Benton, Illinois Population 2024

6,532

Benton is a city located in Franklin County Illinois. Benton has a 2024 population of 6,532. It is also the county seat of Franklin County.Benton is currently declining at a rate of -0.65% annually and its population has decreased by -2.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,698 in 2020.

The average household income in Benton is $70,582 with a poverty rate of 16.3%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Benton is 40.8 years, 37.4 years for males, and 46.4 years for females.

Benton Demographics

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

  • White: 92.4%
  • Two or more races: 6.69%
  • Black or African American: 0.59%
  • Other race: 0.31%
  • Native American: 0.01%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
5.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,192.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.48% (-166)
The current population of Benton, Illinois is 6,532 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,698.

Benton, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,46792.4%
Two or more races4686.69%
Black or African American410.59%
Other race220.31%
Native American10.01%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Benton Population by Race

Benton Population Pyramid 2024

Benton Median Age

40.8

Total

37.4

Male

46.4

Female

Benton Adults

There are 5,416 adults, (1,489 of whom are seniors) in Benton.

Benton Age Dependency

78.2

Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton Sex Ratio

Female3,61051.58%
Male3,38948.42%

Benton Population by Age

Benton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,9232.2964.835.2
Married1,2283.138911
Non Family1,1801.1649.150.9
Female4332.8643.656.4
Male823.173961
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2.99

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

64.8%

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 2+ races people with a rate of 64.78%.

Benton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,956

Average Earnings

$42,256

Average Male

$37,468

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

98.78% of Benton residents speak only English, while 1.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.02% of the population.

Benton Language

Benton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,10886614.18%
Multiple45019743.78%
Hispanic27515154.91%
Other1919100%
Black11981.82%
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16.3%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.13%

Male Poverty Rate

18.3%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton is White, with 14.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.37%.

Benton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.27%
High School23.97%
Bachelors or Greater19.38%
Some College5.35%
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Benton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed50%
Male Unemployed31.03%
Female Employed12.39%
Male Employed7.89%
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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

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Benton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Benton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

459

Number of Veterans

451

Male Veterans

8

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

8.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.4%

Labor Force Participation

50.7%

Employment Rate

5.1%

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

83.04%

Born in Benton

99.41%

Native Born

0.59%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.41% of Benton residents were born in the United States, with 83.04% having been born in Illinois. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Benton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,317-43-0.68%
20286,360-43-0.67%
20276,403-43-0.67%
20266,446-43-0.66%
20256,489-43-0.66%
20246,532-43-0.65%
20236,575-43-0.65%
20226,618-43-0.65%
20216,661-37-0.55%
20206,698-169-2.46%
20196,867-40-0.58%
20186,907-38-0.55%
20176,945
20166,945-49-0.7%
20156,994-3-0.04%
20146,997-13-0.19%
20137,010-52-0.74%
20127,062-28-0.39%
20117,09010.01%
20107,0892093.04%
20006,880-336-4.66%
19907,216-562-7.23%
19807,77894513.83%
19706,833-190-2.71%
19607,023-825-10.51%
19507,8484766.46%
19407,372-847-10.31%
19308,2191,01814.14%
19207,2014,526169.2%
19102,675
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Benton Population by Year