Benton, Kentucky Population 2021

4,421
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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 4,421, it is the 84th largest city in Kentucky and the 5120th largest city in the United States . Benton is currently declining at a rate of -0.47% annually but its population has increased by 1.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,349 in 2010. Benton reached it's highest population of 4,533 in 2010. Spanning over 5 miles, Benton has a population density of 982 people per square mile.

The average household income in Benton is $59,592 with a poverty rate of 14.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $722 per month, and the median house value is $133,600. 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 Benton was:

  • White: 93.41%
  • Two or more races: 3.31%
  • Black or African American: 3.02%
  • Other race: 0.27%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Benton, Kentucky is 4,421 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,484.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,349.

Benton, Kentucky Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,18293.41%
Two or More Races1483.31%
Black or African American1353.02%
Some Other Race120.27%
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Benton Population by Race

Benton Population Pyramid $2021

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Benton Median Age

41.2


Total

39.1


Male

42.7


Female

Benton Adults

There are 3,543 adults, (1,024 of whom are seniors) in Benton.

Benton Age Dependency

77.7

Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton Sex Ratio

Female

2,401

53.63%

Male

2,076

46.37%

Benton Population by Age

Benton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Benton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female100%0%
Married84.3%15.7%
All66.5%33.5%
Non Family47.3%52.7%
Male30.5%69.5%

66.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9452.0966.5
Non Family8521.0247.3
Married8202.9584.3
Female1682.98100
Male1052.5830.5

2.9

Average Family Size

2.09

Average Household Size

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Benton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1765.36%
9th to 12th Grade1354.11%
High School Graduate1,19336.34%
Some College82125.01%
Associates Degree2327.07%
Bachelors Degree2638.01%
Graduate Degree46314.10%
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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
White3,0642,768663
2+ Races949418
Black675213
Hispanic585832
Other Race1212

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 55.17%.

Benton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,172$44,545$35,785
Less Than 9th Grade$9,485$$
High School Graduate$35,946$28,750$36,757
Some College$31,016$25,400$31,507
Bachelors Degree$63,018$64,695$33,988
Graduate Degree$54,805$$53,594

$37,172

Average Earnings

$44,545

Average Male

$35,785

Average Female

Benton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton Language by Age

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Benton Language

95.91% of Benton residents speak only English, while 4.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.88% of the population.

Benton Language

Benton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,78359415.70%
Black961515.63%

14.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.17%

Male Poverty Rate

12.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton is White, with 15.70% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton is Black, with 15.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 0.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.22%.

Benton Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School23.24%
Less Than 9th Grade16.76%
Some College11.65%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Benton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed7.82%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Benton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,043$59,592
Families$76,490$82,165
Married Families$84,808-
Non Families$19,063$30,000
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Income by Household Type

Benton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.6%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

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 Marital Status

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414

Number of Veterans

382

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam228
First Gulf War110
Second Gulf War60
Korea33
World War II12

Benton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74164
75+92
35 to 5491
55 to 6462
18 to 345

Benton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White40512.02%
Black913.43%

Benton Veterans by Race

Benton Veterans by Education

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26.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton Veterans by Education

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49.9%

Labor Force Participation

49.4%

Employment Rate

1%

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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69.27%

Born in Benton

96.36%

Native Born

3.64%

Foreign Born

0.60%

Non Citizen

3.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.36% of Benton residents were born in the United States, with 69.27% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,421-21-0.47%
20204,442-21-0.47%
20194,463-21-0.47%
20184,484-20-0.44%
20174,5040.00%
20164,504581.30%
20154,446110.25%
20144,435-51-1.14%
20134,486-26-0.58%
20124,512-14-0.31%
20114,526-7-0.15%
20104,5333360.77%
20004,1972980.74%
19903,8991990.53%
19803,700480.13%
19703,6525781.74%
19603,0740.00%

Benton Population by Year