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Benton Harbor city, Michigan

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Table

Benton Harbor city, Michigan
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
8,982
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
8,982
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
9,087
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 9,103
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 10,038
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
26.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
9.0%
Female persons, percent
55.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
10.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
87.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
1.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
8.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 274
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 1.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 34.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $61,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $806
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $351
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $737
Building permits, 2021 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 4,041
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.24
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 5.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 82.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 70.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 77.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 8.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 12.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 62.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 62.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 15,994
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 30,318
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 137,082
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $13,904
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 16.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $24,549
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $17,252
Persons in poverty, percent
43.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X
Total employment, 2020 X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 X
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 163
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 96
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 104
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 104
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 2,077.8
Population per square mile, 2010 2,267.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 4.38
Land area in square miles, 2010 4.43
FIPS Code 2607520
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2017-2021 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2021 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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