Benton, Kansas Population 2020

865

Benton is a city located in Kansas. With a 2020 population of 865, it is the 216th largest city in Kansas and the 10929th largest city in the United States. Benton is currently declining at a rate of -0.23% annually and its population has decreased by -1.70% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 880 in 2010. Benton reached it's highest population of 881 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Benton has a population density of 619 people per square mile.

The average household income in Benton is $75,125 with a poverty rate of 16.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $888 per month, and the median house value is $145,100. The median age in Benton is 40.8 years, 41 years for males, and 40.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.7 males.

Benton Demographics

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

  • White: 93.61%
  • Black or African American: 4.33%
  • Two or more races: 1.54%
  • Asian: 0.31%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Benton, Kansas is 865, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 869.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 880.

Benton, Kansas Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White90993.61%
Black or African American424.33%
Two or More Races151.54%
Asian30.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native20.21%

Benton Population Pyramid 2020

Benton Median Age

40.8


Total

41


Male

40.7


Female

Benton Adults

There are 748 adults, (107 of whom are seniors) in Benton.

Benton Age Dependency

51.5

Age Dependency Ratio

16.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton Sex Ratio

Female

479

49.33%

Male

492

50.67%

Benton Households and Families

Benton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Benton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88%12%
Non Family81.3%18.8%
All78.8%21.3%
Female72%28%
Male20%80%

78.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4002.4378.8
Married1923.0188
Non Family1281.4881.3
Female502.2672
Male303.0320

2.78

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

3.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Benton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
9th to 12th Grade162.33%
High School Graduate16524.05%
Some College17725.80%
Associates Degree7510.93%
Bachelors Degree20029.15%
Graduate Degree537.73%

Benton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White631617222
Black302826
Hispanic1212
Multiple Races88
Asian333
Native American222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,308$53,750$28,750
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$33,281$60,729$14,286
Some College$44,583$64,375$28,750
Bachelors Degree$36,250$$35,938
Graduate Degree$56,000$76,250$54,583

$42,308

Average Earnings

$53,750

Average Male

$28,750

Average Female

Benton Language

Benton Language by Age

Benton Language

98.53% of Benton residents speak only English, while 1.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.63% of the population.

Benton Poverty

Benton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White88311613.14%
Black4242100.00%

16.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.26%

Male Poverty Rate

16.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton is White, with 13.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.70%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School56.25%
High School13.94%
Bachelors or Greater13.44%
Some College9.92%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed78.79%
Male Employed6.18%
Female Employed5.98%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Benton Income

Benton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,000$75,125
Families$75,577$86,657
Married Families$103,333-
Non Families$20,313$43,604

Benton Marital Status

Benton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton Married by Age and Sex

Benton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Benton Marital Status by Race

Benton Veterans

84

Number of Veterans

78

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War30
Second Gulf War26
Vietnam25
Korea10
World War II4

$Benton Veterans by Education

20.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton Employment Status

71.6%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Benton Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

65.09%

Born in Kansas

96.81%

Native Born

3.19%

Foreign Born

2.68%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.81% of Benton residents were born in the United States, with 65.09% having been born in Kansas. 2.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020865-2-0.23%
2019867-2-0.23%
2018869-5-0.57%
2017874-2-0.23%
201687630.34%
201587340.46%
2014869-2-0.23%
2013871-1-0.11%
2012872-7-0.80%
2011879-2-0.23%
20108810.00%