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Time Zone: Benzie County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Beulah is the Seat for Benzie County.

Benzie County was founded ?. Benzie was created by taking area from Grand Traverse and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Benzie had a population of 17,227 people. This is an increase of 7.68% since the last Census (which gave a population of 15,998 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Benzie represented 0.16% of the total population of Michigan, making it the state's 68th most populous county (out of 83 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201017,525+9.54%+1.73% since 2009
200917,227+7.68%-0.94% since 2008
200817,391+8.71%-0.82% since 2007
200717,535+9.61% 
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200015,998The Last Census

More information can be found on the Benzie County Census Page for Benzie County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Benzie County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Benzie County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Frankfort   1,4351,5135.16% decrease  
Benzonia   4695199.63% decrease  
Thompsonville   4384574.16% decrease  
Elberta   4344575.03% decrease  
Beulah   3803634.68% increase  

Websites for Benzie County

Official Website:   www.berriencounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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