Fort Benton, Montana Population 2022

1,399
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Fort Benton is a city located in Chouteau County Montana. Fort Benton has a 2020 population of 1,399. It is also the county seat of Chouteau County. Fort Benton is currently declining at a rate of -0.78% annually and its population has decreased by -4.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,464 in 2010.

The average household income in Fort Benton is $55,514 with a poverty rate of 8.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $582 per month, and the median house value is $155,200. The median age in Fort Benton is 45 years, 41.8 years for males, and 49.3 years for females.

Fort Benton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fort Bentonwas:

  • White: 98.42%
  • Asian: 0.98%
  • Two or more races: 0.33%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Fort Benton, Montana is 1,399 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,399.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,464.

Fort Benton, Montana Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,49998.42%
Asian150.98%
Two or More Races50.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.26%
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Fort Benton Population by Race

Fort Benton Population Pyramid $2022

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Fort Benton Median Age

45


Total

41.8


Male

49.3


Female

Fort Benton Adults

There are 1,192 adults, (385 of whom are seniors) in Fort Benton.

Fort Benton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

47.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Benton Sex Ratio

Female

776

50.95%

Male

747

49.05%

Fort Benton Population by Age

Fort Benton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fort Benton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female52.4%47.6%
Non Family55%45%
All68%32%
Married78.8%21.2%
Male86.3%13.7%

68.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fort Benton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6662.2368
Married3022.8378.8
Non Family2711.0455
Male512.7186.3
Female425.0752.4

2.94

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

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Fort Benton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade20.18%
9th to 12th Grade161.45%
High School Graduate42538.50%
Some College24922.55%
Associates Degree736.61%
Bachelors Degree28025.36%
Graduate Degree595.34%
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Fort Benton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Benton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,0961,078339
Hispanic66
Native American22

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.93%.

Fort Benton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,971$41,875$26,250
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$27,222$35,750$18,125
Some College$25,417$27,337$18,182
Bachelors Degree$44,274$66,364$42,083
Graduate Degree$65,417$86,250$

$33,971

Average Earnings

$41,875

Average Male

$26,250

Average Female

Fort Benton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Benton Language by Age

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Fort Benton Language

98.62% of Fort Benton residents speak only English, while 1.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.31% of the population.

Fort Benton Language

Fort Benton Poverty by Race

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8.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.34%

Male Poverty Rate

9.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Benton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Benton is White, with 8.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Benton is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.00%.

Fort Benton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade61.54%
High School7.80%
Some College7.26%
Bachelors or Greater1.20%

Fort Benton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed8.87%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed2.62%

Fort Benton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Benton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,318$55,514
Families$62,438$69,964
Married Families$64,250-
Non Families$26,359$33,906
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Income by Household Type

Fort Benton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

Male Marriage Rate

50.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Benton Married by Age and Sex

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Fort 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.

Fort Benton Marital Status by Race

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Fort Benton Marital Status

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124

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War32
Vietnam30
First Gulf War29
Korea19
World War II18

Fort Benton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+54
18 to 3429
35 to 5416
65 to 7415
55 to 6410

Fort Benton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White12310.43%
Hispanic6100.00%
Native American125.00%

Fort Benton Veterans by Race

Fort Benton Veterans by Education

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9.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Benton Veterans by Education

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58%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Benton Employment by Age

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Fort Benton Employment by Race

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Fort 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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55.02%

Born in Fort Benton

98.42%

Native Born

1.58%

Foreign Born

0.59%

Non Citizen

0.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.42% of Fort Benton residents were born in the United States, with 55.02% having been born in Montana. 0.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fort Benton Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20221,399-11-0.78%
20211,410-11-0.77%
20201,421-11-0.77%
20191,432-11-0.76%
20181,443-1-0.07%
20171,444-15-1.03%
20161,459-2-0.14%
20151,461-32-2.14%
20141,493151.01%
20131,478-17-1.14%
20121,495342.33%
20111,461-3-0.20%
20101,4640.00%

Fort Benton Population by Year