Benton demographics profile

StatisticBentonTennesseeNational
Population1,8216,548,009318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)60015391
Median age32.738.537.7
Male/Female ratio1.2:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)54%57%55%
Speak English97%93%79%
Speak Spanish2%4%13%
Benton, TN has a population of 1,821 and is the 11,570th largest city in the United States. The population density is 600 per sq mi which is 292% higher than the Tennessee average and 563% higher than the national average. The median age in Benton is 33 which is approximately 15% lower than the Tennessee average of 39. In Benton, 54% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 97% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 69% of Benton residents were born in Tennessee, 30% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Benton is 292% higher than Tennessee.
  • The median age in Benton is 15% lower than Tennessee.
  • In Benton 92.04% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Benton 0.71% of the population is African American.
  • In Benton 0.00% of the population is Asian.

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Benton population breakdown by race

RaceBentonTennesseeNational
Caucasian92.04%77.84%73.35%
African American0.71%16.81%12.63%
Asian0.00%1.61%5.22%
American Indian0.44%0.29%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.05%0.18%
Mixed race5.71%2.03%3.06%
Other race1.10%1.38%4.75%
In Benton, 2.6% 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, TN demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).