Benton City, Washington

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Population in 2019: 3,495 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +33.2%
 
Males: 1,709  (48.9%)
Females: 1,786  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

35.8 years
Washington median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 99320.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $57,622 (it was $33,636 in 2000)
Benton City:

$57,622
WA:

$78,687

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,390 (it was $13,971 in 2000)

Benton City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $173,574 (it was $75,700 in 2000)
Benton City:

$173,574
WA:

$387,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $206,654; detached houses: $254,567; mobile homes: $102,871; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $305,029

Median gross rent in 2019: $902.

March 2019 cost of living index in Benton City: 93.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.2%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.4% for American Indian residents, 8.2% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Benton City, WA (2019)
    • 2,18762.7%White alone
    • 1,18834.0%Hispanic
    • 782.2%American Indian alone
    • 531.5%Two or more races
    • 40.1%Asian alone

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According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Benton City, Washington as of January 28, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Benton City is 330 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (8.3%), German (6.9%), English (5.9%), Irish (2.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%), Welsh (2.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1945

Elevation: 494 feet

Land area: 1.74 square miles.

Population density: 2,008 people per square mile   (low).

Benton City, Washington map

386 residents are foreign born (10.5% Latin America).

This city:

11.1%
Washington:

14.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,929 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,641 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kennewick, WA (16.4 miles , pop. 54,693).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (157.1 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (844.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

West Richland, WA (2.6 miles ),
Richland, WA (3.2 miles ),
Northwest Benton, WA (3.6 miles ),
Prosser, WA (3.7 miles ),
West Pasco, WA (3.8 miles ),
Kennewick, WA (4.0 miles ),
Pasco, WA (4.3 miles ),
South Benton, WA (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 46.27 N, Longitude: 119.49 W

Area code: 509

Distribution of median household income in Benton City, WA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Benton City, WA in 2019
Benton City satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.1%
Washington:

5.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +834 (+46.6%).
Most common industries in Benton City, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.4%)
  • Food (5.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.4%)
  • Utilities (4.8%)
  • Educational services (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.5%)
  • Social assistance (8.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.4%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Benton City, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.5%)
  • Child care workers (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Carpenters (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (8.8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (7.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.2%)
  • Child care workers (7.2%)
  • Registered nurses (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.7%)

Average climate in Benton City, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Benton City, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 105. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

105
U.S.:

74
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 18.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.29. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.29
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Benton City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 1337% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 158.0 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 157.3 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi) earthquake occurred 165.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 153.0 miles away from Benton City center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 315.9 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 411.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Benton County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 5, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Benton City:

  • KADLEC REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; RICHLAND, WA)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF RICHLAND (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; RICHLAND, WA)
  • CHINOOK KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; RICHLAND, WA)
  • LOURDES COUNSELING CENTER (Hospital, about 10 miles away; RICHLAND, WA)
  • RICHLAND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; RICHLAND, WA)
  • TRI-CITIES HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; KENNEWICK, WA)
  • FMC COLUMBIA BASIN (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; KENNEWICK, WA)

Amtrak stations near Benton City:

  • 8 miles: WEST RICHLAND (GENIE TOURS BUS STOP, 4083 W. VAN GIESEN) - Bus Station
  • 11 miles: RICHLAND (DENNY'S REST., G. WASH. WAY AT WILLIAMS) - Bus Station . Services: public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities.
  • 20 miles: PASCO (CLARK & TACOMA STS.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plant near Benton City:

  • 10 miles: WNP 2 in Richland, WA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton City:

  • Columbia Basin College (about 18 miles; Pasco, WA; Full-time enrollment: 5,111)
  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 55 miles; Yakima, WA; FT enrollment: 3,632)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 60 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Central Washington University (about 72 miles; Ellensburg, WA; FT enrollment: 10,960)
  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 90 miles; Wenatchee, WA; FT enrollment: 2,951)
  • Eastern Oregon University (about 94 miles; La Grande, OR; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • Washington State University (about 116 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)

Public high school in Benton City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Benton City:

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Notable location: Benton County Fire District 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Benton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Benton City and their reported violations in the past:

