The City of Benton had a population of 6,972 as of July 1, 2016.
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.
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, 2016.
|Population in Households||6,721|
|Population in Familes||5,158|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||251|
|Average Household Size||2.25|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||3,458 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,954 (56.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,032 (29.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||472 (13.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$71,305|
|Average Home Value||$90,323|
|Median Household Income||$35,203|
|Average Household Income||$48,796|
|Per Capita Income||$21,126|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||0.33%|
|Per Capita Income||1.39%|
The table below compares Benton to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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.
|Total Population||# 287||79th|
|Population Density1||# 596||57th|
|Diversity Index2||# 770||44th|
|Median Household Income||# 1280||7th|
|Per Capita Income||# 1139||17th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.