Bendon, Michigan

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Population in 2010: 208.
Males: 101  (48.6%)
Females: 107  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

32.9 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49643.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $60,449
Bendon:

$60,449
MI:

$59,584

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,519

Bendon CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $203,104
Bendon:

$203,104
MI:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $154,586; detached houses: $187,911; mobile homes: $56,259

Median gross rent in 2019: $818.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bendon: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.7%
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Ancestries: French (36.8%), Irish (31.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,099 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (107.6 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (152.0 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (214.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Interlochen, MI (1.9 miles ),
Hardwood Acres, MI (2.5 miles ),
Lake Ann, MI (2.5 miles ),
Grawn, MI (2.7 miles ),
Nessen City, MI (2.8 miles),
Chums Corner, MI (3.1 miles ),
Thompsonville, MI (3.1 miles ),
Honor, MI (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 44.63 N, Longitude: 85.84 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 231

Distribution of median household income in Bendon, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Bendon, MI in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.1%
Michigan:

6.3%

Tornado activity:

Bendon-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.3 miles away from the Bendon place center killed 2 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/26/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.6 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bendon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 52% 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 167.1 miles away from Bendon center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 315.7 miles away from Bendon 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 350.4 miles away from Bendon 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 440.4 miles away from Bendon center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 293.0 miles away from Bendon center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 415.6 miles away from Bendon center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Bendon:

  • MICHIGAN HOME HEALTH CARE,INC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; TRAVERSE CITY, MI)
  • BORTZ HEALTH CARE OF TRAVERSE CITY (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; TRAVERSE CITY, MI)
  • TRAVERSE GERIATRIC VILLIAGE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; TRAVERSE CITY, MI)
  • MUNSON DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; TRAVERSE CITY, MI)
  • GRAND TRAVERSE MCF (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; TRAVERSE CITY, MI)
  • ORCHARD CREEK SKILLED NURSING (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; TRAVERSE CITY, MI)
  • MAPLE VALLEY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MAPLE CITY, MI)

Amtrak stations near Bendon:

  • 12 miles: BUCKLEY (102 WEXFORD AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible.
  • 13 miles: TRAVERSE CITY (3233 CASS ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible.
  • 18 miles: MESICK (HWY. 115 AT HWY. 37) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bendon:

  • Northwestern Michigan College (about 16 miles; Traverse City, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,276)
  • Ferris State University (about 68 miles; Big Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,238)
  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 71 miles; Harrison, MI; FT enrollment: 3,653)
  • Central Michigan University (about 90 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 22,758)
  • Muskegon Community College (about 98 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,310)
  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 98 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,293)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 103 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Inland Township Hall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Bendon: Faith Bible Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

2.4 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

64.4%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.9%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Bendon:

Marital status in Bendon, MI
  • Never married: 37.2%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

For population 25 years and over in Bendon:

  • High school or higher: 95.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Michigan average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

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

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

2.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

12.01 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

9.8%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Benzie County:

28.8%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Benzie County:

14.1%
State:

13.4%

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

Here:

7.81%
Michigan average:

5.43%

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

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


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

Here:

6.96%
Michigan average:

5.69%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Grand Traverse County, MI  2.17% ($40,448 average AGI)
to Manistee County, MI  0.77% ($33,448)
to Leelanau County, MI  0.28% ($50,619)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bendon:

  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCCW (1310 AM; 15 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WKJF (1370 AM; 5 kW; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: WKJF RADIO, INC.)
  • WLJN (1400 AM; 1 kW; ELMWOOD TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WJML (1110 AM; 10 kW; PETOSKEY, MI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bendon:

  • WKVK (100.7 FM; HONOR, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WTCM-FM (103.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WICA (91.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS)
  • WLDR-FM (101.9 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • W201CM (88.1 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WGFN (98.1 FM; GLEN ARBOR, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WJZJ (95.5 FM; GLEN ARBOR, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WNMC-FM (90.7 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE)
  • WCCW-FM (107.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WLJN-FM (89.9 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WFCX (94.3 FM; LELAND, MI; Owner: NORTHERN MICHIGAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WBNZ (99.3 FM; FRANKFORT, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIAA (88.7 FM; INTERLOCHEN, MI; Owner: INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS)
  • WOLW (91.1 FM; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: NORTHERN CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WJZQ (92.9 FM; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: WKJF RADIO, INC.)
  • WOUF (92.1 FM; BEULAH, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKLT (97.5 FM; KALKASKA, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WCUZ (100.1 FM; BEAR LAKE, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKAD (93.7 FM; HARRIETTA, MI; Owner: CADILLAC BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Bendon:

  • W68DD (Channel 68; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62CQ (Channel 62; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W25CU (Channel 25; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: EDWARD J. HESS AND/OR MADGE E. HESS)
  • WPBN-TV (Channel 7; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WPBN/WTOM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • W36BZ (Channel 36; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W56DF (Channel 56; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W15BM (Channel 15; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W34CE (Channel 34; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W48CC (Channel 48; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CP (Channel 52; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W58CN (Channel 58; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66CX (Channel 66; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WWTV (Channel 9; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: HERITAGE B/CING COMPANY OF MICHIGAN)
  • W54CR (Channel 54; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: ROCKFLEET BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WGTU (Channel 29; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: SCANLAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCMV (Channel 27; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • W34BZ (Channel 34; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W48BY (Channel 48; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 0.8mTotal length
  • 435Total average daily traffic
  • 34Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,200Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bendon, MI
  • 88.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.3%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bendon, MI
  • 73.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Bendon compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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