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Benton County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2019: 279,141 (75% urban, 25% rural); it was 153,406 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 41,797
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 14,182
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 42,028
Renter-occupied apartments: 26,108 (it was 16,184 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

33%

Land area: 846 sq. mi.

Water area: 34.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 330 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Benton County: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.8%), Retail trade (12.2%), Manufacturing (12.1%), Educational, health and social services (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Benton County, AR (2019)
    • 202,658132.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 47,63031.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 10,7287.0%Asian alone
    • 7,8925.1%Two or more races
    • 4,2772.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,0492.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1,9071.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

35.7 years
Arkansas median age:

38.8 years
Males: 138,732  (49.7%)
Females: 140,409  (50.3%)
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Average household size:
Benton County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $69,130 ($40,281 in 1999)
This county:

$69,130
Arkansas:

$48,952

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $729 (lower quartile is $519, upper quartile is $908)
This county:

$729
State:

$576


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $206,300 (it was $92,900 in 2000)
Benton:

$206,300
Arkansas:

$136,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $146,100 - $314,100

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $216,175
Here:

$216,175
State:

$183,629

Townhouses or other attached units: $167,669
Here:

$167,669
State:

$177,096

In 2-unit structures: $219,424
Here:

$219,424
State:

$124,956

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $245,565
Here:

$245,565
State:

$201,203

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $105,547
Here:

$105,547
State:

$172,391

Mobile homes: $54,013
Here:

$54,013
State:

$68,924

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,326
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $436

Institutionalized population: 868

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 16
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 24
  • Burglaries: 93
  • Thefts: 365
  • Auto thefts: 40

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 16
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 33
  • Burglaries: 108
  • Thefts: 343
  • Auto thefts: 25
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Health of residents in Benton County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
68.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
46.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
43.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
62.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 200 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is about average.

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 3.4. This is about average.
71.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
45.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
98.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
67.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 156 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1022 buildings, average cost: $80,600
  • 1998: 939 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 1999: 991 buildings, average cost: $107,700
  • 2000: 1059 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 2001: 1492 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2002: 1447 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2003: 1548 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2004: 2158 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 2005: 3611 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 2006: 2659 buildings, average cost: $136,500
  • 2007: 1125 buildings, average cost: $149,200
  • 2008: 613 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2009: 568 buildings, average cost: $194,900
  • 2010: 668 buildings, average cost: $199,800
  • 2011: 713 buildings, average cost: $218,300
  • 2012: 1116 buildings, average cost: $232,700
  • 2013: 1457 buildings, average cost: $232,000
  • 2014: 1358 buildings, average cost: $235,000
  • 2015: 1858 buildings, average cost: $245,300
  • 2016: 2354 buildings, average cost: $229,100
  • 2017: 2220 buildings, average cost: $244,000
  • 2018: 2295 buildings, average cost: $249,700
  • 2019: 2662 buildings, average cost: $250,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Benton, AR residents
Average permit cost in Benton, AR
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,467 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,354 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Benton, AR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Benton, AR in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Benton, AR in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.1%
Benton County:

9.1%
Arkansas:

16.2%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.5% for Black residents, 19.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.8% for American Indian residents, 22.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 5.4% for other race residents, 13.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 35.7 years old
(Males: 34.6 years old, Females: 36.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39.8 years old, Black residents: 31.9 years old, American Indian residents: 30.9 years old, Asian residents: 33.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.0 years old, Other race residents: 31.5 years old)

Area name: Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Benton County is $443 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $554 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $807 a month.

Cities in this county include: Rogers, Bentonville, Bella Vista, Siloam Springs, Lowell, Little Flock, Pea Ridge, Gentry, Centerton, Prairie Creek.

