Benton, Missouri Population 2023

866

Benton is a city located in Scott County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Scott County. With a 2023 population of 866, it is the 380th largest city in Missouri and the 15759th largest city in the United States.Benton is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -2.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 885 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Benton has a population density of 1,362 people per square mile.

The average household income in Benton is $68,331 with a poverty rate of 11.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Benton is 39 years, 38.3 years for males, and 44.3 years for females.

Benton Demographics

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

  • White: 92.54%
  • Black or African American: 5.31%
  • Two or more races: 0.79%
  • Asian: 0.68%
  • Other race: 0.68%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Benton, Missouri is 866 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 885.

Benton, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Benton Population by Race

Benton Population Pyramid 2023

Benton Median Age

39

Total

38.3

Male

44.3

Female

Benton Adults

There are 719 adults, (189 of whom are seniors) in Benton.

Benton Age Dependency

67

Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton Sex Ratio

Female37742.60%
Male50857.40%

Benton Population by Age

Benton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.65

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

73.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Benton Households and Families

Male

Female

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

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

All

Male

Female

$34,167

Average Earnings

$33,125

Average Male

$34,464

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

99.05% of Benton residents speak only English, while 0.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.71% of the population.

Benton Language

Benton Poverty by Race

rate

11.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.81%

Male Poverty Rate

11.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton is White, with 12.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton is White, with 12.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.09%.

Benton Poverty

Benton Poverty Rate by Education

Benton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Benton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

57.6%

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 35-44.

Benton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Benton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

85

Number of Veterans

79

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

Benton Veterans by War

Benton Veterans by Age

count

Benton Veterans by Race

Benton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.2%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

4.2%

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

80.02%

Born in Benton

101.27%

Native Born

0.92%

Foreign Born

0.69%

Non Citizen

0.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

101.27% of Benton residents were born in the United States, with 80.02% having been born in Missouri. 0.69% 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 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Benton Population by Year