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Benton County, WA&

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Population
184,930
1.58% growth
Median Age
35.5
Median Household Income
$60,251
-0.56% decline
Poverty Rate
14.2%
Number of Employees
82,427
0.6% growth
Median Property Value
$184,200
2.45% growth

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Economy

The economy of Benton County, WA employs 82,427 people. The economy of Benton County, WA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services, which employ respectively 3.39; 2.86; and 1.7 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Benton County, WA are Retail trade (10,252), Healthcare & Social Assistance (10,165), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (9,360), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,995), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($72,917), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($68,750).

Median household income in Benton County, WA is $60,251. Males in Benton County, WA have an average income that is 1.61 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,174. The income inequality of Benton County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.488 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Benton County, WA. In Benton County, WA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 71 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,672. Yakima County, WA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Washington.

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Diversity

Benton County, WA is home to a population of 184,930 people, from which 93.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Benton County, WA is composed of 134,307 White residents (72.6%), 36,903 Hispanic residents (20%), 4,784 Asian residents (2.59%), 4,638 Two+ residents (2.51%), and 2,678 Black residents (1.45%). The most common foreign languages in Benton County, WA are Spanish (25,235 speakers), Chinese (839 speakers), and Serbo-Croatian (704 speakers), but compared to other places, Benton County, WA has a relative high number of Serbo-Croatian (704 speakers), Other Slavic (572 speakers), and Laotian (168 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Benton County, WA awarded 129 degrees. The student population of Benton County, WA is skewed towards females, with 12 male students and 117 female students. Most students in Benton County, WA are White (74 and 57.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (51 and 39.5%), Unknown (2 and 1.55%), and American Indian (1 and 0.78%). The largest universities in Benton County, WA by number of graduates are Lucas Marc Academy (80 and 62%), Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology (49 and 38%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Benton County, WA are General Cosmetology (58 and 45%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Benton County, WA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Benton County, WA is $184,200, which is 0.95 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $179,800 to $184,200, a 2.45% increase. The homeownership rate of Benton County, WA is 67.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Benton County, WA have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Benton County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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