Benton Park, California Population 2024

6,460

Benton Park is a city located in Kern County California. Benton Park has a 2024 population of 6,460. Benton Park is currently growing at a rate of 5.07% annually and its population has increased by 23.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,212 in 2020.

The average household income in Benton Park is $72,147 with a poverty rate of 21.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Benton Park is 27.2 years, 25.8 years for males, and 29.1 years for females.

Benton Park Demographics

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

  • White: 46.83%
  • Other race: 34.58%
  • Black or African American: 11.14%
  • Two or more races: 4.63%
  • Asian: 1.44%
  • Native American: 1.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
Land Area (mi²)
0.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
8,613.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
23.94% (1,248)
The current population of Benton Park, California is 6,460 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,212.

Benton Park, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,73346.83%
Other race2,01834.58%
Black or African American65011.14%
Two or more races2704.63%
Asian841.44%
Native American721.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander90.15%

White

Other race

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Benton Park Population by Race

Benton Park Population Pyramid 2024

Benton Park Median Age

27.2

Total

25.8

Male

29.1

Female

Benton Park Adults

There are 4,071 adults, (462 of whom are seniors) in Benton Park.

Benton Park Age Dependency

61.7

Age Dependency Ratio

12.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton Park Sex Ratio

Female2,90649.79%
Male2,93050.21%

Benton Park Population by Age

Benton Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,6513.5358.141.9
Married5724.7644.455.6
Non Family4101.271.728.3
Male3514.2276.623.4
Female3183.5444.755.3

4.03

Average Family Size

3.53

Average Household Size

58.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Benton Park Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3099.63%
9th to 12th Grade76523.85%
High School Graduate1,04032.42%
Some College56317.55%
Associates Degree2929.1%
Bachelors Degree2226.92%
Graduate Degree170.53%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Benton Park Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benton Park Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic2,1741,286111
Other Race9724350
White68254365
Black26423024
2+ Races19217142
Native American61610
Asian54498
Islander990

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 21.88%.

Benton Park Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$33,177$42,011$26,157
Less Than 9th Grade$31,190$37,284$26,154
High School Graduate$32,927$40,960$20,089
Some College$34,760$60,980$31,369
Bachelors Degree$65,781$65,938$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$33,177

Average Earnings

$42,011

Average Male

$26,157

Average Female

Benton Park Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton Park Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Benton Park Language

49.41% of Benton Park residents speak only English, while 50.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 49.69% of the population.

Benton Park Language

Benton Park Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,1681,01324.3%
Other2,00656928.36%
Black65013821.23%
Multiple27010438.52%
White958606.26%
Asian844857.14%
Native723244.44%

21.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.76%

Male Poverty Rate

23.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton Park is Asian, with 57.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton Park is White, with 6.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.59%.

Benton Park Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.25%
Bachelors or Greater19.25%
High School13.46%
Some College8.77%

Benton Park Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed18.1%
Female Employed13.76%
Male Employed12.88%
Male Unemployed0%

Benton Park Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton Park Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$60,791$72,147
Families$60,179$67,635
Married Families$58,692$-999,999,999
Non Families$34,658$61,265

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Benton Park Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.9%

Male Marriage Rate

34.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton Park Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Benton Park Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Benton Park Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Benton Park Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

57

Number of Veterans

57

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam40
Korea1
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Benton Park Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7440
75+10
55 to 647
18 to 340
35 to 540

Benton Park Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White572.98%

Benton Park Veterans by Race

Benton Park Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

100%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton Park Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.2%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

10.1%

Unemployment Rate

Benton Park Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Benton Park Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Benton Park 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

69.96%

Born in Benton Park

79.58%

Native Born

20.42%

Foreign Born

12.08%

Non Citizen

8.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.58% of Benton Park residents were born in the United States, with 69.96% having been born in California. 12.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Benton Park Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20246,4603125.07%
20236,1483125.35%
20225,83669013.41%
20215,146-66-1.27%
20205,21200%

Benton Park Population by Year