Benton, Kentucky Population 2020

4,465
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Benton is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 4,465, it is the 84th largest city in Kentucky and the 5086th largest city in the United States. Benton is currently declining at a rate of -0.04% annually but its population has increased by 2.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,349 in 2010. Benton reached it's highest population of 4,532 in 2010. Spanning over 5 miles, Benton has a population density of 991 people per square mile.

The average household income in Benton is $59,921 with a poverty rate of 14.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $666 per month, and the median house value is $125,300. The median age in Benton is 40.6 years, 37.1 years for males, and 44 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.4 males.

Benton Demographics

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

  • White: 97.33%
  • Two or more races: 1.52%
  • Black or African American: 1.14%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Benton, Kentucky is 4,465, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,469.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,349.

Benton, Kentucky Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,34197.33%
Two or More Races681.52%
Black or African American511.14%
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Benton Population Pyramid 2020

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Benton Median Age

40.6


Total

37.1


Male

44


Female

Benton Adults

There are 3,590 adults, (999 of whom are seniors) in Benton.

Benton Age Dependency

72.1

Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton Sex Ratio

Female

2,259

50.65%

Male

2,201

49.35%

Benton Households and Families

Benton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Benton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female100%0%
Married84.6%15.4%
All68.6%31.4%
Non Family48.9%51.1%
Male0%100%

68.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,8902.1568.6
Married9842.9284.6
Non Family7421.0348.9
Female1022.71100
Male622.390

2.85

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

2.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Benton Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1735.49%
9th to 12th Grade973.08%
High School Graduate1,07534.11%
Some College79225.13%
Associates Degree2447.74%
Bachelors Degree2678.47%
Graduate Degree50415.99%
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Benton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,0192,763758
Multiple Races6868
Black513713
Hispanic1414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 25.49%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,062$45,667$36,008
Less Than High School$9,931$$
High School Grad$27,208$26,417$35,344
Some College$29,898$$29,796
Bachelors Degree$45,917$61,214$34,250
Graduate Degree$56,923$72,102$51,648

$40,062

Average Earnings

$45,667

Average Male

$36,008

Average Female

Benton Language

Benton Language by Age

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Benton Language

97.15% of Benton residents speak only English, while 2.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.55% of the population.

Benton Poverty

Benton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,98757414.40%
Black271451.85%

14.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.35%

Male Poverty Rate

16.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton is Black, with 51.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton is White, with 14.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.99%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.14%
High School22.46%
Some College10.49%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed5.78%
Female Employed2.02%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Benton Income

Benton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,595$59,921
Families$74,667$76,637
Married Families$79,279-
Non Families$26,923$33,371
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Benton Marital Status

Benton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.2%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

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

Benton Marital Status by Race

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Benton Veterans

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340

Number of Veterans

300

Male Veterans

40

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam141
First Gulf War134
Second Gulf War56
Korea38
World War II13
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54102
65 to 7497
75+74
55 to 6462
18 to 345
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Name Veterans % of Total
White3309.51%
Black1019.61%

Benton Veterans by Education

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23.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton Employment Status

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51.6%

Labor Force Participation

50.8%

Employment Rate

1.6%

Unemployment Rate

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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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70.58%

Born in Kentucky

97.13%

Native Born

2.87%

Foreign Born

0.31%

Non Citizen

2.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.13% of Benton residents were born in the United States, with 70.58% having been born in Kentucky. 0.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,465-2-0.04%
20194,467-2-0.04%
20184,469-24-0.53%
20174,493-2-0.04%
20164,495571.28%
20154,438100.23%
20144,428-53-1.18%
20134,481-25-0.55%
20124,506-17-0.38%
20114,523-9-0.20%
20104,5323350.77%
20004,1972980.74%
19903,8991990.53%
19803,700480.13%
19703,6525781.74%
19603,0740.00%