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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Neighboring counties: Alfalfa County, Oklahoma , Davie County, North Carolina , Dallam County, Texas , Hartley County, Texas , Hemphill County, Texas , Lipscomb County, Texas .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.2%
Arkansas:

5.7%

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

Current college students: 5,637
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 35.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 34,015 (37.9% naturalized citizens)

Benton County:

12.2%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 9,2992010 or later
  • 8,7732000 to 2009
  • 8,3491990 to 1999
  • 2,7831980 to 1989
  • 1,0801970 to 1979
  • 564Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.4%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 82,172
  • One, attached: 5,983
  • Two: 2,399
  • 3 or 4: 3,690
  • 5 to 9: 3,034
  • 10 to 19: 6,902
  • 20 to 49: 1,952
  • 50 or more: 846
  • Mobile homes: 5,179
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 23

Housing units in Benton County with a mortgage: 45,977 (1,097 second mortgage, 2,155 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 22,399

Here:

67.2% with mortgage
State:

53.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Benton County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant72,566228
Catholic16,7574
Mainline Protestant14,83943
Other4,85720
None112,320-
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: 25
Benton County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Here:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 79
Benton County:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 130
This county:

6.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Benton County:

7.9%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Benton County:

27.0%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
State:

13.6%

Agriculture in Benton County:

Average size of farms: 132 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $151,908
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $59.46
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.32%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.69%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $109,775
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.45%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.84%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $46,902
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.69%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 36.33
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.02%
All wheat for grain: 1213 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 482 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,078 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 187 acres

Earthquake activity:

Benton County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 647% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 149.4 miles away from Benton County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 152.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 144.9 miles away from the county center
On 2/28/2011 at 05:00:50, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 130.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/5/2011 at 07:12:45, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 151.5 miles away from Benton County center
On 11/8/2011 at 02:46:57, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 153.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Arkansas Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4518, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 26, 2017 - May 19, 2017, FEMA Id: 4318, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 2015 to January 22, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4254: February 05, 2016, FEMA Id: 4254, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Arkansas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 08, 2013 to August 14, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4143: September 04, 2013, FEMA Id: 4143, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2011 to June 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1975: May 02, 2011, FEMA Id: 1975, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1819: February 06, 2009, FEMA Id: 1819, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3301: January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 3301, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 02, 2008 to May 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1758: May 20, 2008, FEMA Id: 1758, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 18, 2008 to April 28, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1751: March 26, 2008, FEMA Id: 1751, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3215: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3215, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Benton County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Benton

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 114,769 (82.0%)
  • Carpooled: 15,120 (10.8%)
  • Bus: 76 (0.1%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 260 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 715 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 679 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 1,138 (0.8%)
  • Worked at home: 7,160 (5.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (40%)
  • India (16%)
  • El Salvador (14%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (5%)
  • Guatemala (3%)
  • Vietnam (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Benton County


  • American (11%)
  • German (7%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

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

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

  • 851 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 769 people in nursing homes
  • 247 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 87 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 59 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 37 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 37 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 28 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 24 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 8 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in other group homes

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

  • 880 people in college/university student housing
  • 788 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 125 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 91 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 68 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 46 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 19 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 17 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 15 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $111,506.

9.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($63,971 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.80%
Arkansas average:

6.87%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($459 average AGI)
Benton County:

0.02%
Arkansas average:

0.03%

3.50% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($18,103 average AGI)
6.27% relocated from other states ($45,409 average AGI)
Benton County:

6.27%
Arkansas average:

2.88%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washington County, AR  2.32% ($50,558 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.17% ($68,338)
from Sebastian County, AR  0.16% ($49,193)
from Delaware County, OK  0.14% ($37,661)
from McDonald County, MO  0.13% ($42,355)
from Tulsa County, OK  0.11% ($67,725)
from Carroll County, AR  0.09% ($39,953)


7.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($60,943 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
Arkansas average:

6.90%


0.24% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,516 average AGI)
Benton County:

0.24%
Arkansas average:

0.04%

2.58% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($14,975 average AGI)
4.62% relocated to other states ($44,452 average AGI)
Benton County:

4.62%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washington County, AR  1.92% ($46,030 average AGI)
to McDonald County, MO  0.16% ($44,856)
to Delaware County, OK  0.14% ($37,524)
to Tulsa County, OK  0.11% ($45,694)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.09% ($47,000)
to Dallas County, TX  0.08% ($108,113)
to Sebastian County, AR  0.07% ($32,662)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 14.5

