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Benton County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2016: 16,427 (22% urban, 78% rural); it was 16,537 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,699
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,806
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,531
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,558 (it was 1,332 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

32%

Land area: 395 sq. mi.

Water area: 41.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 42 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Benton County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (33.6%), Manufacturing (23.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 9%
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Races in Benton County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (93.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  46.7 years
Tennessee median age:  38.6 years
Males: 8,094  (49.3%)
Females: 8,333  (50.7%)
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Benton County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Benton County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $35,034 ($28,679 in 1999)

This county:

$35,034
Tennessee:

$48,547

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $402 (lower quartile is $306, upper quartile is $492)
This county:

$402
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $95,268 (it was $62,800 in 2000)
Benton:

$95,268
Tennessee:

$157,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,560 - $169,510

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $140,932
Here:

$140,932
State:

$216,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $113,073
Here:

$113,073
State:

$202,370

In 2-unit structures: $59,778
Here:

$59,778
State:

$153,786

Mobile homes: $56,770
Here:

$56,770
State:

$72,294
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $856
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $319

Institutionalized population: 127

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 37
  • Burglaries: 133
  • Thefts: 86
  • Auto thefts: 21

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 23
  • Burglaries: 67
  • Thefts: 110
  • Auto thefts: 19
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 2014: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $705 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $641 (0.7%)

Benton County household income distribution in 2009 Benton County home values distribution Benton County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 20.7%
Benton County:

20.7%
Tennessee:

15.8%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.5% for Black residents, 15.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 70.4% for American Indian residents, 50.0% for other race residents, 1.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 46.7 years old
(Males: 45.3 years old, Females: 48.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.4 years old, Black residents: 40.9 years old, American Indian residents: 50.5 years old, Asian residents: 67.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 43.1 years old, Other race residents: 45.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Benton County is $364 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $460 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $569 a month.

Cities in this county include: Camden, Holladay, Big Sandy, Eva.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Benton County: Green Valley Dairy Farms (A), Wilson Boat Dock (B), Misty Cove Marina (C), Cedar Creek Club Dock (D), Wilson County Landfill (E), Breeden's Orchard (F), Holmes Gap (G), Horn Springs (H), Andrew Jackson Camp (I), Wilson Emergency Management Agency Station 8 Tuckers Crossroads (J), Wilson Emergency Management Agency Station 6 Laguardo (K), Wilson Emergency Management Agency Station 5 Gladeville (L), Wilson Emergency Management Agency Station 7 Statesville (M), Wilson Emergency Management Agency Station 4 Lakeview (N), Nashville Superspeedway Fire Station (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Clearview Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Benton County include: Fall Creek Church (A), Smith Fork Church (B), Spring Creek Church (C), Little Cedar Lick Church (D), Prosperity Church (E), Liberty Hill Church (F), Ramah Church (G), Rocky Valley Church (H), Rutland Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sullivan Cemetery (1), Huddleston Cemetery (2), Talley Cemetery (3), Thompson Cemetery (4), Tomlinson Cemetery (5), Jackson Cemetery (6), Jennings Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Ackers Lake (A), Greenbriar Lake (B), Daniels Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Creek (A), Little Caney Branch (B), Link Branch (C), Bartons Creek (D), Knight Creek (E), Kennedy Creek (F), Jug Creek (G), Johnson Creek (H), Johnson Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Benton County include: Dickson Chapel Recreation Area (1), Coles Ferry Access Area (2), Cedar Creek Access Area (3), Boxwell Reservation (4), Cedars of Lebanon State Park (5), Martha Gallatin Access Area (6), Vivrett Creek Public Use Area (7), Shutes Branch Recreation Area (8), Shutes Branch Access Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Kings County, California , Dare County, North Carolina , Greene County , Searcy County, Arkansas , Stone County, Arkansas , Robertson County , Pemiscot County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.9%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 246
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 297 (29.9% naturalized citizens)

Benton County:

1.8%
Whole state:

4.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 19
  • 2000 to 2009: 28
  • 1990 to 1999: 113
  • 1980 to 1989: 13
  • 1970 to 1979: 27
  • Before 1970: 59
Note: State values scaled to Benton County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 60.9%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,044
  • One, attached: 73
  • Two: 153
  • 3 or 4: 31
  • 5 to 9: 130
  • 10 to 19: 36
  • 20 or more: 81
  • Mobile homes: 2,429
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 59

