Benton County, Iowa Population 2019

Benton County, Iowa's estimated population is 25,633 with a growth rate of 0.00% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Benton County, Iowa is the 24th largest county in Iowa.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201825,64290.04%
201725,6330.00%
201625,633320.12%
201525,601-21-0.08%
201425,622-74-0.29%
201325,696-129-0.50%
201225,825-250-0.96%
201126,075290.11%
201026,0463,61716.13%
199022,429-1,220-5.16%
198023,6497643.34%
197022,885-537-2.29%
196023,4227663.38%
195022,656-223-0.97%
194022,879280.12%
193022,851-1,229-5.10%
192024,0809243.99%
191023,156-2,021-8.03%
190025,1779994.13%
189024,178-710-2.85%
188024,8882,43410.84%
187022,45413,958164.29%
18608,4967,8241164.29%
18506720.00%

Benton County, Iowa Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White25,070
Two or More Races229
Black or African American174
Asian89
Some Other Race51
American Indian and Alaska Native33

Benton County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2019

Benton County, Iowa Median Age

42.1


Total

41.1


Male

42.7


Female

Benton County, Iowa Adults

There are 19,480 adults, (4,403 of whom are seniors) in Benton County, Iowa.

Benton County, Iowa Age Dependency

70.1

Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

12,860

50.14%

Male

12,786

49.86%

Benton County, Iowa Households and Families

Benton County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Benton County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.6%7.4%
All81.7%18.3%
Male77.2%22.8%
Non Family65.4%34.6%
Female60.3%39.7%

81.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,1872.4881.7
Married6,0723.0292.6
Non Family3,0861.265.4
Female6473.260.3
Male3823.1777.2

2.97

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Benton County, Iowa Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2981.70%
9th to 12th Grade9575.45%
High School Graduate6,22435.46%
Some College3,80121.66%
Associates Degree2,40813.72%
Bachelors Degree2,76415.75%
Graduate Degree1,0986.26%

Benton County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White17,21115,9973,709
Hispanic17915699
Black5750
Asian494941
Multiple Races453613
Native American2216
Other Race18187

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 83.67%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,553$48,920$30,075
Less Than High School$21,992$28,426$10,889
High School Grad$36,538$45,604$23,776
Some College$35,667$49,216$26,575
Bachelors Degree$47,211$65,639$41,530
Graduate Degree$62,738$85,962$51,667

$40,553

Average Earnings

$48,920

Average Male

$30,075

Average Female

Benton County, Iowa Language

Benton County, Iowa Language by Age

Benton County, Iowa Language

97.75% of Benton County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 2.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.19% of the population.

Benton County, Iowa Poverty

Benton County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,3801,9758.10%
Hispanic35411933.62%
Multiple1986532.83%
Asian891112.36%
Other511121.57%
Black171105.85%
Native33618.18%

8.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.62%

Male Poverty Rate

9.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Iowa is Hispanic, with 33.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Iowa is Black, with 5.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.04%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.51%
High School10.38%
Some College4.95%
Bachelors or Greater1.27%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.35%
Male Unemployed7.26%
Female Employed5.88%
Male Employed3.27%

Benton County, Iowa Income

Benton County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$64,061$80,610
Families$80,129$96,999
Married Families$85,865-
Non Families$34,115$40,233

Benton County, Iowa Marital Status

Benton County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

60.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.7%

Male Marriage Rate

61.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

Benton County, Iowa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Benton County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Benton County, Iowa Veterans

1,840

Number of Veterans

1,716

Male Veterans

124

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam710
First Gulf War268
Korea203
Second Gulf War161
World War II68

Benton County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8179.45%
Hispanic5124.29%
Black1220.34%
2 or More1113.92%

Benton County, Iowa Veterans by Education

6.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton County, Iowa Employment Status

67.8%

Labor Force Participation

65.4%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Benton County, Iowa

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Vinton52575143-114-2.17%
Belle Plaine25342454-80-3.16%
Atkins1670184617610.54%
Urbana14581469110.75%
Walford 1458145910.07%
Shellsburg983952-31-3.15%
Newhall875849-26-2.97%
Blairstown692669-23-3.32%
Van Horne685662-23-3.36%
Keystone622610-12-1.93%
Norway545524-21-3.85%
Garrison371361-10-2.70%
Mount Auburn150148-2-1.33%
Luzerne9695-1-1.04%
  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