Benton Harbor, Michigan Population 2022

9,552
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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.

Benton Harbor Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Benton Harborwas:

  • Black or African American: 84.72%
  • White: 12.16%
  • Two or more races: 2.82%
  • Other race: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Benton Harbor, Michigan is 9,552 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,552.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,028.

Benton Harbor, Michigan Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021152,623-389-0.25%
2020153,012-389-0.25%
2019153,401-389-0.25%
2018153,790-338-0.22%
2017154,128-197-0.13%
2016154,325-697-0.45%
2015155,022-955-0.62%
2014155,977-152-0.10%
2013156,129-492-0.32%
2012156,621-264-0.17%
2011156,8851480.09%
2010156,7370.00%

Benton Harbor Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American8,33984.72%
White1,19712.16%
Two or More Races2782.82%
Some Other Race290.29%
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Benton Harbor Population by Race

Benton Harbor Population Pyramid $2022

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Benton Harbor Median Age

33.7


Total

30.1


Male

38


Female

Benton Harbor Adults

There are 7,101 adults, (1,180 of whom are seniors) in Benton Harbor.

Benton Harbor Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton Harbor Sex Ratio

Female

5,038

51.18%

Male

4,805

48.82%

Benton Harbor Population by Age

Benton Harbor Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Benton Harbor Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female19.8%80.2%
Non Family29.3%70.7%
All36.6%63.4%
Male44.9%55.1%
Married77.6%22.4%

36.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benton Harbor Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,1432.3536.6
Non Family1,8151.1129.3
Female1,2743.4319.8
Married7873.277.6
Male2673.0444.9

3.21

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

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Benton Harbor Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5018.24%
9th to 12th Grade1,09217.97%
High School Graduate2,08234.26%
Some College1,39823.00%
Associates Degree5108.39%
Bachelors Degree3295.41%
Graduate Degree1652.72%
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Benton Harbor Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benton Harbor Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black5,1543,706336
White700616158
Hispanic184126
2+ Races7354
Other Race33

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%.

Benton Harbor Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$20,540$20,639$20,393
Less Than 9th Grade$20,196$22,500$17,000
High School Graduate$17,173$13,804$19,489
Some College$20,929$20,572$21,319
Bachelors Degree$34,643$52,308$32,639
Graduate Degree$71,250$72,917$

$20,540

Average Earnings

$20,639

Average Male

$20,393

Average Female

Benton Harbor Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton Harbor Language by Age

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Benton Harbor Language

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.

Benton Harbor Language

Benton Harbor Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black8,2943,90747.11%
White91428330.96%
Hispanic51324046.78%
Multiple27419671.53%
Other3NaN%

45.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

42.46%

Male Poverty Rate

48.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton Harbor

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%.

Benton Harbor Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade52.41%
High School35.95%
Some College27.43%
Bachelors or Greater14.84%

Benton Harbor Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed82.44%
Female Unemployed47.09%
Female Employed28.48%
Male Employed11.07%

Benton Harbor Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton Harbor Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$21,916$32,236
Families$31,149$38,030
Married Families$52,138-
Non Families$15,222$23,666
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Income by Household Type

Benton Harbor Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

23.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

24.2%

Male Marriage Rate

23.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton Harbor Married by Age and Sex

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Benton Harbor Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Benton Harbor Marital Status by Race

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Benton Harbor Marital Status

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226

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam88
First Gulf War25
Korea10
Second Gulf War7
World War II

Benton Harbor Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7477
35 to 5463
55 to 6457
75+29
18 to 34

Benton Harbor Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black1933.25%
White232.37%
2+ Races106.10%
Hispanic72.33%

Benton Harbor Veterans by Race

Benton Harbor Veterans by Education

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28.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton Harbor Veterans by Education

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55.5%

Labor Force Participation

47.7%

Employment Rate

14%

Unemployment Rate

Benton Harbor Employment by Age

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Benton Harbor Employment by Race

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Benton Harbor Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.35%

Born in Benton Harbor

98.55%

Native Born

1.45%

Foreign Born

0.95%

Non Citizen

0.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Benton Harbor Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20229,552-63-0.66%
20219,615-63-0.65%
20209,678-63-0.65%
20199,741-63-0.64%
20189,804-49-0.50%
20179,853-47-0.47%
20169,900-60-0.60%
20159,960-66-0.66%
201410,026-9-0.09%
201310,035-15-0.15%
201210,050-13-0.13%
201110,063350.35%
201010,028-1,154-1.08%
200011,182-1,636-1.36%
199012,818-1,889-1.37%
198014,707-1,774-1.13%
197016,481-2,655-1.48%
196019,1363670.19%
195018,7692,1011.19%
194016,6681,2340.77%
193015,4343,2012.35%
192012,2333,0482.91%
19109,1852,6233.42%
19006,5622,8705.92%
18903,6920.00%

Benton Harbor Population by Year