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Benzie County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2016: 17,554 (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: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (31.3%), Public administration (10.8%), Educational, health and social services (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Benzie County, MI (2017)
    • 16,378102.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4222.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3031.9%Two or more races
    • 2001.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 740.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 730.5%Asian alone
    • 70.04%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

49.0 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years
Males: 8,775  (50.0%)
Females: 8,779  (50.0%)
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Average household size:
Benzie County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,629 ($37,350 in 1999)
This county:

$52,629
Michigan:

$54,909

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $572 (lower quartile is $443, upper quartile is $708)
This county:

$572
State:

$693


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $147,795 (it was $104,700 in 2000)
Benzie:

$147,795
Michigan:

$155,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,788 - $234,709
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,155
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $410

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
Number of permits per 10,000 Benzie, MI residents
Average permit cost in Benzie, MI
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,608 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,590 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Benzie, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Benzie, MI in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Benzie, MI in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.7%
Benzie County:

9.7%
Michigan:

14.2%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for Black residents, 4.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.4% for American Indian residents, 2.4% for other race residents, 36.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 49.0 years old
(Males: 47.8 years old, Females: 50.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.4 years old, Black residents: 27.9 years old, American Indian residents: 30.0 years old, Asian residents: 56.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.3 years old, Other race residents: 43.8 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:

7.0%
Michigan:

4.4%

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: 92.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 290 (50.5% naturalized citizens)

Benzie County:

1.7%
Whole state:

7.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 372010 or later
  • 1282000 to 2009
  • 441990 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: 10,917
  • One, attached: 136
  • Two: 199
  • 3 or 4: 115
  • 5 to 9: 123
  • 10 to 19: 50
  • 20 to 49: 59
  • 50 or more: 44
  • Mobile homes: 795
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Housing units in Benzie County with a mortgage: 3,628 (45 second mortgage, 380 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,744

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

60.2% 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 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:

  • 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 (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Benzie

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,008 (74.6%)
  • Carpooled: 671 (12.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 60 (1.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 44 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 17 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 138 (2.6%)
  • Worked at home: 448 (8.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


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

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (23%)
  • Mexico (14%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • Ukraine (10%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Colombia (5%)
  • Jamaica (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Benzie County


  • German (17%)
  • American (10%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • Dutch (5%)
  • Norwegian (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 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 population 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
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 - 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
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: 17,554
  • In family households: 14,133 (2,517 male householders, 2,188 female householders)
    3,884 spouses, 4,190 children (3,843 natural, 98 adopted, 250 stepchildren), 358 grandchildren, 81 brothers or sisters, 150 parents, 225 other relatives, 575 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,095 (1,094 male householders (892 living alone)), 1,488 female householders (1,310 living alone)), 508 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 324

Size of family households: 2,762 2-persons, 810 3-persons, 622 4-persons, 313 5-persons, 188 6-persons, 28 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,208 1-person, 334 2-persons, 34 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

1,985 married couples with children.
872 single-parent households (308 men, 564 women).

95.9% of residents of Benzie speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 42% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English not 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:

6.1
State:

6.5

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
  • 852014 or later
  • 2802010 to 2013
  • 2,3552000 to 2009
  • 2,5801990 to 1999
  • 1,3941980 to 1989
  • 1,6171970 to 1979
  • 9341960 to 1969
  • 8871950 to 1959
  • 5091940 to 1949
  • 1,7021939 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
  • 131 room
  • 192 rooms
  • 1743 rooms
  • 7034 rooms
  • 1,5225 rooms
  • 1,2426 rooms
  • 9917 rooms
  • 7008 rooms
  • 9689+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benzie County, Michigan
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benzie County, Michigan
  • 01 room
  • 542 rooms
  • 1663 rooms
  • 1754 rooms
  • 3005 rooms
  • 1476 rooms
  • 547 rooms
  • 408 rooms
  • 289+ 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
  • 23no bedroom
  • 1971 bedroom
  • 1,2612 bedrooms
  • 3,4363 bedrooms
  • 1,1644 bedrooms
  • 2525+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benzie County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benzie County, Michigan
  • 0no bedroom
  • 2071 bedroom
  • 3422 bedrooms
  • 3653 bedrooms
  • 374 bedrooms
  • 155+ 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
  • 159no vehicle
  • 1,8681 vehicle
  • 2,7762 vehicles
  • 1,0103 vehicles
  • 3264 vehicles
  • 2295+ 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
  • 109no vehicle
  • 4771 vehicle
  • 2732 vehicles
  • 983 vehicles
  • 54 vehicles
  • 185+ vehicles

89.3% of Benzie County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Michigan.

