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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Benton County is 8,573, which is 6.82% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 4.91% and is lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Benton County population density is 20.98 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 61.62 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 60.70% 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: 8,573. #76

Population Growth Since 2000, #18

Benton County

Population Density, #68

Benton County
20.98 per square mile
61.62 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:5,204 (60.70%, #37)
Black:3,140 (36.63%, #44)
Hispanic:176 (2.05%, #32)
Asian:0 (0.00%, #74)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):13 (0.15%, #39)
One Race, Other:129 (1.50%, see rank)
Two or More Races:87 (1.01%, see rank)

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

Population by First Ancestry

7,446 (86.85%) out of the total population of 8,573 reported first ancestry.

 Benton County% of the Total PopulationMississippiU.S.
Arab00.00%, see rank0.19%0.56%
Czech80.09%, see rank0.07%0.47%
Danish00.00%, see rank0.08%0.42%
Dutch911.06%, see rank0.62%1.40%
English7899.20%, see rank7.58%8.02%
French1281.49%, see rank2.69%3.34%
German4014.68%, see rank5.56%15.03%
Greek00.00%, see rank0.10%0.41%
Hungarian00.00%, see rank0.07%0.46%
Irish6607.70%, see rank8.44%10.80%
Italian1431.67%, see rank1.87%5.52%
Norwegian130.15%, see rank0.20%1.42%
Polish130.15%, see rank0.44%3.01%
Portuguese00.00%, see rank0.06%0.44%
Russian140.16%, see rank0.13%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1371.60%, see rank1.58%0.99%
Scottish600.70%, see rank1.46%1.72%
Subsaharan African160.19%, see rank0.62%0.95%
Swedish310.36%, see rank0.27%1.27%
Swiss00.00%, see rank0.07%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.03%0.31%
American1,76220.55%, see rank11.78%7.12%
Welsh10.01%, see rank0.28%0.57%

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

Population by Gender

Male: 4,144 (48.34%, see rank)
Females: 4,429 (51.66%, see rank)

Benton County
Male: 48.34%
Female: 51.66%
Male: 48.55%
Female: 51.45%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

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

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Benton County
39.60 years old
36.30 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Benton County
40.10 years old
34.90 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Benton County
39.40 years old
37.80 years old
38.80 years old

 Benton County% of the Total PopulationMississippiU.S.
Under 5 years4074.75%, see rank6.75%6.36%
5 to 9 years6527.61%, see rank6.89%6.51%
10 to 14 years6507.58%, see rank7.08%6.59%
15 to 19 years5686.63%, see rank7.18%6.85%
20 to 24 years5065.90%, see rank7.44%7.13%
25 to 34 years92510.79%, see rank12.98%13.47%
35 to 44 years1,25514.64%, see rank12.50%12.96%
45 to 54 years1,10712.91%, see rank13.50%14.09%
55 to 64 years1,03612.08%, see rank12.18%12.29%
65 to 74 years90710.58%, see rank7.75%7.64%
75 to 84 4545.30%, see rank4.21%4.25%
85 years and over1061.24%, see rank1.55%1.85%

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

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Benton CountyMississippiU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population5,790, 100%1,929,591209,056,129
Less Than High School1,568, 27.08%, see rank18.06%13.67%
High School Graduate2,231, 38.53%, see rank30.25%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree1,495, 25.82%, see rank31.29%29.09%
Bachelor Degree308, 5.32%, see rank12.90%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree188, 3.25%, see rank7.51%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#11.87, see rank12.9413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

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

School Enrollment

 Benton County MississippiU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten23594.47%5.53%79.87%20.13%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)1,11599.64%, see rank0.36%, see rank89.76%10.24%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)494100.00%, see rank0.00%, see rank88.29%11.71%90.60%9.40%
College26071.54%, see rank28.46%, see rank87.67%12.33%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School200.00%, see rank100.00%, see rank74.93%25.07%58.86%41.14%

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

Household and Family

 Benton CountyMississippiU.S.
Total Households3,040, 100%1,092,627116,211,092
Average Household Size2.79, see rank2.642.63
1 Person Households969, 31.88%, see rank27.31%27.57%
2 or More Person Households2,071, 68.13%, see rank72.69%72.43%
Family Households (Families)2,029, 66.74%, see rank68.69%66.22%
Average Family Size3.63, see rank3.303.32
Married-Couple Family1,503, 49.44%, see rank45.22%48.42%
Nonfamily Households1,011, 33.26%, see rank31.31%33.78%

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

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Benton County%MississippiU.S.
15 Years and Over Total6,864see rank2,365,897252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over3,245100%, see rank1,133,229123,281,364
Never Married78624.22%, see rank35.54%35.77%
Married1,91158.89%, see rank50.55%52.04%
Widowed892.74%, see rank2.91%2.57%
Divorced45914.14%, see rank11.00%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over3,619100%, see rank1,232,668129,692,771
Never Married1,00427.74%, see rank30.41%29.48%
Married1,65145.62%, see rank46.21%49.19%
Widowed44012.16%, see rank10.86%9.16%
Divorced52414.48%, see rank12.51%12.16%

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

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Benton County%MississippiU.S.
Native8,51099.27%, see rank97.76%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence5,96369.56%, see rank71.47%58.73%
Born in Different State2,54429.67%, see rank25.73%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
30.03%, see rank0.56%1.42%
Foreign Born630.73%, see rank2.24%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship70.08%, see rank0.79%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship560.65%, see rank1.46%7.09%
Born In Europe00.00%, see rank0.23%1.53%
Born In Asia00.00%, see rank0.75%3.82%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.06%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.01%0.07%
Born In Latin America590.69%, see rank1.15%6.83%
Born In Northern America40.05%, see rank0.05%0.26%

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

Language Spoken at Home

 Benton County%MississippiU.S.
English2,98898.29%, see rank95.53%79.39%
Spanish451.48%, see rank2.64%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages70.23%, see rank0.89%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages00.00%, see rank0.67%3.36%
Other00.00%, see rank0.28%0.99%

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

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