Benton City, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Benton City, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Benton City had a population of 3,461 as of July 1, 2016. Benton City ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Benton City is located at latitude 46.2637 and longitude -119.4789 in Benton County. 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. Benton County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 499 feet.

The City of Benton City (GNIS ID: 2409836) 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.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Benton City is located within Benton City Division of Benton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Benton City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Benton City, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,461
Population in Households 3,461
Population in Familes 2,827
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,424
Diversity Index2 68
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,235
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 838
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,331 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 879 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 356 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $139,009
Average Home Value $148,548
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,965
Average Household Income $51,737
Per Capita Income $18,541
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.1% 1.88%
Households 2.06% 1.87%
Families 2.03% 1.75%
Median Household Income   -0.68%
Per Capita Income   0.63%
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.

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Benton City, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton City to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington 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 # 236 63rd
Population Density1 # 211 67th
Diversity Index2 # 74 88th
Median Household Income # 496 21st
Per Capita Income # 575 8th

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