Benton County AR Information


Benton County Subdivisions

Benton County AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 251,441
Population in Households 249,332
Population in Familes 210,792
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,109
Population Density1 297
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 92,621
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 66,155
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 105,175 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 61,428 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 31,193 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,554 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $167,662
Average Home Value $210,940


Median Household Income $55,923
Average Household Income $76,124
Per Capita Income $28,242
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.06% 2.12%
Households 1.95% 2.06%
Families 1.72% 1.91%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Benton County AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton County to the other 75 counties and county equivalents in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 99th
Population Density1 # 2 99th
Diversity Index2 # 20 75th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 2 99th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.