Benton County MN Information


Benton County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 40,852
Population in Households 39,804
Population in Familes 30,776
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,048
Population Density2 100
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $56,786
Average Household Income $71,911
Per Capita Income $28,942


Total Housing Units 17,161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,214 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,941 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,006 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $189,148
Average Home Value $220,842


Total Households 16,155
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 10,263
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 0.74% 0.84%
Households 0.84% 0.92%
Families 0.69% 0.82%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   3.05%


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, 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 # 24 74th
Population Density # 14 85th
Diversity Index # 48 46th
Median Household Income # 31 66th
Per Capita Income # 56 37th

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