Beulah, Michigan

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Beulah is a village in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Benzie County.[3] The population was 363 at the 2000 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. Route 31. The Beulah post office was established in 1892.[4]

Beulah is the home of The Cherry Hut, a popular northwest Michigan diner famous for its products made from locally grown cherries. Founded in 1922, the Cherry Hut has been located in Beulah since 1935.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 363 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/sq mi (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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