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Benton County, IN Highlights


A region's economy thrives or dives because of the people who choose to live there. That choice may occur by being born there and desiring to stay, or a more deliberate one of choosing to relocate from somewhere else. Monitoring change in the size and movement of population is an important barometer of well-being.

Population Over Time
Total Population9,4419,4278,9158,8368,653
Change Since 1990 -14-526-605-788
Pct. Change Since 1990 -0.1%-5.6%-6.4%-8.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2017 to 2018
Net Domestic Migration4
International Migration1
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)33
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)5556.4%
School Age (5 to 17)1,59018.4%
College Age (18 to 24)6467.5%
Young Adult (25 to 44)1,99623.1%
Older Adult (45 to 64)2,32326.8%
Older (65 plus)1,54317.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone260.3%
Asian Alone280.3%
Black Alone871.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone50.1%
White Alone8,38796.9%
Two or More Race Groups1201.4%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino8,20494.8%
Hispanic or Latino4495.2%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households3,397100.0%
  Family Households2,22765.6%
    Married with Children67219.8%
    Married without Children1,04730.8%
    Single Parents2948.7%
  Non-family Households1,17034.4%
    Living Alone99329.2%
Average Household Size2.54
Average Family Household Size3.87
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 20009,427-14-0.1%
April 20108,836-591-6.3%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections8,8548,7068,5598,3998,201
Change Since 2010 -148-295-455-653
Pct. Change Since 2010 -1.7%-3.3%-5.1%-7.4%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau