Benton County WA Information

Advertisement

Benton County Subdivisions

Jump to... (On This Page!)
  1. Benton County 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forBenton County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Washington Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Washington Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

Benton County WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Benton County WA Housing Affordability Index is 114
State of Washington Housing Affordability Index is 95
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Benton County WA Wealth Index is 108
State of Washington Wealth Index is 118
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

These new demographic attributes are availiable for cities, Counties, ZIP Codes and even neighborhoods (Census Blocks) when you search by a specific Washington address.

See our:

  1. New 2-Minute Introduction and Concise Guide to Big Data which will help you make the most effective use of HomeTownLocator Tools.
  2. References & Data Sources page for more information about methodology and sources of data.

POPULATION

Total Population 204,003
Population in Households 202,742
Population in Familes 168,018
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,261
Population Density 120
Diversity Index1 60
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $65,764
Average Household Income $88,992
Per Capita Income $33,020
Wealth Index3 108

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 79,083 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49,103 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,505 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,475 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $272,119
Housing Affordability Index2 114
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 75,608
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 52,647
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.66% 1.57%
Households 1.6% 1.52%
Families 1.54% 1.49%
Median Household Income   3.53%
Per Capita Income   3.21%

Advertisement

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, 2019 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 # 9 79th
Per Capita Income # 12 72nd

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

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features

Washington Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Washington July 1, 2019 Data
Data:
Locations:
Highest or Lowest:
Results:
Advertisement