beulah michigan

Beulah, Michigan Information

beulah michiganThe village of Beulah is located in Benzie County, in the Traverse City metro area. Beulah is the county seat. Benzie County has been recognized as one of the fastest growing counties in Michigan.

Beulah rests on the southeast shore of Crystal Lake about one mile north of on U.S. Highway 31 and about 7 miles east of Lake Michigan.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 miles, none of which is covered by water. Beulah has long been known as a summer vacation destination.

Beulah History Brief

depotFounded about 1880 by Reverend Charles E. Bailey and named by him after a place described in the Bible.

Beulah separated from Benzonia and was given a post office on February 8, 1892, with Charles S. Merritt as its first postmaster.

Beulah was incorporated as a village in 1932.

Beulah Businesses

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downtown shopsThe village of Beulah has two commercial areas. One area is known as "downtown" Beulah and the other is referred to as the US-31 corridor.

The mainstay of businesses in Beulah operate year-round with only a few being seasonal.

Downtown Beulah is situated near the shores of beautiful Crystal Lake.

Shopping opportunities abound for art, flowers, jewelry, antiques, home decor, clothing, kayaks and kayaking accessories, gifts and books.

Along the main street you will discover the Post Office, legal services, financial and accounting services, land conservancy organizations, hair salons, churches, community services, insurance agents, pharmacists, dental care, counseling services, restaurants, delis, medical care, photocopying services and lodging.

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The US-31 corridor has various businesses which will meet your personal and professional needs.

You will find gasoline, pizza, baked goods, ice cream, produce, locally-made food and textile products, antiques and movie rentals.

Available services and ammenities include insurance agents, real estate brokers, a Secretary of State office, tile/carpet sales/installation, governmental agencies, lodging, dining, mini-golf,and laundromat facilities.

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Beulah Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 363 people, 190 households, and 102 families residing in the village. There are 359 housing units within the village.

The median age is 49 years. For every 100 females there are 84.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $31,250, and the median income for a family is $43,750.

HOUSING UNITS

Number

Number

Number

Total housing units

355

RENTER-OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS

Number

Pct

Pct

Pct

Renter-occupied housing units

75

21.1

23.4

30.8

Number

Number

Number

Average number of household members

1.81

2.21

2.36

Average number of rooms

3.72

4.26

4.04

Average number of vehicles

1.28

1.22

1.19

Median year structure was built

1962

1967

1969

Median year householder moved in

1998

1998

1998

Median rent ($)

367

468

519

Median rent asked for vacant units ($)

775

444

469

Number

Pct

Pct

Pct

Rent includes utilities

27

36.0

16.1

16.5

Number

Number

Number

Rent as a pct of household revenue

23.6

24.4

25.5

OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS

Number

Pct

Pct

Pct

Owner-occupied housing units

116

32.7

66.0

60.2

Number

Number

Number

Average number of household members

1.88

2.68

2.71

Average number of rooms

6.17

6.34

6.30

Average number of vehicles

3.06

1.50

1.64

Median year structure was built

1939

1964

1971

Median year householder moved in

1985

1991

1991

Median value ($)

96,000

110,300

111,800


POPULATION GROWTH OF COUNTIES

County

2000 pop

2003 pop

Change

State rank

Livingston

156,951

172,881

10.1%

1

Benzie

15,998

17,078

6.8%

2

Grand Traverse

77,654

82,011

5.6%

3

Missaukee

14,478

15,189

4.9%

4

Washtenaw

322,895

338,562

4.9%

5

Ottawa

238,314

249,391

4.6%

6

Oceana

26,873

28,074

4.5%

7

Allegan

105,665

110,331

4.4%

8

Clinton

64,753

67,609

4.4%

9

Antrim

23,110

24,094

4.3%

10

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