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Benton County, Oregon (OR)

County population in 2016: 89,385 (81% urban, 19% rural); it was 78,153 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,844
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,334
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 17,267
Renter-occupied apartments: 15,139 (it was 12,878 in 2000)
% of renters here:

43%
State:

38%

Land area: 676 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 132 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Benton County: 98.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.7%), Educational, health and social services (18.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 29%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Benton County, Oregon:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (81.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.2%)
  • Asian alone (6.5%)
  • Two or more races (3.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  32.5 years
Oregon median age:  39.2 years
Males: 44,722  (50.0%)
Females: 44,663  (50.0%)

Benton County,OR real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Benton County:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $55,459 ($41,897 in 1999)

This county:

$55,459
Oregon:

$57,532

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $915 (lower quartile is $696, upper quartile is $1,191)
This county:

$915
State:

$898


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $312,400 (it was $166,500 in 2000)
Benton:

$312,400
Oregon:

$287,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $228,500 - $394,300

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $361,541
Here:

$361,541
State:

$356,344

Townhouses or other attached units: $240,063
Here:

$240,063
State:

$286,898

In 2-unit structures: $345,833
Here:

$345,833
State:

$383,218

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $159,658
Here:

$159,658
State:

$210,872

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $324,500
Here:

$324,500
State:

$328,829

Mobile homes: $117,355
Here:

$117,355
State:

$145,227

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,116
Here:

$7,116
State:

$60,142
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,684
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $529

Institutionalized population: 195

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 20
  • Burglaries: 75
  • Thefts: 183
  • Auto thefts: 14

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 25
  • Burglaries: 115
  • Thefts: 202
  • Auto thefts: 26
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 226 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 2001: 310 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2002: 357 buildings, average cost: $177,300
  • 2003: 278 buildings, average cost: $203,800
  • 2004: 291 buildings, average cost: $215,800
  • 2007: 193 buildings, average cost: $264,500
  • 2008: 106 buildings, average cost: $256,500
  • 2009: 96 buildings, average cost: $246,800
  • 2010: 75 buildings, average cost: $278,500
  • 2011: 66 buildings, average cost: $253,900
  • 2012: 86 buildings, average cost: $256,800
  • 2013: 133 buildings, average cost: $286,300
  • 2014: 119 buildings, average cost: $268,700
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,768 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,339 (1.1%)

Benton County household income distribution in 2013 Benton County home values distribution in 2013 Benton County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 20.5%
Benton County:

20.5%
Oregon:

13.3%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.8% for Black residents, 26.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.5% for American Indian residents, 70.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 16.5% for other race residents, 24.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 32.5 years old
(Males: 31.3 years old, Females: 33.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36.4 years old, Black residents: 22.7 years old, American Indian residents: 29.6 years old, Asian residents: 24.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.0 years old, Other race residents: 24.7 years old)

Area name: Corvallis, OR MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Benton County is $560 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $697 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1013 a month.

Cities in this county include: Corvallis, North Albany, Philomath, North Benton, Southeast Benton, Southwest Benton, Monroe, Adair Village, Alpine, Alsea.

Benton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Boise County, Idaho , Brown County, Minnesota , Washington County, Maine , Fremont County, Idaho , Iron County, Wisconsin , Lake County, Michigan .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
Oregon:

5.6%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 16,823
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 95.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 54.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,413 (27.3% naturalized citizens)

Benton County:

8.3%
Whole state:

9.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Benton County population
  • 4,0672010 or later
  • 1,6462000 to 2009
  • 1,5531990 to 1999
  • 1,2061980 to 1989
  • 5971970 to 1979
  • 886Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.4%

Benton County marital status for males Benton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 22,106
  • One, attached: 2,125
  • Two: 1,119
  • 3 or 4: 1,898
  • 5 to 9: 2,794
  • 10 to 19: 1,816
  • 20 to 49: 1,432
  • 50 or more: 1,740
  • Mobile homes: 2,716
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 46

