Benton, Illinois Population 2022

6,633
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Benton is a city located in Franklin County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Franklin County. With a 2020 population of 6,633, it is the 293rd largest city in Illinois and the 5532nd largest city in the United States. Benton is currently declining at a rate of -0.57% annually and its population has decreased by -1.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,709 in 2020. Spanning over 6 miles, Benton has a population density of 1,210 people per square mile.

The average household income in Benton is $60,761 with a poverty rate of 14.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $663 per month, and the median house value is $75,700. 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: 94.55%
  • Black or African American: 1.93%
  • Two or more races: 1.48%
  • Other race: 1.07%
  • Asian: 0.72%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.24%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Benton, Illinois is 6,633 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,709.

Benton, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,59794.55%
Black or African American1351.93%
Asian500.72%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander170.24%
Some Other Race751.07%
Two or More Races1031.48%
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Benton Population by Race

Benton Population Pyramid 2022

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Benton Median Age

40.5


Total

37.8


Male

45.4


Female

Benton Adults

There are 5,425 adults, (1,446 of whom are seniors) in Benton.

Benton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton Sex Ratio

Female

3,714

53.23%

Male

3,263

46.77%

Benton Population by Age

Benton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Benton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.2%13.8%
Female68.9%31.1%
All65.5%34.5%
Non Family49.2%50.8%
Male31%69%

65.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,8352.3465.5
Married1,1283.1786.2
Male1163.3131
Female3313.0468.9
Non Family1,2601.3349.2

3.1

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Benton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade831.72%
9th to 12th Grade64213.29%
High School Graduate1,51731.39%
Some College1,03721.46%
Associates Degree51810.72%
Bachelors Degree71014.69%
Graduate Degree3256.73%
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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
2+ Races987964
Black806118
White4,4473,820953
Hispanic22617023
Islander1713
Other Race5138
Asian4720

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 85.90%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 65.31%.

Benton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,052$42,402$36,571
Less Than 9th Grade$30,610$$30,494
High School Graduate$33,043$37,056$18,654
Some College$42,904$55,375$31,563
Bachelors Degree$50,689$33,894$51,114
Graduate Degree$58,125$76,250$53,194

$41,052

Average Earnings

$42,402

Average Male

$36,571

Average Female

Benton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton Language by Age

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Benton Language

98.33% of Benton residents speak only English, while 1.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.62% of the population.

Benton Language

Benton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian5050100.00%
Hispanic24610341.87%
Islander17423.53%
White6,14782713.45%
Black79810.13%
Other71NaN%
Multiple9955.05%

14.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.69%

Male Poverty Rate

15.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton is Multiple, with 5.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.55%.

Benton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.23%
High School22.83%
Some College7.98%
Bachelors or Greater7.63%

Benton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.81%
Male Unemployed7.69%
Female Employed8.27%
Female Unemployed24.10%

Benton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,795$67,464
Families$57,305$79,901
Married Families$76,442-
Non Families$28,229$50,903
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Income by Household Type

Benton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

40.5%

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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413

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War123
First Gulf War109
Vietnam111
Korea45
World War II42

Benton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3470
35 to 5488
55 to 6475
65 to 7469
75+111

Benton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3877.59%
Black32.70%
2+ Races2323.47%
Hispanic3415.04%

Benton Veterans by Race

Benton Veterans by Education

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10.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton Veterans by Education

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54.4%

Labor Force Participation

50.6%

Employment Rate

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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78.33%

Born in Benton

99.41%

Native Born

0.59%

Foreign Born

0.21%

Non Citizen

0.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.41% of Benton residents were born in the United States, with 78.33% having been born in Illinois. 0.21% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19102,6750.00%
19207,2014,52610.41%
19308,2191,0181.33%
19407,372-847-1.08%
19507,8484760.63%
19607,023-825-1.10%
19706,833-190-0.27%
19807,7789451.30%
19907,216-562-0.75%
20006,880-336-0.48%
20107,0872070.30%
20117,049-38-0.54%
20127,011-38-0.54%
20136,973-38-0.54%
20146,935-38-0.54%
20156,897-38-0.55%
20166,859-38-0.55%
20176,821-38-0.55%
20186,783-38-0.56%
20196,745-38-0.56%
20206,709-36-0.53%
20216,671-38-0.57%
20226,633-38-0.57%

Benton Population by Year