Benton demographics profile

StatisticBentonArkansasNational
Population33,6132,968,472318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,5085591
Median age35.137.737.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)59%58%55%
Speak English94%93%79%
Speak Spanish4%5%13%
Benton, AR has a population of 33,613 and is the 1,262nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,508 per sq mi which is 2619% higher than the Arkansas average and 1565% higher than the national average. The median age in Benton is 35 which is approximately 7% lower than the Arkansas average of 38. In Benton, 59% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 94% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 66% of Benton residents were born in Arkansas, 29% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 3% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Benton is 2619% higher than Arkansas.
  • The median age in Benton is 7% lower than Arkansas.
  • In Benton 88.37% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Benton 7.13% of the population is African American.
  • In Benton 1.26% of the population is Asian.

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Benton population breakdown by race

RaceBentonArkansasNational
Caucasian88.37%77.72%73.35%
African American7.13%15.52%12.63%
Asian1.26%1.40%5.22%
American Indian0.43%0.63%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.23%0.18%
Mixed race2.02%2.23%3.06%
Other race0.80%2.28%4.75%
In Benton, 5.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Benton, AR demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).