Housing units in Benton County with a mortgage: 12,625 (211 second mortgage, 2,211 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,592

Here:

63.2% with mortgage
State:

66.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Benton County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,0772
Evangelical Protestant6,75850
Other4,16419
Mainline Protestant4,06511
Orthodox1602
None63,355-
Benton County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Benton County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
This county:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Benton County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 58
This county:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Benton County:

6.0%
Oregon:

7.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Benton County:

22.0%
State:

25.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.9%
State:

14.2%

Agriculture in Benton County:

Average size of farms: 143 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $92,746
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $940.55
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.41%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.26%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $60,912
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 60.60%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 24.28%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $62,936
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.16%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.27
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 30.53%
All wheat for grain: 5356 harvested acres
Vegetables: 8,481 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,311 acres

Earthquake activity:

Benton County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 192% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 289.1 miles away from Benton County center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 191.2 miles away from the county center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 242.8 miles away from the county center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 224.6 miles away from the county center
On 6/15/2005 at 02:50:54, a magnitude 7.2 (6.1 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 267.6 miles away from Benton County center
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 179.5 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Oregon Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 06, 2014 to February 11, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4169: April 04, 2014, FEMA Id: 4169, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Oregon Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: January 17, 2012 to January 21, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4055: March 02, 2012, FEMA Id: 4055, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Oregon Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: December 14, 2006 to December 15, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1683: February 22, 2007, FEMA Id: 1683, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Oregon Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 18, 2005 to January 21, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1632: March 20, 2006, FEMA Id: 1632, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Oregon Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3228: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3228, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Oregon Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 26, 2003 to January 14, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1510: February 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1510, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Oregon Severe Storms/High Winds, Incident Period: December 10, 1996 to December 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1107: March 19, 1996, FEMA Id: 1107, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Oregon Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 04, 1996 to February 21, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1099: February 09, 1996, FEMA Id: 1099, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Oregon SEVERE STORMS, SNOWMELT, FLOODING, Incident Period: January 25, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-413: January 25, 1974, FEMA Id: 413, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • Oregon Heavy Rains & Flooding, Incident Period: December 24, 1964, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-184: December 24, 1964, FEMA Id: 184, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Benton County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Educational services (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (22%)
  • Mexico (15%)
  • India (9%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Saudi Arabia (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Benton County


  • German (10%)
  • European (7%)
  • American (7%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Norwegian (2%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Benton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 28,548 (68.0%)
  • Carpooled: 3,368 (8.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 556 (1.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 305 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 3,602 (8.6%)
  • Walked: 3,632 (8.6%)
  • Worked at home: 1,979 (4.7%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Benton County, Oregon in 2000:

  • 4,316 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 253 people in nursing homes
  • 119 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 64 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 59 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 38 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 37 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 28 people in other group homes
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 20 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 20 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 11 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 11 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 9 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Benton County, Oregon in 2010:

  • 4,423 people in college/university student housing
  • 169 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 120 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 74 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 68 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 50 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 43 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 43 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 35 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 11 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 7 people in correctional residential facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $64,894.

9.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,675 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.55%
Oregon average:

7.22%


0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($319 average AGI)
Benton County:

0.07%
Oregon average:

0.04%

5.33% relocated from other counties in Oregon ($16,310 average AGI)
4.15% relocated from other states ($18,045 average AGI)
Benton County:

4.15%
Oregon average:

3.49%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Linn County, OR  1.16% ($32,339 average AGI)
from Lane County, OR  0.73% ($29,662)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.59% ($23,845)
from Washington County, OR  0.49% ($22,897)
from Marion County, OR  0.46% ($28,731)
from Clackamas County, OR  0.26% ($28,680)
from Polk County, OR  0.25% ($30,389)


10.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,408 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.54%
Oregon average:

6.82%


0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($431 average AGI)
Benton County:

0.16%
Oregon average:

0.06%

6.51% relocated to other counties in Oregon ($19,404 average AGI)
3.87% relocated to other states ($14,573 average AGI)
Benton County:

3.87%
Oregon average:

