Beulah, Michigan

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Beulah, Michigan
Village
Location of Beulah within Benzie County, Michigan
Location of Beulah within Benzie County, Michigan
Coordinates: 44°37′46″N 86°5′45″W / 44.62944°N 86.09583°W / 44.62944; -86.09583Coordinates: 44°37′46″N 86°5′45″W / 44.62944°N 86.09583°W / 44.62944; -86.09583
Country United States
State Michigan
County Benzie
Area[1]
 • Total 0.43 sq mi (1.11 km2)
 • Land 0.43 sq mi (1.11 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 607 ft (185 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 342
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 341
 • Density 795.3/sq mi (307.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49617
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-08100[4]
GNIS feature ID 2398114[5]

Beulah is a village in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Benzie County.[6] The population was 342 at the 2010 census. It is located in Benzonia Township at the southeast end of Crystal Lake, about one mile (1.6 km) north of Benzonia on U.S. Highway 31 (US 31).

Beulah was founded in 1880 by Charles E. Bailey. Its name comes from Isaiah 62:4.[7] The Beulah post office was established in 1892.[8]

Library[edit]

Darcy Library of Beulah

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.43 square miles (1.11 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 378
1950 458 21.2%
1960 436 −4.8%
1970 461 5.7%
1980 454 −1.5%
1990 421 −7.3%
2000 363 −13.8%
2010 342 −5.8%
Est. 2014 342 [9] 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 342 people, 161 households, and 81 families residing in the village. The population density was 795.3 inhabitants per square mile (307.1/km2). There were 375 housing units at an average density of 872.1 per square mile (336.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.0% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.6% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 161 households of which 12.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 0.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 49.7% were non-families. 43.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.81 and the average family size was 2.44.

The median age in the village was 52.7 years. 10.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.6% were from 25 to 44; 37.2% were from 45 to 64; and 24.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.5% male and 48.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 341 people, 190 households, and 102 families residing in the village. The population density was 798.2 per square mile (311.5/km²). There were 359 housing units at an average density of 789.4 per square mile (308.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.35% White, 0.83% Native American, 0.55% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population.

There were 190 households out of which 17.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.9% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.3% were non-families. 39.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.91 and the average family size was 2.49.

In the village the population was spread out with 14.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 27.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 84.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $26,458 versus $22,396 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,389. About 12.4% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 15.5% of those age 65 or over.

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