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Benton, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Benton had a population of 6,871 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Benton is located at latitude 38.0128 and longitude -88.9171 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Benton (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 472 feet.

The City of Benton (GNIS ID: 2394140) 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.

The City of Benton is located within Township of Benton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Benton 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, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,871
Daytime Population: Workers 2,879
Daytime Population: Residents 4,117
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,996
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 6,625
Population in Familes 5,079
Population in Group Qrtrs 246
Population Density2 1,254
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $37,940
Average Household Income $52,887
Per Capita Income $22,934


Total Housing Units 3,430 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,925 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,037 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 467 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $73,446
Average Home Value $92,981


Total Households 2,963
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,770
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 -0.43% -0.32%
Households -0.34% -0.31%
Families -0.01% -0.47%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Benton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois 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 # 288 79th
Population Density # 604 56th
Diversity Index # 752 45th
Median Household Income # 1249 9th
Per Capita Income # 1064 22nd

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