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Benzie County, Michigan Facts

Facts
State Michigan
Land area 319.7 square miles
Population Density 54.8 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 17,428
Population change -0.6%
Under 5 years of age 4.1%
Under 18 19.3%
65 and over 23.5%
Females 50.4%
White 96.1
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.2
Asian 0.3%
Two or more races 1.4%
Black or African American 0.6%
Native American 1.6%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 90%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 24.9%
Veterans 1,955
Households and Housing
Households 7,682
Persons per household 2.2
Living in the same house for one year or more 90%
Median household income $47,366
The per capita income $24,831
Live below the poverty line. 13.3%
housing units 12,230
Multi-unit structures 5%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $149,700
Residents owning their homes. 83.9%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,918
Women-owned firms 24.6%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $131,310
Retail sales per capita $7,488
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $3,469