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 3,435 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

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Benton City, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,435
Population in Households 3,435
Population in Familes 2,809
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,395
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 1,240
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 840
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,333 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 872 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 368 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $137,785
Average Home Value $178,923


Median Household Income $44,959
Average Household Income $49,601
Per Capita Income $17,973
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.37% 2.03%
Households 2.56% 2.13%
Families 2.5% 2.03%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
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, 2015 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 # 238 62nd
Population Density1 # 218 65th
Diversity Index2 # 77 88th
Median Household Income # 429 32nd
Per Capita Income # 553 12th

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