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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Benton County is 8,810, which is 6.49% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 7.60% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Benton County population density is 21.67 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 179.64 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Benton County is white, which represent 98.13% of the total population. The average Benton County education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 8,810. #89

Population Growth Since 2000, #90

Benton County

Population Density, #92

Benton County
21.67 per square mile
179.64 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:8,645 (98.13%, #5)
Black:66 (0.75%, #51)
Hispanic:459 (5.21%, #20)
Asian:10 (0.11%, #84)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):0 (0.00%, #85)
One Race, Other:14 (0.16%, see rank)
Two or More Races:75 (0.85%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:452 (98.47%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Cuban:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Central American:7 (1.53%, see rank)
South American:0 (0.00%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

6,390 (72.53%) out of the total population of 8,810 reported first ancestry.

 Benton County% of the Total PopulationIndianaU.S.
Arab60.07%, see rank0.28%0.56%
Czech50.06%, see rank0.26%0.47%
Danish200.23%, see rank0.18%0.42%
Dutch971.10%, see rank1.97%1.40%
English6317.16%, see rank8.65%8.02%
French5846.63%, see rank2.51%3.34%
German2,69430.58%, see rank23.81%15.03%
Greek290.33%, see rank0.36%0.41%
Hungarian120.14%, see rank0.56%0.46%
Irish1,28014.53%, see rank11.76%10.80%
Italian870.99%, see rank2.69%5.52%
Norwegian820.93%, see rank0.57%1.42%
Polish1421.61%, see rank3.17%3.01%
Portuguese50.06%, see rank0.06%0.44%
Russian00.00%, see rank0.37%0.92%
Scotch-Irish650.74%, see rank0.88%0.99%
Scottish1491.69%, see rank1.73%1.72%
Subsaharan African40.05%, see rank0.90%0.95%
Swedish1852.10%, see rank0.90%1.27%
Swiss110.12%, see rank0.59%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.15%0.31%
American99411.28%, see rank11.14%7.12%
Welsh510.58%, see rank0.55%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 4,360 (49.49%, see rank)
Females: 4,450 (50.51%, see rank)

Benton County
Male: 49.49%
Female: 50.51%
Male: 49.23%
Female: 50.77%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Benton County
40.30 years old
37.20 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Benton County
38.00 years old
35.90 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Benton County
41.50 years old
38.50 years old
38.80 years old

 Benton County% of the Total PopulationIndianaU.S.
Under 5 years5686.45%, see rank6.48%6.36%
5 to 9 years7318.30%, see rank6.81%6.51%
10 to 14 years5616.37%, see rank6.87%6.59%
15 to 19 years5736.50%, see rank7.09%6.85%
20 to 24 years4425.02%, see rank7.21%7.13%
25 to 34 years1,01911.57%, see rank12.78%13.47%
35 to 44 years1,04911.91%, see rank12.70%12.96%
45 to 54 years1,33715.18%, see rank14.04%14.09%
55 to 64 years1,13212.85%, see rank12.43%12.29%
65 to 74 years7768.81%, see rank7.52%7.64%
75 to 84 4314.89%, see rank4.22%4.25%
85 years and over1912.17%, see rank1.84%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Benton CountyIndianaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population5,935, 100%4,287,819209,056,129
Less Than High School668, 11.26%, see rank12.39%13.67%
High School Graduate2,726, 45.93%, see rank34.96%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree1,567, 26.40%, see rank29.03%29.09%
Bachelor Degree673, 11.34%, see rank15.11%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree301, 5.07%, see rank8.51%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.89, see rank13.2913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Benton County IndianaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten32181.62%18.38%68.29%31.71%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)1,00289.22%, see rank10.78%, see rank88.34%11.66%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)42690.14%, see rank9.86%, see rank90.81%9.19%90.60%9.40%
College24587.76%, see rank12.24%, see rank78.80%21.20%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School6976.81%, see rank23.19%, see rank71.77%28.23%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Benton CountyIndianaU.S.
Total Households3,464, 100%2,492,183116,211,092
Average Household Size2.51, see rank2.552.63
1 Person Households1,014, 29.27%, see rank27.83%27.57%
2 or More Person Households2,450, 70.73%, see rank72.17%72.43%
Family Households (Families)2,276, 65.70%, see rank66.45%66.22%
Average Family Size3.20, see rank3.203.32
Married-Couple Family1,711, 49.39%, see rank49.49%48.42%
Nonfamily Households1,188, 34.30%, see rank33.55%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Benton County%IndianaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total6,950see rank5,223,072252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over3,397100%, see rank2,545,970123,281,364
Never Married95828.20%, see rank33.08%35.77%
Married1,77952.37%, see rank52.85%52.04%
Widowed1273.74%, see rank2.57%2.57%
Divorced53315.69%, see rank11.50%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over3,553100%, see rank2,677,102129,692,771
Never Married75121.14%, see rank27.13%29.48%
Married1,83151.53%, see rank50.10%49.19%
Widowed41511.68%, see rank9.23%9.16%
Divorced55615.65%, see rank13.54%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Benton County%IndianaU.S.
Native8,62497.89%, see rank95.22%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence6,63575.31%, see rank68.43%58.73%
Born in Different State1,98322.51%, see rank26.16%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
60.07%, see rank0.62%1.42%
Foreign Born1862.11%, see rank4.78%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship360.41%, see rank1.72%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship1501.70%, see rank3.06%7.09%
Born In Europe170.19%, see rank0.64%1.53%
Born In Asia80.09%, see rank1.51%3.82%
Born In Africa50.06%, see rank0.28%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America1411.60%, see rank2.22%6.83%
Born In Northern America150.17%, see rank0.10%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Benton County%IndianaU.S.
English3,24993.79%, see rank91.16%79.39%
Spanish1755.05%, see rank4.71%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages340.98%, see rank2.48%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages50.14%, see rank1.24%3.36%
Other10.03%, see rank0.42%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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