Housing units in Benton County with a mortgage: 2,141 (28 second mortgage, 126 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,082

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

59.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Benton County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,68537
Mainline Protestant1,57915
Black Protestant2952
Catholic2121
Other11
None7,717-
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: 4
Benton County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Benton County:

8.00 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

11.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Benton County:

13.7%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Benton County:

29.7%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.8%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Benton County:

Average size of farms: 131 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $8,718
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $88.99
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 69.50%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $13,864
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.79%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,065
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.13%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.67
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.12%
Corn for grain: 2831 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 4263 harvested acres
Vegetables: 25 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 15 acres

Tornado activity:

Benton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 1393558.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 15 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/31/2001, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 2 people and caused $80,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Benton County-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 164.9 miles away from Benton County center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 103.1 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 110.8 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 129.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 133.4 miles away from Benton County center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 25, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1974: May 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 1974, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 30, 2010 to May 18, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1909: May 04, 2010, FEMA Id: 1909, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 10, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1839: May 15, 2009, FEMA Id: 1839, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 05, 2008 to February 06, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1745: February 07, 2008, FEMA Id: 1745, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 02, 2006 to April 08, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1634: April 05, 2006, FEMA Id: 1634, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3217: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1464: May 08, 2003, FEMA Id: 1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 23, 2000 to May 31, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1331: June 12, 2000, FEMA Id: 1331, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and High Winds, Incident Period: January 17, 1999 to February 01, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1262: January 19, 1999, FEMA Id: 1262, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to March 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1167: March 07, 1997, FEMA Id: 1167, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Benton County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Floods: 7, Winds: 4, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (56%)
  • India (14%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • England (4%)
  • Switzerland (3%)
  • Peru (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Benton County (%):

  • American (35%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • German (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Benton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,973 (83.7%)
  • Carpooled: 561 (11.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0.2%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0.0%)
  • Bicycle: 27 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 15 (0.3%)
  • Worked at home: 139 (2.9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 164 people in nursing homes
  • 54 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 40 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 43 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,344.

5.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,982 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.67% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($18,453 average AGI)
2.11% relocated from other states ($11,529 average AGI)
Benton County:

2.11%
Tennessee average:

3.16%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Henry County, TN  0.56% ($22,000 average AGI)
from Humphreys County, TN  0.51% ($28,931)
from Carroll County, TN  0.49% ($20,429)
from Davidson County, TN  0.19% ($34,000)
from Gibson County, TN  0.19% ($25,182)
from Dickson County, TN  0.18% ($43,300)
from Shelby County, TN  0.18% ($37,500)


5.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,703 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.19% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($14,993 average AGI)
2.20% relocated to other states ($10,709 average AGI)
Benton County:

2.20%
Tennessee average:

2.90%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Henry County, TN  0.90% ($21,196 average AGI)
to Carroll County, TN  0.62% ($21,343)
to Humphreys County, TN  0.35% ($36,650)
to Davidson County, TN  0.19% ($18,182)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1

Births per 1000 population in Benton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 15.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Benton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Benton County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Benton County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Benton County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,882 (3,007 aged, 875 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 375 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (625)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (325)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (315)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (160)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (113)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (74)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (71)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (71)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (59)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (50)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.05
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2,688
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 182
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 55,464

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,081
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,464

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 61

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 235.3. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,427
  • In family households: 13,224 (2,334 male householders, 1,952 female householders)
    3,338 spouses, 4,117 children (3,691 natural, 160 adopted, 268 stepchildren), 436 grandchildren, 149 brothers or sisters, 263 parents, 189 other relatives, 440 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,029 (1,163 male householders (960 living alone)), 1,428 female householders (1,285 living alone)), 432 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 187

Size of family households: 2,418 2-persons, 852 3-persons, 744 4-persons, 199 5-persons, 20 6-persons, 66 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,247 1-person, 322 2-persons, 17 5-persons.

1,922 married couples with children.
802 single-parent households (231 men, 571 women).

