Benton County, Iowa Population 2018

Benton County, Iowa's estimated population is 25,642 with a growth rate of -0.30% 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
201725,642-78-0.30%
201625,720790.31%
201625,641300.12%
201525,611-19-0.07%
201425,630-76-0.30%
201325,706-130-0.50%
201225,836-243-0.93%
201126,079300.12%
201026,0493,62016.14%
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
White25,147
Two or More Races297
Black or African American140
Asian79
Some Other Race47
American Indian and Alaska Native10

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

Benton County, Iowa 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, Iowa Median Age

41.8


Total

40.2


Male

42.6


Female

Benton County, Iowa Adults

There are 19,393 adults, (4,321 of which are seniors) in Benton County, Iowa.

Benton County, Iowa Age Dependency

70.8

Age Dependency Ratio

28.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

12,867

50.03%

Male

12,853

49.97%

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%
All80.5%19.5%
Male67.6%32.4%
Non Family62.9%37.1%
Female60.7%39.3%

80.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benton County, Iowa Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,1552.580.5
Married6,0283.0392.6
Non Family3,0791.1962.9
Female7183.2760.7
Male3303.3567.6

2.98

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Benton County, Iowa Households

Benton County, Iowa Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2941.69%
9th to 12th Grade9655.54%
High School Graduate6,23135.74%
Some College3,88722.30%
Associates Degree2,26312.98%
Bachelors Degree2,80716.10%
Graduate Degree9855.65%

Benton County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White17,24216,0083,736
Hispanic664714
Multiple Races524916
Black4137
Asian353526
Other Race14147
Native American86

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 74.29%.

Benton County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,097$48,937$29,115
Less Than High School$22,545$30,083$10,372
High School Grad$36,488$45,714$22,033
Some College$35,522$46,524$26,606
Bachelors Degree$47,463$68,210$41,339
Graduate Degree$61,208$85,571$45,227

$40,097

Average Earnings

$48,937

Average Male

$29,115

Average Female

Benton County, Iowa Language

Benton County, Iowa Language by Age

Benton County, Iowa Language

98.22% of Benton County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 1.78% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.03% of the population.

Benton County, Iowa Poverty

Benton County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,4792,0688.45%
Hispanic34617851.45%
Multiple2424819.83%
Black1352014.81%
Other471225.53%
Asian791113.92%
Native10220.00%

9.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.58%

Male Poverty Rate

9.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Iowa is Hispanic, with 51.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Iowa is White, with 8.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.52%.

Benton County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.96%
High School10.22%
Some College4.45%
Bachelors or Greater1.05%

Benton County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.94%
Male Unemployed16.25%
Female Employed5.96%
Male Employed3.26%

Benton County, Iowa Income

Benton County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,222$76,702
Families$77,815$91,822
Married Families$83,714$
Non Families$32,344$38,643

Benton County, Iowa Marital Status

Benton County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

60.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.4%

Male Marriage Rate

60.7%

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 45To54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Benton County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Benton County, Iowa Veterans

Benton County, Iowa Veterans by War

1,815

Number of Veterans

1,682

Male Veterans

133

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam714
First Gulf War234
Korea180
Second Gulf War158
World War II95

Benton County, Iowa Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74557
55 to 64397
75+391
35 to 54352
18 to 34118

Benton County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7889.34%
Black1425.93%
2 or More1314.94%
Hispanic32.88%

Benton County, Iowa Veterans by Education

4.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton County, Iowa Employment Status

Benton County, Iowa Employment by Age

68.3%

Labor Force Participation

65.7%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Benton County, Iowa Employment by Race

Benton County, Iowa Employment by Education

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%
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