Benton employment information

IndexBentonIllinoisNational
Income per capita$19,542$30,019$28,555
Median household income$34,185$57,166$53,482
Median income owner occupied$41,486$72,851$68,142
Median income renter occupied$22,882$32,466$33,219
Median earnings male$30,635$39,039$36,116
Median earnings female$16,556$26,489$25,692
Unemployment rate7.2%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level27.1%14.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Benton is 32% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Benton is 36% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Benton is 24% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Benton is 74% higher than the national average.

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Benton median earnings by income bracket

Benton employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.5%1.4%
Manufacturing sector20.0%0.7%
Financial & insurance services2.4%6.7%
Wholesale & retail services15.4%11.0%
Public administration10.1%2.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.2%0.3%
Education, health & social services10.0%48.0%
Other23.5%26.1%

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Waltonville, IL429$42,08321%
Benton, IL7,185$34,18536%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Duvall, WA7,185$105,72998%
Clewiston, FL7,184$53,4380%
Ivins, UT7,184$51,0335%
Woodland Park, CO7,187$64,24820%
Old Jefferson, LA7,182$70,54232%
Benton, IL7,185$34,18536%
Source: The Benton, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.