Benton County, Tennessee Population 2024

16,328

Benton County, Tennessee's estimated 2024 population is 16,328 with a growth rate of 1.01% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Benton County, Tennessee is the 76th largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 population was 16,510 and has seen a growth of -1.1% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,1431630.96%
202816,9801630.97%
202716,8171630.98%
202616,6541630.99%
202516,4911631%
202416,3281631.01%
202316,1651631.02%
202216,0021631.03%
202115,839-11-0.07%
202015,850-349-2.15%
201916,199-54-0.33%
201816,2532641.65%
201715,989-105-0.65%
201616,094-130-0.8%
201516,224230.14%
201416,201-162-0.99%
201316,363-84-0.51%
201216,447-84-0.51%
201116,531210.13%
201016,510
199014,524-377-2.53%
198014,9012,77522.88%
197012,1261,46413.73%
196010,662-833-7.25%
195011,495-481-4.02%
194011,9767396.58%
193011,237-809-6.72%
192012,046-406-3.26%
191012,4525644.74%
190011,8886585.86%
189011,2301,45014.83%
18809,7801,54618.78%
18708,234-229-2.71%
18608,4632,14834.01%
18506,3151,54332.33%
18404,772-12,371-72.16%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.01% (163)
County Website
Benton County
County Seat
2010 Population
16,510
Area
394 mi²
Density
41 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-1.1% (-182)
Founded
1836

Benton County, Tennessee Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,83693.11%
Two or more races4823.03%
Black or African American3041.91%
Asian1701.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1230.77%
Native American180.11%
Other race
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Other race

Benton County, Tennessee Population by Race

Benton County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2024

Benton County, Tennessee Median Age

47.9

Total

46.2

Male

48.9

Female

Benton County, Tennessee Adults

There are 12,821 adults, (3,754 of whom are seniors) in Benton County, Tennessee.

Benton County, Tennessee Age Dependency

75.7

Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female8,09650.81%
Male7,83749.19%

Benton County, Tennessee Population by Age

Benton County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,7362.3473.926.1
Married2,8293.1286.913.1
Non Family2,6331.1767.932.1
Female8133.1952.947.1
Male4612.6966.233.8
showing: 5 rows

2.99

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

73.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Benton County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.11%.

Benton County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,881

Average Earnings

$45,364

Average Male

$35,430

Average Female

Benton County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton County, Tennessee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Benton County, Tennessee Language

99.16% of Benton County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 0.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.43% of the population.

Benton County, Tennessee Language

Benton County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White14,4382,64618.33%
Multiple46610622.75%
Black2925619.18%
Hispanic284279.51%
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17.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.65%

Male Poverty Rate

19.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Tennessee is Multiple, with 22.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton County, Tennessee is Hispanic, with 9.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.24%.

Benton County, Tennessee Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.83%
High School13.85%
Some College13.79%
Bachelors or Greater6.74%
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Benton County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed50%
Female Unemployed50%
Male Employed5.59%
Female Employed4.3%
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Benton County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Benton County, Tennessee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.6%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Benton County, Tennessee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

795

Number of Veterans

746

Male Veterans

49

Female Veterans

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Benton County, Tennessee Veterans by War

count

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Benton County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Benton County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Benton County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.3%

Labor Force Participation

46.1%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Benton County, Tennessee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Benton County, Tennessee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Benton County, Tennessee 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

63.57%

Born in Benton County, Tennessee

98.25%

Native Born

1.75%

Foreign Born

0.06%

Non Citizen

1.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.25% of Benton County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 63.57% having been born in Tennessee. 0.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Benton County, Tennessee Place of Birth

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