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Benton, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Benton had a population of 980 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Benton, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 980
Daytime Population: Workers 263
Daytime Population: Residents 528
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 791
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 980
Population in Familes 881
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 713
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $57,506
Average Household Income $77,972
Per Capita Income $28,222


Total Housing Units 401 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 301 (75.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $151,119
Average Home Value $177,409


Total Households 361
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 288
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.5% 1.35%
Households 1.46% 1.35%
Families 1.75% 1.22%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

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, 2017 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 Density # 377 44th
Diversity Index # 318 53rd
Median Household Income # 132 80th
Per Capita Income # 200 70th

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