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The Town of Benton had a population of 1,489 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Benton: Four Mile Stand.

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


Total Population 1,489
Daytime Population: Workers 645
Daytime Population: Residents 882
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,527
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 1,407
Population in Familes 1,151
Population in Group Qrtrs 82
Population Density2 464
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $36,459
Average Household Income $51,428
Per Capita Income $21,596


Total Housing Units 673 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 375 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 202 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $112,963
Average Home Value $142,886


Total Households 577
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 386
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 1.0% 1.09%
Households 1.07% 1.18%
Families 1.36% 1.07%
Median Household Income   5.69%
Per Capita Income   3.6%

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, 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 # 236 45th
Population Density # 234 45th
Diversity Index # 353 18th
Median Household Income # 276 36th
Per Capita Income # 220 49th

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