Benton County TN Information


Benton County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 16,511
Population in Households 16,349
Population in Familes 13,097
Population in Group Qrtrs 162
Population Density1 42
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 7,092
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 4,660
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,196 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,295 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,797 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,104 (22.9%)
Median Home Value $87,553
Average Home Value $125,581


Median Household Income $33,032
Average Household Income $44,029
Per Capita Income $19,033
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% -0.14%
Households 0.07% -0.12%
Families -0.13% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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 County TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton County to the other 95 counties and county equivalents in Tennessee 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 # 76 21st
Population Density1 # 77 19th
Diversity Index2 # 64 34th
Median Household Income # 76 21st
Per Capita Income # 67 31st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.