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The Town of Benton had a population of 1,456 as of July 1, 2016. Benton ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Benton is located at latitude 35.1746 and longitude -84.6522 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Benton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 741 feet.

The Town of Benton (GNIS ID: 2405244) 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 Town of Benton is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Polk 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Benton: Four Mile Stand.

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


Total Population 1,456
Population in Households 1,374
Population in Familes 1,125
Population in Group Qrtrs 82
Population Density1 454
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 576
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 386
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 666 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 370 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 206 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $93,548
Average Home Value $127,218


Median Household Income $35,746
Average Household Income $46,423
Per Capita Income $20,040
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.8% 0.86%
Households 1.22% 1.05%
Families 1.58% 0.97%
Median Household Income   -0.29%
Per Capita Income   0.9%
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, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 237 45th
Population Density1 # 239 44th
Diversity Index2 # 355 17th
Median Household Income # 263 39th
Per Capita Income # 246 43rd

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