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Benton City, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Benton City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Benton County at latitude 46.2637 and longitude -119.4789. Benton County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 499 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Benton City, but most people and references simply refer to it as Benton City, Washington.

The P1 Census Class Code for Benton City indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Benton City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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Benton City, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,389
Population in Households 3,389
Population in Familes 2,763
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,377
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 1,219
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 825
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 861 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 358 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $133,333
Average Home Value $160,963


Median Household Income $44,532
Average Household Income $50,406
Per Capita Income $18,227
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.61% 2.24%
Households 2.76% 2.36%
Families 2.66% 2.18%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
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 City, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton City to the other 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 239 62nd
Population Density1 # 219 65th
Diversity Index2 # 80 87th
Median Household Income # 435 31st
Per Capita Income # 552 12th

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