Benton County, Missouri Population 2022

Benton County, Missouri's estimated population is 19,881 with a growth rate of 0.74% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Benton County, Missouri is the 57th largest county in Missouri. The 2010 Population was 19,096 and has seen a growth of 4.11% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18404,2050.00%
18505,01581019.26%
18609,0724,05780.90%
187011,3222,25024.80%
188012,3961,0749.49%
189014,9732,57720.79%
190016,5561,58310.57%
191014,881-1,675-10.12%
192012,989-1,892-12.71%
193011,708-1,281-9.86%
194011,142-566-4.83%
19509,080-2,062-18.51%
19608,737-343-3.78%
19709,69595810.96%
198012,1832,48825.66%
199013,8591,67613.76%
201019,0965,23737.79%
201119,033-63-0.33%
201218,991-42-0.22%
201318,941-50-0.26%
201418,877-64-0.34%
201518,791-86-0.46%
201618,9341430.76%
201719,0721380.73%
201819,2972251.18%
201919,4431460.76%
202019,5891460.75%
202119,7351460.75%
202219,8811460.74%
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Benton County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,46195.63%
Black or African American800.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native2591.34%
Asian140.07%
Some Other Race300.16%
Two or More Races4612.39%
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Benton County, Missouri Population by Race

Benton County, Missouri Population Pyramid 2022

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Benton County, Missouri Median Age

54.1


Total

54


Male

54.3


Female

Benton County, Missouri Adults

There are 15,961 adults, (5,968 of whom are seniors) in Benton County, Missouri.

Benton County, Missouri Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

59.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

9,648

49.98%

Male

9,657

50.02%

Benton County, Missouri Population by Age

Benton County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Benton County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.8%9.2%
Male85.7%14.3%
All83.1%16.9%
Non Family74.4%25.6%
Female62.9%37.1%

83.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benton County, Missouri Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,0602.3683.1
Married4,4672.8190.8
Male2513.5185.7
Female5294.2562.9
Non Family2,8131.1974.4

2.92

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Benton County, Missouri Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7294.87%
9th to 12th Grade1,3418.97%
High School Graduate5,85939.17%
Some College3,52723.58%
Associates Degree1,3098.75%
Bachelors Degree1,1227.50%
Graduate Degree1,0717.16%
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Benton County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benton County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black412316
Hispanic23223248
2+ Races29523358
White14,27012,3022,087
Native American24824015
Asian14

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 39.02%.

Benton County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,669$36,626$22,017
Less Than 9th Grade$24,153$25,863$13,182
High School Graduate$23,454$31,635$20,631
Some College$33,083$37,198$20,717
Bachelors Degree$40,494$47,284$33,333
Graduate Degree$50,833$57,457$43,322

$30,669

Average Earnings

$36,626

Average Male

$22,017

Average Female

Benton County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton County, Missouri Language by Age

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Benton County, Missouri Language

96.82% of Benton County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 3.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.44% of the population.

Benton County, Missouri Language

Benton County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native25910640.93%
Multiple46118039.05%
Hispanic40112130.17%
White18,0043,15017.50%
Black69913.04%
OtherNaN%

18.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.69%

Male Poverty Rate

17.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Missouri is Native, with 40.93% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.01%.

Benton County, Missouri Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.32%
High School15.87%
Some College14.72%
Bachelors or Greater4.31%

Benton County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.42%
Male Unemployed48.46%
Female Employed9.18%
Female Unemployed41.96%

Benton County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton County, Missouri Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,751$61,184
Families$53,943$76,489
Married Families$60,359-
Non Families$22,375$31,258
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Income by Household Type

Benton County, Missouri Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.4%

Male Marriage Rate

55.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Benton County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

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Benton County, Missouri Marital Status

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1,887

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War81
First Gulf War234
Vietnam1,048
Korea92
World War II24

Benton County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 344
35 to 54256
55 to 64428
65 to 74691
75+508

Benton County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,86912.19%
Black12.44%
Native American176.59%

Benton County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Benton County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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8.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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43.7%

Labor Force Participation

40.5%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Benton County, Missouri Employment by Age

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Benton County, Missouri Employment by Race

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Benton County, Missouri 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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66.83%

Born in Benton County, Missouri

98.94%

Native Born

1.06%

Foreign Born

0.50%

Non Citizen

0.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.94% of Benton County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 66.83% having been born in Missouri. 0.50% 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

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