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Benton County, Washington (WA)

County population in 2017: 198,171 (89% urban, 11% rural); it was 142,475 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 32,060
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,522
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 36,354
Renter-occupied apartments: 20,722 (it was 16,512 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

36%

Land area: 1703 sq. mi.

Water area: 57.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 116 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Benton County: 93.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.1%), Educational, health and social services (17.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Benton County, WA (2017)
    • 138,40997.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 42,36029.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5,8574.1%Two or more races
    • 5,1973.6%Asian alone
    • 2,8782.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,0750.8%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 5370.4%Some other race alone
    • 1650.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

36.1 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years
Males: 99,250  (50.1%)
Females: 98,921  (49.9%)
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Average household size:
Benton County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $63,346 ($47,044 in 1999)
This county:

$63,346
Washington:

$70,979

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $888 (lower quartile is $698, upper quartile is $1,132)
This county:

$888
State:

$1087


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $238,900 (it was $111,200 in 2000)
Benton:

$238,900
Washington:

$339,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $165,500 - $339,700

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $286,079
Here:

$286,079
State:

$447,152

Townhouses or other attached units: $294,971
Here:

$294,971
State:

$391,417

In 2-unit structures: $147,621
Here:

$147,621
State:

$295,878

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $517,307
Here:

$517,307
State:

$323,576

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $207,226
Here:

$207,226
State:

$382,353

Mobile homes: $120,225
Here:

$120,225
State:

$131,988

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $85,745
Here:

$85,745
State:

$87,922

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,498
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $459

Institutionalized population: 1,128

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 44
  • Burglaries: 211
  • Thefts: 487
  • Auto thefts: 110

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 65
  • Burglaries: 230
  • Thefts: 486
  • Auto thefts: 68
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Health of residents in Benton County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
78.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
43.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
80.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
75.0% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 168 pounds. This is more than average.
42.8% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 497 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 1998: 623 buildings, average cost: $148,200
  • 1999: 716 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 2000: 685 buildings, average cost: $166,400
  • 2001: 930 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 2002: 1089 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2003: 974 buildings, average cost: $194,500
  • 2004: 1113 buildings, average cost: $190,500
  • 2005: 1103 buildings, average cost: $211,200
  • 2006: 936 buildings, average cost: $226,900
  • 2007: 818 buildings, average cost: $237,800
  • 2008: 606 buildings, average cost: $234,100
  • 2009: 540 buildings, average cost: $220,800
  • 2010: 937 buildings, average cost: $251,800
  • 2011: 781 buildings, average cost: $264,700
  • 2012: 897 buildings, average cost: $259,000
  • 2013: 840 buildings, average cost: $265,800
  • 2014: 798 buildings, average cost: $294,700
  • 2015: 825 buildings, average cost: $298,900
  • 2016: 952 buildings, average cost: $294,600
  • 2017: 848 buildings, average cost: $296,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Benton, WA residents
Average permit cost in Benton, WA
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,143 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,254 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Benton, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Benton, WA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Benton, WA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.7%
Benton County:

12.7%
Washington:

11.0%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.3% for Black residents, 22.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.5% for American Indian residents, 0.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 25.0% for other race residents, 16.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 36.1 years old
(Males: 35.0 years old, Females: 37.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.1 years old, Black residents: 29.8 years old, American Indian residents: 18.6 years old, Asian residents: 36.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.9 years old, Other race residents: 26.8 years old)

Area name: Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, WA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Benton County is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $625 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $845 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kennewick, Richland, Northwest Benton, West Richland, Finley, Prosser, Highland, Benton City, South Benton, Federal Reservation.

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

2018 air pollution in Benton County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.035 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 20.1 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.2 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Becker County, Minnesota , Granite County, Montana , Hettinger County, North Dakota , Grant County, Minnesota , Wahkiakum County , Prairie County, Montana , Stillwater County, Montana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.4%
Washington:

5.2%

Unemployment by year in Benton, WA
County total employment by year in Benton, WA
County average yearly wages by year in Benton, WA

Current college students: 5,789
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 29.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 20,085 (36.1% naturalized citizens)

Benton County:

10.1%
Whole state:

14.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3,8442010 or later
  • 5,4532000 to 2009
  • 5,5791990 to 1999
  • 3,1341980 to 1989
  • 1,6721970 to 1979
  • 1,527Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.9%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 48,900
  • One, attached: 2,123
  • Two: 2,172
  • 3 or 4: 1,981
  • 5 to 9: 5,058
  • 10 to 19: 2,788
  • 20 to 49: 1,701
  • 50 or more: 4,576
  • Mobile homes: 6,399
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 595

