Benton Harbor employment information

IndexBenton HarborMichiganNational
Income per capita$10,059$26,143$28,555
Median household income$19,359$49,087$53,482
Median income owner occupied$27,534$60,317$68,142
Median income renter occupied$16,983$26,554$33,219
Median earnings male$16,791$34,444$36,116
Median earnings female$15,965$22,340$25,692
Unemployment rate15.8%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level47.4%16.9%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Benton Harbor is 65% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Benton Harbor is 64% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Benton Harbor is 170% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Benton Harbor is 204% higher than the national average.

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Benton Harbor median earnings by income bracket

Benton Harbor employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.7%0.0%
Manufacturing sector34.2%1.4%
Financial & insurance services0.0%2.3%
Wholesale & retail services5.4%17.0%
Public administration3.8%3.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.8%1.9%
Education, health & social services10.1%34.3%

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Shoreham, MI832$75,93842%
St. Joseph, MI8,310$52,7721%
Stevensville, MI1,312$52,0003%
Paw Paw Lake, MI3,639$49,1078%
Coloma, MI1,705$46,68113%
Benton Harbor, MI10,056$19,35964%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Bonham, TX10,059$33,44937%
Great Neck, NY10,052$81,77853%
Bellmead, TX10,052$34,21336%
Valencia West, AZ10,051$55,5614%
Carroll, IA10,051$44,97216%
Benton Harbor, MI10,056$19,35964%
Source: The Benton Harbor, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.