Benton County, Minnesota Population 2020

Benton County, Minnesota's estimated population is 41,381 with a growth rate of 1.02% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Benton County, Minnesota is the 24th largest county in Minnesota.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202041,3814181.02%
201940,9634181.03%
201840,5454181.04%
201740,1274571.15%
201639,6702580.65%
201539,4122710.69%
201439,1411640.42%
201338,9773050.79%
201238,672-58-0.15%
201138,7302660.69%
201038,4648,27927.43%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
1.02%
County Website
Founded
October 27, 1849 (created) 1850 (organized)[1
County Seat

Benton County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White36,68992.23%
Black or African American1,3223.32%
Two or More Races1,0772.71%
Asian4381.10%
Some Other Race2210.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native320.08%

Benton County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2020

Benton County, Minnesota Median Age

35.6


Total

35.4


Male

35.9


Female

Benton County, Minnesota Adults

There are 29,785 adults, (5,365 of whom are seniors) in Benton County, Minnesota.

Benton County, Minnesota Age Dependency

62.9

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

19,885

49.99%

Male

19,894

50.01%

Benton County, Minnesota Households and Families

Benton County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Benton County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.9%11.1%
All66.9%33.1%
Male65.2%34.8%
Female46%54%
Non Family44.1%55.9%

66.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,2172.466.9
Married7,6713.0788.9
Non Family5,7961.2944.1
Female1,6813.0246
Male1,0692.6265.2

2.92

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

10.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Benton County, Minnesota Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6492.45%
9th to 12th Grade1,3785.20%
High School Graduate8,23331.05%
Some College6,54524.69%
Associates Degree3,72914.06%
Bachelors Degree4,44016.75%
Graduate Degree1,5395.80%

Benton County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White24,70723,1035,420
Black728507135
Hispanic433372179
Multiple Races37030490
Asian282212164
Other Race164139132
Native American24195

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.51%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 80.49%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,794$45,975$32,087
Less Than High School$24,129$35,111$19,539
High School Grad$35,201$41,399$24,794
Some College$37,947$44,927$31,731
Bachelors Degree$41,357$54,654$35,799
Graduate Degree$66,447$69,359$63,125

$38,794

Average Earnings

$45,975

Average Male

$32,087

Average Female

Benton County, Minnesota Language

Benton County, Minnesota Language by Age

Benton County, Minnesota Language

95.06% of Benton County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 4.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.93% of the population.

Benton County, Minnesota Poverty

Benton County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White35,4203,64810.30%
Black1,27849738.89%
Hispanic89028932.47%
Multiple1,05027025.71%
Asian43821448.86%
Native32928.13%

12.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.54%

Male Poverty Rate

14.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Minnesota is Asian, with 48.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Minnesota is White, with 10.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.62%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.90%
High School12.75%
Some College8.79%
Bachelors or Greater5.31%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.48%
Male Unemployed15.28%
Female Employed8.50%
Male Employed5.68%

Benton County, Minnesota Income

Benton County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,357$69,687
Families$69,056$80,805
Married Families$82,060$93,242
Non Families$30,417$43,684

Benton County, Minnesota Marital Status

Benton County, Minnesota Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

51.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Benton County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

Benton County, Minnesota Veterans

2,322

Number of Veterans

2,120

Male Veterans

202

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam815
Second Gulf War509
First Gulf War284
Korea241
World War II91
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74700
75+577
35 to 54376
55 to 64344
18 to 34325
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2628.14%
2 or More316.89%
Hispanic305.73%
Black252.64%
Indian414.29%

$Benton County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

6.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton County, Minnesota Employment Status

70.6%

Labor Force Participation

67.6%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Benton County, Minnesota 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

81.59%

Born in Minnesota

96.01%

Native Born

3.99%

Foreign Born

2.21%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.01% of Benton County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 81.59% having been born in Minnesota. 2.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

  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