Benzie County:

89.3%
State average:

85.8%

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

  • This state: 14,093
  • Other state: 2,995
  • Northeast: 307
  • Midwest: 1,700
  • South: 591
  • West: 401
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
  • 38.9%Utility gas
  • 36.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.6%Wood
  • 5.1%Electricity
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 42.2%Utility gas
  • 38.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.7%Electricity
  • 5.0%Wood
  • 1.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

9.7%
Michigan:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 32
Here:

3.6%
Michigan:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 102
Here:

25.8%
Michigan:

15.3%

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 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $9,236,000
    Regular Highways: $909,000
    Solid Waste Management: $228,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $22,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $6,516,000
    Health - Other: $4,230,000
    Regular Highways: $3,641,000
    General - Other: $3,453,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,572,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,056,000
    Police Protection: $821,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $289,000
    Central Staff Services: $276,000
    Financial Administration: $238,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $229,000
    Solid Waste Management: $225,000
    General Public Buildings: $211,000
    Housing and Community Development: $106,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $54,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $277,000
    Other: $272,000
    Housing and Community Development: $106,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $35,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $191,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $451,000
    Other: $98,000
    Highways: $79,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,075,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $615,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $540,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $644,000
    Rents: $434,000
    Interest Earnings: $373,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $278,000
    Regular Highways: $185,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $139,000
    Correctional Institutions: $81,000
    Police Protection: $79,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,066,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,511,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,112,000
    General Local Government Support: $407,000
    Other: $139,000
    Public Welfare: $96,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,491,000
    Other License: $237,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,690,000

Benzie County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $9,236,000
    Regular Highways: $909,000
    Solid Waste Management: $228,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $22,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $6,516,000
    Health - Other: $4,230,000
    Regular Highways: $3,641,000
    General - Other: $3,453,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,572,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,056,000
    Police Protection: $821,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $289,000
    Central Staff Services: $276,000
    Financial Administration: $238,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $229,000
    Solid Waste Management: $225,000
    General Public Buildings: $211,000
    Housing and Community Development: $106,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $54,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $277,000
    Other: $272,000
    Housing and Community Development: $106,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $35,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $191,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $451,000
    Other: $98,000
    Highways: $79,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,075,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $615,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $540,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $644,000
    Rents: $434,000
    Interest Earnings: $373,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $278,000
    Regular Highways: $185,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $139,000
    Correctional Institutions: $81,000
    Police Protection: $79,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,066,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,511,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,112,000
    General Local Government Support: $407,000
    Other: $139,000
    Public Welfare: $96,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,491,000
    Other License: $237,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,690,000

Benzie County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $9,236,000
    Regular Highways: $909,000
    Solid Waste Management: $228,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $22,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $6,516,000
    Health - Other: $4,230,000
    Regular Highways: $3,641,000
    General - Other: $3,453,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,572,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,056,000
    Police Protection: $821,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $289,000
    Central Staff Services: $276,000
    Financial Administration: $238,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $229,000
    Solid Waste Management: $225,000
    General Public Buildings: $211,000
    Housing and Community Development: $106,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $54,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $277,000
    Other: $272,000
    Housing and Community Development: $106,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $35,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $191,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $451,000
    Other: $98,000
    Highways: $79,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,075,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $615,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $540,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $644,000
    Rents: $434,000
    Interest Earnings: $373,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $278,000
    Regular Highways: $185,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $139,000
    Correctional Institutions: $81,000
    Police Protection: $79,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,066,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,511,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,112,000
    General Local Government Support: $407,000
    Other: $139,000
    Public Welfare: $96,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,491,000
    Other License: $237,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,690,000

Benzie County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $9,236,000
    Regular Highways: $909,000
    Solid Waste Management: $228,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $22,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $6,516,000
    Health - Other: $4,230,000
    Regular Highways: $3,641,000
    General - Other: $3,453,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,572,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,056,000
    Police Protection: $821,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $289,000
    Central Staff Services: $276,000
    Financial Administration: $238,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $229,000
    Solid Waste Management: $225,000
    General Public Buildings: $211,000
    Housing and Community Development: $106,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $54,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $277,000
    Other: $272,000
    Housing and Community Development: $106,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $35,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $191,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $451,000
    Other: $98,000
    Highways: $79,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,075,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $615,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $540,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $644,000
    Rents: $434,000
    Interest Earnings: $373,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $278,000
    Regular Highways: $185,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $139,000
    Correctional Institutions: $81,000
    Police Protection: $79,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,066,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,511,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,112,000
    General Local Government Support: $407,000
    Other: $139,000
    Public Welfare: $96,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,491,000
    Other License: $237,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,690,000

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