BENTON CITY WATER (Population served: 3,740, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1998, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (NOV-22-1998), Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2009)
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
ELM GROVE RV PARK (Population served: 148, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
COXVILLE WATER ASSN #1 (Population served: 52, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 1564 regular monitoring violations
BAR 80 RANCHETTES (Population served: 32, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.0%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.9%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Banks with branches in Benton City (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Benton City Branch at 514 9th Street, branch established on 1958/06/05. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Benton City:

Marital status in Benton City, WA
  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

For population 25 years and over in Benton City:

  • High school or higher: 83.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Washington average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Benton City
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Benton City, WA (based on Benton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic26,5005
Evangelical Protestant20,94386
Other16,14543
Mainline Protestant10,21728
None101,372-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
This county:

1.20 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
This county:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
This county:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 97
Benton County:

6.11 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Benton County:

8.2%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Benton County:

27.5%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Benton County:

9.9%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.2%
Washington:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.5%
State:

47.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
State:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Benton City:

22.4%
Washington:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.4%
Washington:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Benton City:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.8%
Washington:

32.8%

General health condition:
This city:

55.9%
Washington:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.3%
Washington:

79.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Benton City, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 4$17,758$53,2740$0
Financial Administration 1$4,890$58,6800$0
Sewerage 1$6,266$75,1920$0
Other and Unallocable 1$4,506$54,0720$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$384
Totals for Government 7$33,420$57,2912$384

Benton City government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $22,000 ($6.29)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($2.58)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.29)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $309,000 ($88.41)
    Water Utilities: $293,000 ($83.83)
    Financial Administration: $193,000 ($55.22)
    Central Staff Services: $186,000 ($53.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $138,000 ($39.48)
    Regular Highways: $122,000 ($34.91)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $92,000 ($26.32)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $80,000 ($22.89)
    Housing and Community Development: $57,000 ($16.31)
    General Public Buildings: $26,000 ($7.44)
    Libraries: $13,000 ($3.72)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($1.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($1.14)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.86)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $79,000 ($22.60)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $310,000 ($88.70)
    Other - Water Utilities: $32,000 ($9.16)
    Other - Sewerage: $15,000 ($4.29)
    Other - General - Other: $4,000 ($1.14)
    Other - Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.86)
    Other - Libraries: $1,000 ($0.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $348,000 ($99.57)
    Sewerage: $143,000 ($40.92)
    General - Other: $35,000 ($10.01)
    Regular Highways: $34,000 ($9.73)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($0.57)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $526,000 ($150.50)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($2.29)

Benton City government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $622,000 ($177.97)
    Other: $37,000 ($10.59)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($1.43)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $9,000 ($2.58)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $472,000 ($135.05)
    Rents: $37,000 ($10.59)
    Fines and Forfeits: $22,000 ($6.29)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($0.57)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $566,000 ($161.95)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $147,000 ($42.06)
    Highways: $74,000 ($21.17)
    General Local Government Support: $44,000 ($12.59)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $546,000 ($156.22)
    Public Utilities Sales: $295,000 ($84.41)
    Property: $235,000 ($67.24)
    Other License: $62,000 ($17.74)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $38,000 ($10.87)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $17,000 ($4.86)

Benton City government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,378,000 ($680.40)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,181,000 ($624.03)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $376,000 ($107.58)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $179,000 ($51.22)

8.20% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,298 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.20%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.35% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,625 average AGI)
Benton County:

0.35%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Franklin County, WA  2.07% ($45,665 average AGI)
from Yakima County, WA  0.68% ($53,971)
from King County, WA  0.35% ($58,000)


7.06% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($57,165 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.06%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,050 average AGI)
Benton County:

0.07%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Franklin County, WA  1.99% ($46,518 average AGI)
to Yakima County, WA  0.44% ($39,710)
to King County, WA  0.41% ($58,655)

Businesses in Benton City, WA

  • True Value: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Benton City:

  • KFLD (870 AM; 10 kW; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KALE (960 AM; 5 kW; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KONA (610 AM; 5 kW; KENNEWICK-RICHLAND-P, WA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KZXR (1310 AM; 5 kW; PROSSER, WA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING PROSSER LLC)
  • KZTS (1210 AM; 10 kW; SUNNYSIDE, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KOHU (1360 AM; 4 kW; HERMISTON, OR; Owner: WESTEND RADIO, LLC)
  • KYAK (930 AM; 10 kW; YAKIMA, WA)
  • KTCR (1340 AM; 1 kW; KENNEWICK, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KLWJ (1090 AM; daytime; 3 kW; UMATILLA, OR; Owner: UMATILLA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benton City:

