Benton County IA Information


Benton County Subdivisions

Benton County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 26,191
Population in Households 25,902
Population in Familes 21,593
Population in Group Qrtrs 289
Population Density1 37
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $62,263
Average Household Income $76,564
Per Capita Income $30,613


Total Housing Units 11,320 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,418 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,998 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 904 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $161,338
Average Home Value $193,006


Total Households 10,416
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 7,376
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.05% 0.0%
Households 0.13% 0.04%
Families 0.0% -0.03%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.25%


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, 2018 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 Density # 32 69th
Diversity Index # 87 12th
Median Household Income # 7 94th
Per Capita Income # 17 84th

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