Benzie County

Community Profile

People

The total population of the County of Benzie County is 17,425. The median age is 48.74

17,425

Total Population

49.42%

Male

50.58%

Female

Age Distribution

Median Age

49

Educational Attainment

The majority of the population in Benzie County has a high school degree, and 34.78% have a college degree.

< Grade 9

2.12%

Grade 9-12

6.04%

High School

33.69%

Some College

23.37%

Assoc Degree

9.78%

Bach Degree

14.2%

Grad Degree

10.8%

0

in the community

2

within 50 miles

Colleges

offer Associate’s Degree or Certificate

0

in the community

2

within 50 miles

Universities

offer Bachelor’s Degree or Higher

Labor Force

Benzie County has a labor force of 8,408 people, with an unemployment rate of 5.7%.

8,408

Labor Force

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

-13.64%

Unemployment Rate Change (1 year)

Where are the top jobs by occupation?

Office and Administrative support

15.88%

949

Sales

11.62%

694

Executive, Managers, and Administrators

11.53%

689

Food Preparation, Serving

8.37%

500

Production Workers

7.72%

461

The work distribution of total employees in Benzie County is:

42%

Blue Collar

57%

White Collar

Total Establishments

895

Total Employees

5,975

Businesses and Jobs

Benzie County has a total of 895 businesses. In 2016, the leading industries in Benzie County were Retail, Health Care and Social Services, Accommodation and Food Services, and Other Services - Repair, Personal Care, Laundry, Religious, etc..

What are the top industries by jobs?

1

Retail

1,445

Jobs

227

Establishments

2

Health Care and Social Services

1,370

Jobs

137

Establishments

3

Accommodation and Food Services

1,124

Jobs

104

Establishments

4

Other Services - Repair, Personal Care, Laundry, Religious, etc.

616

Jobs

150

Establishments

How many employees do businesses in Benzie County have?

1-4

Employees

1-4 Employees

68.83%

5-9 Employees

16.87%

10-19 Employees

7.49%

20-49 Employees

5.03%

50-99 Employees

1.01%

100+ Employees

0.78%

Entreprenuers and Innovation

43

Startup Businesses

3,368

Sole Proprietors

5

Patents Issued

0

Venture Capital Invested

Income and Spending

Households in Benzie County earn a median yearly income of 52,681. 42.88% of the households earn more than the national average each year. Household expenditures average 50,673 per year. The majority of earnings get spent on Shelter, Transportation, Food and Beverages, Health Care, and Utilities.

$52,681

Median Household Income

Income Distribution

How do people spend most of their money?

PER HOUSEHOLD

Shelter

$10,440

Transportation

$9,803

Food and Beverages

$7,541

Health Care

$4,232

Utilities

$3,891

$50,673

Median Household Expenditure

Housing

There are 485% more households who own their homes than there are renters.

Owners vs. Renters

Transportation

Residents spend an average of 23 minutes commuting to work. Benzie County is served by 28 airports within 50 miles. Rail can be accessed within the community. Interstates can be accessed 51 miles away.

23min

Commute Travel Time

3 + 28(+50 miles)

Airports in Community

51

Distance to Interstate

Freight Rail

In Community

Taxes

Top State Corporate Income Tax

6%

Top State Corporate Capital Gains Tax

6%

Top State Personal Income Tax

4.25%

Top State Personal Capital Gains Tax

4.3%

State Sales Tax

6%

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