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Benton, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Benton had a population of 4,394 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Benton, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,394
Daytime Population: Workers 2,923
Daytime Population: Residents 2,501
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,424
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 4,151
Population in Familes 3,347
Population in Group Qrtrs 243
Population Density2 1,031
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $40,736
Average Household Income $57,479
Per Capita Income $24,464


Total Housing Units 2,092 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,244 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 569 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 279 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $130,172
Average Home Value $147,669


Total Households 1,813
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,172
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.08% -0.19%
Households -0.17% -0.23%
Families -0.07% -0.34%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

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, 2017 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 # 97 82nd
Population Density # 241 56th
Diversity Index # 366 33rd
Median Household Income # 277 49th
Per Capita Income # 199 63rd

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