Benton County, Minnesota Population 2021

Benton County, Minnesota's estimated population is 41,647 with a growth rate of 0.92% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Benton County, Minnesota is the 25th largest county in Minnesota. The 2010 Population was 38,462 and has seen a growth of 8.28% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202141,6473790.92%
202041,2683790.93%
201940,8893790.94%
201840,5103750.93%
201740,1354481.13%
201639,6872650.67%
201539,4222850.73%
201439,1371620.42%
201338,9753040.79%
201238,671-60-0.15%
201138,7312690.70%
201038,4628,27727.42%
199030,1854,99819.84%
198025,1874,34620.85%
197020,8413,55420.56%
196017,2871,3768.65%
195015,911-195-1.21%
194016,1061,0506.97%
193015,0569836.99%
192014,0732,45821.16%
191011,6151,70317.18%
19009,9123,62857.73%
18906,2843,272108.63%
18803,0121,45493.32%
18701,558931148.48%
186062720950.00%
18504180.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.92%
County Website
Founded
October 27, 1849
County Seat
2010 Population
38,462
Growth Since 2010
8.28%
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Benton County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White36,63791.30%
Black or African American1,6013.99%
Two or More Races1,0792.69%
Asian4081.02%
Some Other Race3260.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native780.19%
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Benton County, Minnesota Population by Race

Benton County, Minnesota Population Pyramid $2021

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Benton County, Minnesota Median Age

36


Total

35.5


Male

36.6


Female

Benton County, Minnesota Adults

There are 29,985 adults, (5,527 of whom are seniors) in Benton County, Minnesota.

Benton County, Minnesota Age Dependency

64.1

Age Dependency Ratio

22.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

19,999

49.84%

Male

20,130

50.16%

Benton County, Minnesota Population by Age

Benton County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Benton County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.3%10.7%
All67.4%32.6%
Male67.2%32.8%
Female46.1%53.9%
Non Family45.4%54.6%

67.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benton County, Minnesota Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,4522.3967.4
Married7,6793.0789.3
Non Family6,0881.2945.4
Female1,6283.0646.1
Male1,0572.767.2

2.94

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Benton County, Minnesota Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6672.49%
9th to 12th Grade1,5515.80%
High School Graduate7,99229.87%
Some College6,34623.72%
Associates Degree3,89714.56%
Bachelors Degree4,77617.85%
Graduate Degree1,5305.72%
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Benton County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benton County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White24,75823,0975,779
Black907550171
Hispanic463413184
2+ Races39131996
Asian23817782
Other Race216190154
Native American40239

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.29%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 71.30%.

Benton County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,567$47,658$34,224
Less Than 9th Grade$26,269$35,990$19,185
High School Graduate$35,696$40,993$27,053
Some College$41,015$48,551$32,278
Bachelors Degree$42,326$53,532$37,782
Graduate Degree$71,623$80,868$65,250

$40,567

Average Earnings

$47,658

Average Male

$34,224

Average Female

Benton County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton County, Minnesota Language by Age

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Benton County, Minnesota Language

95.08% of Benton County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 4.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.00% of the population.

Benton County, Minnesota Language

Benton County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White35,4893,2409.13%
Black1,54233821.92%
Multiple1,05724623.27%
Hispanic96617818.43%
Asian4087317.89%
Native783646.15%
Other322175.28%

10.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.07%

Male Poverty Rate

12.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Minnesota is Native, with 46.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Minnesota is Other, with 5.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.32%.

Benton County, Minnesota Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.57%
High School10.99%
Some College6.52%
Bachelors or Greater3.45%

Benton County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed58.36%
Male Unemployed10.93%
Female Employed8.21%
Male Employed3.78%

Benton County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,715$72,182
Families$71,793$84,936
Married Families$84,403-
Non Families$35,657$46,004
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Income by Household Type

Benton County, Minnesota Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

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Benton County, Minnesota 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 45-54.

Benton County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

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Benton County, Minnesota Marital Status

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2,162

Number of Veterans

1,943

Male Veterans

219

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam727
Second Gulf War504
First Gulf War268
Korea232
World War II65

Benton County, Minnesota Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74622
75+535
35 to 54363
18 to 34347
55 to 64295

Benton County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0977.56%
Hispanic396.87%
2+ Races347.20%
Black282.57%
Native American35.88%

Benton County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Benton County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

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6.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

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71.8%

Labor Force Participation

68.9%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Benton County, Minnesota Employment by Age

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Benton County, Minnesota Employment by Race

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Benton County, Minnesota 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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80.36%

Born in Benton County, Minnesota

96.06%

Native Born

3.94%

Foreign Born

2.15%

Non Citizen

1.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.06% of Benton County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 80.36% having been born in Minnesota. 2.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Benton County, Minnesota Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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