Benton County, Tennessee's estimated population is 15,902 with a growth rate of -0.54% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Benton County, Tennessee is the 77th largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 Population was 16,511 and has seen a growth of -3.69% since this time.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.14%.
99.33% of Benton County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 0.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.38% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Tennessee is Multiple, with 66.47% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Tennessee is Hispanic, with 4.99% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.61%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Benton County, Tennessee
98.35% of Benton County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 63.17% having been born in Tennessee. 0.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.