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Benzie County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2019: 17,653 (all rural); it was 15,998 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,048
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,175
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,574
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,075 (it was 926 in 2000)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

28%

Land area: 321 sq. mi.

Water area: 538.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 55 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Benzie County: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.4%), Construction (13.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Benzie County, MI (2019)
    • 16,470103.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4572.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3091.9%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2951.8%Two or more races
    • 790.5%Asian alone
    • 310.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
Median resident age:

50.3 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years
Males: 8,768  (49.7%)
Females: 8,885  (50.3%)
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Average household size:
Benzie County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $60,449 ($37,350 in 1999)
This county:

$60,449
Michigan:

$59,584

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $579 (lower quartile is $447, upper quartile is $773)
This county:

$579
State:

$740


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $203,104 (it was $104,700 in 2000)
Benzie:

$203,104
Michigan:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $141,389 - $311,412
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,140
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $434

Institutionalized population: 146

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 63
  • Thefts: 131
  • Auto thefts: 13

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 18
  • Burglaries: 63
  • Thefts: 141
  • Auto thefts: 12
Benzie County, MI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 224 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 1998: 300 buildings, average cost: $101,100
  • 1999: 294 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2000: 250 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2001: 274 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 2002: 209 buildings, average cost: $158,900
  • 2003: 298 buildings, average cost: $154,600
  • 2004: 211 buildings, average cost: $173,800
  • 2005: 222 buildings, average cost: $182,600
  • 2006: 158 buildings, average cost: $191,400
  • 2007: 136 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2008: 77 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2009: 50 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 2010: 58 buildings, average cost: $144,900
  • 2011: 35 buildings, average cost: $204,300
  • 2012: 54 buildings, average cost: $247,700
  • 2013: 53 buildings, average cost: $234,900
  • 2014: 41 buildings, average cost: $212,200
  • 2015: 58 buildings, average cost: $207,800
  • 2016: 76 buildings, average cost: $222,200
  • 2017: 77 buildings, average cost: $231,100
  • 2018: 72 buildings, average cost: $274,100
  • 2019: 71 buildings, average cost: $237,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Benzie, MI residents
Average permit cost in Benzie, MI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,706 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,911 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Benzie, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Benzie, MI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Benzie, MI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.6%
Benzie County:

8.6%
Michigan:

13.0%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 90.9% for Black residents, 6.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.3% for American Indian residents, 3.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 50.3 years old
(Males: 48.9 years old, Females: 51.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.8 years old, Black residents: 24.7 years old, American Indian residents: 45.5 years old, Asian residents: 28.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 41.3 years old, Other race residents: 44.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Benzie County is $545 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $660 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $824 a month.

Cities in this county include: Frankfort, Benzonia, Elberta, Thompsonville, Hardwood Acres, Beulah, Honor, Lake Ann, Bendon, Nessen City.

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

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Neighboring counties: Hancock County, Maine , Clinton County, New York , Malheur County, Oregon , Hamlin County, South Dakota , St. Lawrence County, New York , Ogemaw County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.1%
Michigan:

6.3%

Unemployment by year in Benzie, MI
County total employment by year in Benzie, MI
County average yearly wages by year in Benzie, MI

Current college students: 435
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 344 (75.5% naturalized citizens)

Benzie County:

1.9%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 62010 or later
  • 1312000 to 2009
  • 541990 to 1999
  • 171980 to 1989
  • 361970 to 1979
  • 119Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 51.8%

Benzie County marital status for males Benzie County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,166
  • One, attached: 246
  • Two: 132
  • 3 or 4: 107
  • 5 to 9: 110
  • 10 to 19: 62
  • 20 to 49: 66
  • 50 or more: 51
  • Mobile homes: 610
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 23

Housing units in Benzie County with a mortgage: 3,599 (40 second mortgage, 363 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,579

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

59.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Benzie County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,15411
Evangelical Protestant80116
Catholic4651
Other32
None14,102-
Benzie County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Benzie County:

2.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Benzie County:

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

12.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Benzie County:

9.8%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Benzie County:

28.8%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.1%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Benzie County:

Average size of farms: 127 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $23,324
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $427.37
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 10.52%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 20.82%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $24,288
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 33.92%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.89%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $73,625
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.37%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.56
Corn for grain: 819 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 24 harvested acres
Vegetables: 177 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2,941 acres

Earthquake activity:

Benzie County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 169.4 miles away from Benzie County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 324.0 miles away from the county 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 359.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 438.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 296.5 miles away from Benzie County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 263.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Michigan Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4494, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Michigan Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3225: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Michigan Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3057: January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: 3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Michigan Drought, Incident Period: March 02, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3035: March 02, 1977, FEMA Id: 3035, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Benzie County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Benzie

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,790 (76.9%)
  • Carpooled: 408 (8.3%)
  • Bus: 96 (1.9%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 60 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 12 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 116 (2.4%)
  • Worked at home: 474 (9.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Ukraine (24%)
  • India (14%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Mexico (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Benzie County


  • German (16%)
  • American (13%)
  • English (8%)
  • European (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • Dutch (4%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Benzie County, Michigan in 2000:

  • 99 people in nursing homes
  • 39 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 39 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 38 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 26 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 15 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Benzie County, Michigan in 2010:

  • 91 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 69 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 50 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 25 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 5 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,698.

