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The City of Benton had a population of 948 as of July 1, 2017. Benton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Benton is located at latitude 37.0996 and longitude -89.5635 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the City of Benton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 436 feet.

The City of Benton (GNIS ID: 2394142) 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.

The City of Benton is located within Township of Moreland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Scott 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, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 948
Population in Households 878
Population in Familes 745
Population in Group Qrtrs 70
Population Density1 1,536
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 343
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 247
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 263 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $174,296
Average Home Value $169,202


Median Household Income $66,442
Average Household Income $79,224
Per Capita Income $30,328
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.3% 0.85%
Households 1.36% 0.92%
Families 2.0% 0.8%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.46%
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, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 373 64th
Population Density1 # 158 85th
Diversity Index2 # 498 52nd
Median Household Income # 102 90th
Per Capita Income # 139 87th

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