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Benton, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Benton had a population of 4,437 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Benton is located at latitude 36.8573 and longitude -88.3503 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.

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Benton, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,437
Population in Households 4,194
Population in Familes 3,391
Population in Group Qrtrs 243
Population Density2 1,041
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $40,769
Average Household Income $60,737
Per Capita Income $25,719


Total Housing Units 2,084 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,216 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 608 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 260 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $127,647
Average Home Value $149,013


Total Households 1,824
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,174
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.04% 0.14%
Households -0.08% 0.08%
Families -0.04% -0.05%
Median Household Income   0.34%
Per Capita Income   0.95%

Benton, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 98 82nd
Population Density # 238 56th
Diversity Index # 347 36th
Median Household Income # 294 46th
Per Capita Income # 195 64th

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