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, 2017)


Total Population 11,332
Daytime Population: Workers 4,543
Daytime Population: Residents 6,841
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,384
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 11,011
Population in Familes 8,596
Population in Group Qrtrs 321
Population Density2 108
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $39,443
Average Household Income $54,287
Per Capita Income $23,541


Total Housing Units 5,591 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,356 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,507 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 728 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $76,277
Average Home Value $97,467


Total Households 4,863
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 3,007
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 -0.19% -0.21%
Households -0.13% -0.19%
Families -0.36% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Benton, IL 62812 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 62812 to the other 1,377 ZIP Codes 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 # 342 75th
Population Density # 583 58th
Diversity Index # 819 41st
Median Household Income # 1250 9th
Per Capita Income # 1088 21st

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