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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bentonwas:
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Benton
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.