Housing units in Benton County with a mortgage: 29,407 (671 second mortgage, 1,965 home equity loan, 80 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 18,408

Here:

61.7% with mortgage
State:

68.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Benton County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic26,5005
Evangelical Protestant20,94386
Other16,14543
Mainline Protestant10,21728
None101,372-
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: 19
Benton County:

1.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Benton County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 97
This county:

6.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Benton County:

8.2%
Washington:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Benton County:

27.5%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.9%
State:

13.9%

Agriculture in Benton County:

Average size of farms: 463 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $305,080
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1363.44
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.39%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.54%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $231,184
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 44.20%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 66.40%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $106,823
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.91%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.69
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 7.68%
Corn for grain: 18607 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 110728 harvested acres
Vegetables: 39,955 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 41,765 acres

Earthquake activity:

Benton County-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 157% 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 163.0 miles away from Benton County 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, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 162.4 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 310.9 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 158.0 miles away from the county center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 408.7 miles away from Benton County center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 439.4 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Washington Dry Creek Fire Complex, Incident Period: August 21, 2009 to August 25, 2009, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 22, 2009, FEMA Id: 2827, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Washington Severe Winter Storm, Landslides, Mudslides, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 06, 2009 to January 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1817: January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 1817, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3227: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3227, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Washington Earthquake, Incident Period: February 28, 2001 to March 16, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1361: March 01, 2001, FEMA Id: 1361, Natural disaster type: Earthquake
  • Washington Two Fork Fire, Incident Period: June 28, 2000, Fire Management Assistance Declared: February 29, 2000, FEMA Id: 2311, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Washington Severe Winter Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 1996 to February 10, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1159: January 17, 1997, FEMA Id: 1159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Washington Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 1996 to February 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1100: February 09, 1996, FEMA Id: 1100, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Washington Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: January 06, 1990 to January 14, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-852: January 18, 1990, FEMA Id: 852, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Washington VOLCANIC ERUPTION, MT. ST. HELENS, Incident Period: May 21, 1980, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-623: May 21, 1980, FEMA Id: 623, Natural disaster type: Volcanic Eruption
  • Washington SEVERE STORMS,MUDSLIDES, FLOODING, Incident Period: December 10, 1977, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-545: December 10, 1977, FEMA Id: 545, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Benton County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Fires: 2, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Benton

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 72,325 (80.2%)
  • Carpooled: 9,926 (11.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,213 (1.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 641 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 403 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 786 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 4,898 (5.4%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (48%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • El Salvador (3%)
  • Ukraine (3%)
  • Cuba (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Benton County


  • American (13%)
  • German (9%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • European (3%)
  • Norwegian (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 276 people in nursing homes
  • 243 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 149 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 60 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 37 people in other group homes
  • 21 people in halfway houses
  • 12 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 4 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 3 people in other workers' dormitories

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

  • 663 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 393 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 212 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 43 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 31 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 29 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 18 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 7 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $74,793.

8.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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%

4.59% relocated from other counties in Washington ($27,494 average AGI)
3.25% relocated from other states ($25,178 average AGI)
Benton County:

3.25%
Washington average:

3.93%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Spokane County, WA  0.25% ($53,299)
from Walla Walla County, WA  0.21% ($43,961)
from Umatilla County, OR  0.20% ($48,820)
from Pierce County, WA  0.16% ($59,161)


7.06% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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%

4.30% relocated to other counties in Washington ($29,672 average AGI)
2.69% relocated to other states ($26,442 average AGI)
Benton County:

2.69%
Washington average:

2.89%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Spokane County, WA  0.30% ($47,047)
to Walla Walla County, WA  0.17% ($41,224)
to Pierce County, WA  0.14% ($46,598)
to Clark County, WA  0.11% ($71,125)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.4

Births per 1000 population in Benton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Benton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Benton County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.7%
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: 20,864 (17,351 aged, 3,513 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,921 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,299)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,288)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,215)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,018)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (881)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (579)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (348)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (341)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (328)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (242)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.92
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,949
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 211
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 46,414

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,373
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 705
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 40
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 87

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 18

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 28.3. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 115.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 78.4
  • Poisoning - 20.8
  • Other - 16.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 198,171
  • In family households: 164,600 (24,450 male householders, 24,013 female householders)
    36,210 spouses, 63,420 children (59,377 natural, 1,577 adopted, 2,466 stepchildren), 2,787 grandchildren, 2,364 brothers or sisters, 2,384 parents, 3,919 other relatives, 5,053 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 32,066 (11,979 male householders (8,703 living alone)), 11,823 female householders (9,582 living alone)), 8,264 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,505

Size of family households: 20,386 2-persons, 10,388 3-persons, 10,978 4-persons, 3,448 5-persons, 2,042 6-persons, 1,221 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 18,285 1-person, 4,328 2-persons, 823 3-persons, 313 4-persons, 53 6-persons.