Births per 1000 population in Benton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 7.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Benton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Benton County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.4%
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: 28,044 (23,509 aged, 4,535 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 7,888 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Benton County, Arkansas in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (4,600)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,029)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,559)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,074)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,029)
  • Unspecified dementia (963)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (826)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (594)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (531)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (521)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 26.0. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 120.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 72.2
  • Poisoning - 21.9
  • Suffocation - 20.3
  • Other - 6.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 279,141
  • Male householders: 49,169 (10,318 living alone), Female householders: 51,580 (12,423 living alone)
  • 58,444 spouses (58,307 opposite-sex spouses), 4,592 unmarried partners, (4,229 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 88,296 children (81,831 natural, 1,934 adopted, 4,531 stepchildren), 4,564 grandchildren, 2,324 brothers or sisters, 4,142 parents, 254 foster children, 3,544 other relatives, 9,239 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,993

Size of family households: 30,337 2-persons, 16,126 3-persons, 13,491 4-persons, 8,784 5-persons, 2,568 6-persons, 1,093 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 22,741 1-person, 4,780 2-persons, 472 3-persons, 279 4-persons, 78 5-persons.

50,689 married couples with children.
16,172 single-parent households (3,613 men, 12,559 women).

86.2% of residents of Benton speak English at home.
10.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 18% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $629,599,000 ($3,503 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $40,823,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $394,678,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $123,047,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,337,000
Federal grants: $71,078,000
Federal procurement contracts: $13,566,000 ($8,494,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $25,893,000 ($2,222,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,202,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $168,734,000
Federal Government insurance: $44,306,000

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

Births: 13,407
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,735
Here:

36 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,836
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +24,312
Here:

+130 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Benton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 17.73 millions of gallons per day (5% from ground, 95% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.5

Year house built in Benton County, Arkansas
  • Year house built in Benton County, Arkansas
  • 13,5952014 or later
  • 7,6682010 to 2013
  • 23,2932000 to 2009
  • 27,1861990 to 1999
  • 17,7611980 to 1989
  • 12,0751970 to 1979
  • 3,4241960 to 1969
  • 2,9761950 to 1959
  • 1,7621940 to 1949
  • 2,4401939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Benton County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton County, Arkansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton County, Arkansas
  • 3131 room
  • 132 rooms
  • 5843 rooms
  • 5,3564 rooms
  • 13,0295 rooms
  • 15,4716 rooms
  • 12,0717 rooms
  • 9,1708 rooms
  • 12,3699+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton County, Arkansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton County, Arkansas
  • 1,8901 room
  • 3,9202 rooms
  • 5,9513 rooms
  • 6,8344 rooms
  • 7,6325 rooms
  • 3,8356 rooms
  • 8787 rooms
  • 4678 rooms
  • 9669+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Benton County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton County, Arkansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton County, Arkansas
  • 352no bedroom
  • 4941 bedroom
  • 8,1652 bedrooms
  • 36,4793 bedrooms
  • 18,2314 bedrooms
  • 4,6555+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton County, Arkansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton County, Arkansas
  • 1,890no bedroom
  • 5,9981 bedroom
  • 11,8712 bedrooms
  • 10,9373 bedrooms
  • 1,5084 bedrooms
  • 1695+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County, Arkansas 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
  • 520no vehicle
  • 13,7901 vehicle
  • 32,6892 vehicles
  • 12,3763 vehicles
  • 6,4154 vehicles
  • 2,5865+ 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
  • 2,523no vehicle
  • 16,5701 vehicle
  • 10,2682 vehicles
  • 2,5173 vehicles
  • 4024 vehicles
  • 935+ vehicles

86.3% of Benton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 35% lived in Arkansas.

