Benton County, Tennessee Population 2022

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.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18404,7720.00%
18506,3151,54332.33%
18608,4632,14834.01%
18708,234-229-2.71%
18809,7801,54618.78%
189011,2301,45014.83%
190011,8886585.86%
191012,4525644.74%
192012,046-406-3.26%
193011,237-809-6.72%
194011,9767396.58%
195011,495-481-4.02%
196010,662-833-7.25%
197012,1261,46413.73%
198014,9012,77522.88%
199014,524-377-2.53%
201016,5111,98713.68%
201116,529180.11%
201216,445-84-0.51%
201316,360-85-0.52%
201416,197-163-1.00%
201516,220230.14%
201616,082-138-0.85%
201715,993-89-0.55%
201816,2462531.58%
201916,160-86-0.53%
202016,074-86-0.53%
202115,988-86-0.54%
202215,902-86-0.54%
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Benton County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,76097.69%
Black or African American1460.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native190.12%
Asian260.16%
Two or More Races1821.13%
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Benton County, Tennessee Population by Race

Benton County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2022

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Benton County, Tennessee Median Age

47.5


Total

45.2


Male

49.4


Female

Benton County, Tennessee Adults

There are 12,932 adults, (3,852 of whom are seniors) in Benton County, Tennessee.

Benton County, Tennessee Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

8,175

50.67%

Male

7,958

49.33%

Benton County, Tennessee Population by Age

Benton County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Benton County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.4%13.6%
All75.8%24.2%
Non Family71.1%28.9%
Male64.3%35.7%
Female57.8%42.2%

75.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benton County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,7702.3575.8
Married2,9363.2186.4
Male2972.7764.3
Female8343.0657.8
Non Family2,7031.1671.1

3.08

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

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Benton County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6615.62%
9th to 12th Grade1,29411.00%
High School Graduate5,51446.87%
Some College2,02617.22%
Associates Degree7596.45%
Bachelors Degree1,0789.16%
Graduate Degree4323.67%
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Benton County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benton County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,3549,4541,492
Black112998
2+ Races15511610
Native American1919
Hispanic128125

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%.

Benton County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,780$35,242$25,931
Less Than 9th Grade$23,250$35,040$
High School Graduate$26,824$32,116$20,656
Some College$31,517$41,503$27,787
Bachelors Degree$40,208$50,000$37,121
Graduate Degree$52,019$67,361$44,423

$30,780

Average Earnings

$35,242

Average Male

$25,931

Average Female

Benton County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Benton County, Tennessee Language

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.

Benton County, Tennessee Language

Benton County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple17311566.47%
Black1394834.53%
White15,2542,54016.65%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic381194.99%

17.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.19%

Male Poverty Rate

19.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton County, Tennessee

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%.

Benton County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.77%
High School14.44%
Some College10.18%
Bachelors or Greater13.24%

Benton County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.90%
Male Unemployed56.31%
Female Employed8.61%
Female Unemployed50.43%

Benton County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,019$54,137
Families$56,475$67,356
Married Families$66,230-
Non Families$19,432$33,082
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Income by Household Type

Benton County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.9%

Male Marriage Rate

44.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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Benton County, Tennessee 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, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Benton County, Tennessee Marital Status

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1,099

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War129
First Gulf War169
Vietnam481
Korea109
World War II9

Benton County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3439
35 to 54182
55 to 64169
65 to 74344
75+365

Benton County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0748.53%
Black1510.27%
2+ Races106.02%

Benton County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Benton County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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10.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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46.1%

Labor Force Participation

42.7%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Benton County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Benton County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Benton County, Tennessee 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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63.17%

Born in Benton County, Tennessee

98.35%

Native Born

1.65%

Foreign Born

0.22%

Non Citizen

1.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Benton County, Tennessee 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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