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Benton Harbor
  • Town in Michigan

Report Card

grade C minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade D+
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade C minus
  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
    grade D
  8. Weather
    grade C
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade A

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Benton Harbor is a town in Michigan with a population of 9,101. Benton Harbor is in Berrien County. Living in Benton Harbor offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Benton Harbor and residents tend to be liberal.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$64,100
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$791
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade D+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    2,180.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    45
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    247.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    168.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    607
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,978.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,124.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    national  11%

Working in Benton Harbor

Jobs
grade D
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$26,592
National
$75,149

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