Benton County MN Information

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Benton County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Benton County MN Housing Affordability Index is 120
State of Minnesota Housing Affordability Index is 135
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Benton County MN Wealth Index is 61
State of Minnesota Wealth Index is 112
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 41,333
Population in Households 40,285
Population in Familes 31,297
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,048
Population Density 101
Diversity Index1 22
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,802
Average Household Income $66,223
Per Capita Income $26,213
Wealth Index3 61

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 17,324 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,044 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,290 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 990 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $201,848
Housing Affordability Index2 120
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 16,334
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 10,394
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.78% 0.82%
Households 0.87% 0.88%
Families 0.76% 0.81%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

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Benton County MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton County to the other 87 counties and county equivalents in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 24 74th
Population Density # 14 85th
Diversity Index # 43 52nd
Median Household Income # 67 24th
Per Capita Income # 77 13th

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