Benton County IA Information


Benton County Subdivisions

Benton County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 26,421
Population in Households 26,108
Population in Familes 21,960
Population in Group Qrtrs 313
Population Density1 37
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 10,482
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 7,454
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,398 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,360 (73.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,122 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 916 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $154,087
Average Home Value $179,492


Median Household Income $58,843
Average Household Income $72,190
Per Capita Income $28,816
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.05%
Households 0.28% 0.1%
Families 0.17% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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 County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa 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 # 24 77th
Population Density1 # 31 70th
Diversity Index2 # 86 14th
Median Household Income # 8 93rd
Per Capita Income # 17 84th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.