Benton, Arkansas Population 2024

38,381

Benton is a city located in Saline County Arkansas. Benton has a 2024 population of 38,381. It is also the county seat of Saline County.Benton is currently growing at a rate of 2.38% annually and its population has increased by 9.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 35,112 in 2020.

The average household income in Benton is $83,015 with a poverty rate of 10.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Benton is 37.2 years, 35.6 years for males, and 38.7 years for females.

Benton Demographics

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

  • White: 83.74%
  • Black or African American: 9.36%
  • Two or more races: 3.16%
  • Asian: 2.52%
  • Other race: 0.99%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
22.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,688.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
9.31% (3,269)
The current population of Benton, Arkansas is 38,381 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 35,112.

Benton, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White29,57583.74%
Black or African American3,3059.36%
Two or more races1,1163.16%
Asian8912.52%
Other race3500.99%
Native American810.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Benton Population by Race

Benton Population Pyramid 2024

Benton Median Age

37.2

Total

35.6

Male

38.7

Female

Benton Adults

There are 26,606 adults, (5,499 of whom are seniors) in Benton.

Benton Age Dependency

67.3

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton Sex Ratio

Female18,06151.14%
Male17,25748.86%

Benton Population by Age

Benton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All14,3502.4365.934.1
Married6,8743.181.818.2
Non Family4,8661.1951.448.6
Female2,0692.85149
Male5413.7351.248.8
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3.02

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

65.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Benton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Benton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.82%.

Benton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$51,035

Average Earnings

$59,420

Average Male

$45,100

Average Female

Benton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Benton Language

95.03% of Benton residents speak only English, while 4.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.81% of the population.

Benton Language

Benton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White28,2722,87310.16%
Black3,21041913.05%
Multiple1,11635131.45%
Hispanic1,58118811.89%
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10.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.46%

Male Poverty Rate

10.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton is Multiple, with 31.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton is White, with 10.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.06%.

Benton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.73%
High School13.26%
Some College6.86%
Bachelors or Greater1.76%
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Benton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed23.08%
Female Unemployed13.74%
Female Employed4.69%
Male Employed3.11%
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Benton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Benton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.6%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Benton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Benton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,144

Number of Veterans

1,832

Male Veterans

312

Female Veterans

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Benton Veterans by War

count

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Benton Veterans by Age

count

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Benton Veterans by Race

Benton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.6%

Labor Force Participation

64%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Benton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Benton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Benton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.64%

Born in Benton

96.87%

Native Born

3.13%

Foreign Born

1.71%

Non Citizen

1.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.87% of Benton residents were born in the United States, with 68.64% having been born in Arkansas. 1.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Benton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202942,8518942.13%
202841,9578942.18%
202741,0638942.23%
202640,1698942.28%
202539,2758942.33%
202438,3818942.38%
202337,4878942.44%
202236,5938942.5%
202135,6995871.67%
202035,112-1,730-4.7%
201936,8424011.1%
201836,4414571.27%
201735,9846451.83%
201635,3391,5114.47%
201533,8286161.85%
201433,2125701.75%
201332,6426652.08%
201231,9775911.88%
201131,3864611.49%
201030,9259,01941.17%
200021,9063,72920.51%
199018,1774602.6%
198017,7171,2187.38%
197016,4996,10058.66%
196010,3994,12265.67%
19506,2772,77579.24%
19403,502571.65%
19303,44551217.46%
19202,933
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Benton Population by Year