Fort Benton, Montana Population 2020

1,421

Fort Benton is a city located in Montana. With a 2020 population of 1,421, it is the 47th largest city in Montana and the 8925th largest city in the United States. Fort Benton is currently declining at a rate of -0.77% annually and its population has decreased by -2.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,464 in 2010. Fort Benton reached it's highest population of 1,493 in 2012. Spanning over 2 miles, Fort Benton has a population density of 620 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fort Benton is $48,875 with a poverty rate of 9.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $540 per month, and the median house value is $155,000. The median age in Fort Benton is 50.4 years, 45.2 years for males, and 54.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.6 males.

Fort Benton Demographics

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

  • White: 98.22%
  • Asian: 1.23%
  • Two or more races: 0.34%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • 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 1,421, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,443.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,464.

Fort Benton, Montana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,43698.22%
Asian181.23%
Two or More Races50.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.21%

Fort Benton Population Pyramid 2020

Fort Benton Median Age

50.4


Total

45.2


Male

54.5


Female

Fort Benton Adults

There are 1,184 adults, (390 of whom are seniors) in Fort Benton.

Fort Benton Age Dependency

84.1

Age Dependency Ratio

49.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Benton Sex Ratio

Female

763

52.19%

Male

699

47.81%

Fort Benton Households and Families

Fort Benton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fort Benton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.6%18.4%
All69.1%30.9%
Male68%32%
Non Family61.3%38.7%
Female35.7%64.3%

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6612.1469.1
Non Family3261.0361.3
Married282381.6
Female286.3235.7
Male252.2868

3.08

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

1.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fort Benton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade50.46%
9th to 12th Grade433.97%
High School Graduate41638.38%
Some College25323.34%
Associates Degree645.90%
Bachelors Degree24922.97%
Graduate Degree544.98%

Fort Benton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,0791,031303
Hispanic44
Native American11

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 28.08%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,468$38,500$18,875
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$23,958$26,750$17,446
Some College$23,750$27,250$15,227
Bachelors Degree$42,344$66,964$40,096
Graduate Degree$61,750$62,250$

$27,468

Average Earnings

$38,500

Average Male

$18,875

Average Female

Fort Benton Language

Fort Benton Language by Age

Fort Benton Language

98.23% of Fort Benton residents speak only English, while 1.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.77% of the population.

Fort Benton Poverty

Fort Benton Poverty by Race

9.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.57%

Male Poverty Rate

12.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Benton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Benton is White, with 10.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Benton is White, with 10.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 0.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.78%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School50.00%
High School11.22%
Some College6.49%
Bachelors or Greater1.36%
Name Poverty
Female Employed10.37%
Male Employed2.97%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Fort Benton Income

Fort Benton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,514$48,875
Families$59,718$64,606
Married Families$59,565-
Non Families$25,526$32,339

Fort Benton Marital Status

Fort Benton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Benton Married by Age and Sex

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

Fort Benton Veterans

115

Number of Veterans

102

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War28
Korea25
Vietnam22
First Gulf War21
World War II18

$Fort Benton Veterans by Education

12.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Benton Employment Status

55.8%

Labor Force Participation

51.9%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Benton Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

53.90%

Born in Montana

97.88%

Native Born

2.12%

Foreign Born

0.75%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.88% of Fort Benton residents were born in the United States, with 53.90% having been born in Montana. 0.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,421-11-0.77%
20191,432-11-0.76%
20181,443-5-0.35%
20171,448-11-0.75%
20161,459-1-0.07%
20151,460-30-2.01%
20141,490151.02%
20131,475-18-1.21%
20121,493342.33%
20111,459-3-0.21%
20101,4620.00%