Living in Benton Harbor, MI

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Benton Harbor SnackAbility

2
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
2/10
Housing
4
Affordability
4
Diversity
7
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
3
Commute
9.5

Benton Harbor, MI Crime Report

635
Total Crimes
6,455.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
151.36%
Above National Average

Benton Harbor, MI Cost Of Living

79
Benton Harbor's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Benton Harbor, Michigan Info Snack

Benton Harbor is a city in Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan which is located west of Kalamazoo, and northwest of South Bend, Indiana. In 2010, the population was 10,038 according to the census. It is the smaller, by population, of the two principal cities in the Niles–Benton Harbor Metropolitan Statistical Area, an area with 156,813 people.
Population
9,920
Unemployment
17.1%
Poverty
46.9%
Median Home
$66,100
Median Income
$20,232
Median Rent
$653

Benton Harbor, MI Photos

Rankings for Benton Harbor in Michigan

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Map Of Benton Harbor, MI

Population over time in Benton Harbor

Year Population % Change
2017 9,920 -0.2%
2016 9,944 -0.4%
2015 9,988 -0.3%
2014 10,014 -0.4%
2013 10,056 0.0%
2012 10,054 -0.6%
2011 10,113 -0.6%
2010 10,173 -0.8%
2009 10,256 -
Crime/100k Benton Harbor MI USA
Violent Crime 2165.5 449.4 368.9
Murder 30.5 5.5 5.0
Robbery 284.7 56.6 86.2
Aggravated Assault 1575.8 310.3 246.8
Property Crime 4290.4 1653.5 2199.5
Burglary 1026.8 316.6 376.0
Larceny 2684.0 1162.3 1594.6
Car Theft 579.5 174.6 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Benton Harbor

White
8.3% (824)
African American
84.6% (8,393)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.2% (19)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
2.0% (200)
Hispanic
4.9% (484)
Race Benton Harbor MI USA
White 8.3% 75.2% 61.1%
African American 84.6% 13.7% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 0.2% 3.0% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.0% 2.5% 2.4%
Hispanic 4.9% 5.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Benton Harbor, Michigan

Less than $10,000
23.7% (234,679)
$10,000 to $14,999
14.1% (139,955)
$15,000 to $24,999
19.3% (191,343)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.1% (129,535)
$35,000 to $49,999
9.6% (94,961)
$50,000 to $74,999
13.8% (137,350)
$75,000 to $99,999
3.3% (32,916)
$100,000 to $149,999
2.6% (26,049)
$150,000 to $199,999
0.4% (3,788)
$200,000 or more
0.1% (1,420)
Income Benton Harbor MI USA
Less than $10,000 23.7% 6.9% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 14.1% 4.7% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 19.3% 10.1% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.1% 10.1% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 9.6% 13.8% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 13.8% 18.4% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 3.3% 12.4% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 2.6% 13.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 0.4% 5.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 0.1% 4.8% 7.0%

Gender in Benton Harbor

Female
52.7% (5,232)
Male
47.3% (4,688)
Gender Benton Harbor MI USA
Female 52.7% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 47.3% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Benton Harbor for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (595)
9-12th Grade
18.0% (1,785)
High School / GED
39.0% (3,868)
Some College
22.0% (2,182)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (694)
Bachelor's Degree
5.0% (496)
Master's Degree
2.0% (198)
Professional Degree
1.0% (99)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Benton Harbor MI USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 18.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 39.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 22.0% 23.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 5.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 2.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Benton Harbor

Overall User Rating
4.0
/5

Herban

I live in Benton Harbor, it really isn't that bad here. The massive Whirlpool corporation is headquartered here, and they're investing money into the city. It will be a decent place in the coming decades.

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