Benton County:

86.3%
State average:

84.6%

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

  • This state: 111,608
  • Other state: 130,140
  • Northeast: 7,688
  • Midwest: 46,678
  • South: 43,345
  • West: 32,429
Year householders moved into unit in Benton County, AR
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Benton County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 52.7%Utility gas
  • 32.6%Electricity
  • 9.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.5%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 56.0%Electricity
  • 37.7%Utility gas
  • 3.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,812
Here:

11.1%
Arkansas:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,608
Here:

10.3%
Arkansas:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,047
Here:

34.3%
Arkansas:

17.4%

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 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $5,374,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,492,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,200,000
    General - Other: $568,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $502,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $12,350,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,069,000
    Regular Highways: $9,212,000
    General - Other: $3,796,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,968,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,738,000
    Health - Other: $2,459,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,062,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,539,000
    Financial Administration: $1,341,000
    Solid Waste Management: $448,000
    Water Utilities: $343,000
    Local Fire Protection: $296,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,399,000
    Other: $610,000
    Health and Hospitals: $354,000
    General Local Government Support: $247,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,070,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $36,634,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $28,374,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $27,309,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,123,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,869,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,065,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $255,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,508,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,441,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,320,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,228,000
    Local Fire Protection: $377,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,939,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $680,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,309,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,621,000
    Other: $3,901,000
    General Local Government Support: $703,000
    Health and Hospitals: $70,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $46,027,000
    Property: $34,669,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,265,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $85,000

Benton County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $5,374,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,492,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,200,000
    General - Other: $568,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $502,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $12,350,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,069,000
    Regular Highways: $9,212,000
    General - Other: $3,796,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,968,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,738,000
    Health - Other: $2,459,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,062,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,539,000
    Financial Administration: $1,341,000
    Solid Waste Management: $448,000
    Water Utilities: $343,000
    Local Fire Protection: $296,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,399,000
    Other: $610,000
    Health and Hospitals: $354,000
    General Local Government Support: $247,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,070,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $36,634,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $28,374,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $27,309,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,123,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,869,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,065,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $255,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,508,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,441,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,320,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,228,000
    Local Fire Protection: $377,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,939,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $680,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,309,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,621,000
    Other: $3,901,000
    General Local Government Support: $703,000
    Health and Hospitals: $70,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $46,027,000
    Property: $34,669,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,265,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $85,000

Benton County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $5,374,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,492,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,200,000
    General - Other: $568,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $502,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $12,350,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,069,000
    Regular Highways: $9,212,000
    General - Other: $3,796,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,968,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,738,000
    Health - Other: $2,459,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,062,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,539,000
    Financial Administration: $1,341,000
    Solid Waste Management: $448,000
    Water Utilities: $343,000
    Local Fire Protection: $296,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,399,000
    Other: $610,000
    Health and Hospitals: $354,000
    General Local Government Support: $247,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,070,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $36,634,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $28,374,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $27,309,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,123,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,869,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,065,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $255,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,508,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,441,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,320,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,228,000
    Local Fire Protection: $377,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,939,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $680,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,309,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,621,000
    Other: $3,901,000
    General Local Government Support: $703,000
    Health and Hospitals: $70,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $46,027,000
    Property: $34,669,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,265,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $85,000

