Benzonia, Michigan

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Benzonia, Michigan

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Benzonia strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

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Short Commute Times
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Top 17% Benzonia Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Benzonia, Michigan

Comparing Benzonia to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 8 9
Age of the Population 7 9
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Racial Diversity 6 5
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 3
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People Above Poverty 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
Median Family Income 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Public Transportation Use 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 8 8
Affordability of Rents 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Housing Recently Built 4 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7

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Benzonia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 94 miles E of Green Bay, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 141 miles NE of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Benzie
Standard Zip Codes 49616
Phone Area Codes 231
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.621
Longitude -86.099

Benzonia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 28 F
Apr Temp 34 to 52 F
Jul Temp 59 to 78 F
Oct Temp 42 to 58 F
Annual Precip 35.2 inches
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 27 F
Apr Temp 32 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
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Benzonia Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 519 100%
Male 260 50.1%
Female 259 49.9%
Under 18 109 21%
18+ 410 79%
65+ 107 20.6%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 2.88
White 485 93.4%
African-American 2 0.4%
Asian 2 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 16 3.1%
Other 5 1%
Mixed Race 8 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 2.9%

Estimated Benzonia Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 476
Growth -43
Growth % -8.3%

Benzonia Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 21.2%
English 18.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.3%
Irish 7.4%
Italian 7.4%
US/American 5.7%
Polish 5.4%
Norwegian 5.4%
French (except Basque) 5.1%
Hungarian 2.5%
Swedish 2.3%
Scottish 2%
French Canadian 1.7%
Welsh 1.4%
Dutch 1.4%
European 1.1%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Romanian 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Benzonia 519 $35,104
Beulah 363 $43,750
Copemish 232 $25,313
Elberta 457 $31,250
Frankfort 1,513 $43,375
Honor 299 $40,833
Thompsonville 457 $31,103

Benzonia Public Libraries

Benzonia Public Library
Benzonia, Michigan
(231) 882-4111

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Benzonia High Schools (2004)

A Magnet School.
Serves 587 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

Benzonia Colleges

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