3.06%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Linn County, OR  1.80% ($34,454 average AGI)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.92% ($27,404)
to Washington County, OR  0.70% ($28,880)
to Lane County, OR  0.69% ($29,775)
to Marion County, OR  0.50% ($29,446)
to Clackamas County, OR  0.41% ($39,140)
to Deschutes County, OR  0.32% ($42,432)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Births per 1000 population in Benton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Benton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Benton County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Benton County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Benton County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Benton County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Benton County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Benton County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Benton County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 10,324 (9,060 aged, 1,264 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,717 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Benton County, Oregon in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (519)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (498)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (408)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (378)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (317)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (307)
  • Unspecified dementia (252)
  • Congestive heart failure (204)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (154)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (140)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.26
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,123
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 169
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 20,782

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,008
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 605
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 51
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 109

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 106.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 54.2
  • Other - 52.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 89,385
  • In family households: 60,451 (10,336 male householders, 10,015 female householders)
    16,608 spouses, 19,012 children (17,906 natural, 381 adopted, 725 stepchildren), 444 grandchildren, 552 brothers or sisters, 983 parents, 698 other relatives, 1,803 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 22,890 (6,899 male householders (3,803 living alone)), 7,293 female householders (5,275 living alone)), 8,698 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,044

Size of family households: 10,736 2-persons, 4,019 3-persons, 3,466 4-persons, 1,311 5-persons, 510 6-persons, 309 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,078 1-person, 3,140 2-persons, 453 3-persons, 957 4-persons, 564 5-persons.

11,323 married couples with children.
3,079 single-parent households (1,003 men, 2,076 women).

86.2% of residents of Benton speak English at home.
6.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
4.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $449,564,000 ($5,665 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $36,522,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $148,195,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $61,058,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $542,000
Federal grants: $164,478,000
Federal procurement contracts: $26,718,000 ($4,120,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $48,572,000 ($9,545,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $94,615,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $24,863,000
Federal Government insurance: $114,372,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,009
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,490
Here:

32 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,973
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,886
Here -37 per 1000 residents
State +21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Benton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.83 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Year house built in Benton County, Oregon Note: State values scaled to Benton County population
  • 6432014 or later
  • 1,3802010 to 2013
  • 5,5892000 to 2009
  • 6,5531990 to 1999
  • 4,2861980 to 1989
  • 7,1781970 to 1979
  • 4,4781960 to 1969
  • 2,9051950 to 1959
  • 2,0181940 to 1949
  • 2,7621939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Benton County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton County, Oregon Note: State values scaled to Benton County population
  • 01 room
  • 462 rooms
  • 533 rooms
  • 1,4234 rooms
  • 2,8145 rooms
  • 4,5146 rooms
  • 4,3837 rooms
  • 2,5088 rooms
  • 4,4769+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton County, Oregon Note: State values scaled to Benton County population
  • 6061 room
  • 8412 rooms
  • 2,6443 rooms
  • 3,7484 rooms
  • 2,3875 rooms
  • 2,1616 rooms
  • 9647 rooms
  • 5058 rooms
  • 4709+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Benton County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton County, Oregon Note: State values scaled to Benton County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 3051 bedroom
  • 2,7112 bedrooms
  • 10,3943 bedrooms
  • 5,4524 bedrooms
  • 1,3555+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton County, Oregon Note: State values scaled to Benton County population
  • 829no bedroom
  • 2,7581 bedroom
  • 5,7052 bedrooms
  • 2,9123 bedrooms
  • 1,6554 bedrooms
  • 4675+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County, Oregon in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Benton County population
  • 196no vehicle
  • 4,6901 vehicle
  • 9,2702 vehicles
  • 4,0053 vehicles
  • 1,3304 vehicles
  • 7265+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Benton County population
  • 1,623no vehicle
  • 7,1471 vehicle
  • 3,0372 vehicles
  • 1,4783 vehicles
  • 6774 vehicles
  • 3645+ vehicles

73.4% of Benton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Oregon.

