Benton County TN Information


Benton County Subdivisions

Benton County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 16,170
Population in Households 16,008
Population in Familes 12,893
Population in Group Qrtrs 162
Population Density1 41
Diversity Index2 16


Median Household Income $36,769
Average Household Income $49,102
Per Capita Income $21,110


Total Housing Units 8,975 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,954 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,957 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,064 (23.0%)
Median Home Value $93,503
Average Home Value $130,314


Total Households 6,911
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 4,519
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.24% -0.4%
Households -0.26% -0.42%
Families -0.47% -0.56%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.04%


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, 2018 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 # 79 18th
Diversity Index # 64 34th
Median Household Income # 78 19th
Per Capita Income # 66 32nd

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