Benton Heights is a small town in Michigan with a population of approximately 4,000. Families with young children are common, as kids under 5 account for an above-average 11% of the community, while middle-aged professionals feature less prominently in the demographics. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just over 28, is younger than every city in Michigan, ranking as the youngest municipality in the state. Home ownership is less common than renting in the area, and 43% of residents own their homes. With a relatively affordable average rent of $612/month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Michigan. Each month, renters in Benton Heights will pay around $262 less compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 20 minutes, quicker than most cities in Michigan, Benton Heights residents are well aware that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Many residents (26%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transit is not widely used. Not many residents commute to work on foot.
Among Benton Heights residents over the age of 25, 3% have a Bachelor's degree and 1% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. There are two primary industries in Benton Heights: manufacturing and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 12% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 6% of residents work in transportation, which ranks as the top field in the town. Benton Heights workers bring in an average annual income of about $27,000, the 2nd-lowest average income of any municipality in the state. Benton Heights's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).
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