97.2% of residents of Benton speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 16% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 41% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (30% speak English very well, 70% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $118,775,000 ($7,191 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,195,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $61,185,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,734,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $709,000
Federal grants: $23,283,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,530,000 ($1,777,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,334,000 ($955,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $726,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,126,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,445,000

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

Births: 862
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,146
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +242
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Benton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.54 millions of gallons per day (10% from ground, 90% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 26
  • 2010 to 2013: 179
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,158
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,074
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,355
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,509
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,118
  • 1950 to 1959: 892
  • 1940 to 1949: 349
  • 1939 or earlier: 333
Note: State values scaled to Benton population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Benton County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Benton County population
  • 1 room: 58
  • 2 rooms: 91
  • 3 rooms: 203
  • 4 rooms: 509
  • 5 rooms: 1,214
  • 6 rooms: 1,193
  • 7 rooms: 782
  • 8 rooms: 505
  • 9+ rooms: 616
  • 1 room: 80
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 238
  • 4 rooms: 479
  • 5 rooms: 283
  • 6 rooms: 361
  • 7 rooms: 132
  • 8 rooms: 75
  • 9+ rooms: 3
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Benton County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Benton County population
  • no bedroom: 57
  • 1 bedroom: 209
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,153
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,834
  • 4 bedrooms: 731
  • 5+ bedrooms: 190
  • no bedroom: 88
  • 1 bedroom: 164
  • 2 bedrooms: 753
  • 3 bedrooms: 566
  • 4 bedrooms: 80
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Benton County population
  • no vehicle: 205
  • 1 vehicle: 1,553
  • 2 vehicles: 1,820
  • 3 vehicles: 1,055
  • 4 vehicles: 368
  • 5+ vehicles: 176
  • no vehicle: 245
  • 1 vehicle: 808
  • 2 vehicles: 469
  • 3 vehicles: 83
  • 4 vehicles: 39
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

92% of Benton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Tennessee.

Benton County:

92.1%
State average:

85.8%

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

  • This state: 10,507
  • Other state: 5,578
  • Northeast: 343
  • Midwest: 2,826
  • South: 2,010
  • West: 364

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Benton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (46.5%)
  • Utility gas (36.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.3%)
  • Wood (6.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • Electricity (61.1%)
  • Utility gas (29.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.5%)
  • Wood (3.1%)
  • No fuel used (1.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 35
Here:

2.7%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 43
Here:

4.7%
Tennessee:

12.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 36
Here:

8.0%
Tennessee:

22.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Benton County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $1,525,000
    Regular Highways: $279,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $224,000
    General: $39,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $13,978,000
    Electric Utilities: $13,627,000
    Regular Highways: $1,892,000
    General - Other: $952,000
    Police Protection: $776,000
    Corrections - Other: $621,000
    Central Staff Services: $490,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $367,000
    General Public Buildings: $317,000
    Health Services - Other: $267,000
    Financial Administration: $255,000
    Fire Protection: $181,000
    Parks & Recreation: $129,000
    Air Transportation: $97,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $67,000
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000
    Libraries: $2,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $177,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $768,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $346,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $0
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $589,000
    Electric Utilities: $152,000
    Regular Highways: $90,000
    General - Other: $83,000
    Police Protection: $50,000
    General Public Building: $10,000
    Judicial: $6,000
    Central Staff: $6,000
    Financial Administration: $3,000
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $11,964,000

Benton County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,331,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $344,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $4,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $0
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $348,000
    All Other: $15,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $652,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $489,000
    Property Sale Other: $360,000
    Rents: $111,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $14,559,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $10,306,000
    General Support: $1,442,000
    All Other: $426,000
    Highways: $175,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,092,000
    Total General Sales: $1,814,000
    NEC: $79,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $60,000
    Other Selective Sales: $40,000

Benton County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $3,580,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $10,630,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,167,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $308,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $10,330,000
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,460,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Electric Utilities: $3,430,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,015,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $300,000
    Electric Utilities: $150,000

Benton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $173,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,403,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,659,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 499
  • Number of aged recipients: 63
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 436
  • Number of recipients under 18: 42
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 348
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 109
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 210
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 217
Benton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Benton County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Benton County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James21172.6 years
William16474.2 years
Mary13478.9 years
John12874.3 years
Robert9072.9 years
Charles6668.4 years
Thomas5573.2 years
George5176.5 years
Ruth3883.2 years
Ruby3580.0 years
Most common last names in Benton County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7973.0 years
Smith7575.9 years
Holland6476.8 years
Melton5976.1 years
Hatley5877.3 years
Stockdale5878.3 years
Allen4876.1 years
Berry4876.1 years
Jones4778.3 years
Douglas4671.1 years
Businesses in Benton County, TN
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Curves1Subway2
Domino's Pizza1True Value1
FedEx2U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS2
La-Z-Boy2Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
McDonald's1

Benton County on our top lists:

  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"