Benton Heights, Michigan Population 2024

3,455

Benton Heights is a city located in Berrien County and Van Buren County Michigan. Benton Heights has a 2024 population of 3,455. Benton Heights is currently declining at a rate of -4.27% annually and its population has decreased by -16.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,151 in 2020.

The average household income in Benton Heights is $38,679 with a poverty rate of 43.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Benton Heights is 28.3 years, 29.9 years for males, and 27.3 years for females.

Benton Heights Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 57.45%
  • White: 24%
  • Native American: 7.76%
  • Other race: 6.56%
  • Two or more races: 3.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.09%
  • Asian: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
895.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-16.77% (-696)
The current population of Benton Heights, Michigan is 3,455 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,151.

Benton Heights, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American2,16257.45%
White90324%
Native American2927.76%
Other race2476.56%
Two or more races1183.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander411.09%
Asian00%

Black or African American

White

Native American

Other race

Two or more races

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Benton Heights Population by Race

Benton Heights Population Pyramid 2024

Benton Heights Median Age

28.3

Total

29.9

Male

27.3

Female

Benton Heights Adults

There are 2,443 adults, (336 of whom are seniors) in Benton Heights.

Benton Heights Age Dependency

78.6

Age Dependency Ratio

15.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

62.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton Heights Sex Ratio

Female1,74746.43%
Male2,01653.57%

Benton Heights Population by Age

Benton Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3252.7854.345.7
Non Family5121.0852.747.3
Married3284.4174.725.3
Female2543.2622.477.6
Male2313.7464.135.9

3.72

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

54.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Benton Heights Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade25612.24%
9th to 12th Grade24411.66%
High School Graduate76536.57%
Some College48122.99%
Associates Degree472.25%
Bachelors Degree1677.98%
Graduate Degree1326.31%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Benton Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benton Heights Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black1,084825191
White53147235
Hispanic35717819
Other Race146940
Native American103600
2+ Races565613
Islander414141

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Benton Heights Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$22,625$26,250$20,458
Less Than 9th Grade$16,226$16,202$0
High School Graduate$33,293$24,038$35,905
Some College$36,786$41,412$30,568
Bachelors Degree$12,896$0$0
Graduate Degree$2,499$0$2,499

$22,625

Average Earnings

$26,250

Average Male

$20,458

Average Female

Benton Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton Heights Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Benton Heights Language

79.33% of Benton Heights residents speak only English, while 20.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.27% of the population.

Benton Heights Language

Benton Heights Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2,1541,13752.79%
Native29226590.75%
Hispanic81826532.4%
White59711218.76%
Multiple1185344.92%
Islander4141100%

43.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

40.41%

Male Poverty Rate

45.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton Heights is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton Heights is White, with 18.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 14.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 54.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.05%.

Benton Heights Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.44%
Bachelors or Greater41.75%
High School28.53%
Some College7.98%

Benton Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed57.92%
Male Employed32.21%
Female Employed29.37%
Female Unemployed0%

Benton Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton Heights Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$32,821$38,679
Families$35,733$45,008
Married Families$54,300$-999,999,999
Non Families$22,872$25,788

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Benton Heights Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton Heights Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Benton Heights 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 Heights Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Benton Heights Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

157

Number of Veterans

127

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam57
First Gulf War22
World War II9
Second Gulf War0
Korea0

Benton Heights Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+79
55 to 6437
35 to 5431
65 to 7410
18 to 340

Benton Heights Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black805.87%
White618.39%
2+ Races1320.97%
Native American32.91%

Benton Heights Veterans by Race

Benton Heights Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

65.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton Heights Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

11.5%

Unemployment Rate

Benton Heights Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Benton Heights Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Benton Heights Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

71.96%

Born in Benton Heights

92.37%

Native Born

7.63%

Foreign Born

5.24%

Non Citizen

2.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.37% of Benton Heights residents were born in the United States, with 71.96% having been born in Michigan. 5.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Benton Heights Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20243,455-154-4.27%
20233,609-154-4.09%
20223,763-154-3.93%
20213,917-234-5.64%
20204,151300.73%
20194,121-142-3.33%
20184,263-80-1.84%
20174,343-176-3.89%
20164,5192846.71%
20154,235-232-5.19%
20144,467681.55%
20134,399841.95%
20124,31546412.05%
20113,851-233-5.71%
20104,08400%

Benton Heights Population by Year