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The City of Benton had a population of 6,864 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Benton is located at latitude 37.9967 and longitude -88.9201 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Benton 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.
|Total Population||6,864 (100%)|
|Population in Households||6,612 (96.3%)|
|Population in Families||5,052 (73.6%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||252 ( 3.7%)|
|Median Household Income||$40,613|
|Average Household Income||$58,693|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||8%|
|Per Capita Income||$25,522|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||3,436 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,805 (52.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,178 (34.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||452 (13.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$79,488|
|Average Home Value||$106,676|
|Housing Affordability Index3||267|
|Average Household Size||2.22|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.44%|
|Per Capita Income||1.96%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.31%|
The table below compares Benton to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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||# 290||79th|
|Population Density||# 584||57th|
|Median Household Income||# 1245||9th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 892||65th|
|Per Capita Income||# 999||27th|
|Diversity Index||# 774||43rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.