Benton, Kentucky Population 2024

4,742

Benton is a city located in Marshall County Kentucky. Benton has a 2024 population of 4,742. It is also the county seat of Marshall County.Benton is currently declining at a rate of -0.21% annually and its population has decreased by -0.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,757 in 2020.

The average household income in Benton is $67,122 with a poverty rate of 10.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Benton is 44 years, 43 years for males, and 50.2 years for females.

Benton Demographics

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

  • White: 91.33%
  • Two or more races: 3.53%
  • Black or African American: 2.02%
  • Native American: 1.39%
  • Asian: 1.12%
  • Other race: 0.61%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
4.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,052.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.32% (-15)
The current population of Benton, Kentucky is 4,742 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,757.

Benton, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,34191.33%
Two or more races1683.53%
Black or African American962.02%
Native American661.39%
Asian531.12%
Other race290.61%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Benton Population by Race

Benton Population Pyramid 2024

Benton Median Age

44

Total

43

Male

50.2

Female

Benton Adults

There are 3,983 adults, (1,133 of whom are seniors) in Benton.

Benton Age Dependency

66.8

Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton Sex Ratio

Female2,55053.65%
Male2,20346.35%

Benton Population by Age

Benton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,1052.0676.723.3
Married9412.7986.813.2
Non Family9331.1160.839.2
Female1652.711000
Male663.411000
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2.77

Average Family Size

2.06

Average Household Size

76.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Benton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Benton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Benton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,634

Average Earnings

$42,683

Average Male

$36,536

Average Female

Benton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Benton Language

96.22% of Benton residents speak only English, while 3.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.19% of the population.

Benton Language

Benton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,8253689.62%
Hispanic1969347.45%
Other292172.41%
Multiple168169.52%
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10.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.38%

Male Poverty Rate

13.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton is Other, with 72.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton is Multiple, with 9.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.39%.

Benton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School19.27%
Some College11.03%
Less Than 9th Grade
Bachelors or Greater
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Benton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed2.11%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed8.33%
Female Unemployed
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Benton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Benton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Benton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Benton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

443

Number of Veterans

346

Male Veterans

97

Female Veterans

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Benton Veterans by War

count

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Benton Veterans by Age

count

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Benton Veterans by Race

Benton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.5%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.7%

Labor Force Participation

51.7%

Employment Rate

1.8%

Unemployment Rate

Benton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Benton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Benton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

60.34%

Born in Benton

95.86%

Native Born

4.14%

Foreign Born

1.26%

Non Citizen

2.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.86% of Benton residents were born in the United States, with 60.34% having been born in Kentucky. 1.26% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,692-10-0.21%
20284,702-10-0.21%
20274,712-10-0.21%
20264,722-10-0.21%
20254,732-10-0.21%
20244,742-10-0.21%
20234,752-10-0.21%
20224,762-10-0.21%
20214,772150.32%
20204,7572916.52%
20194,466-24-0.53%
20184,490-15-0.33%
20174,505
20164,505571.28%
20154,448130.29%
20144,435-49-1.09%
20134,484-25-0.55%
20124,509-16-0.35%
20114,525-6-0.13%
20104,5313347.96%
20004,1972987.64%
19903,8991995.38%
19803,700481.31%
19703,65257818.8%
19603,074
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Benton Population by Year