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Income/capita 28%
Household income 15%
Unemployment 54%
IndexBentonMissouriNational
Income per capita$21,397$27,044$29,829
Median household income$47,143$49,593$55,322
Median income owner occupied$57,250$62,242$70,586
Median income renter occupied$33,281$30,016$35,192
Median earnings male$27,917$34,901$36,919
Median earnings female$25,500$24,771$26,250
Unemployment rate2.1%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level17.3%15.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Benton is 28% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Benton is 15% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Benton is 54% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Benton is 15% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $31,425$47,143$94,286
      City
      $33,058$49,593$99,186
      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.

      Benton median earnings by income bracket

      Benton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.5%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector14.0%3.0%
      Financial & insurance services3.5%0.6%
      Wholesale & retail services23.4%7.8%
      Public administration4.1%4.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.3%1.8%
      Education, health & social services6.4%47.3%
      Other23.4%32.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Gordonville, MO409$64,00016%
      Kelso, MO585$51,9326%
      Allenville, MO84$46,25016%
      Cape Girardeau, MO39,200$41,67325%
      Commerce, MO62$40,41727%
      Benton, MO878$47,14315%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Netarts, OR878$60,5429%
      Milltown, IN878$28,54248%
      Tellico Plains, TN878$25,06955%
      Lone Rock, WI878$40,62527%
      East Tawakoni, TX879$42,10524%
      Benton, MO878$47,14315%
      Source: The Benton, MO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).