Benton demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)99710891
Median age42.738.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)64%58%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1839%42%43%
Speak English99%95%79%
Speak Spanish0%3%13%
Benton, KY has a population of 4,483 and is the 6,938th largest city in the United States. The population density is 997 per sq mi which is 820% higher than the Kentucky average and 1000% higher than the national average. The median age in Benton is 43 which is approximately 11% higher than the Kentucky average of 39. In Benton, 64% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 99% speak English and 0% speak Spanish. 69% of Benton residents were born in Kentucky, 29% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Benton is 820% higher than Kentucky.
  • The median age in Benton is 11% higher than Kentucky.
  • In Benton 97.81% of the population is White.
  • In Benton 1.54% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Benton 0.31% of the population is Asian.

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Benton population breakdown by race

Black or African American1.54%7.94%12.63%
American Indian0.00%0.21%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race0.33%2.10%3.06%
Other race0.00%0.92%4.75%
In Benton, 0.0% 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, KY demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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