Benton Harbor is a city located in Berrien County Michigan. Benton Harbor has a 2020 population of 9,552. Benton Harbor is currently declining at a rate of -0.66% annually and its population has decreased by -4.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,028 in 2010.
The average household income in Benton Harbor is $32,236 with a poverty rate of 45.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $644 per month, and the median house value is $63,300. The median age in Benton Harbor is 33.7 years, 30.1 years for males, and 38 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Benton Harborwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.57%.
95.96% of Benton Harbor residents speak only English, while 4.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.48% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton Harbor is Multiple, with 71.53% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton Harbor is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 55.33%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Benton Harbor
98.55% of Benton Harbor residents were born in the United States, with 73.35% having been born in Michigan. 0.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.
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