Benton, Kentucky Population 2022

4,838
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Benton is a city located in Marshall County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Marshall County. With a 2020 population of 4,838, it is the 89th largest city in Kentucky and the 6736th largest city in the United States. Benton is currently growing at a rate of 0.85% annually and its population has increased by 1.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,756 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, Benton has a population density of 1,074 people per square mile.

The average household income in Benton is $59,592 with a poverty rate of 8.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $702 per month, and the median house value is $136,200. The median age in Benton is 41.2 years, 39.1 years for males, and 42.7 years for females.

Benton Demographics

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

  • White: 93.49%
  • Two or more races: 4.05%
  • Black or African American: 2.18%
  • Other race: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Benton, Kentucky is 4,838 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,756.

Benton, Kentucky Population 2022

Population by Race

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Benton Population by Race

Benton Population Pyramid 2022

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Benton Median Age

43.5


Total

42.5


Male

52.8


Female

Benton Adults

There are 3,748 adults, (1,184 of whom are seniors) in Benton.

Benton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

46.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton Sex Ratio

Female

2,418

53.76%

Male

2,080

46.24%

Benton Population by Age

Benton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Benton Household Types

76.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benton Households and Families

2.62

Average Family Size

1.97

Average Household Size

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Benton Households by Type

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Benton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benton Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 66.20%.

Benton Educational Attainment by Race

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$40,250

Average Earnings

$45,016

Average Male

$35,667

Average Female

Benton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton Language by Age

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Benton Language

95.80% of Benton residents speak only English, while 4.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.96% of the population.

Benton Language

Benton Poverty by Race

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8.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.35%

Male Poverty Rate

7.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton is Black, with 17.95% 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 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 0.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.44%.

Benton Poverty

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Benton Poverty Rate by Education

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Benton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Benton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.0%

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 35-44.

Benton Marital Status by Race

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Benton Marital Status

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478

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Benton Veterans by War

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Benton Veterans by Age

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Benton Veterans by Race

Benton Veterans by Education

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13.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton Veterans by Education

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51%

Labor Force Participation

51%

Employment Rate

0%

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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68.23%

Born in Benton

96.22%

Native Born

3.78%

Foreign Born

0.60%

Non Citizen

3.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.22% of Benton residents were born in the United States, with 68.23% having been born in Kentucky. 0.60% 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

Benton Population by Year