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Benzie County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2014: 17,519 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Benzie County: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.0%), Educational, health and social services (11.7%), Construction (11.1%), Public administration (11.1%), Manufacturing (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 44%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Benzie County, Michigan:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
Michigan median age:  38.0 years
Males: 8,698  (49.6%)
Females: 8,821  (50.4%)
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Benzie County,MI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Benzie County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,230 ($37,350 in 1999)

This county:

$47230
Michigan:

$48273

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $550 (lower quartile is $444, upper quartile is $705)
This county:

$550
State:

$629


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $144,534 (it was $104,700 in 2000)
Benzie:

$144,534
Michigan:

$117,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $89,384 - $233,270
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,114
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $381

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
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,433 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,355 (1.0%)

Benzie County household income distribution in 2009 Benzie County home values distribution Benzie County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.3%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 73.3% for Black residents, 34.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.6% for American Indian residents, 2.2% for other race residents, 50.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.5%
Benzie County:

13.5%
Michigan:

17.0%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 72.9% for Black residents, 32.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.2% for American Indian residents, 52.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 48 years old
(Males: 46 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 50 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 64 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 September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 435
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 269 (63% naturalized citizens)

Benzie County:

1.7%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 54
  • 1990 to 1994: 43
  • 1985 to 1989: 9
  • 1980 to 1984: 8
  • 1975 to 1979: 18
  • 1970 to 1974: 18
  • 1970 to 1974: 31
  • 1965 to 1969: 88

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: 8,566
  • One, attached: 134
  • Two: 130
  • 3 or 4: 141
  • 5 to 9: 87
  • 10 to 19: 42
  • 20 or more: 117
  • Mobile homes: 1,038
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 57

Housing units in Benzie County with a mortgage: 2,164 (116 second mortgage, 260 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,475

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Benzie County

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 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 324.0 miles away from Benzie 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 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 296.5 miles away from the county 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 263.3 miles away from the county 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 146.5 miles away from Benzie County 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 323.2 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:

  • MichiganHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3225): September 7, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MichiganBlizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared (EM-3057): January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • MichiganDrought, Incident Period: March 2, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3035): March 2, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3035, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Benzie County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (24%)
  • Canada (22%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Greece (6%)
  • Poland (4%)
  • Colombia (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Benzie County (%):

  • German (24%)
  • English (14%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • French (except Basque) (5%)
  • Norwegian (4%)

Benzie County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,709 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 791 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 37 (1%)
  • Taxi: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0%)
  • Walked: 207 (3%)
  • Other means: 47 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 306 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $45,434.

6.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
Michigan average:

5.09%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.97% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($24,585 average AGI)
1.60% relocated from other states ($14,316 average AGI)
Benzie County:

1.60%
Michigan average:

1.52%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Grand Traverse County, MI  1.74% ($27,114 average AGI)
from Leelanau County, MI  0.55% ($30,026)
from Manistee County, MI  0.44% ($22,742)
from Oakland County, MI  0.23% ($51,563)
from Wexford County, MI  0.20% ($26,143)
from Kent County, MI  0.20% ($45,000)
from Wayne County, MI  0.16% ($38,455)


6.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,827 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
Michigan average:

5.58%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.91% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($21,671 average AGI)
1.86% relocated to other states ($9,156 average AGI)
Benzie County:

1.86%
Michigan average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Grand Traverse County, MI  2.19% ($26,232 average AGI)
to Manistee County, MI  0.52% ($31,486)
to Kent County, MI  0.30% ($27,190)
to Leelanau County, MI  0.30% ($37,857)
to Wexford County, MI  0.18% ($26,615)

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 2014: 11.3

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 live births in Benzie County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Benzie County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Benzie County, Michigan in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (224)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (217)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (210)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (156)
  • Unspecified dementia (94)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (80)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (75)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (75)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (73)
  • Congestive heart failure (58)

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: 979.050
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 274.820
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30442

