Benton City, Washington Population 2021

3,617
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Benton City is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 3,617, it is the 135th largest city in Washington and the 5687th largest city in the United States. Benton City is currently growing at a rate of 1.72% annually and its population has increased by 19.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,038 in 2010. Benton City reached it's highest population of 3,617 in 2021. Spanning over 3 miles, Benton City has a population density of 1,464 people per square mile.

The average household income in Benton City is $64,786 with a poverty rate of 12.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $863 per month, and the median house value is $148,400. The median age in Benton City is 35.5 years, 36 years for males, and 33.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.1 males.

Benton City Demographics

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

  • White: 86.72%
  • Other race: 9.72%
  • Native American: 1.90%
  • Two or more races: 1.51%
  • Asian: 0.15%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Benton City, Washington is 3,617, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,434.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,038.

Benton City, Washington Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,92586.72%
Some Other Race3289.72%
American Indian and Alaska Native641.90%
Two or More Races511.51%
Asian50.15%
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Benton City Population by Race

Benton City Population Pyramid 2021

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Benton City Median Age

35.5


Total

36


Male

33.5


Female

Benton City Adults

There are 2,507 adults, (488 of whom are seniors) in Benton City.

Benton City Age Dependency

67.1

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton City Sex Ratio

Female

1,720

50.99%

Male

1,653

49.01%

Benton City Population by Age

Benton City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Benton City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.6%10.4%
Female82%18%
All77.2%22.8%
Non Family65.1%34.9%
Male38.6%61.4%

77.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benton City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2452.7177.2
Married5863.3889.6
Non Family4391.3265.1
Female1503.782
Male703.6438.6

3.35

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

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Benton City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1988.70%
9th to 12th Grade1908.34%
High School Graduate64728.41%
Some College80935.53%
Associates Degree974.26%
Bachelors Degree27912.25%
Graduate Degree572.50%
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Benton City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benton City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,6391,445218
Hispanic56337286
Other Race21115486
Native American575717
Multiple Races131313
Asian522

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Benton City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,127$48,250$30,726
Less Than High School$26,484$38,333$20,234
High School Grad$38,583$44,545$29,145
Some College$42,857$74,306$31,471
Bachelors Degree$37,750$$36,330
Graduate Degree$$23,333$54,643

$37,127

Average Earnings

$48,250

Average Male

$30,726

Average Female

Benton City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton City Language by Age

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Benton City Language

73.26% of Benton City residents speak only English, while 26.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.32% of the population.

Benton City Language

Benton City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,10222520.42%
White2,1131637.71%
Other328278.23%
Native641523.44%
Asian5360.00%

12.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.24%

Male Poverty Rate

14.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton City is Asian, with 60.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton City is White, with 7.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.90%.

Benton City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.18%
High School10.66%
Some College9.82%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Benton City Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed48.48%
Female Employed10.45%
Male Employed1.51%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Benton City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,175$64,786
Families$63,605$76,253
Married Families$74,500-
Non Families$27,679$41,014
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Income by Household Type

Benton City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton City Married by Age and Sex

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Benton City Marriage

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

Benton City Marital Status by Race

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Benton City Marital Status

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223

Number of Veterans

203

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam100
First Gulf War62
Second Gulf War30
Korea11
World War II

Benton City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7489
35 to 5479
55 to 6430
18 to 3414
75+11

Benton City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White22310.20%
Hispanic142.08%

Benton City Veterans by Race

Benton City Veterans by Education

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6.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton City Veterans by Education

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61%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Benton City Employment by Age

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Benton City Employment by Race

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Benton City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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54.49%

Born in Washington

88.76%

Native Born

11.24%

Foreign Born

8.09%

Non Citizen

3.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.76% of Benton City residents were born in the United States, with 54.49% having been born in Washington. 8.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Benton City Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,617611.72%
20203,556611.75%
20193,495611.78%
20183,434631.87%
20173,371672.03%
20163,304451.38%
20153,259461.43%
20143,213431.36%
20133,170240.76%
20123,146341.09%
20113,112571.87%
20103,0554311.53%
20002,6240.00%

Benton City Population by Year