Benton County, MO

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2022 Population
19,616
1.37% 1-year growth
2022 Median Age
54.1
0.745% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.5%
4.88% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$50,229
10.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$154,700
18% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Benton County, MO had a population of 19.6k people with a median age of 54.1 and a median household income of $50,229. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Benton County, MO grew from 19,351 to 19,616, a 1.37% increase and its median household income grew from $45,533 to $50,229, a 10.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Benton County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.36%), White (Hispanic) (1.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.948%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.688%).

None of the households in Benton County, MO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.4% of the residents in Benton County, MO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Benton County, MO was $154,700, and the homeownership rate was 82.6%.

Most people in Benton County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31 minutes. The average car ownership in Benton County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Benton County, MO borders .

Population & Diversity

Benton County, MO is home to a population of 19.6k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.09% of Benton County, MO residents were born outside of the country (214 people).

In 2022, there were 27.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.2k people) in Benton County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 660 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 215 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Benton County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Benton County, MO was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Benton County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.2k ± 147
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    660 ± 171
  3. White (Hispanic)
    215 ± 88
2.25%
Hispanic Population
442 people

In 2022, there were 27.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.2k people) in Benton County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 660 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 215 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.25% of the people in Benton County, MO are hispanic (442 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Benton County, MO as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.09%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
214 people
0.951%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
184 people

As of 2022, 1.09% of Benton County, MO residents (214 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Benton County, MO was 0.951%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    879 ± 147
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    286 ± 83
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    201 ± 95

Benton County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Benton County, MO employs 7.06k people. The largest industries in Benton County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,120 people), Retail Trade (1,010 people), and Construction (946 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,096), Information ($64,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,238).

Occupations

7.06k
2022 Value
± 507
2.6%
1 Year growth
± 10.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Benton County, MO grew at a rate of 2.6%, from 6.88k employees to 7.06k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Benton County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (765 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (695 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (676 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Benton County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.06k
2022 Value
± 507
2.6%
1 Year growth
± 10.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Benton County, MO grew at a rate of 2.6%, from 6.88k employees to 7.06k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Benton County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,120 people), Retail Trade (1,010 people), and Construction (946 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Benton County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Benton County, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,289
Median earning men ± $3,886
$28,501
Median earning women ± $3,426

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($80,938), Public Administration ($60,293), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,964).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,050), Manufacturing ($40,769), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,183).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 99
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 95
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 95
    Retail Trade

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.699% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.592% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.48M), Some college (1.12M), and Bachelors Degree (864k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Benton County, MO was $154,700 in 2022, which is 0.549 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $131,100 to $154,700, a 18% increase. The homeownership rate in Benton County, MO is 82.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Benton County, MO have an average commute time of 31 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Benton County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Benton County, MO is $50,229. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Benton County, MO was Census Tract 4602 with a value of $59,727, followed by Census Tract 4601 and Census Tract 4603, with respective values of $58,051 and $49,063.

Property

$154,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,141
$6,732
Median Property Taxes
±$479

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Benton County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Benton County, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

82.6%
Homeownership
2022
63.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 82.6% of the housing units in Benton County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4602
  2. Census Tract 4601
  3. Census Tract 4603

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Benton County, MO was Census Tract 4602 with a value of $59,727, followed by Census Tract 4601 and Census Tract 4603, with respective values of $58,051 and $49,063.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Benton County, MO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$50,229
Median Household Income
± $3,879
8.15k
Number of Households
± 542

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.15k households in Benton County, MO grew to $50,229 from the previous year's value of $45,533.

The following chart displays the households in Benton County, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Benton County, MO is from Benton County, MO.
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This chart shows the number of workers in Benton County, MO across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.65%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.18%)

In 2022, 82.5% of workers in Benton County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.65%) and those who worked at home (4.18%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

31 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Benton County, MO have a longer commute time (31 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.99% of the workforce in Benton County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Benton County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Benton County, MO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Benton County, MO (3.4k out of 19.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Benton County, MO is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

88.3% of the population of Benton County, MO has health coverage, with 27.9% on employee plans, 17% on Medicaid, 23.7% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 4.25% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Benton County, MO see 3271 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.957% increase from the previous year (3240 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6636 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1327 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,271 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Benton County, MO

Primary care physicians in Benton County, MO see an average of 3,271 patients per year. This represents a 0.957% increase from the previous year (3,240 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Benton County, MO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.2% under 18 years, 13% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 30.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.7%
Uninsured
27.9%
Employer Coverage
17%
Medicaid
23.7%
Medicare
15.5%
Non-Group
4.25%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Benton County, MO grew by 1.01% from 11.5% to 11.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Benton County, MO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2023, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Benton County, MO.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2023, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.9% in Benton County, MO.

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Clinical Care

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In 2023, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.5% in Benton County, MO.

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