Benton County, Missouri Population 2024

20,840

Benton County, Missouri's estimated 2024 population is 20,840 with a growth rate of 1.5% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Benton County, Missouri is the 54th largest county in Missouri. The 2010 population was 19,109 and has seen a growth of 9.06% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202922,3803081.4%
202822,0723081.42%
202721,7643081.44%
202621,4563081.46%
202521,1483081.48%
202420,8403081.5%
202320,5323081.52%
202220,2243081.55%
202119,9164922.53%
202019,424-53-0.27%
201919,4771000.52%
201819,3772801.47%
201719,0971500.79%
201618,9471320.7%
201518,815-85-0.45%
201418,900-60-0.32%
201318,960-46-0.24%
201219,006-40-0.21%
201119,046-63-0.33%
201019,109
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%
187011,3222,25024.8%
18609,0724,05780.9%
18505,01581019.26%
18404,205-18,175-81.21%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.5% (308)
County Website
Benton County
County Seat
2020 Population
19,424
Area
704 mi²
Density
30 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
7.29% (1,416)
Founded
January 3, 1835

Benton County, Missouri Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White18,37893.69%
Two or more races8464.31%
Native American1610.82%
Black or African American1350.69%
Other race710.36%
Asian170.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander80.04%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Benton County, Missouri Population by Race

Benton County, Missouri Population Pyramid 2024

Benton County, Missouri Median Age

54.1

Total

53.3

Male

54.8

Female

Benton County, Missouri Adults

There are 16,220 adults, (6,027 of whom are seniors) in Benton County, Missouri.

Benton County, Missouri Age Dependency

92.4

Age Dependency Ratio

59.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female9,61549.02%
Male10,00150.98%

Benton County, Missouri Population by Age

Benton County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,1462.3782.617.4
Married4,3992.8690.79.3
Non Family2,9101.1672.927.1
Female5564.4169.230.8
Male2813.3983.316.7
showing: 5 rows

2.96

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

82.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Benton County, Missouri Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Benton County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 64.58%.

Benton County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,652

Average Earnings

$41,280

Average Male

$28,421

Average Female

Benton County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton County, Missouri Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Benton County, Missouri Language

97.42% of Benton County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 2.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.87% of the population.

Benton County, Missouri Language

Benton County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White17,9333,03216.91%
Multiple83223628.37%
Hispanic42813631.78%
Native1615031.06%
Other712940.85%
Islander88100%
Black13086.15%
showing: 7 rows

17.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.71%

Male Poverty Rate

16.3%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Missouri is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Missouri is Black, with 6.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.12%.

Benton County, Missouri Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.86%
High School15.19%
Some College10.47%
Bachelors or Greater3.9%
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Benton County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed54.75%
Male Unemployed54.17%
Male Employed7.65%
Female Employed7.49%
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Benton County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton County, Missouri Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Benton County, Missouri Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.4%

Male Marriage Rate

55.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Benton County, Missouri Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Benton County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Benton County, Missouri Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,886

Number of Veterans

1,818

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

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Benton County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Benton County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Benton County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Benton County, Missouri Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.8%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton County, Missouri Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

44.9%

Labor Force Participation

42.6%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Benton County, Missouri Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Benton County, Missouri Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Benton County, Missouri Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

64.24%

Born in Benton County, Missouri

98.91%

Native Born

1.09%

Foreign Born

0.62%

Non Citizen

0.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.91% of Benton County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 64.24% having been born in Missouri. 0.62% 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

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