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Benton Harbor is a city in Berrien County.
The community was named for Sen. Thomas Hart Benton; once known as Bronson Harbor, and derisively as Bungtown Harbor
The latitude of Benton Harbor is 42.116N. The longitude is -86.454W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 591 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,010.
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2% of Benton Harbor residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Benton Harbor ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Benton Harbor was $8,965, compared with $21,587 nationally.
4% of Benton Harbor residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Benton Harbor, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $353. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $614.
Libraries in Benton Harbor include Benton Harbor Public Library ... View libraries
Berrien County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Benton Harbor political report.
The average commute time for Benton Harbor workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Benton Harbor between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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