Benton County TN Information


Benton County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 16,404
Daytime Population: Workers 5,061
Daytime Population: Residents 10,245
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,306
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 16,242
Population in Familes 13,005
Population in Group Qrtrs 162
Population Density2 42
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $36,081
Average Household Income $46,825
Per Capita Income $20,141


Total Housing Units 9,104 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,276 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,737 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,091 (23.0%)
Median Home Value $89,036
Average Home Value $124,512


Total Households 7,013
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 4,608
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 -0.07% -0.23%
Households -0.1% -0.24%
Families -0.27% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.22%


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, 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 # 76 21st
Population Density # 77 20th
Diversity Index # 65 32nd
Median Household Income # 74 23rd
Per Capita Income # 67 31st

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