|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Benton is 4,763. Benton, Kentucky is the 4,949th largest city in the US.
The current population of Benton (4,763) is it's peak population.
Benton has grown 9.5% since the 2000. Benton, Kentucky is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 64% of similarly sized cities since 2000.
|4946||Crystal Springs, Mississippi||4,768||-18.7%|
|4948||St. Clair, Missouri||4,764||7.2%|
|4950||Carolina Shores, North Carolina||4,763||153.2%|
|4951||Northvale, New Jersey||4,762||6.6%|
|4953||Forest Hills, Tennessee||4,758||0.5%|
|4955||Oak Park Heights, Minnesota||4,750||26.2%|
The total voting age population of Benton, Kentucky, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 3,516. The voting age population is 44.1% male and 55.9% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 22.9% of the residents of Benton are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Benton are 93.4% White, 3.3% Two or more races, 3.0% Black and 0.3% Other. Additionally, 2.5% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Benton, 15.0% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 22.2%. On a per-household basis, 6.7% of families are below the poverty line in Benton.
Among those aged 16 and older, 49.9% of Benton residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 90.5% of Benton residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 22.1% have a bachelor's degree and 14.1% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Benton residents aged 5 and older, 4.1% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.4% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.9% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Benton is 1.0%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Benton, 18.3% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Benton is $49,043.
In Benton, 66.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 33.5% of housing units in Benton.
Of all the housing units in Benton, 2.3% of them were build before 1940.
In Benton, 14.2% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 310 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Benton is $722.
In Benton, 70.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.