Benton County MN Information


Benton County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 40,341
Daytime Population: Workers 17,264
Daytime Population: Residents 20,012
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 37,276
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 39,293
Population in Familes 30,600
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,048
Population Density2 99
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $55,451
Average Household Income $69,156
Per Capita Income $27,871


Total Housing Units 16,968 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,762 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,198 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,008 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $174,629
Average Home Value $205,972


Total Households 15,960
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 10,188
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 0.66% 0.71%
Households 0.79% 0.8%
Families 0.69% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   2.3%


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, 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 # 24 74th
Population Density # 14 85th
Diversity Index # 55 39th
Median Household Income # 27 70th
Per Capita Income # 60 32nd

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