Benton, Illinois Population 2022

6,731
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Benton is a city located in Franklin County Illinois. Benton has a 2020 population of 6,731. It is also the county seat of Franklin County. Benton is currently declining at a rate of -0.59% annually and its population has decreased by -5.00% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,085 in 2010.

The average household income in Benton is $60,761 with a poverty rate of 16.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $667 per month, and the median house value is $72,300. The median age in Benton is 40 years, 37.4 years for males, and 45.5 years for females.

Benton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bentonwas:

  • White: 94.46%
  • Asian: 1.91%
  • Black or African American: 1.71%
  • Two or more races: 0.80%
  • Other race: 0.79%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.33%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Benton, Illinois is 6,731 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,731.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,085.

Benton, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,58594.46%
Asian1331.91%
Black or African American1191.71%
Two or More Races560.80%
Some Other Race550.79%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander230.33%
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Benton Population by Race

Benton Population Pyramid $2022

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Benton Median Age

40


Total

37.4


Male

45.5


Female

Benton Adults

There are 5,473 adults, (1,459 of whom are seniors) in Benton.

Benton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton Sex Ratio

Female

3,554

50.98%

Male

3,417

49.02%

Benton Population by Age

Benton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Benton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male27.1%72.9%
Non Family51.2%48.8%
All61.1%38.9%
Female69.4%30.6%
Married74.8%25.2%

61.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,8162.3661.1
Non Family1,2621.3751.2
Married1,0643.1874.8
Female3463.1369.4
Male1443.1527.1

3.1

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Benton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade901.82%
9th to 12th Grade68113.75%
High School Graduate1,44829.23%
Some College1,27325.70%
Associates Degree4519.10%
Bachelors Degree64112.94%
Graduate Degree3707.47%
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Benton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,6123,935920
Hispanic17812025
Asian1278866
Black826125
Other Race3326
Islander2319
2+ Races2110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 85.32%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.97%.

Benton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,861$36,463$29,201
Less Than 9th Grade$16,406$16,719$
High School Graduate$27,386$36,857$16,330
Some College$31,737$36,348$26,321
Bachelors Degree$44,423$36,250$49,265
Graduate Degree$63,333$76,620$57,153

$33,861

Average Earnings

$36,463

Average Male

$29,201

Average Female

Benton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton Language by Age

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Benton Language

98.94% of Benton residents speak only English, while 1.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.97% of the population.

Benton Language

Benton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,17698215.90%
Hispanic1969447.96%
Asian1336750.38%
Other55NaN%
Black6968.70%
Islander23417.39%

16.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.27%

Male Poverty Rate

17.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton is Asian, with 50.38% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.94%.

Benton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.16%
High School22.04%
Some College8.96%
Bachelors or Greater5.04%

Benton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed25.30%
Female Employed12.58%
Male Unemployed10.67%
Male Employed8.68%

Benton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,149$60,761
Families$48,568$67,161
Married Families$62,604-
Non Families$27,611$52,035
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Income by Household Type

Benton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

39.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton Married by Age and Sex

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Benton 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 Marital Status by Race

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Benton Marital Status

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548

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War170
Vietnam152
Second Gulf War135
Korea54
World War II47

Benton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+145
35 to 54126
55 to 64116
65 to 7490
18 to 3471

Benton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White53510.37%
Hispanic2614.61%
2+ Races1152.38%
Black21.94%

Benton Veterans by Race

Benton Veterans by Education

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8.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton Veterans by Education

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52.7%

Labor Force Participation

48.1%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Benton Employment by Age

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Benton Employment by Race

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Benton 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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76.98%

Born in Benton

98.64%

Native Born

1.36%

Foreign Born

0.37%

Non Citizen

0.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.64% of Benton residents were born in the United States, with 76.98% having been born in Illinois. 0.37% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20226,731-40-0.59%
20216,771-40-0.59%
20206,811-40-0.58%
20196,851-40-0.58%
20186,891-41-0.59%
20176,932-3-0.04%
20166,935-49-0.70%
20156,984-6-0.09%
20146,990-13-0.19%
20137,003-53-0.75%
20127,056-28-0.40%
20117,084-1-0.01%
20107,0852050.29%
20006,880-336-0.48%
19907,216-562-0.75%
19807,7789451.30%
19706,833-190-0.27%
19607,023-825-1.10%
19507,8484760.63%
19407,372-847-1.08%
19308,2191,0181.33%
19207,2014,52610.41%
19102,6750.00%

Benton Population by Year