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Benton County, Missouri; Saline County, Missouri; Osage County, Missouri; Laclede County, Missouri; Sullivan County, Missouri; Dunklin County, Missouri

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Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)

Benton County, Missouri
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 19,443
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 19,443
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 19,057
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 19,056
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
17.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
31.2%
Female persons, percent
49.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
96.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
94.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 2,071
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 0.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 14,274
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 83.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $116,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $937
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $339
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $609
Building permits, 2019 6
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 7,947
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.36
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 85.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 3.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 80.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 66.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 85.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 13.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 18.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
16.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 44.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 42.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 21,425
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 25,843
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 182,987
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $9,650
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 27.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $38,028
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $23,984
Persons in poverty, percent
20.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 395
Total employment, 2018 2,312
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 56,857
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -0.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,392
All firms, 2012 1,802
Men-owned firms, 2012 822
Women-owned firms, 2012 630
Minority-owned firms, 2012 56
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,676
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 139
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,531
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 27.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 704.06
FIPS Code 29015
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For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
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9,000
18,000
27,000
36,000
Benton County, Missouri
19,443
Saline County, Missouri
22,761
Osage County, Missouri
13,615
Laclede County, Missouri
35,723
Sullivan County, Missouri
6,089
Dunklin County, Missouri
29,131
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18,000
27,000
36,000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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