Benton, IL 62812 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 62812: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Benton, IL 62812

Not Acceptable, USPS
Barren, IL 62812
Eastern, IL 62812
Rend City, IL 62812
Steel City, IL 62812
West City, IL 62812

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 466
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,621
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 192
  • County: Franklin County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.003, Longitude -88.938
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Benton, IL 62812 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,432
Population in Households 11,108
Population in Familes 8,678
Population in Group Qrtrs 324
Population Density1 109
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 4,889
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 3,032
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,627 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,396 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,493 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 738 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $74,430
Average Home Value $95,222


Median Household Income $36,285
Average Household Income $50,220
Per Capita Income $21,721
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.16% -0.16%
Households -0.15% -0.14%
Families -0.38% -0.27%
Median Household Income   0.28%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Benton, IL 62812 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 62812 to the other 1,378 ZIP Codes 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 342 75th
Population Density1 # 588 57th
Diversity Index2 # 825 40th
Median Household Income # 1293 6th
Per Capita Income # 1156 16th

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