34,013 married couples with children.
13,702 single-parent households (3,264 men, 10,438 women).

79.2% of residents of Benton speak English at home.
15.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (56% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $3,065,448,000 ($19,651 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $32,597,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $317,157,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $99,758,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,151,000
Federal grants: $109,068,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,463,845,000 ($8,673,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $61,470,000 ($1,140,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $924,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $139,832,000
Federal Government insurance: $160,761,000

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

Births: 11,301
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,384
Here:

34 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,776
Here:

+18 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +6,986
Here:

+44 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Benton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 18.71 millions of gallons per day (67% from ground, 33% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.0

Year house built in Benton County, Washington
  • Year house built in Benton County, Washington
  • 2,9102014 or later
  • 5,2692010 to 2013
  • 14,0442000 to 2009
  • 10,2451990 to 1999
  • 6,2281980 to 1989
  • 13,9861970 to 1979
  • 7,0891960 to 1969
  • 6,7451950 to 1959
  • 6,3691940 to 1949
  • 3,4081939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Benton County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton County, Washington
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton County, Washington
  • 3041 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 5223 rooms
  • 3,0134 rooms
  • 8,3135 rooms
  • 10,4916 rooms
  • 8,4207 rooms
  • 6,2208 rooms
  • 10,5329+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton County, Washington
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton County, Washington
  • 2,0081 room
  • 1,0262 rooms
  • 3,8853 rooms
  • 6,7994 rooms
  • 4,8975 rooms
  • 3,5066 rooms
  • 1,2177 rooms
  • 2138 rooms
  • 8999+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Benton County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton County, Washington
  • 304no bedroom
  • 5911 bedroom
  • 5,0582 bedrooms
  • 25,4843 bedrooms
  • 12,0444 bedrooms
  • 4,3345+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton County, Washington
  • 2,008no bedroom
  • 5,0251 bedroom
  • 8,0742 bedrooms
  • 7,6043 bedrooms
  • 1,1244 bedrooms
  • 6155+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 516no vehicle
  • 8,4441 vehicle
  • 17,8712 vehicles
  • 13,5783 vehicles
  • 4,8444 vehicles
  • 2,5625+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,930no vehicle
  • 8,7281 vehicle
  • 8,6892 vehicles
  • 2,9903 vehicles
  • 7134 vehicles
  • 4005+ vehicles

83.9% of Benton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Washington.

Benton County:

83.9%
State average:

82.2%

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

  • This state: 108,163
  • Other state: 68,718
  • Northeast: 4,958
  • Midwest: 15,047
  • South: 12,065
  • West: 36,648
Year householders moved into unit in Benton County, WA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Benton County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 76.6%Electricity
  • 19.8%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 92.6%Electricity
  • 6.0%Utility gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,552
Here:

15.0%
Washington:

10.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 533
Here:

4.1%
Washington:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 678
Here:

9.4%
Washington:

16.1%

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 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $11,842,000
    Housing and Community Development: $161,000
    Solid Waste Management: $155,000
    Regular Highways: $142,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $20,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $3,335,000
    Regular Highways: $3,004,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,033,000
    Financial Administration: $539,000
    Police Protection: $501,000
    General Public Buildings: $70,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $16,949,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,099,000
    Health - Other: $13,332,000
    Police Protection: $9,631,000
    Regular Highways: $7,538,000
    Corrections - Other: $7,448,000
    Financial Administration: $5,890,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,690,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,679,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,096,000
    General - Other: $1,326,000
    Parks and Recreation: $737,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $718,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $657,000
    Solid Waste Management: $521,000
    Housing and Community Development: $303,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $829,000
    Housing and Community Development: $78,000
    Other: $20,000
    Natural Resources: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $812,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $999,000
    Other - Police Protection: $667,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $347,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $137,000
    Other - General - Other: $95,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $10,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Other - Protective Inspection and Regulations: $1,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $224,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $14,674,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,083,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,755,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,253,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,572,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,674,000
    Rents: $866,000
    Interest Earnings: $706,000
    Special Assessments: $302,000
    General Revenue - Other: $153,000
    Sale of Property: $87,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $76,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $434,000
    Police Protection: $249,000
    Correctional Institutions: $215,000
    Parks and Recreation: $97,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $95,000
    Regular Highways: $53,000
    General - Other: $37,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $37,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $102,859,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,663,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $10,931,000
    Other: $6,346,000
    Highways: $5,154,000
    Housing and Community Development: $225,000
    General Local Government Support: $188,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,170,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $25,431,000
    Other License: $1,074,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,062,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $551,000
    Other Selective Sales: $345,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $42,990,000

