Benton County, Arkansas Population 2018

Benton County, Arkansas's estimated population is 266,300 with a growth rate of 8.59% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Benton County, Arkansas is the 2nd largest county in Arkansas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017266,30021,0698.59%
2016245,231-13,473-5.21%
2016258,7047,6883.06%
2015251,0166,8242.79%
2014244,1925,2902.21%
2013238,9024,5871.96%
2012234,3155,4882.40%
2011228,8276,2692.82%
2010222,558125,059128.27%
199097,49919,38424.81%
198078,11527,63954.76%
197050,47614,20439.16%
196036,272-1,804-4.74%
195038,0761,9285.33%
194036,1488952.54%
193035,253-1,000-2.76%
192036,2532,8648.58%
191033,3891,7785.62%
190031,6113,89514.05%
189027,7167,38836.34%
188020,3286,49746.97%
187013,8314,52548.62%
18609,3065,596150.84%
18503,7101,48266.52%
18402,2280.00%

Benton County, Arkansas Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White216,485
Asian8,713
Two or More Races7,134
Some Other Race4,844
Black or African American3,634
American Indian and Alaska Native3,376
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,045

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Benton County, Arkansas Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Benton County, Arkansas Median Age

35.1


Total

34.2


Male

35.8


Female

Benton County, Arkansas Adults

There are 178,773 adults, (31,390 of which are seniors) in Benton County, Arkansas.

Benton County, Arkansas Age Dependency

66.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton County, Arkansas Sex Ratio

Female

123,738

50.46%

Male

121,493

49.54%

Benton County, Arkansas Households and Families

Benton County, Arkansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Benton County, Arkansas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.9%22.1%
All66.9%33.1%
Non Family52.8%47.2%
Male47%53%
Female46.4%53.6%

66.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benton County, Arkansas Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All88,0142.7666.9
Married52,7123.2577.9
Non Family22,8231.2752.8
Female9,0993.446.4
Male3,3803.3447

3.21

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Benton County, Arkansas Households

Benton County, Arkansas Education

Benton County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9,3495.89%
9th to 12th Grade10,9216.88%
High School Graduate48,41030.49%
Some College32,69820.59%
Associates Degree8,6185.43%
Bachelors Degree32,51620.48%
Graduate Degree16,26510.24%

Benton County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White126,081116,24840,014
Hispanic19,62010,4171,980
Asian5,6945,3814,333
Other Race2,8541,569351
Multiple Races2,8042,411848
Black2,3132,1131,083
Native American2,1761,887397
Islander56528852

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 94.50%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 76.10%.

Benton County, Arkansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,863$42,257$30,911
Less Than High School$24,291$26,866$20,613
High School Grad$28,517$31,710$24,016
Some College$35,836$41,633$30,472
Bachelors Degree$56,972$72,313$44,020
Graduate Degree$65,402$80,177$54,180

$36,863

Average Earnings

$42,257

Average Male

$30,911

Average Female

Benton County, Arkansas Language

Benton County, Arkansas Language by Age

Benton County, Arkansas Language

86.76% of Benton County, Arkansas residents speak only English, while 13.24% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.07% of the population.

Benton County, Arkansas Poverty

Benton County, Arkansas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White180,74016,5989.18%
Hispanic39,2278,10320.66%
Multiple7,1051,12815.88%
Asian8,6627108.20%
Native3,32057117.20%
Black3,47953315.32%
Other4,77053011.11%
Islander1,04534933.40%

11.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.56%

Male Poverty Rate

12.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton County, Arkansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Arkansas is Islander, with 33.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Arkansas is Asian, with 8.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.26%.

Benton County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.85%
High School11.69%
Some College7.57%
Bachelors or Greater2.62%

Benton County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed24.05%
Male Unemployed23.55%
Male Employed4.88%
Female Employed4.86%

Benton County, Arkansas Income

Benton County, Arkansas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,016$79,310
Families$67,800$89,170
Married Families$75,807$99,435
Non Families$35,180$48,195

Benton County, Arkansas Marital Status

Benton County, Arkansas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.2%

Male Marriage Rate

57.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton County, Arkansas Married by Age and Sex

Benton County, Arkansas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Benton County, Arkansas Marital Status by Race

Benton County, Arkansas Veterans

Benton County, Arkansas Veterans by War

15,958

Number of Veterans

14,717

Male Veterans

1,241

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam5,429
First Gulf War3,370
Second Gulf War2,463
Korea1,766
World War II872

Benton County, Arkansas Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 543,997
65 to 743,907
75+3,700
55 to 642,852
18 to 341,502

Benton County, Arkansas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White15,1729.52%
Hispanic2981.23%
Black2308.50%
2 or More2246.50%
Indian2048.24%
Asian500.79%
Other471.30%
Hawaiian314.96%

Benton County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

5.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton County, Arkansas Employment Status

Benton County, Arkansas Employment by Age

64.2%

Labor Force Participation

61.9%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Benton County, Arkansas Employment by Race

Benton County, Arkansas Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Benton County, Arkansas

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Springdale 7075978557779811.02%
Rogers5592065021910116.28%
Bentonville35282470931181133.48%
Bella Vista265072840618997.16%
Siloam Springs150691644813799.15%
Centerton948712861337435.56%
Lowell72948922162822.32%
Pea Ridge4792540160912.71%
Gentry342537263018.79%
Cave Springs19383634169687.51%
Gravette312132711504.81%
Little Flock259128062158.30%
Bethel Heights235825351777.51%
Elm Springs 1891224935818.93%
Decatur16951788935.49%
Highfill592649579.63%
Garfield491533428.55%
Sulphur Springs512531193.71%
Avoca480512326.67%
Gateway412450389.22%
Springtown879255.75%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990