Benton, Arkansas Population 2020

37,735

Benton is a city located in Arkansas. With a 2020 population of 37,735, it is the 11th largest city in Arkansas and the 1037th largest city in the United States. Benton is currently growing at a rate of 1.80% annually and its population has increased by 22.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,681 in 2010. Spanning over 23 miles, Benton has a population density of 1,660 people per square mile.

The average household income in Benton is $73,213 with a poverty rate of 8.90%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $775 per month, and the median house value is $144,900. The median age in Benton is 37 years, 35.8 years for males, and 37.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.5 males.

Benton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Benton was:

  • White: 86.30%
  • Black or African American: 8.78%
  • Two or more races: 1.80%
  • Asian: 1.74%
  • Native American: 0.72%
  • Other race: 0.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Benton, Arkansas is 37,735, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 36,403.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 30,681.

Benton, Arkansas Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,09786.30%
Black or African American3,0618.78%
Two or More Races6291.80%
Asian6081.74%
American Indian and Alaska Native2520.72%
Some Other Race2050.59%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander210.06%

Benton Population Pyramid 2020

Benton Median Age

37


Total

35.8


Male

37.4


Female

Benton Adults

There are 25,831 adults, (5,168 of whom are seniors) in Benton.

Benton Age Dependency

68.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton Sex Ratio

Female

18,115

51.95%

Male

16,758

48.05%

Benton Households and Families

Benton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Benton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84%16%
All69.9%30.1%
Male69.8%30.2%
Non Family57.5%42.5%
Female47.7%52.3%

69.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,9262.6669.9
Married6,4953.3584
Non Family4,0171.257.5
Female1,8903.147.7
Male5243.869.8

3.24

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

2.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Benton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6232.68%
9th to 12th Grade2,0178.68%
High School Graduate6,78829.20%
Some College5,67624.42%
Associates Degree1,8628.01%
Bachelors Degree3,98817.15%
Graduate Degree2,2949.87%

Benton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White19,80218,1835,715
Black1,8251,450305
Hispanic81544291
Asian421320125
Multiple Races23514835
Native American15110424
Other Race1457222
Islander99

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 asian people with a rate of 29.69%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,896$45,968$34,134
Less Than High School$24,148$25,956$22,217
High School Grad$29,116$36,364$22,386
Some College$37,983$43,626$35,243
Bachelors Degree$46,230$69,000$41,153
Graduate Degree$64,228$77,593$57,208

$39,896

Average Earnings

$45,968

Average Male

$34,134

Average Female

Benton Language

Benton Language by Age

Benton Language

93.97% of Benton residents speak only English, while 6.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.13% of the population.

Benton Poverty

Benton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White28,0112,0267.23%
Black3,00236112.03%
Multiple62930648.65%
Hispanic1,77920411.47%
Asian6089715.95%
Native2524718.65%
Other2053818.54%

8.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.16%

Male Poverty Rate

8.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton is Multiple, with 48.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton is White, with 7.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.68%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.28%
High School9.07%
Some College7.47%
Bachelors or Greater3.78%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed41.25%
Female Unemployed11.85%
Male Employed3.52%
Female Employed3.42%

Benton Income

Benton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,805$73,213
Families$73,783$85,542
Married Families$87,870-
Non Families$30,422$42,450

Benton Marital Status

Benton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton Married by Age and Sex

Benton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Benton Marital Status by Race

Benton Veterans

2,548

Number of Veterans

2,305

Male Veterans

243

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam897
First Gulf War581
Second Gulf War410
Korea226
World War II129
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2579.96%
Black1617.57%
Indian9854.44%
2 or More3211.72%
Hispanic252.30%

$Benton Veterans by Education

10.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton Employment Status

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Benton Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

67.46%

Born in Arkansas

96.07%

Native Born

3.93%

Foreign Born

2.04%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.07% of Benton residents were born in the United States, with 67.46% having been born in Arkansas. 2.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202037,7356661.80%
201937,0696661.83%
201836,4034971.38%
201735,9066661.89%
201635,2401,5114.48%
201533,7296091.84%
201433,1205611.72%
201332,5596522.04%
201231,9075801.85%
201131,3274451.44%
201030,8828,9763.49%
200021,9063,7291.88%
199018,1774600.26%
198017,7171,2180.71%
197016,4996,1004.72%
196010,3994,1225.18%
19506,2772,7756.01%
19403,502570.16%
19303,4455121.62%
19202,9330.00%