Benton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $5,374,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,492,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,200,000
    General - Other: $568,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $502,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $12,350,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,069,000
    Regular Highways: $9,212,000
    General - Other: $3,796,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,968,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,738,000
    Health - Other: $2,459,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,062,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,539,000
    Financial Administration: $1,341,000
    Solid Waste Management: $448,000
    Water Utilities: $343,000
    Local Fire Protection: $296,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,399,000
    Other: $610,000
    Health and Hospitals: $354,000
    General Local Government Support: $247,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,070,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $36,634,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $28,374,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $27,309,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,123,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,869,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,065,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $255,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,508,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,441,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,320,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,228,000
    Local Fire Protection: $377,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,939,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $680,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,309,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,621,000
    Other: $3,901,000
    General Local Government Support: $703,000
    Health and Hospitals: $70,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $46,027,000
    Property: $34,669,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,265,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $85,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,316
  • Number of aged recipients: 233
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,083
  • Number of recipients under 18: 529
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,381
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 406
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 883
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,075
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 ORIGINATED2,062$131,4401,430$178,8205,623$163,082582$44,94324$1,334,125634$161,524129$39,853
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED46$129,39174$180,892303$173,06953$23,9810$032$95,37523$76,826
APPLICATIONS DENIED319$123,605253$130,5141,623$172,651202$31,4061$480,000127$125,95344$83,205
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN167$131,766161$147,4161,082$167,62554$60,4070$083$116,39812$77,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS59$140,06846$177,043178$170,91619$36,1050$014$91,7141$25,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED222$208,955143$196,89510$162,300
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED65$161,16958$226,3979$125,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED37$227,75747$201,7668$167,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$203,14318$174,3893$137,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS15$144,2007$187,1437$117,571
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Benton, AR
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Benton, AR - Value
Most common first names in Benton County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1,01576.6 years
James95472.5 years
John89775.7 years
Mary76979.1 years
Robert68773.3 years
Charles60374.4 years
George42975.4 years
Ruth34480.3 years
Helen30179.3 years
Donald27770.4 years
Most common last names in Benton County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith56775.9 years
Johnson33977.7 years
Jones32076.4 years
Brown24276.7 years
Davis22676.9 years
Williams22477.2 years
Miller20876.0 years
Wilson17375.8 years
Clark17274.7 years
Moore15379.5 years
Businesses in Benton County, AR
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La Quinta2
ALDO1La-Z-Boy1
AT&T11Lane Bryant1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lane Furniture4
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's3
Aeropostale1Lowe's4
American Eagle Outfitters1MainStay1
Ann Taylor1Marriott6
Applebee's2MasterBrand Cabinets8
Arby's7Maurices2
AutoZone5Mazda1
BMW1McDonald's16
Bakers1Men's Wearhouse1
Banana Republic1Microtel2
Barnes & Noble1Motherhood Maternity2
Bath & Body Works2New Balance8
Bed Bath & Beyond1New York & Co1
Best Western1Nike17
Blockbuster2Nissan1
Budget Car Rental2Office Depot2
Buffalo Wild Wings2Old Navy1
Burger King3Olive Garden1
Cache1On The Border1
Charlotte Russe1Outback1
Chevrolet3Outback Steakhouse1
Chick-Fil-A3Panera Bread1
Chico's1Papa John's Pizza1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless2
Church's Chicken1Penske3
Cinnabon 1PetSmart1
Clarion1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut7
Coldwater Creek1Plato's Closet1
Comfort Suites2Popeyes1
Cracker Barrel1Pottery Barn1
Cricket Wireless5Quality1
Curves3Quiznos4
DHL3RadioShack4
Dairy Queen2Ramada1
Days Inn1Red Lobster1
Dennys2Red Robin1
Domino's Pizza4Ruby Tuesday1
DressBarn1Rue212
Dressbarn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Eddie Bauer1SONIC Drive-In15
Extended Stay America1Sam's Club1
Famous Footwear1Sears3
FedEx36Sephora1
Finish Line1Sleep Inn2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sprint Nextel1
Ford2Staples1
Forever 211Starbucks5
GNC4Steak 'n Shake1
GameStop2Suburban1
Gap2Subway17
Goodwill3Super 83
Gymboree1T-Mobile5
H&R Block10T.J.Maxx1
Hardee's1Taco Bell7
Haworth1Target1
Hilton7The Room Place2
Hobby Lobby1Toyota1
Holiday Inn4Travelodge1
Hollister Co.1True Value2
Home Depot1U-Haul20
Honda1UPS31
Hot Topic1Vans2
Hyatt1Verizon Wireless4
IHOP1Victoria's Secret1
J. Jill1Village Inn1
JCPenney1Volkswagen1
JoS. A. Bank1Waffle House2
Jones New York10Walgreens5
Journeys1Walmart10
Justice2Wendy's3
KFC6Wet Seal1
Kincaid1Wingate1
Kmart1World Gym4
Kohl's1YMCA1

Benton County on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"