Benton County, Missouri Population 2021

Benton County, Missouri's estimated population is 19,735 with a growth rate of 0.75% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Benton County, Missouri is the 57th largest county inMissouri. The 2010 Population was 19,096 and has seen a growth of 3.35% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202119,7351460.75%
202019,5891460.75%
201919,4431460.76%
201819,2972251.18%
201719,0721380.73%
201618,9341430.76%
201518,791-86-0.46%
201418,877-64-0.34%
201318,941-50-0.26%
201218,991-42-0.22%
201119,033-63-0.33%
201019,0965,23737.79%
199013,8591,67613.76%
198012,1832,48825.66%
19709,69595810.96%
19608,737-343-3.78%
19509,080-2,062-18.51%
194011,142-566-4.83%
193011,708-1,281-9.86%
192012,989-1,892-12.71%
191014,881-1,675-10.12%
190016,5561,58310.57%
189014,9732,57720.79%
188012,3961,0749.49%
187011,3222,25024.80%
18609,0724,05780.90%
18505,01581019.26%
18404,2050.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.75% (146)
County Website
Founded
January 3, 1835
County Seat
2010 Population
19,096
Growth Since 2010
3.35% (639)
map placeholder

Benton County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,35496.06%
Two or More Races3661.92%
American Indian and Alaska Native2941.54%
Black or African American480.25%
Some Other Race290.15%
Asian160.08%
Loading...

Benton County, Missouri Population by Race

Benton County, Missouri Population Pyramid $2021

Loading...

Benton County, Missouri Median Age

53.6


Total

53.1


Male

53.9


Female

Benton County, Missouri Adults

There are 15,777 adults, (5,793 of whom are seniors) in Benton County, Missouri.

Benton County, Missouri Age Dependency

91.4

Age Dependency Ratio

58

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

9,599

50.24%

Male

9,508

49.76%

Benton County, Missouri Population by Age

Benton County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

map placeholder

Benton County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female47.6%52.4%
Male71.9%28.1%
Non Family76.4%23.6%
All81.6%18.4%
Married89.6%10.4%

81.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benton County, Missouri Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8722.481.6
Married4,2762.8889.6
Non Family2,8581.2376.4
Female4854.2547.6
Male2533.8271.9

2.99

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

Loading...

Benton County, Missouri Households by Type

Loading...
Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8345.64%
9th to 12th Grade1,4599.87%
High School Graduate5,96240.33%
Some College3,47023.47%
Associates Degree1,1387.70%
Bachelors Degree1,0056.80%
Graduate Degree9156.19%
Loading...

Benton County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benton County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Race Total High School Bachelors
White14,16811,9851,871
Native American27724711
Hispanic22220814
2+ Races17514014
Black422214
Asian165

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 93.69%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 33.33%.

Benton County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,394$38,003$20,345
Less Than 9th Grade$22,541$25,909$12,333
High School Graduate$25,259$38,284$17,885
Some College$27,431$40,893$18,605
Bachelors Degree$29,868$45,385$28,289
Graduate Degree$46,667$54,805$44,089

$27,394

Average Earnings

$38,003

Average Male

$20,345

Average Female

Benton County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton County, Missouri Language by Age

Loading...

Benton County, Missouri Language

96.38% of Benton County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 3.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.01% of the population.

Benton County, Missouri Language

Benton County, Missouri Poverty by Race

Loading...
Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,8702,96216.58%
Hispanic39116341.69%
Multiple36615341.80%
Native29415352.04%
Black421945.24%

17.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.80%

Male Poverty Rate

17.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Missouri is Native, with 52.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Missouri is White, with 16.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.35%.

Benton County, Missouri Poverty

Loading...
Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.50%
Some College15.58%
High School13.03%
Bachelors or Greater2.16%

Benton County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

Loading...
Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed40.09%
Male Unemployed38.46%
Female Employed10.46%
Male Employed7.37%

Benton County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton County, Missouri Income by Household Type

Loading...
Name Median Mean
Households$40,249$56,309
Families$52,185$70,852
Married Families$56,522-
Non Families$21,742$29,559
Loading...

Income by Household Type

Benton County, Missouri Marital Status

map placeholder

Marriage Rates

55.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.2%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

Loading...

Benton County, Missouri 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 35-44.

Benton County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

map placeholder

Benton County, Missouri Marital Status

Loading...

1,966

Number of Veterans

1,898

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam996
First Gulf War264
Korea163
Second Gulf War105
World War II35

Benton County, Missouri Veterans by War

Loading...
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74671
75+508
55 to 64471
35 to 54308
18 to 348

Benton County, Missouri Veterans by Age

Loading...
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,95112.80%
Native American134.55%
Hispanic62.29%
2+ Races21.07%

Benton County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Benton County, Missouri Veterans by Education

Loading...

9.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton County, Missouri Veterans by Education

Loading...

44.9%

Labor Force Participation

41.3%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Benton County, Missouri Employment by Age

Loading...

Benton County, Missouri Employment by Race

Loading...

Benton County, Missouri Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Loading...

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Loading...

66.80%

Born in Benton County, Missouri

99.01%

Native Born

0.99%

Foreign Born

0.52%

Non Citizen

0.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.01% of Benton County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 66.80% having been born in Missouri. 0.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Benton County, Missouri 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

Sources