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Benton Harbor, Michigan

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The location of Benton Harbor

Welcome to Benton Harbor ...

The city of Benton Harbor is located in Berrien County.

The location of Benton Harbor has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Benton Harbor refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Benton Harborite<2>

A typical abbreviation for Benton Harbor: Benton Hbr. (or less commonly used: Benton Harb. or Benton Hrbr.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Benton Harbor has a population of 9,860 people<3> (see below for details).

Benton Harbor is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Benton Harbor lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel south from Benton Harbor (for example, toward Hamlet (IN)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Benton Harbor lies within the (269) area code.

The ZIP codes for Benton Harbor: 49022-49023<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Benton Harbor had a population of 10,038 people (which is 6.4% of the total population of Berrien County). This makes Benton Harbor the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Benton Harbor represents 0.1% of the population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 93rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,038 people, the population of Benton Harbor decreased 10.23% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,182 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Benton Harbor had an population of 9,860 people. This is a decrease of 1.77% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.82% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Benton Harbor.

Communities near Benton Harbor ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Benton Harbor and not the distance if you are driving.<6>.

Community   2017
Baroda   [Map]   866   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Berrien Springs   [Map]   1,743   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bridgman   [Map]   2,238   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Coloma   [Map]   1,433   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dowagiac   [Map]   5,754   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Eau Claire   [Map]   606   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Benton Harbor.

Communities Also Named Benton Harbor ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Benton Harbor - it's located in Georgia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Benton Harbor.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Benton Harbor. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Benton Harbor. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Benton Harbor. Our list includes 12 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Benton Harbor:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Benton Harbor ...

Looking for more information about Benton Harbor? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Benton Harbor, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Benton Harbor.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Benton Harbor. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Benton Harbor refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Benton Harbor may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Benton Harbor.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Benton Harbor - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Benton Harbor). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Benton Harbor or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Benton Harbor includes: 49022 & 49023.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Benton Harbor) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Benton Harbor. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Benton Harbor

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benton Harbor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1164, Longitude: -86.4461     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Benton Harbor have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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