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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|Average Household Size||2.24|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.04%|
|Per Capita Income||2.27%|
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.
|Total Population||# 288||79th|
|Population Density||# 604||56th|
|Diversity Index||# 752||45th|
|Median Household Income||# 1249||9th|
|Per Capita Income||# 1064||22nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.