Living in Benton, KY

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Updated: 2020-03-07

Benton SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
3
Safety
8
Amenities
7
Education
8
Commute
9

Benton, KY Crime Report

143
Total Crimes
3,181.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
23.86%
Above National Average

Benton, Kentucky Info Snack

Population
4,460
Unemployment
1.6%
Poverty
14.4%
Median Home
$125,300
Median Income
$49,595
Median Rent
$666

Benton, KY Photos

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Rankings for Benton in Kentucky

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Map Of Benton, KY

Population over time in Benton

Year Population % Change
2017 4,460 -0.1%
2016 4,464 -0.4%
2015 4,483 2.4%
2014 4,379 -0.0%
2013 4,380 -0.0%
2012 4,382 -0.3%
2011 4,395 0.9%
2010 4,354 -0.3%
2009 4,365 -
Crime/100k Benton KY USA
Violent Crime 22.2 211.9 368.9
Murder 22.2 5.5 5.0
Robbery 0.0 55.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 0.0 113.2 246.8
Property Crime 3159.1 1962.6 2199.5
Burglary 645.2 384.7 376.0
Larceny 2402.7 1348.2 1594.6
Car Theft 111.2 229.6 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Benton

White
97.0% (4,327)
African American
1.1% (51)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.0% (0)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
1.5% (68)
Hispanic
0.3% (14)
Race Benton KY USA
White 97.0% 84.8% 61.1%
African American 1.1% 7.9% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.0% 1.4% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.5% 2.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 0.3% 3.6% 17.8%

Household Income For Benton, Kentucky

Less than $10,000
4.3% (19,350)
$10,000 to $14,999
12.0% (53,331)
$15,000 to $24,999
9.9% (44,364)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.7% (61,118)
$35,000 to $49,999
10.7% (47,667)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.2% (72,445)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.8% (61,354)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.1% (63,006)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.7% (16,282)
$200,000 or more
1.6% (7,079)
Income Benton KY USA
Less than $10,000 4.3% 8.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 12.0% 6.1% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 9.9% 11.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.7% 10.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 10.7% 14.1% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.2% 17.8% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.8% 11.6% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.1% 11.9% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.7% 3.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.6% 3.5% 7.0%

Gender in Benton

Female
50.7% (2,259)
Male
49.3% (2,200)
Gender Benton KY USA
Female 50.7% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 49.3% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Benton for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (267)
9-12th Grade
3.0% (133)
High School / GED
34.0% (1,516)
Some College
25.0% (1,115)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (356)
Bachelor's Degree
8.0% (356)
Master's Degree
13.0% (579)
Professional Degree
3.0% (133)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Benton KY USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 6.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 3.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 34.0% 33.0% 27.0%
Some College 25.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 8.0% 14.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 13.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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