Benton, Indiana Population 2024

3,222

Benton is a city located in Elkhart County, Kosciusko County, LaGrange County, and Noble County Indiana. Benton has a 2024 population of 3,222. Benton is currently declining at a rate of -0.15% annually and its population has decreased by -0.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,231 in 2020.

The average household income in Benton is $105,548 with a poverty rate of 3.94%. The median age in Benton is 23.5 years: 21.4 years for males, and 26.2 years for females.

Benton Demographics

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

  • White: 96.37%
  • Two or more races: 3.38%
  • Other race: 0.15%
  • Black or African American: 0.09%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
35.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
89.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.28% (-9)
The current population of Benton, Indiana is 3,222 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,231.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,11096.37%
Two or more races1093.38%
Other race50.15%
Black or African American30.09%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Benton Population by Race

Benton Population Pyramid 2024

Benton Median Age

23.5

Total

21.4

Male

26.2

Female

Benton Adults

There are 1,806 adults, (171 of whom are seniors) in Benton.

Benton Age Dependency

97.4

Age Dependency Ratio

10.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

86.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton Sex Ratio

Female1,48045.86%
Male1,74754.14%

Benton Population by Age

Benton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7244.458812
Married5564.9688.111.9
Non Family1021.192.27.8
Female595.597822
Male72.711000

4.89

Average Family Size

4.45

Average Household Size

88.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Benton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade805.15%
Associates Degree1026.57%
Bachelors Degree1499.6%
Graduate Degree432.77%
High School Graduate60839.18%
Less Than 9th Grade28018.04%
Some College29018.69%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,5051,175192
Hispanic44160
2+ Races20110
Other Race550
Black310

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.76%.

Benton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$56,458$87,632$42,125
Graduate Degree$58,750$0$0
High School Graduate$38,621$50,197$34,656
Less Than 9th Grade$57,071$57,067$0
Overall$44,426$55,540$34,835
Some College$31,321$35,450$0

$44,426

Average Earnings

$55,540

Average Male

$34,835

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

58.62% of Benton residents speak only English, while 41.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 33.95% of the population.

Benton Language

Benton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Multiple1098678.9%
Hispanic3058628.2%
White2,915411.41%

3.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.79%

Male Poverty Rate

4.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton is Multiple, with 78.9% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton is White, with 1.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.94%.

Benton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade8.71%
Bachelors or Greater2.6%
High School2.31%
Some College0%

Benton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed2.16%
Male Employed1.01%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Benton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$99,143$109,308
Households$97,907$105,548
Married Families$103,311$-999,999,999
Non Families$62,685$71,436

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Benton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.8%

Male Marriage Rate

68.5%

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 45-54.

Benton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Benton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

56

Number of Veterans

21

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War35
First Gulf War8
Korea6
Vietnam0
World War II0

Benton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
18 to 3435
35 to 548
55 to 647
75+6
65 to 740

Benton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White563.15%

Benton Veterans by Race

Benton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

87.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

75.7%

Labor Force Participation

73%

Employment Rate

3.7%

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

85.22%

Born in Benton

99.41%

Native Born

0.59%

Foreign Born

0.59%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.41% of Benton residents were born in the United States, with 85.22% having been born in Indiana. 0.59% 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
20293,197-5-0.16%
20283,202-5-0.16%
20273,207-5-0.16%
20263,212-5-0.16%
20253,217-5-0.16%
20243,222-5-0.15%
20233,227-5-0.15%
20223,232-5-0.15%
20213,23760.19%
20203,231802.54%
20193,151170.54%
20183,134220.71%
20173,112200.65%
20163,092160.52%
20153,076290.95%
20143,047290.96%
20133,018230.77%
20122,995180.6%
20112,977130.44%
20102,96400%

Benton Population by Year