Benton City, WA Profile: Facts & Data


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Benton City, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Benton City had a population of 3,499 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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


Total Population 3,499
Population in Households 3,499
Population in Familes 2,870
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,439
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $49,118
Average Household Income $58,427
Per Capita Income $20,813


Total Housing Units 1,330 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 916 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 327 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $162,981
Average Home Value $177,948


Total Households 1,243
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 842
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.72% 1.75%
Households 1.64% 1.67%
Families 1.59% 1.59%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

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, 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 # 239 62nd
Population Density # 217 66th
Diversity Index # 68 89th
Median Household Income # 455 28th
Per Capita Income # 564 10th

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