Benton, Missouri Population 2022

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Benton is a city located in Scott County Missouri. Benton has a 2020 population of 866. It is also the county seat of Scott County. Benton is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by 0.00% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 866 in 2010.

The average household income in Benton is $68,331 with a poverty rate of 11.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $545 per month, and the median house value is $235,000. 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: 92.54%
  • 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 866.

Benton, Missouri Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White81992.54%
Black or African American475.31%
Asian60.68%
Some Other Race60.68%
Two or More Races70.79%
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Benton Population by Race

Benton Population Pyramid 2022

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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

Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton Sex Ratio

Female

377

42.60%

Male

508

57.40%

Benton Population by Age

Benton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Benton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married94.4%5.6%
Male87.5%12.5%
All73.7%26.3%
Female61.5%38.5%
Non Family42.4%57.6%

73.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3572.1973.7
Married1962.7294.4
Male163.1987.5
Female132.3161.5
Non Family1321.2742.4

2.65

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

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Benton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade121.80%
9th to 12th Grade6710.04%
High School Graduate18828.19%
Some College14521.74%
Associates Degree233.45%
Bachelors Degree11517.24%
Graduate Degree11717.54%
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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
Asian666
White613560226
Other Race22
Hispanic22
Black3920
2+ Races7

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$34,167$33,125$34,464
Less Than 9th Grade$11,429$$
High School Graduate$44,063$45,909$
Some College$30,703$31,458$29,432
Bachelors Degree$52,159$51,607$58,750
Graduate Degree$$$42,000

$34,167

Average Earnings

$33,125

Average Male

$34,464

Average Female

Benton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton Language by Age

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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

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11.20%

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 11.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton is Other, with NaN% 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

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.32%
High School15.00%
Some College11.90%
Bachelors or Greater2.16%

Benton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.11%
Male Unemployed27.27%
Female Employed0.00%
Female Unemployed100.00%

Benton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,844$74,118
Families$105,156$93,414
Married Families$111,111-
Non Families$33,750$40,286
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Income by Household Type

Benton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

57.6%

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 Marital Status

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85

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War5
First Gulf War8
Vietnam40
Korea9
World War II

Benton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 343
35 to 5419
55 to 6414
65 to 7440
75+9

Benton Veterans by Age

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Benton Veterans by Race

Benton Veterans by Education

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5.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton Veterans by Education

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58.2%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

4.2%

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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78.31%

Born in Benton

99.10%

Native Born

0.90%

Foreign Born

0.68%

Non Citizen

0.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.10% of Benton residents were born in the United States, with 78.31% having been born in Missouri. 0.68% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20108630.00%
20118630.00%
20128630.00%
20138630.00%
20148630.00%
20158630.00%
20168630.00%
20178630.00%
20188630.00%
20198630.00%
202086630.35%
20218660.00%
20228660.00%

Benton Population by Year