Benton County WA Information


Benton County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 198,870
Population in Households 197,444
Population in Familes 164,617
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,426
Population Density2 117
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $69,383
Average Household Income $92,990
Per Capita Income $34,559


Total Housing Units 77,053 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50,032 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,354 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,667 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $210,584
Average Home Value $264,793


Total Households 73,386
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 51,122
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 1.55% 1.51%
Households 1.42% 1.43%
Families 1.37% 1.4%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.94%


Benton County WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton County to the other 39 counties and county equivalents in Washington 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 # 10 77th
Population Density # 9 79th
Diversity Index # 9 79th
Median Household Income # 5 90th
Per Capita Income # 6 87th

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