7.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
6.15% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($33,425 average AGI)
1.67% relocated from other states ($9,956 average AGI)
Benzie County:

1.67%
Michigan average:

1.59%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Oakland County, MI  0.30% ($107,826)
from Wayne County, MI  0.28% ($71,238)


6.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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.
5.27% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($30,096 average AGI)
1.69% relocated to other states ($12,667 average AGI)
Benzie County:

1.69%
Michigan average:

1.85%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Births per 1000 population in Benzie County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Benzie County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Benzie County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Benzie County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Benzie County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Benzie County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Benzie County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Benzie County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Benzie County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,831 (3,288 aged, 543 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 236 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Benzie County, Michigan in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (226)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (204)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (184)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (161)
  • Unspecified dementia (108)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (24)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (22)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.73
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 979
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 275
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30,442

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 964
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 895
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 91

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 28
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,653
  • Male householders: 3,672 (853 living alone), Female householders: 3,179 (1,104 living alone)
  • 3,807 spouses (3,767 opposite-sex spouses), 405 unmarried partners, (383 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 4,792 children (4,465 natural, 85 adopted, 243 stepchildren), 253 grandchildren, 85 brothers or sisters, 404 parents, 25 foster children, 198 other relatives, 492 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 320

Size of family households: 2,761 2-persons, 752 3-persons, 567 4-persons, 258 5-persons, 125 6-persons, 49 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,959 1-person, 365 2-persons, 17 3-persons, 12 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

2,279 married couples with children.
686 single-parent households (245 men, 441 women).

96.6% of residents of Benzie speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (86% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $87,947,000 ($5,035 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,807,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $49,906,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,877,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $69,000
Federal grants: $15,909,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,799,000 ($100,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,387,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $670,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,203,000
Federal Government insurance: $681,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,053
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 912
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +31
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,505
Here +85 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Benzie County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.72 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.4

Year house built in Benzie County, Michigan
  • Year house built in Benzie County, Michigan
  • 3472014 or later
  • 1652010 to 2013
  • 1,8462000 to 2009
  • 2,5271990 to 1999
  • 1,5891980 to 1989
  • 1,7611970 to 1979
  • 1,3671960 to 1969
  • 9111950 to 1959
  • 6911940 to 1949
  • 1,4241939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Benzie County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Benzie County, Michigan
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Benzie County, Michigan
  • 281 room
  • 172 rooms
  • 1683 rooms
  • 6344 rooms
  • 1,3555 rooms
  • 1,3556 rooms
  • 9207 rooms
  • 6618 rooms
  • 1,0439+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benzie County, Michigan
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benzie County, Michigan
  • 11 room
  • 602 rooms
  • 853 rooms
  • 1494 rooms
  • 1795 rooms
  • 736 rooms
  • 647 rooms
  • 478 rooms
  • 349+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Benzie County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Benzie County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Benzie County, Michigan
  • 32no bedroom
  • 1791 bedroom
  • 1,1282 bedrooms
  • 3,4603 bedrooms
  • 9674 bedrooms
  • 4165+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benzie County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benzie County, Michigan
  • 5no bedroom
  • 1441 bedroom
  • 2652 bedrooms
  • 2173 bedrooms
  • 464 bedrooms
  • 185+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Benzie County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Benzie County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Benzie County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 134no vehicle
  • 1,6411 vehicle
  • 2,6622 vehicles
  • 1,2143 vehicles
  • 3294 vehicles
  • 1985+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Benzie County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Benzie County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 99no vehicle
  • 3841 vehicle
  • 1492 vehicles
  • 303 vehicles
  • 134 vehicles
  • 245+ vehicles

92.3% of Benzie County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Michigan.

