The City of Benton had a population of 4,529 as of July 1, 2016.
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 (GNIS ID: 2403856) 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.
Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Benton is located within Benton Division of Marshall County.
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, 2016.
|Population in Households||4,286|
|Population in Familes||3,454|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||243|
|Average Household Size||2.29|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||2,104 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,272 (60.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||601 (28.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||230 (10.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$124,154|
|Average Home Value||$142,001|
|Median Household Income||$40,974|
|Average Household Income||$55,621|
|Per Capita Income||$23,743|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.33%|
|Per Capita Income||2.09%|
The table below compares Benton to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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||83rd|
|Population Density1||# 237||56th|
|Diversity Index2||# 366||32nd|
|Median Household Income||# 255||53rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 186||66th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.