  • K204DH (88.7 FM; HANFORD, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KXRX (97.1 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIOK (94.9 FM; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KMNA (101.7 FM; PROSSER, WA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING PROSSER LLC)
  • KONA-FM (105.3 FM; KENNEWICK, WA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KFAE-FM (89.1 FM; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KORD-FM (102.7 FM; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEGX (106.5 FM; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KEYW (98.3 FM; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGDN (101.3 FM; PASCO, WA; Owner: WEST PASCO FINE ARTS RADIO)
  • K261CG (100.1 FM; PASCO, WA; Owner: NORTHWEST CHICANO RADIO NETWORK)
  • KOLU (90.1 FM; PASCO, WA; Owner: RIVERVIEW BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS)
  • KBLD (91.7 FM; KENNEWICK, WA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KGSG (93.7 FM; PASCO, WA; Owner: GOSPEL MUSIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • K204CZ (88.7 FM; KENNEWICK, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KLES (98.7 FM; MABTON, WA; Owner: ON-AIR FAMILY, LLC)
  • KARY-FM (100.9 FM; GRANDVIEW, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KRCW (96.3 FM; ROYAL CITY, WA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUCATIONAL RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KZTB (96.7 FM; SUNNYSIDE, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KXDD (104.1 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Benton City:

  • KBWU-LP (Channel 66; RICHLAND, ET AL, WA; Owner: MOUNTAIN LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRLB-LP (Channel 49; RICHLAND, ETC., WA; Owner: RADIANT LIGHT BROADCASTING)
  • KEPR-TV (Channel 19; PASCO, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - WASHINGTON TV, L.L.C.)
  • KVVK-CA (Channel 60; KENNEWICK, ETC., WA; Owner: WATCHTV, INC.)
  • K54DU (Channel 54; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K04OI (Channel 4; PASCO-KENNEWICK, WA; Owner: RON BEVINS)
Benton City fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Benton City fatal accident list:

May 29, 2016 02:45 AM, Sr-225, Lat: 46.282169, Lon: -119.494156, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 14, 1991 02:20 PM, 93170, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 10, 1981 08:30 PM, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 217ft / 65.6mTotal length
  • $32,730,000Total costs
  • 109,895Total average daily traffic
  • 15,609Total average daily truck traffic
  • 106,939Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Benton City, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 61970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Benton City, WA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$167,3703$130,9071$182,390
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$116,8551$50,380
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$110,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0119.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$121,200
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2006 2004 2003 2002 2001 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0119.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Benton City, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Benton City, WA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 110. The highest number of fires - 177 took place in 2018, and the least - 58 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Benton City, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (61.5%), and Structure Fires (24.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Benton City, WA
    • 1,15061.5%Outside Fires
    • 45624.4%Structure Fires
    • 20010.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 643.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Benton City, WA
Most common first names in Benton City, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert2671.9 years
William2566.4 years
John2377.0 years
James1772.3 years
Mary1778.8 years
Helen1577.9 years
George1372.5 years
Charles1168.1 years
Kenneth1069.7 years
Donald970.3 years
Most common last names in Benton City, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson971.1 years
Wilson968.8 years
Jones781.8 years
Williams785.4 years
Davis673.2 years
Morgan672.3 years
Nelson676.3 years
Thompson673.3 years
Smith677.0 years
Kendall577.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Benton City, WA
  • 90.8%Electricity
  • 4.2%Wood
  • 2.4%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Benton City, WA
  • 90.5%Electricity
  • 7.7%Wood
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Benton City compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 15 pilots and 17 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Glenn J. Grant (12)
  • Raymond S. Addleman (8)
  • Gordon A. Anderson (6)
  • Jeffrey Schneider (4)
  • Christian Robert Lentz (4)
  • Glenn Grant (3)
  • Kristin Mills (3)
  • Walter R. Park (2)
  • John T. Munley (2)
  • Chuck Z. Soderquist (2)

Total of 61 patent applications in 2008-2023.