Benton County MO Information


Benton County Subdivisions

Benton County MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,633
Population in Households 19,389
Population in Familes 15,307
Population in Group Qrtrs 244
Population Density1 28
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 8,678
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 5,625
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,740 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,971 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,707 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,062 (41.1%)
Median Home Value $119,974
Average Home Value $147,518


Median Household Income $34,797
Average Household Income $47,628
Per Capita Income $21,274
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.3%
Households 0.43% 0.27%
Families 0.26% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Benton County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton County to the other 115 counties and county equivalents in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 57 51st
Population Density1 # 67 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 91 22nd
Median Household Income # 93 20th
Per Capita Income # 47 60th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.