Benton employment information

Income per capita$22,368$23,741$28,555
Median household income$40,641$43,342$53,482
Median income owner occupied$41,907$55,166$68,142
Median income renter occupied$26,142$24,735$33,219
Median earnings male$42,978$32,091$36,116
Median earnings female$16,080$22,404$25,692
Unemployment rate4.8%5.5%5.8%
Poverty level10.4%18.9%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Benton is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Benton is 24% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Benton is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Benton is 33% lower than the national average.

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Benton median earnings by income bracket

Benton employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry2.0%0.0%
Manufacturing sector27.1%2.1%
Financial & insurance services1.7%0.0%
Wholesale & retail services5.4%8.5%
Public administration2.0%8.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.2%1.1%
Education, health & social services26.0%60.1%

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Benton, KY4,380$40,64124%

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Viroqua, WI4,378$37,75329%
French Island, WI4,384$56,7866%
Benton, KY4,380$40,64124%
Source: The Benton, KY employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.