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Benzonia is a township in Benzie County, in the Traverse City metro 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 44.638N. The longitude is -86.088W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 607 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,839.
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21% of Benzonia residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $18,720, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% 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 $404. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $798.
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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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