Benton, Missouri Population 2020

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Benton is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 855, it is the 369th largest city in Missouri and the 10975th largest city in the United States. Benton is currently declining at a rate of -0.12% annually and its population has decreased by -0.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 863 in 2010. Benton reached it's highest population of 870 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Benton has a population density of 1,345 people per square mile.

The average household income in Benton is $70,732 with a poverty rate of 17.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $544 per month, and the median house value is $184,700. The median age in Benton is 37.5 years, 36.9 years for males, and 39 years for females. For every 100 females there are 117.4 males.

Benton Demographics

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

  • White: 94.52%
  • Black or African American: 4.16%
  • Two or more races: 1.31%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Benton, Missouri is 855, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 857.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 863.

Benton, Missouri Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White86394.52%
Black or African American384.16%
Two or More Races121.31%
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Benton Population Pyramid 2020

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Benton Median Age

37.5


Total

36.9


Male

39


Female

Benton Adults

There are 690 adults, (110 of whom are seniors) in Benton.

Benton Age Dependency

57.4

Age Dependency Ratio

19

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton Sex Ratio

Female

420

46.00%

Male

493

54.00%

Benton Households and Families

Benton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Benton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.3%13.7%
Male81.3%18.8%
All71.8%28.2%
Non Family56.9%43.1%
Female30%70%

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3302.4371.8
Married1823.0686.3
Non Family1021.2156.9
Female302.230
Male163.5681.3

2.87

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Benton Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade132.01%
9th to 12th Grade9614.84%
High School Graduate21633.38%
Some College15323.65%
Associates Degree426.49%
Bachelors Degree9013.91%
Graduate Degree375.72%
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Benton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White584509127
Black308
Hispanic2121
Multiple Races12

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.75%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,417$32,115$28,833
Less Than High School$11,250$$13,438
High School Grad$31,591$43,542$25,469
Some College$29,779$48,438$28,542
Bachelors Degree$53,750$76,250$37,083
Graduate Degree$41,429$$42,708

$30,417

Average Earnings

$32,115

Average Male

$28,833

Average Female

Benton Language

Benton Language by Age

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Benton Language

99.03% of Benton residents speak only English, while 0.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.36% of the population.

Benton Poverty

Benton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White76011615.26%
Hispanic352365.71%

17.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.09%

Male Poverty Rate

21.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton is Hispanic, with 65.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton is White, with 15.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.45%.

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Name Poverty
Some College17.95%
Less Than High School17.95%
Bachelors or Greater16.54%
High School11.46%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Employed11.27%
Female Employed5.97%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Benton Income

Benton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,447$70,732
Families$73,750$83,471
Married Families$79,545-
Non Families$27,750$40,664
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Benton Marital Status

Benton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

57.8%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Benton Marital Status by Race

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Benton Veterans

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55

Number of Veterans

52

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam22
Korea8
Second Gulf War8
First Gulf War5
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6417
65 to 7414
35 to 5413
75+8
18 to 343
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Benton Veterans by Education

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23.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton Employment Status

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60.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

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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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81.71%

Born in Missouri

99.67%

Native Born

0.33%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.67% of Benton residents were born in the United States, with 81.71% having been born in Missouri. 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
2020855-1-0.12%
2019856-1-0.12%
2018857-1-0.12%
2017858-1-0.12%
2016859-4-0.46%
201586320.23%
2014861-7-0.81%
2013868-1-0.12%
2012869-1-0.11%
20118700.00%
20108700.00%