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Benton, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Benton had a population of 974 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Benton is located at latitude 37.788 and longitude -97.1078 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Benton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Butler County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,378 feet.

The City of Benton (GNIS ID: 2394143) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Benton is located within Township of Benton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Butler County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Benton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Benton, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 974
Population in Households 974
Population in Familes 878
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 708
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 361
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 289
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 401 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 299 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $151,493
Average Home Value $177,583


Median Household Income $54,884
Average Household Income $74,656
Per Capita Income $27,113
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.64% 1.36%
Households 1.7% 1.3%
Families 2.09% 1.28%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.52%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Benton, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 206 69th
Population Density1 # 386 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 322 52nd
Median Household Income # 150 78th
Per Capita Income # 194 71st

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