Benzie County, Michigan Population 2020

Benzie County, Michigan's estimated population is 17,604 with a growth rate of 0.38% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Benzie County, Michigan is the 66th largest county in Michigan.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201817,7531490.85%
201717,604660.38%
201617,5381450.83%
201517,393-81-0.46%
201417,4741240.71%
201317,350200.12%
201217,330-60-0.35%
201117,390-117-0.67%
201017,5075,30743.50%
199012,2009958.88%
198011,2052,61230.40%
19708,5937599.69%
19607,834-472-5.68%
19508,3065066.49%
19407,8001,21318.42%
19306,587-360-5.18%
19206,947-3,691-34.70%
191010,6389539.84%
19009,6854,44884.93%
18905,2371,80452.55%
18803,4331,24957.19%
18702,1840.00%

How Many People Live in Benzie County, Michigan?

17,604

Benzie County, Michigan Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,83695.92%
American Indian and Alaska Native2931.67%
Two or More Races2601.48%
Asian780.44%
Black or African American670.38%
Some Other Race110.06%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.04%

Benzie County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2020

Benzie County, Michigan Median Age

49.6


Total

48.1


Male

50.5


Female

Benzie County, Michigan Adults

There are 14,284 adults, (4,378 of whom are seniors) in Benzie County, Michigan.

Benzie County, Michigan Age Dependency

77.2

Age Dependency Ratio

44.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Benzie County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

8,809

50.19%

Male

8,743

49.81%

Benzie County, Michigan Households and Families

Benzie County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Benzie County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married96.3%3.7%
Male94%6%
All89.7%10.3%
Female83.5%16.5%
Non Family79.6%20.4%

89.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,7332.5689.7
Married3,8003.0596.3
Non Family2,2761.2779.6
Female4734.2983.5
Male1843.9594

3.12

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Benzie County, Michigan Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3222.44%
9th to 12th Grade5344.05%
High School Graduate4,19831.84%
Some College2,93222.24%
Associates Degree1,34110.17%
Bachelors Degree2,33417.70%
Graduate Degree1,52311.55%

Benzie County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,50311,7223,699
Hispanic23820442
Native American19017816
Multiple Races18017084
Asian605231
Black3322
Other Race114
Islander77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.67%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,141$33,536$29,021
Less Than High School$22,424$20,950$25,298
High School Grad$25,432$29,737$21,826
Some College$32,028$34,500$30,061
Bachelors Degree$36,529$49,194$33,816
Graduate Degree$52,647$55,833$50,000

$31,141

Average Earnings

$33,536

Average Male

$29,021

Average Female

Benzie County, Michigan Language

Benzie County, Michigan Language by Age

Benzie County, Michigan Language

96.38% of Benzie County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 3.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.59% of the population.

Benzie County, Michigan Poverty

Benzie County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,3011,5109.26%
Native2844917.25%
Black3636100.00%
Hispanic414337.97%
Multiple252124.76%
Asian7833.85%

9.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.56%

Male Poverty Rate

9.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benzie County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benzie County, Michigan is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benzie County, Michigan is Asian, with 3.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.75%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.23%
High School10.85%
Some College8.36%
Bachelors or Greater4.44%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed36.47%
Female Unemployed34.71%
Male Employed4.50%
Female Employed3.46%

Benzie County, Michigan Income

Benzie County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,639$66,502
Families$67,149$77,764
Married Families$70,882-
Non Families$29,110$41,425

Benzie County, Michigan Marital Status

Benzie County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

53.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Benzie County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

Benzie County, Michigan Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Benzie County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Benzie County, Michigan Veterans

1,785

Number of Veterans

1,654

Male Veterans

131

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam724
First Gulf War272
Second Gulf War253
Korea147
World War II124
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,74512.70%
Hispanic3914.08%
2 or More157.32%
Indian147.37%
Hawaiian7100.00%
Black48.70%

$Benzie County, Michigan Veterans by Education

6.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benzie County, Michigan Employment Status

56.5%

Labor Force Participation

53.2%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Benzie County, Michigan Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

80.07%

Born in Michigan

98.38%

Native Born

1.62%

Foreign Born

0.57%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.38% of Benzie County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 80.07% having been born in Michigan. 0.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

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