Benton County IA Information


Benton County Subdivisions

Benton County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 26,124
Daytime Population: Workers 6,780
Daytime Population: Residents 12,619
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,399
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 25,835
Population in Familes 21,692
Population in Group Qrtrs 289
Population Density2 37
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $58,950
Average Household Income $72,356
Per Capita Income $28,911


Total Housing Units 11,326 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,292 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,087 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 947 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $156,145
Average Home Value $181,711


Total Households 10,379
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 7,358
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 0.03% -0.09%
Households 0.1% -0.05%
Families -0.03% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   2.31%


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, 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 # 24 77th
Population Density # 31 70th
Diversity Index # 86 14th
Median Household Income # 10 91st
Per Capita Income # 19 82nd

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