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Benton Harbor, MI (Michigan) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $62,385 (it was $38,700 in 2000)
Benton Harbor:

$62,385
Michigan:

$155,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $32,274 - $91,661

Benton Harbor,MI index of house prices

Total population: 10,018 (All urban)

Houses: 4,909 (4,093 occupied: 1,303 owner occupied, 2,847 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

69%
State:

29%

Housing density: 1,118 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $48,525.

Median contract rent in 2017: $353 (lower quartile is $257, upper quartile is $405)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $341


Median gross rent in Benton Harbor, MI in 2017: $445

Housing units in Benton Harbor with a mortgage: 747 (6 second mortgage, 34 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 556

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $42,513

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $28,591

Median monthly housing costs: $611


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Benton Harbor, Michigan Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1944

Median year apartment built: 1961

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,931
  • In family households: 7,923 (513 male householders, 1,929 female householders)
    729 spouses, 3,466 children (3,312 natural, 34 adopted, 91 stepchildren), 549 grandchildren, 96 brothers or sisters, 29 parents, 128 other relatives, 414 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,986 (793 male householders (668 living alone)), 911 female householders (802 living alone)), 278 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 89

Size of family households: 870 2-persons, 635 3-persons, 428 4-persons, 328 5-persons, 84 6-persons, 47 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,471 1-person, 187 2-persons, 27 3-persons, 9 4-persons.

431 married couples with children.
1,630 single-parent households (61 men, 1,569 women).

96.3% of residents of Benton Harbor speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (57% speak English very well, 43% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 46 (0.5%)
(52.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.9
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • 5no bedroom
  • 301 bedroom
  • 3372 bedrooms
  • 7003 bedrooms
  • 2134 bedrooms
  • 265+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • 143no bedroom
  • 5351 bedroom
  • 9082 bedrooms
  • 1,0303 bedrooms
  • 1434 bedrooms
  • 515+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Benton Harbor in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Benton Harbor in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 170no vehicle
  • 5561 vehicle
  • 3762 vehicles
  • 1043 vehicles
  • 424 vehicles
  • 305+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Benton Harbor in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Benton Harbor in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,080no vehicle
  • 1,3071 vehicle
  • 3552 vehicles
  • 333 vehicles
  • 244 vehicles
  • 85+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • 61 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 93 rooms
  • 1964 rooms
  • 4105 rooms
  • 3116 rooms
  • 2167 rooms
  • 918 rooms
  • 769+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • 1501 room
  • 1462 rooms
  • 4513 rooms
  • 4414 rooms
  • 7385 rooms
  • 4656 rooms
  • 3537 rooms
  • 1178 rooms
  • 189+ rooms
Year house built
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Benton Harbor, MI
  • Benton Harbor, MI household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Benton Harbor, MI in 2017
  • 923Less than $10,000
  • 1,101$10,000 to $19,999
  • 636$20,000 to $29,999
  • 364$30,000 to $39,999
  • 289$40,000 to $49,999
  • 280$50,000 to $59,999
  • 129$60,000 to $74,999
  • 148$75,000 to $99,999
  • 37$100,000 to $124,999
  • 41$125,000 to $149,999
  • 9$150,000 to $199,999
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Benton Harbor, MI

  • Distribution of house value in Benton Harbor, MI in 2017
  • 25Less than $10,000
  • 22$10,000 to $14,999
  • 88$15,000 to $19,999
  • 52$20,000 to $24,999
  • 60$25,000 to $29,999
  • 30$30,000 to $34,999
  • 147$35,000 to $39,999
  • 115$40,000 to $49,999
  • 101$50,000 to $59,999
  • 99$60,000 to $69,999
  • 70$70,000 to $79,999
  • 61$80,000 to $89,999
  • 55$90,000 to $99,999
  • 75$100,000 to $124,999
  • 48$125,000 to $149,999
  • 12$150,000 to $174,999
  • 10$250,000 to $299,999
  • 18$300,000 to $399,999
  • 4$400,000 to $499,999
  • 6$500,000 to $749,999
  • 21$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Benton Harbor, MI