Benton County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $11,842,000
    Housing and Community Development: $161,000
    Solid Waste Management: $155,000
    Regular Highways: $142,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $20,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $3,335,000
    Regular Highways: $3,004,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,033,000
    Financial Administration: $539,000
    Police Protection: $501,000
    General Public Buildings: $70,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $16,949,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,099,000
    Health - Other: $13,332,000
    Police Protection: $9,631,000
    Regular Highways: $7,538,000
    Corrections - Other: $7,448,000
    Financial Administration: $5,890,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,690,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,679,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,096,000
    General - Other: $1,326,000
    Parks and Recreation: $737,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $718,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $657,000
    Solid Waste Management: $521,000
    Housing and Community Development: $303,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $829,000
    Housing and Community Development: $78,000
    Other: $20,000
    Natural Resources: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $812,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $999,000
    Other - Police Protection: $667,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $347,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $137,000
    Other - General - Other: $95,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $10,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Other - Protective Inspection and Regulations: $1,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $224,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $14,674,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,083,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,755,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,253,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,572,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,674,000
    Rents: $866,000
    Interest Earnings: $706,000
    Special Assessments: $302,000
    General Revenue - Other: $153,000
    Sale of Property: $87,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $76,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $434,000
    Police Protection: $249,000
    Correctional Institutions: $215,000
    Parks and Recreation: $97,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $95,000
    Regular Highways: $53,000
    General - Other: $37,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $37,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $102,859,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,663,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $10,931,000
    Other: $6,346,000
    Highways: $5,154,000
    Housing and Community Development: $225,000
    General Local Government Support: $188,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,170,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $25,431,000
    Other License: $1,074,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,062,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $551,000
    Other Selective Sales: $345,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $42,990,000

Benton County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $11,842,000
    Housing and Community Development: $161,000
    Solid Waste Management: $155,000
    Regular Highways: $142,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $20,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $3,335,000
    Regular Highways: $3,004,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,033,000
    Financial Administration: $539,000
    Police Protection: $501,000
    General Public Buildings: $70,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $16,949,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,099,000
    Health - Other: $13,332,000
    Police Protection: $9,631,000
    Regular Highways: $7,538,000
    Corrections - Other: $7,448,000
    Financial Administration: $5,890,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,690,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,679,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,096,000
    General - Other: $1,326,000
    Parks and Recreation: $737,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $718,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $657,000
    Solid Waste Management: $521,000
    Housing and Community Development: $303,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $829,000
    Housing and Community Development: $78,000
    Other: $20,000
    Natural Resources: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $812,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $999,000
    Other - Police Protection: $667,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $347,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $137,000
    Other - General - Other: $95,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $10,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Other - Protective Inspection and Regulations: $1,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $224,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $14,674,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,083,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,755,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,253,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,572,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,674,000
    Rents: $866,000
    Interest Earnings: $706,000
    Special Assessments: $302,000
    General Revenue - Other: $153,000
    Sale of Property: $87,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $76,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $434,000
    Police Protection: $249,000
    Correctional Institutions: $215,000
    Parks and Recreation: $97,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $95,000
    Regular Highways: $53,000
    General - Other: $37,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $37,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $102,859,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,663,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $10,931,000
    Other: $6,346,000
    Highways: $5,154,000
    Housing and Community Development: $225,000
    General Local Government Support: $188,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,170,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $25,431,000
    Other License: $1,074,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,062,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $551,000
    Other Selective Sales: $345,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $42,990,000

