Benton employment information

IndexBentonKentuckyNational
Income per capita$23,540$24,802$29,829
Median household income$42,896$44,811$55,322
Median income owner occupied$46,573$56,922$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,707$26,529$35,192
Median earnings male$43,920$32,723$36,919
Median earnings female$15,174$23,082$26,250
Unemployment rate4.7%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level13.7%18.8%15.1%
The Benton, KY employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Benton is $23,540, which is 5% lower than than the Kentucky average and 21% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $42,896, which is 4% lower than than the Kentucky average and 22% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Benton is 5%, which is equal to than the national average. The poverty rate in Benton is 14% which is 9% lower than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$28,594$42,896$85,792
City
$29,871$44,811$89,622
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Benton is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Benton is 22% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Benton is equal to the national average.
  • The poverty level in Benton is 9% lower than the national average.

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Benton employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.1%0.0%
Manufacturing sector27.8%1.4%
Financial & insurance services2.9%0.0%
Wholesale & retail services9.4%23.2%
Public administration0.0%2.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.1%0.0%
Education, health & social services22.1%48.8%
Other11.8%19.2%

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Kuttawa, KY699$52,2126%
Grand Rivers, KY332$51,0718%
Benton, KY4,483$42,89622%

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Meadow Lake, NM4,483$24,98055%
Selmer, TN4,482$29,15547%
Suncoast Estates, FL4,485$30,47345%
Park Layne, OH4,481$43,58621%
Tarentum, PA4,481$33,02640%
Benton, KY4,483$42,89622%
Source: The Benton, KY employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).