Benton City, Washington Population 2024

3,832

Benton City is a city located in Benton County Washington. Benton City has a 2024 population of 3,832. Benton City is currently growing at a rate of 2.35% annually and its population has increased by 10.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,480 in 2020.

The average household income in Benton City is $58,192 with a poverty rate of 16.5%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Benton City is 29.1 years, 29.9 years for males, and 27.1 years for females.

Benton City Demographics

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

  • White: 66.32%
  • Other race: 18.32%
  • Two or more races: 13.26%
  • Native American: 1.83%
  • Asian: 0.26%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,539.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
10.11% (352)
The current population of Benton City, Washington is 3,832 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,480.

Benton City, Washington Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,32066.32%
Other race64118.32%
Two or more races46413.26%
Native American641.83%
Asian90.26%
Black or African American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Benton City Population by Race

Benton City Population Pyramid 2024

Benton City Median Age

29.1

Total

29.9

Male

27.1

Female

Benton City Adults

There are 2,411 adults, (421 of whom are seniors) in Benton City.

Benton City Age Dependency

75.8

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton City Sex Ratio

Female1,81051.74%
Male1,68848.26%

Benton City Population by Age

Benton City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3102.6778.821.2
Married5873.4599.10.9
Non Family5001.1861.438.6
Female1424.4244.455.6
Male813.1598.81.2

3.4

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

78.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Benton City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1346.4%
9th to 12th Grade1607.64%
High School Graduate87441.72%
Some College50023.87%
Associates Degree25011.93%
Bachelors Degree1366.49%
Graduate Degree411.96%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Benton City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benton City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,4121,247120
Hispanic60448713
Other Race22619013
2+ Races18317114
Native American614825
Asian555

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Benton City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$41,242$44,449$28,155
Less Than 9th Grade$26,775$0$0
High School Graduate$42,104$44,301$0
Some College$41,121$85,179$29,196
Bachelors Degree$40,469$0$36,964
Graduate Degree$66,750$0$0

$41,242

Average Earnings

$44,449

Average Male

$28,155

Average Female

Benton City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Benton City Language

69.07% of Benton City residents speak only English, while 30.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 29% of the population.

Benton City Language

Benton City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,50337725.08%
Other64119931.05%
White1,8981889.91%
Multiple46411123.92%

16.5%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.86%

Male Poverty Rate

18.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton City is Other, with 31.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton City is White, with 9.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.41%.

Benton City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.78%
High School12.36%
Some College6.13%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Benton City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed12.76%
Male Employed4.47%
Male Unemployed1.47%
Female Unemployed0%

Benton City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$51,558$58,192
Families$65,000$66,700
Married Families$80,733$-999,999,999
Non Families$30,156$41,530

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Benton City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Benton City Marriage

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

Benton City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Benton City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

212

Number of Veterans

212

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam87
First Gulf War44
Second Gulf War31
Korea0
World War II0

Benton City Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7487
35 to 5468
55 to 6427
75+25
18 to 345

Benton City Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White21211.77%

Benton City Veterans by Race

Benton City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.5%

Labor Force Participation

49.7%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Benton City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Benton City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Benton City 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

57.66%

Born in Benton City

81.85%

Native Born

18.15%

Foreign Born

13.15%

Non Citizen

5%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.85% of Benton City residents were born in the United States, with 57.66% having been born in Washington. 13.15% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,272882.1%
20284,184882.15%
20274,096882.2%
20264,008882.24%
20253,920882.3%
20243,832882.35%
20233,744882.41%
20223,6561584.52%
20213,498180.52%
20203,480-13-0.37%
20193,493581.69%
20183,435611.81%
20173,374692.09%
20163,305451.38%
20153,260461.43%
20143,214431.36%
20133,171250.79%
20123,146341.09%
20113,112571.87%
20103,05543116.43%
20002,62400%

Benton City Population by Year