Benzie County:

92.3%
State average:

86.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 14,105
  • Other state: 3,123
  • Northeast: 341
  • Midwest: 1,643
  • South: 733
  • West: 400
Year householders moved into unit in Benzie County, MI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Benzie County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 38.3%Utility gas
  • 37.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.0%Wood
  • 5.5%Electricity
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 45.2%Utility gas
  • 33.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.2%Electricity
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 230
Here:

15.6%
Michigan:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 53
Here:

6.6%
Michigan:

9.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 79
Here:

14.2%
Michigan:

14.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Benzie County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $10,361,000
    Regular Highways: $1,040,000
    Solid Waste Management: $269,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $11,851,000
    Regular Highways: $6,534,000
    General - Other: $3,935,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,701,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,567,000
    Police Protection: $1,193,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,128,000
    Central Staff Services: $388,000
    Solid Waste Management: $297,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $293,000
    Financial Administration: $263,000
    General Public Buildings: $255,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $205,000
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $16,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $715,000
    Health and Hospitals: $171,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $223,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $219,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,188,000
    Highways: $382,000
    Other: $70,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,792,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,292,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $524,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $591,000
    Rents: $463,000
    Interest Earnings: $281,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $64,000
    Sale of Property: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $163,000
    Police Protection: $116,000
    Parks and Recreation: $94,000
    Correctional Institutions: $46,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,844,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,176,000
    Other: $1,605,000
    Health and Hospitals: $888,000
    Public Welfare: $79,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,850,000
    Other License: $320,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $9,000

Benzie County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $10,361,000
    Regular Highways: $1,040,000
    Solid Waste Management: $269,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $11,851,000
    Regular Highways: $6,534,000
    General - Other: $3,935,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,701,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,567,000
    Police Protection: $1,193,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,128,000
    Central Staff Services: $388,000
    Solid Waste Management: $297,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $293,000
    Financial Administration: $263,000
    General Public Buildings: $255,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $205,000
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $16,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $715,000
    Health and Hospitals: $171,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $223,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $219,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,188,000
    Highways: $382,000
    Other: $70,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,792,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,292,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $524,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $591,000
    Rents: $463,000
    Interest Earnings: $281,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $64,000
    Sale of Property: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $163,000
    Police Protection: $116,000
    Parks and Recreation: $94,000
    Correctional Institutions: $46,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,844,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,176,000
    Other: $1,605,000
    Health and Hospitals: $888,000
    Public Welfare: $79,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,850,000
    Other License: $320,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $9,000

Benzie County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $10,361,000
    Regular Highways: $1,040,000
    Solid Waste Management: $269,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $11,851,000
    Regular Highways: $6,534,000
    General - Other: $3,935,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,701,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,567,000
    Police Protection: $1,193,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,128,000
    Central Staff Services: $388,000
    Solid Waste Management: $297,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $293,000
    Financial Administration: $263,000
    General Public Buildings: $255,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $205,000
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $16,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $715,000
    Health and Hospitals: $171,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $223,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $219,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,188,000
    Highways: $382,000
    Other: $70,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,792,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,292,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $524,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $591,000
    Rents: $463,000
    Interest Earnings: $281,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $64,000
    Sale of Property: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $163,000
    Police Protection: $116,000
    Parks and Recreation: $94,000
    Correctional Institutions: $46,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,844,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,176,000
    Other: $1,605,000
    Health and Hospitals: $888,000
    Public Welfare: $79,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,850,000
    Other License: $320,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $9,000

Benzie County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $10,361,000
    Regular Highways: $1,040,000
    Solid Waste Management: $269,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $11,851,000
    Regular Highways: $6,534,000
    General - Other: $3,935,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,701,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,567,000
    Police Protection: $1,193,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,128,000
    Central Staff Services: $388,000
    Solid Waste Management: $297,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $293,000
    Financial Administration: $263,000
    General Public Buildings: $255,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $205,000
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $16,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $715,000
    Health and Hospitals: $171,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $223,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $219,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,188,000
    Highways: $382,000
    Other: $70,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,792,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,292,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $524,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $591,000
    Rents: $463,000
    Interest Earnings: $281,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $64,000
    Sale of Property: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $163,000
    Police Protection: $116,000
    Parks and Recreation: $94,000
    Correctional Institutions: $46,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,844,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,176,000
    Other: $1,605,000
    Health and Hospitals: $888,000
    Public Welfare: $79,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,850,000
    Other License: $320,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $9,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 257
  • Number of aged recipients: 10
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 247
  • Number of recipients under 18: 40
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 176
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 41
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 119
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 104
Most common first names in Benzie County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary10679.1 years
John10574.7 years
William10275.6 years
Robert9972.7 years
Charles6374.5 years
James6275.1 years
George6178.1 years
Helen5080.9 years
Dorothy4781.9 years
Margaret4779.4 years
Most common last names in Benzie County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5277.2 years
Johnson4475.0 years
Jones2375.7 years
Clark2279.3 years
Miller1977.0 years
Martin1980.4 years
Mead1878.4 years
Williams1776.7 years
Anderson1774.2 years
Smeltzer1678.6 years
Businesses in Benzie County, MI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Best Western1Subway2
Curves1True Value4
FedEx4U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS3
La-Z-Boy1Vans1
McDonald's1Wendy's1