|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Benton is 824. Benton, Pennsylvania is the 11,054th largest city in the US.
The peak population of Benton was in 1990, when its population was 958. In 1990, Benton was the 9,983rd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 11,054th largest city in the US. Benton is currently 14.0% smaller than it was in 1990.
Benton has shrunk 13.2% since the year 2000. Benton, Pennsylvania's growth is below average. 79% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|11048||Interlaken, New Jersey||825||-8.6%|
|11049||La Fontaine, Indiana||825||-8.2%|
|11051||Rural Valley, Pennsylvania||825||-10.2%|
|11052||Sodus Point, New York||825||-28.8%|
|11059||Rivesville, West Virginia||823||-8.9%|
The total voting age population of Benton, Pennsylvania, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 557. The voting age population is 48.5% male and 51.5% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 12.5% of the residents of Benton are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Benton are 96.7% White, 1.7% Two or more races and 1.6% Asian. Additionally, 5.0% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Benton, 9.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 11.2%. On a per-household basis, 3.7% of families are below the poverty line in Benton.
Among those aged 16 and older, 64.9% of Benton residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 93.3% of Benton residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 15.2% have a bachelor's degree and 2.3% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Benton residents aged 5 and older, 0.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.0% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.3% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Benton is 1.3%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Benton, 12.8% 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 $50,208.
In Benton, 64.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 35.4% of housing units in Benton.
Of all the housing units in Benton, 56.3% of them were build before 1940.
In Benton, 5.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Benton is $650.
In Benton, 77.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.