The City of Benton had a population of 4,391 as of July 1, 2015.
The primary coordinate point for Benton is located at latitude 36.852 and longitude -88.3584 in Marshall County. The formal boundaries for the City of Benton (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Marshall County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 427 feet.
The City of Benton has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Benton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.
|Population in Households||4,148|
|Population in Familes||3,344|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||243|
|Average Household Size||2.28|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||2,057 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,228 (59.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||595 (28.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||234 (11.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$119,318|
|Average Home Value||$154,593|
|Median Household Income||$37,492|
|Average Household Income||$49,080|
|Per Capita Income||$20,465|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||3.01%|
|Per Capita Income||2.1%|
The table below compares Benton to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 94||82nd|
|Population Density1||# 244||54th|
|Diversity Index2||# 344||35th|
|Median Household Income||# 291||45th|
|Per Capita Income||# 259||51st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.