Benton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $11,842,000
    Housing and Community Development: $161,000
    Solid Waste Management: $155,000
    Regular Highways: $142,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $20,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $3,335,000
    Regular Highways: $3,004,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,033,000
    Financial Administration: $539,000
    Police Protection: $501,000
    General Public Buildings: $70,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $16,949,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,099,000
    Health - Other: $13,332,000
    Police Protection: $9,631,000
    Regular Highways: $7,538,000
    Corrections - Other: $7,448,000
    Financial Administration: $5,890,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,690,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,679,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,096,000
    General - Other: $1,326,000
    Parks and Recreation: $737,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $718,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $657,000
    Solid Waste Management: $521,000
    Housing and Community Development: $303,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $829,000
    Housing and Community Development: $78,000
    Other: $20,000
    Natural Resources: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $812,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $999,000
    Other - Police Protection: $667,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $347,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $137,000
    Other - General - Other: $95,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $10,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Other - Protective Inspection and Regulations: $1,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $224,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $14,674,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,083,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,755,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,253,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,572,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,674,000
    Rents: $866,000
    Interest Earnings: $706,000
    Special Assessments: $302,000
    General Revenue - Other: $153,000
    Sale of Property: $87,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $76,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $434,000
    Police Protection: $249,000
    Correctional Institutions: $215,000
    Parks and Recreation: $97,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $95,000
    Regular Highways: $53,000
    General - Other: $37,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $37,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $102,859,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,663,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $10,931,000
    Other: $6,346,000
    Highways: $5,154,000
    Housing and Community Development: $225,000
    General Local Government Support: $188,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,170,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $25,431,000
    Other License: $1,074,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,062,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $551,000
    Other Selective Sales: $345,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $42,990,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,508
  • Number of aged recipients: 218
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,290
  • Number of recipients under 18: 551
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,587
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 370
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 711
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,258
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 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 ORIGINATED1,331$160,8231,265$194,1514,033$173,170302$78,66612$1,605,250218$131,486313$123,537
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED47$151,55379$168,076401$169,23241$68,5371$287,00029$163,65541$113,537
APPLICATIONS DENIED131$152,473142$158,9511,206$159,692164$55,2743$309,00096$128,323148$100,372
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN150$148,967150$175,4471,023$167,09580$74,9753$356,33353$116,43474$123,297
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$133,09119$134,316244$159,88131$67,1940$08$90,37510$79,300
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 26 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 ORIGINATED305$217,895303$207,4625$155,0001$105,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED52$221,63570$205,5867$195,4290$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED37$247,59554$218,9440$02$129,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$183,35724$203,3750$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$134,5000$00$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Benton, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Benton, WA - Value
Most common first names in Benton County, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John51474.6 years
Robert44471.8 years
William43673.7 years
Mary42379.3 years
James36773.0 years
Charles27574.6 years
George27075.8 years
Dorothy23878.2 years
Helen21279.3 years
Donald19271.0 years
Most common last names in Benton County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith22575.3 years
Johnson17775.6 years
Jones12876.7 years
Miller12277.3 years
Brown11873.6 years
Davis11473.4 years
Williams10474.9 years
Anderson10378.6 years
Wilson9373.4 years
Nelson8976.1 years
Businesses in Benton County, WA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4La-Z-Boy2
AT&T6Lane Bryant1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware3LensCrafters1
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza3
Albertsons3Long John Silver's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's1
Ann Taylor1Macy's2
Applebee's2Marriott2
Arby's3MasterBrand Cabinets16
Ashley Furniture1Maurices1
Audi1McDonald's10
AutoZone5Men's Wearhouse1
BMW1Motel 61
Barnes & Noble1Motherhood Maternity2
Baskin-Robbins3New Balance3
Bath & Body Works1Nike17
Baymont Inn1Nissan1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Office Depot2
Best Western3OfficeMax1
Big O Tires1Old Country Buffet1
Blockbuster3Old Navy1
Budget Car Rental1Olive Garden1
Burger King7Outback1
Carl\s Jr.2Outback Steakhouse1
Catherines1Pac Sun1
Chevrolet2Panda Express3
Chico's1Papa John's Pizza2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless4
Circle K13PetSmart1
Clarion1Pier 1 Imports1
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut5
ColorTyme1Plato's Closet1
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Costco1Quiznos5
Curves2RadioShack4
Dairy Queen5Red Lobster1
Days Inn2Red Robin1
Dennys2Rite Aid5
Discount Tire1Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza4Rue211
Eddie Bauer1SAS Shoes1
Famous Footwear2SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx19Safeway2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sears3
Foot Locker1Sephora1
Ford1Spencer Gifts1
GNC6Sprint Nextel2
GameStop4Staples1
Gap1Starbucks14
Goodwill2Subway15
Gymboree1Super 81
H&R Block9T-Mobile8
Haworth1T.J.Maxx1
Hilton1Taco Bell6
Hobby Lobby1Target2
Holiday Inn1Toyota1
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us1
Home Depot2True Value4
Honda1U-Haul8
Hot Topic1U.S. Cellular6
IHOP1UPS25
JCPenney2Vans3
Jack In The Box5Verizon Wireless2
Jones New York8Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Volkswagen1
Justice1Vons3
KFC5Walgreens5
Kincaid1Walmart3
Kohl's1Wendy's3
Kroger5YMCA1
La Quinta1

Benton County on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"