Benton County MO Information


Benton County Subdivisions

Benton County MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,440
Daytime Population: Workers 4,841
Daytime Population: Residents 12,521
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,362
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 19,196
Population in Familes 15,125
Population in Group Qrtrs 244
Population Density2 28
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $36,758
Average Household Income $51,522
Per Capita Income $23,046


Total Housing Units 14,585 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,853 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,758 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,974 (41.0%)
Median Home Value $127,609
Average Home Value $154,203


Total Households 8,611
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 5,574
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.28% 0.01%
Households 0.26% 0.0%
Families 0.1% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   2.61%


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, 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 # 57 51st
Population Density # 67 44th
Diversity Index # 83 28th
Median Household Income # 93 20th
Per Capita Income # 42 64th

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