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Population (year 2000): 11,182. Estimated population in July 2005: 10,749 (-3.9% change)
Males: 5,082 (45.4%), Females: 6,100 (54.6%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 25.4 years
Median household income: $17,471 (year 2000)
Median house value: $38,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Benton Harbor:

  • Black (92.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (5.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: Subsaharan African (4.3%), United States (1.9%), German (1.7%).

New! Harbor, Michigan forum

Elevation: 590 feet

Land area: 4.4 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Benton Harbor

  • High school or higher: 60.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 16.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benton Harbor city

  • Never married: 48.6%
  • Now married: 27.3%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

0.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -1,661 (-12.9%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bend, IN South (33.1 miles pop. 107,789).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (86.6 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Plain, MI (1.8 miles Fair Heights, MI (2.1 miles Benton Joseph, MI St. (2.6 miles MI (5.4 miles Shoreham, MI (8.5 miles Stevensville, Michigan Beach, MI (9.0 miles Lake MI Coloma, (11.0 miles MI (11.1 miles Baroda,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 20 buildings, average cost: $55,100
  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $31,200
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,800
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $153,400
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $55,300
  • 2005: 25 buildings, average cost: $81,600

Latitude: 42.11 N, Longitude: 86.45 W

Area code: 269


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (28.5%), Educational,health and social services (21.5%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (13.0%), Retail trade (12.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,263 (+20.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 978 (28.5%)


 

Crime in Benton Harbor by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 5 0 6 1 2 3
    per 100,000 44.7 0.0 53.7 8.9 17.9 26.8
Rapes 13 25 12 17 14 19
    per 100,000 116.3 223.6 107.3 152.0 125.2 169.9
Robberies 23 12 18 32 28 37
    per 100,000 205.7 107.3 161.0 286.2 250.4 330.9
Assaults 177 186 254 253 277 272
    per 100,000 1582.9 1663.4 2271.5 2262.6 2477.2 2432.5
Burglaries 235 202 290 249 239 305
    per 100,000 2101.6 1806.5 2593.5 2226.8 2137.4 2727.6
Thefts 390 217 313 364 344 411
    per 100,000 3487.7 1940.6 2799.1 3255.2 3076.4 3675.5
Auto thefts 95 62 87 77 91 83
    per 100,000 849.6 554.5 778.0 688.6 813.8 742.3
824.1 702.7 954.9 949.3 976.3 1077.9


Average climate in Benton Harbor, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Benton

Benton Harbor-area historical tornado activity is near Michigan state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 41.7 miles away from the Benton Harbor city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/13/1980, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.4 miles away from the city center injured 15 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Robert Whaley - NBA player (Utah Jazz, born: Apr 16, 1982), Wilson Chandler - College basketball player (DePaul Blue Demons).


Main business address for: WHIRLPOOL CORP /DE/ (HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES).


Hospitals/medical centers near Benton Harbor:
  • LAKELAND HOSPITAL, ST JOSEPH (about 4 miles; SAINT JOSEPH, MI)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; WATERVLIET, MI)
  • BERRIEN GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; BERRIEN CENTER, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Benton Harbor:
  • SOUTH BEND REGIONAL (about 30 miles; SOUTH BEND, IN; ID: SBN)
  • ELKHART MUNI (about 42 miles; ELKHART, IN; ID: EKM)
  • PORTER COUNTY MUNI (about 60 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; ID: VPZ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Benton Harbor:
  • SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN REGIONAL (about 3 miles; BENTON HARBOR, MI; ID: BEH)
  • ANDREWS UNIVERSITY AIRPARK (about 13 miles; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; ID: C20)
  • WATERVLIET MUNI (about 16 miles; WATERVLIET, MI; ID: 40C)

Amtrak station near Benton Harbor:
  • 3 miles: ST. JOSEPH/BENTON HARBOR (ST. JOSEPH, 410 VINE ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 21 $64,593 $36,910 2 $3,021
Housing and Community Development(Local) 14 $35,467 $30,400 0 $0


Colleges/Universities in Benton Harbor:
  • LAKE MICHIGAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,810; Location: 2755 E NAPIER AVE; Public; Website: www.lmc.cc.mi.us)
  • HEATH KIT COMPANY (Location: 455 RIVERVIEW DR; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton Harbor:
  • ANDREWS UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,342)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME (about 32 miles; NOTRE DAME, IN; FT enrollment: 10,633)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-SOUTH BEND (about 37 miles; SOUTH BEND, IN; FT enrollment: 4,725)
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-NORTH CENTRAL CAMPUS (about 51 miles; WESTVILLE, IN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • HOPE COLLEGE (about 51 miles; HOLLAND, MI; FT enrollment: 2,918)
  • KALAMAZOO VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 54 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; FT enrollment: 5,017)
  • WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; FT enrollment: 23,132)
Public high schools in Benton Harbor:
  • BENTON HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,326; Location: 870 COLFAX AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CAREER/TECHNICAL CENTER (Students: 1; Location: 653 VALLEY DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Benton Harbor:
  • COUNTRYSIDE CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 535; Location: 4800 MEADOWBROOK ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • BENTON HARBOR CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 488; Location: 455 RIVERVIEW DRIVE; Grades: PK - 08)
  • HULL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 452; Location: 1716 TERRITORIAL ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FAIR PLAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 426; Location: 120 E. NAPIER AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MORTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 362; Location: 267 N. HULL AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • STERNE BRUNSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 360; Location: 1131 COLUMBUS AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MLK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 341; Location: 750 E. BRITAIN AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CALVIN BRITAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 318; Location: 209 E. BRITAIN AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SISTER LAKES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 305; Location: 68079 M-152; Grades: KG - 04)
  • MCCORD RENAISSANCE CENTER (Students: 302; Location: 485 S. MCCORD STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Benton Harbor:
  • BROOKVIEW SCHOOL (Students: 132; Location: 501 ZOLLAR DR; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST MATHEWS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 44; Location: 671 MCALLISTER; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN SCH (Students: 31; Location: 1965 BROADWAY; Grades: KG - 8)
  • EDITH B GARRETT S D A SCHOOL (Students: 20; Location: 140 SENECA DRIVE; Grades: 2 - 8)
Library in Benton Harbor:
  • BENTON HARBOR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $772,167; Location: 213 EAST WALL STREET; 100,429 books; 3,615 audio materials; 3,849 video materials; 272 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: LaSalle Landing (A).

Cemetery: Morton Cemetery (1).

Rivers and creeks: Paw Paw River (A), Ox Creek (B), Sand Creek (C).

Parks in Benton Harbor include: Jean Klock Park (1), Union Park (2).


Benton Harbor compared to Michigan state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Benton Harbor:
  • WHFB (1060 AM; 5 kW; BENTON HARBOR-ST. JO, MI; Owner: WHFB B/CST ASSOCIATES LTD PARTNERSHP)
  • WSJM (1400 AM; 1 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WDND (1620 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WHLY (1580 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: TIMES COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSBT (960 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benton Harbor:
  • WHFB-FM (99.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WHFB BROADCAST ASSOCIATES L P)
  • WIRX (107.1 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WCNF (94.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • W216BX (91.1 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WYTZ (97.5 FM; BRIDGMAN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WAUS (90.7 FM; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: ANDREWS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W210BB (89.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WCSY-FM (98.3 FM; SOUTH HAVEN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNDV-FM (92.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WSMK (99.1 FM; BUCHANAN, MI; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WZBL (103.7 FM; HARTFORD, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WWLV (102.3 FM; NEW CARLISLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Benton Harbor:
  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYGN-LP (Channel 12; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

 

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