Benton County, Missouri Population 2018

Benton County, Missouri's estimated population is 19,074 with a growth rate of 1.32% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Benton County, Missouri is the 57th largest county in Missouri.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201719,0742491.32%
201618,825-96-0.51%
201618,9211390.74%
201518,782-92-0.49%
201418,874-66-0.35%
201318,940-48-0.25%
201218,988-40-0.21%
201119,028-67-0.35%
201019,0955,23637.78%
199013,8591,67613.76%
198012,1832,48825.66%
19709,69595810.96%
19608,737-343-3.78%
19509,080-2,062-18.51%
194011,142-566-4.83%
193011,708-1,281-9.86%
192012,989-1,892-12.71%
191014,881-1,675-10.12%
190016,5561,58310.57%
189014,9732,57720.79%
188012,3961,0749.49%
187011,3222,25024.80%
18609,0724,05780.90%
18505,01581019.26%
18404,2050.00%

Benton County, Missouri Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White18,246
Two or More Races366
Black or African American70
American Indian and Alaska Native65
Some Other Race39
Asian34
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5

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

Benton County, Missouri Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Benton County, Missouri Median Age

52.9


Total

52.3


Male

53.3


Female

Benton County, Missouri Adults

There are 15,493 adults, (5,290 of which are seniors) in Benton County, Missouri.

Benton County, Missouri Age Dependency

84.3

Age Dependency Ratio

51.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

9,489

50.41%

Male

9,336

49.59%

Benton County, Missouri Households and Families

Benton County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Benton County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.5%8.5%
All81.6%18.4%
Non Family73.7%26.3%
Male66%34%
Female52.5%47.5%

81.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benton County, Missouri Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,1282.2981.6
Married4,4942.7691.5
Non Family2,7171.1573.7
Female6553.3952.5
Male2623.1566

2.78

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Benton County, Missouri Households

Benton County, Missouri Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6694.63%
9th to 12th Grade1,47110.18%
High School Graduate6,42044.43%
Some College3,27722.68%
Associates Degree1,0837.49%
Bachelors Degree1,0357.16%
Graduate Degree4963.43%

Benton County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,92011,9061,485
Multiple Races21216220
Hispanic18616211
Native American61442
Other Race39299
Black37234
Asian2514
Islander55

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 23.08%.

Benton County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,051$30,617$20,698
Less Than High School$14,183$19,259$11,425
High School Grad$23,246$29,808$18,015
Some College$23,953$32,408$20,208
Bachelors Degree$25,509$22,679$26,713
Graduate Degree$45,357$56,579$41,875

$24,051

Average Earnings

$30,617

Average Male

$20,698

Average Female

Benton County, Missouri Language

Benton County, Missouri Language by Age

Benton County, Missouri Language

97.93% of Benton County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 2.07% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 1.09% of the population.

Benton County, Missouri Poverty

Benton County, Missouri Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,6433,29118.65%
Multiple36422361.26%
Hispanic340236.76%
Native652335.38%
Black572136.84%

19.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.20%

Male Poverty Rate

21.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Missouri is Multiple, with 61.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Missouri is Hispanic, with 6.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.31%.

Benton County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.56%
Some College18.25%
High School15.08%
Bachelors or Greater5.78%

Benton County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed53.56%
Male Unemployed39.77%
Female Employed8.54%
Male Employed8.18%

Benton County, Missouri Income

Benton County, Missouri Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,428$43,671
Families$40,657$51,860
Married Families$44,303$
Non Families$19,308$26,116

Benton County, Missouri Marital Status

Benton County, Missouri Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.3%

Male Marriage Rate

56.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

Benton County, Missouri Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Benton County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

Benton County, Missouri Veterans

Benton County, Missouri Veterans by War

2,415

Number of Veterans

2,330

Male Veterans

85

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,122
First Gulf War323
Korea270
Second Gulf War159
World War II113

Benton County, Missouri Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74780
55 to 64666
75+580
35 to 54342
18 to 3447

Benton County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,38715.83%
Hispanic4419.64%
2 or More2611.35%
Indian23.28%

Benton County, Missouri Veterans by Education

8.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton County, Missouri Employment Status

Benton County, Missouri Employment by Age

42.8%

Labor Force Participation

38.6%

Employment Rate

9.8%

Unemployment Rate

Benton County, Missouri Employment by Race

Benton County, Missouri Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Benton County, Missouri

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Warsaw21272120-7-0.33%
Lincoln11901181-9-0.76%
Cole Camp11211114-7-0.62%
Ionia 888800.00%
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