Benton County MO Information


Benton County Subdivisions

Benton County MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 19,358
Population in Households 19,114
Population in Familes 15,016
Population in Group Qrtrs 244
Population Density1 28
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $38,040
Average Household Income $52,739
Per Capita Income $23,510


Total Housing Units 14,729 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,744 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,803 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,182 (42.0%)
Median Home Value $130,357
Average Home Value $152,250


Total Households 8,547
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 5,538
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.19% 0.16%
Households 0.14% 0.13%
Families 0.01% 0.05%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   1.95%


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, 2018 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 Density # 67 43rd
Diversity Index # 72 37th
Median Household Income # 90 23rd
Per Capita Income # 44 63rd

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