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Benton Harbor, MI in 2017
  • 84Less than $100
  • 52$100 to $149
  • 236$150 to $199
  • 163$200 to $249
  • 46$250 to $299
  • 81$300 to $349
  • 134$350 to $399
  • 266$400 to $449
  • 278$450 to $499
  • 289$500 to $549
  • 111$550 to $599
  • 246$600 to $649
  • 260$650 to $699
  • 129$700 to $749
  • 22$750 to $799
  • 8$800 to $899
  • 11$900 to $999
  • 13$1,000 to $1,249
  • 2$1,500 to $1,999
  • 189No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 96.1%
Number of people working at home: 67 (2.1% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 211
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 520
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,078
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 455
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 410
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 139
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 133
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 17
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 36
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 138
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 0
  • 90 or more minutes: 0
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Benton Harbor

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,483 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 626 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 27 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 4 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0%)
  • Taxi: 96 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 11 (0%)
  • Walked: 117 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 67 (1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 22.0%Males
  • 3.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 19.6%Males
  • 19.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 32.6%Males
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • 02010 or later
  • 172000 to 2009
  • 211990 to 1999
  • 01980 to 1989
  • 91970 to 1979
  • 14Before 1970
Ancestries in Benton Harbor, MI

First ancestries reported:

  • African: 264 (3.5%)
  • European: 118 (1.6%)
  • American: 104 (1.4%)
  • German: 88 (1.2%)
  • English: 72 (1.0%)
  • Jamaican: 36 (0.5%)
  • French Canadian: 35 (0.5%)
  • Irish: 22 (0.3%)
  • Dutch: 15 (0.2%)
  • Italian: 10 (0.1%)
  • French: 8 (0.1%)
  • Lebanese: 4 (0.05%)

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

Mexico
Benton Harbor:

50.0% (30)
Michigan:

100.0% (-1)

Pakistan
Benton Harbor:

25.0% (15)
Michigan:

100.0% (-1)

Dominican Republic
Benton Harbor:

13.3% (8)
Michigan:

100.0% (-1)

Lebanon
Benton Harbor:

3.3% (2)
Michigan:

100.0% (-1)

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

  • This state: 7,352
  • Other state: 2,605
  • Northeast: 29
  • Midwest: 772
  • South: 1,859
  • West: 152

73.3% of Benton Harbor residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40.9% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37.8% lived in Michigan.


Benton Harbor:

73.3%
State average:

85.8%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 53
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 14
  • 5th and 6th grade: 29
  • 7th and 8th grade: 52
  • 9th grade: 148
  • 10th grade: 228
  • 11th grade: 222
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 138
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,171
  • Less than 1 year of college: 190
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 337
  • Associate degree: 102
  • Bachelor's degree: 77
  • Master's degree: 48
  • Professional school degree: 20
  • Doctorate degree: 0
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 79
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 6
  • 5th and 6th grade: 101
  • 7th and 8th grade: 81
  • 9th grade: 58
  • 10th grade: 115
  • 11th grade: 309
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 81
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,154
  • Less than 1 year of college: 267
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 492
  • Associate degree: 267
  • Bachelor's degree: 128
  • Master's degree: 79
  • Professional school degree: 27
  • Doctorate degree: 0
Educational Attainment for Females
Benton Harbor marital status for males
Benton Harbor marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,222
  • One, attached: 57
  • Two: 300
  • 3 or 4: 211
  • 5 to 9: 453
  • 10 to 19: 132
  • 20 to 49: 93
  • 50 or more: 266
  • Mobile homes: 11

Median worth of mobile homes: $15,643

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 3.4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 6.6%

House/condo owner moved in on average 16 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Benton Harbor
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Benton Harbor, MI
  • 86.3%Utility gas
  • 11.4%Electricity
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Benton Harbor, MI
  • 72.0%Utility gas
  • 26.8%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 64
Here:

4.9%
Michigan:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 86
Here:

14.1%
Michigan:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 17
Here:

7.7%
Michigan:

15.3%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
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