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Benton, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Benton had a population of 4,489 as of July 1, 2019.

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 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Benton, KY Housing Affordability Index is 175
State of Kentucky Housing Affordability Index is 161
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Benton, KY Wealth Index is 61
State of Kentucky Wealth Index is 73
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 4,489 (100%)
Population in Households 4,247 (94.6%)
Population in Families 3,417 (76.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 242 ( 5.4%)
Population Density 997
Diversity Index2 11
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,076
Average Household Income $61,391
Per Capita Income $25,233
Wealth Index4 61

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,118 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,260 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 599 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 258 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $132,512
Housing Affordability Index3 175
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,860
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,197
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.17% 0.05%
Households 0.1% 0.05%
Families 0.15% -0.03%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

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, 2019 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 # 239 56th
Diversity Index # 360 33rd
Median Household Income # 264 51st
Per Capita Income # 205 62nd

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