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Benzonia is a village in Benzie County, in the Traverse City metro area.
The community name derives (rather circuitously) from French term for a species of duck once common to the area
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Benzonia. For links to other places called Benzonia, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Benzonia is 44.621N. The longitude is -86.099W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 817 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 483.
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27% of Benzonia residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Benzonia ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Benzonia was $15,515, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Benzonia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Benzonia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $378. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $719.
Libraries in Benzonia include Benzonia Public Library ... View libraries
Benzie County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Benzonia political report.
The average commute time for Benzonia workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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