Benton County:

73.4%
State average:

81.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 40,966
  • Other state: 40,056
  • Northeast: 4,240
  • Midwest: 8,094
  • South: 4,805
  • West: 22,917
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Benton County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 53.6%Utility gas
  • 32.5%Electricity
  • 8.2%Wood
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 71.3%Electricity
  • 21.8%Utility gas
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 548
Here:

8.0%
Oregon:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 134
Here:

3.6%
Oregon:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 358
Here:

2.0%
Oregon:

14.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Benton County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $22,555,000
    Police Protection: $8,159,000
    Regular Highways: $5,725,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,323,000
    General - Other: $2,449,000
    Financial Administration: $2,215,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,077,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,385,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,200,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,198,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $985,000
    Housing and Community Development: $298,000
    Water Utilities: $55,000
    Sewerage: $51,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,148,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $1,978,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $474,000
    General - Other: $64,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,509,000
    General - Other: $947,000
    Health - Other: $532,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $79,000
    Housing and Community Development: $58,000
    Central Staff Services: $31,000
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000
    Police Protection: $7,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,966,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000

Benton County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $7,003,000
    Regular Highways: $1,265,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $594,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $120,000
    Sewerage: $57,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $784,000
    Interest Earnings: $780,000
    Rents: $227,000
    Special Assessments: $28,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $68,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $21,356,000
    Highways: $4,751,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,556,000
    General Local Government Support: $732,000
    Education: $469,000
    Housing and Community Development: $173,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,528,000
    Other License: $1,569,000

Benton County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,435,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,226,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $209,000

Benton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,016,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,133,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $819,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 786
  • Number of aged recipients: 75
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 711
  • Number of recipients under 18: 114
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 555
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 117
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 251
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 381
Benton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Benton County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
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Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED205$216,263456$224,4122,268$212,53173$157,3157$1,591,000184$176,53869$143,609
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED18$192,33339$208,590157$238,84712$146,3330$017$187,70613$118,077
APPLICATIONS DENIED29$180,82854$204,352489$233,79139$128,8460$060$162,93339$128,256
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN24$197,95853$210,642376$210,60923$160,4350$050$167,10016$134,438
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$123,00010$213,80060$208,6833$115,0000$010$162,4006$78,167
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 17 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED69$243,97162$265,5651$203,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$254,87515$244,2673$374,0001$94,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$193,6675$247,8001$369,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$401,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$288,5003$332,3330$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
Most common first names in Benton County, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary23280.4 years
John23176.0 years
William23077.1 years
Robert22873.7 years
James15773.7 years
George15177.5 years
Charles14374.8 years
Helen14281.2 years
Margaret12882.4 years
Dorothy12681.0 years
Most common last names in Benton County, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15778.5 years
Johnson10678.9 years
Brown6478.5 years
Miller6177.6 years
Anderson6075.7 years
Thompson5877.6 years
Davis5579.9 years
Taylor5278.4 years
Williams5178.1 years
Jones4878.7 years
Businesses in Benton County, OR
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Kmart1
AT&T2Kroger2
Albertsons1La-Z-Boy1
Applebee's1Lane Furniture2
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Maurices1
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's3
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 61
Best Western1New Balance3
Blockbuster1Nike3
Burger King3Nissan1
Carl\s Jr.2OfficeMax1
Chipotle1Panda Express1
Circle K2Penske2
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Suites1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Cricket Wireless1Quiznos2
Curves2RadioShack1
DHL1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen2Rodeway Inn1
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
DressBarn1Sprint Nextel1
Dressbarn1Staples1
Famous Footwear1Starbucks6
FedEx8Subaru1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subway4
Ford1Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile2
GameStop1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block3Taco Bell1
Hilton1The Room Place1
Holiday Inn1Toyota1
Home Depot1Trader Joe's1
Honda1True Value2
Jack In The Box1U-Haul2
Jamba Juice1UPS10
Jones New York2Volkswagen1
KFC1Vons3
Kincaid1Wendy's1

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  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"