Benton, Pennsylvania Population 2024

821

Benton is a city located in Columbia County, Luzerne County, Lycoming County, and Sullivan County Pennsylvania. Benton has a 2024 population of 821. Benton is currently declining at a rate of -0.12% annually and its population has decreased by -0.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 823 in 2020.

The average household income in Benton is $48,299 with a poverty rate of 23.71%. The median age in Benton is 40.4 years: 30.3 years for males, and 52.1 years for females.

Benton Demographics

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

  • White: 95.62%
  • Asian: 2.79%
  • Two or more races: 1.59%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,375.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.24% (-2)
The current population of Benton, Pennsylvania is 821 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 823.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White48095.62%
Asian142.79%
Two or more races81.59%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Benton Population by Race

Benton Population Pyramid 2024

Benton Median Age

40.4

Total

30.3

Male

52.1

Female

Benton Adults

There are 375 adults, (102 of whom are seniors) in Benton.

Benton Age Dependency

83.9

Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton Sex Ratio

Female30460.56%
Male19839.44%

Benton Population by Age

Benton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2362.1342.457.6
Non Family1241.1220.279.8
Married693.3585.514.5
Female403.134060
Male32.330100

3.14

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

42.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Benton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade154.62%
Associates Degree4513.85%
Bachelors Degree309.23%
Graduate Degree113.38%
High School Graduate18055.38%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College4413.54%

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

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White30328841
Asian14140
2+ Races880
Hispanic880

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.53%.

Benton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$33,438$34,688$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$29,402$29,722$29,196
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$33,125$40,536$29,554
Some College$36,875$55,536$35,938

$33,125

Average Earnings

$40,536

Average Male

$29,554

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

98.28% of Benton residents speak only English, while 1.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.72% of the population.

Benton Language

Benton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White48011924.79%

23.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.15%

Male Poverty Rate

29.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton is White, with 24.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton is White, with 24.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.07%.

Benton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40%
High School28.33%
Bachelors or Greater7.32%
Some College4.49%

Benton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed4.4%
Female Employed3.96%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Benton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$58,611$70,538
Households$36,500$48,299
Married Families$89,583$-999,999,999
Non Families-$26,112

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Benton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

30.4%

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 35-44, 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

21

Number of Veterans

21

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War10
First Gulf War3
Vietnam3
Korea0
World War II0

Benton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6413
35 to 546
75+2
18 to 340
65 to 740

Benton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White215.95%

Benton Veterans by Race

Benton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.4%

Labor Force Participation

48.9%

Employment Rate

3%

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

85.66%

Born in Benton

95.22%

Native Born

4.78%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

4.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.22% of Benton residents were born in the United States, with 85.66% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0% 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 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029819-1-0.12%
202882000%
202782000%
2026820-1-0.12%
202582100%
2024821-1-0.12%
202382220.24%
2022820-5-0.61%
202182520.24%
2020823141.73%
2019809-7-0.86%
2018816-6-0.73%
2017822-7-0.84%
2016829-8-0.96%
201583720.24%
201483550.6%
201383030.36%
2012827-1-0.12%
201182810.12%
201082700%

Benton Population by Year