Benton, Missouri Population 2021

907
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Benton is a city located in Scott County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Scott County. With a 2020 population of 907, it is the 357th largest city in Missouri and the 10724th largest city in the United States . Benton is currently growing at a rate of 1.91% annually and its population has increased by 5.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 863 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Benton has a population density of 1,427 people per square mile.

The average household income in Benton is $68,331 with a poverty rate of 14.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $525 per month, and the median house value is $173,800. The median age in Benton is 38.2 years, 36.1 years for males, and 42.7 years for females.

Benton Demographics

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

  • White: 92.11%
  • Black or African American: 5.67%
  • Other race: 0.89%
  • Two or more races: 0.78%
  • Asian: 0.56%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Benton, Missouri is 907 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 907.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 863.

Benton, Missouri Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White82992.11%
Black or African American515.67%
Some Other Race80.89%
Two or More Races70.78%
Asian50.56%
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Benton Population by Race

Benton Population Pyramid $2021

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Benton Median Age

38.2


Total

36.1


Male

42.7


Female

Benton Adults

There are 704 adults, (117 of whom are seniors) in Benton.

Benton Age Dependency

53.3

Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton Sex Ratio

Female

382

42.44%

Male

518

57.56%

Benton Population by Age

Benton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Benton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family47.1%52.9%
Female52.6%47.4%
All70.2%29.8%
Male76.5%23.5%
Married91.8%8.2%

70.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3322.3870.2
Married1583.2491.8
Non Family1381.2847.1
Female192.5852.6
Male173.1276.5

3.06

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Benton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade50.78%
9th to 12th Grade8613.35%
High School Graduate19730.59%
Some College15824.53%
Associates Degree365.59%
Bachelors Degree9514.75%
Graduate Degree6710.40%
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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
White579517157
Black4321
Hispanic1010
2+ Races7
Asian555
Other Race22

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Benton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,179$42,697$32,054
Less Than 9th Grade$13,523$14,531$
High School Graduate$44,000$44,500$
Some College$30,398$31,625$29,375
Bachelors Degree$51,000$52,083$41,250
Graduate Degree$45,357$$45,536

$35,179

Average Earnings

$42,697

Average Male

$32,054

Average Female

Benton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton Language by Age

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Benton Language

98.80% of Benton residents speak only English, while 1.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.96% of the population.

Benton Language

Benton Poverty by Race

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14.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.45%

Male Poverty Rate

15.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton is White, with 14.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton is White, with 14.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.11%.

Benton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.75%
High School14.91%
Some College11.86%
Bachelors or Greater11.11%

Benton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed30.77%
Male Employed9.96%
Female Employed0.00%

Benton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,679$68,331
Families$82,500$83,856
Married Families$91,250-
Non Families-$45,180
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Income by Household Type

Benton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.1%

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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61

Number of Veterans

58

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam15
Korea12
First Gulf War8
Second Gulf War5
World War II

Benton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6421
35 to 5416
75+12
65 to 749
18 to 343

Benton Veterans by Age

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Benton Veterans by Race

Benton Veterans by Education

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18.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton Veterans by Education

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60.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

4.6%

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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79.00%

Born in Benton

99.22%

Native Born

0.78%

Foreign Born

0.56%

Non Citizen

0.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.22% of Benton residents were born in the United States, with 79.00% having been born in Missouri. 0.56% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021907171.91%
2020890171.95%
2019873171.99%
20188560.00%
20178560.00%
2016856-5-0.58%
201586150.58%
2014856-9-1.04%
2013865-1-0.12%
2012866-2-0.23%
20118680.00%
20108680.00%

Benton Population by Year