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Homestead is a township in Benzie County, in the Traverse City metro area.
The latitude of Homestead is 44.646N. The longitude is -85.99W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 636 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,078.
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23% of Homestead residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Homestead ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Homestead was $15,387, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Homestead residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Homestead, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $403. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $727.
Benzie County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Homestead political report.
The average commute time for Homestead workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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