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Benton City, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Benton City had a population of 3,571 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Benton City, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,571
Daytime Population: Workers 481
Daytime Population: Residents 2,265
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,746
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 3,571
Population in Familes 2,910
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,469
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $43,443
Average Household Income $54,463
Per Capita Income $19,464


Total Housing Units 1,363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 906 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 366 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $143,775
Average Home Value $152,683


Total Households 1,272
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 862
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 2.25% 2.04%
Households 2.19% 1.99%
Families 2.15% 1.94%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

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, 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 # 233 63rd
Population Density # 209 67th
Diversity Index # 72 89th
Median Household Income # 491 22nd
Per Capita Income # 575 8th

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