Benton, Louisiana Population 2020

2,131

Benton is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 2,131, it is the 112th largest city in Louisiana and the 7360th largest city in the United States. Benton is currently growing at a rate of 1.04% annually and its population has increased by 9.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,948 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Benton has a population density of 986 people per square mile.

The average household income in Benton is $64,060 with a poverty rate of 28.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $704 per month, and the median house value is $129,000. The median age in Benton is 30.4 years, 28 years for males, and 34.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.9 males.

Benton Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 49.96%
  • White: 47.09%
  • Two or more races: 1.17%
  • Asian: 0.92%
  • Native American: 0.87%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Benton, Louisiana is 2,131, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,087.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,948.

Benton, Louisiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,20049.96%
White1,13147.09%
Two or More Races281.17%
Asian220.92%
American Indian and Alaska Native210.87%

Benton Population Pyramid 2020

Benton Median Age

30.4


Total

28


Male

34.4


Female

Benton Adults

There are 1,636 adults, (201 of whom are seniors) in Benton.

Benton Age Dependency

67.4

Age Dependency Ratio

14

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton Sex Ratio

Female

1,258

52.37%

Male

1,144

47.63%

Benton Households and Families

Benton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Benton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.5%10.5%
Male67.8%32.2%
All66.9%33.1%
Non Family54.8%45.2%
Female53.1%46.9%

66.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8312.8966.9
Non Family3211.3954.8
Married2763.4789.5
Female1754.0853.1
Male594.8367.8

3.72

Average Family Size

2.89

Average Household Size

7.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Benton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade271.82%
9th to 12th Grade684.57%
High School Graduate60640.75%
Some College44429.86%
Associates Degree1218.14%
Bachelors Degree1469.82%
Graduate Degree755.04%

Benton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White742723133
Black65758163
Multiple Races282818
Hispanic2222
Asian2222
Native American16167

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 64.29%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,438$43,333$34,871
Less Than High School$16,310$16,310$
High School Grad$36,875$51,042$27,857
Some College$37,621$38,611$34,896
Bachelors Degree$42,368$37,321$42,434
Graduate Degree$50,000$81,583$34,911

$38,438

Average Earnings

$43,333

Average Male

$34,871

Average Female

Benton Language

Benton Language by Age

Benton Language

97.30% of Benton residents speak only English, while 2.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.63% of the population.

Benton Poverty

Benton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,16451544.24%
White1,06713212.37%
Multiple281760.71%

28.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.82%

Male Poverty Rate

28.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton is Multiple, with 60.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton is White, with 12.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.22%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.58%
Some College23.36%
High School20.46%
Bachelors or Greater5.88%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed79.41%
Female Employed15.14%
Male Employed8.92%
Male Unemployed8.82%

Benton Income

Benton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,089$64,060
Families$54,167$68,637
Married Families$93,929-
Non Families$32,721$50,065

Benton Marital Status

Benton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.3%

Male Marriage Rate

29.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

Benton Marital Status by Race

Benton Veterans

131

Number of Veterans

128

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War68
Vietnam29
First Gulf War11
Korea4
World War II

$Benton Veterans by Education

32.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton Employment Status

67.4%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Benton Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

76.81%

Born in Louisiana

98.17%

Native Born

1.83%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.17% of Benton residents were born in the United States, with 76.81% having been born in Louisiana. 0.00% 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
20202,131221.04%
20192,109221.05%
20182,08780.38%
20172,079221.07%
20162,057120.59%
20152,045-7-0.34%
20142,052-22-1.06%
20132,074452.22%
20122,029613.10%
20111,96850.25%
20101,9630.00%