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 963.5
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 895.490
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.67

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27.25
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 90.68

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 28.34
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,273
  • In family households: 14,416 (3,745 male householders, 1,225 female householders)
    4,055 spouses, 4,282 children (3,906 natural, 116 adopted, 260 stepchildren), 327 grandchildren, 82 brothers or sisters, 93 parents, 125 other relatives, 393 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,857 (1,175 male householders (918 living alone)), 1,153 female householders (993 living alone)), 529 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 252 (146 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,702 2-persons, 942 3-persons, 764 4-persons, 365 5-persons, 129 6-persons, 68 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,911 1-person, 346 2-persons, 46 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

2,689 married couples with children.
745 single-parent households (219 men, 526 women).

96.1% of residents of Benzie County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $87,947,000 ($5035 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:

5.7
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 148
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,573
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,771
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,461
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,704
  • 1960 to 1969: 813
  • 1950 to 1959: 689
  • 1940 to 1949: 476
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,655
Rooms in houses/apartments in Benzie County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 45
  • 3 rooms: 187
  • 4 rooms: 801
  • 5 rooms: 1,459
  • 6 rooms: 1,283
  • 7 rooms: 820
  • 8 rooms: 509
  • 9+ rooms: 452
  • 1 room: 24
  • 2 rooms: 63
  • 3 rooms: 170
  • 4 rooms: 262
  • 5 rooms: 187
  • 6 rooms: 91
  • 7 rooms: 56
  • 8 rooms: 40
  • 9+ rooms: 33
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Benzie County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 20
  • 1 bedroom: 229
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,562
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,901
  • 4 bedrooms: 700
  • 5+ bedrooms: 162
  • no bedroom: 29
  • 1 bedroom: 235
  • 2 bedrooms: 342
  • 3 bedrooms: 234
  • 4 bedrooms: 81
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5
Cars and other vehicles available in Benzie County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 170
  • 1 vehicle: 1,488
  • 2 vehicles: 2,812
  • 3 vehicles: 824
  • 4 vehicles: 188
  • 5+ vehicles: 92
  • no vehicle: 98
  • 1 vehicle: 460
  • 2 vehicles: 249
  • 3 vehicles: 75
  • 4 vehicles: 31
  • 5+ vehicles: 13

58% of Benzie County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Michigan.

Benzie County:

58.0%
State average:

58.3%

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

  • This state: 12916
  • Northeast: 350
  • Midwest: 1366
  • South: 666
  • West: 361

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $88,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Benzie County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41.8%)
  • Utility gas (36.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.7%)
  • Wood (8.0%)
  • Electricity (3.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (46.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.7%)
  • Electricity (9.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.5%)
  • Wood (4.2%)
  • No fuel used (1.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 143
Here:

8.1%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 62
Here:

7.5%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 39
Here:

9.8%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Benzie County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $11,579,000
    Regular Highways: $3,939,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,225,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,062,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $924,000
    Police Protection: $832,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $753,000
    Parks & Recreation: $609,000
    Central Staff Services: $298,000
    General Public Buildings: $277,000
    Financial Administration: $240,000
    Welfare - Other: $212,000
    Housing & Community Development: $155,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $340,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $58,000
    Welfare - Other: $12,000
    Police Protection: $6,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,141,000

Benzie County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $5,524,000
    Parks & Recreation: $51,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $792,000
    All Other: $631,000
    Health & Hospitals: $180,000
    Housing & Community Development: $128,000
    Public Welfare: $93,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,085,000
    All Other: $230,000
    Health & Hospitals: $88,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $7,168,000
    Interest Earnings: $285,000
    Rents: $14,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,122,000
    All Other: $818,000
    Public Welfare: $77,000
    Health & Hospitals: $69,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,511,000
    NEC: $197,000

Benzie County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,345,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,700,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $7,485,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $560,000

Benzie County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,362,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,786,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $359,000

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
Benzie County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Benzie County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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