arcadia, MI 49613, Phone: (231) 794-2180, Email:
  • Benzonia 1C, Lat: 44.561111 Lon: -86.103694, Type: Silo, Structure height: 18.2 m, Call Sign: WQTW874,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 04/29/2014, Expiration Date: 04/29/2024, Certifier: James G Carr, Registrant: M-22 Internet Project, LLC, 3480 State St, Arcadia, MI 49613, Phone: (231) 794-2180, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KC8CLL, Licensee ID: L01089240, Grant Date: 02/05/2016, Expiration Date: 02/22/2026, Certifier: Charles H Arington, Registrant: Charles H Arington, 8760 Homestead Rd, Benzonia, MI 49616
  • Call Sign: KC8HWZ, Licensee ID: L00199552, Grant Date: 08/24/2017, Expiration Date: 08/24/2027, Registrant: Michael J Rhodes, 1067 Orchard St., Benzonia, MI 49616
  • Call Sign: KG8ZA, Licensee ID: L00243606, Grant Date: 03/28/2008, Expiration Date: 06/26/2018, Certifier: George E Laubach, Registrant: George E Laubach, 7281 River St, Benzonia, MI 49616
  • Call Sign: WA8FJD, Licensee ID: L01238279, Grant Date: 01/24/2007, Expiration Date: 04/19/2017, Cancellation Date: 04/20/2019, Certifier: Lester E Guiles, Registrant: Lester E Guiles, 6889 Mick Rd, Benzonia, MI 49616
  • Call Sign: WB8GKW, Licensee ID: L01368162, Grant Date: 02/12/2008, Expiration Date: 04/06/2018, Cancellation Date: 08/04/2009, Registrant: Ronald L Noffsinger, 7280 South St, Benzonia, MI 49616
  • Call Sign: KD8BXM, Licensee ID: L01046591, Grant Date: 08/01/2005, Expiration Date: 08/01/2015, Cancellation Date: 08/02/2017, Certifier: Terry L Crooks, Registrant: Terry L Crooks, Benzonia, MI 49616
  • Call Sign: K8GLI, Previous Call Sign: WB8GKW, Licensee ID: L01368162, Grant Date: 08/04/2009, Expiration Date: 08/04/2019, Certifier: Ronald L Noffsinger, Registrant: Ronald L Noffsinger, 7280 South St, Benzonia, MI 49616

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-16 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 87 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5243H , Serial Number: 16-47, Year manufactured: 1949, Airworthiness Date: 11/05/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 02/14/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Douglas R Kirk, 1166 Lake St, Benzonia, MI 49616

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 8. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 16 took place in 2012, and the least - 2 in 2016. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Benzonia, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (51.8%), and Outside Fires (33.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Benzonia, MI
    • 7251.8%Structure Fires
    • 4733.8%Outside Fires
    • 2014.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Benzonia, MI
Most common first names in Benzonia, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1968.5 years
Robert1474.0 years
George1378.7 years
Helen978.8 years
Margaret872.0 years
Charles872.1 years
Joseph777.6 years
Jean778.0 years
Arthur774.6 years
Ruth785.3 years
Most common last names in Benzonia, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rice979.0 years
Case775.9 years
Smith677.0 years
Johnson677.2 years
Stiles575.6 years
Anderson566.8 years
Jones585.2 years
Martin581.0 years
Miller582.6 years
Crawford583.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Benzonia, MI
  • 78.9%Utility gas
  • 11.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.7%Electricity
  • 1.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Benzonia, MI
  • 78.9%Utility gas
  • 10.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.0%Electricity
  • 3.5%No fuel used


Benzonia compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 3 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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