Benton County AR Information


Benton County Subdivisions

Benton County AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 240,162
Population in Households 238,017
Population in Familes 202,019
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,145
Population Density1 283
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 88,601
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 63,786
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 100,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58,612 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 29,989 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,828 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $167,076
Average Home Value $212,043


Median Household Income $54,828
Average Household Income $73,014
Per Capita Income $27,037
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.94% 2.09%
Households 1.81% 2.02%
Families 1.66% 1.93%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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, 2014 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 # 19 76th
Median Household Income # 2 99th
Per Capita Income # 2 99th

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