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Living In Benton Harbor, MI

A small city located in Michigan, Benton Harbor has just over 10,000 residents. Families with young children are typical, as kids under 5 make up an above-average 9% of the community, while retirees account for a smaller percentage of the city. Overall, the city's population, at an average age of just under 34, is decidedly younger than most cities in Michigan. The majority of residents rent in Benton Harbor, and 33% of residents are homeowners, driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent that is $231 a month less than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Benton Harbor will save around $2,800 compared to the state average.

Benton Harbor has a relatively large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who possess a high school degree or equivalent (23%) compared to the national average. Furthermore, 2% have a Bachelor's degree and 2% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are three primary industries in Benton Harbor: manufacturing, healthcare, and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 19% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in transportation, which ranks as the top profession in the city. Benton Harbor workers take home an average annual income of just over $29K, 4th-lowest in the state. The city's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.

Averaging about 17 minutes, Benton Harbor's commute time outperforms the Michigan average of about 25 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the most common means of commuting to work, selected by 28% of commuters, while public transit isn't widely used. Walking (2%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number is higher than the national average.

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