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Benton County, Washington

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Benton County, Washington
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 204,390
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 204,390
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 175,168
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 16.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 175,177
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
26.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.4%
Female persons, percent
49.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
90.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Two or More Races, percent
3.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
22.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
69.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 12,922
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 10.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 78,624
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 68.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $216,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,462
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $457
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $933
Building permits, 2019 1,540
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 70,983
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.71
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 84.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 21.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 90.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 82.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 90.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 30.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 10.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 61.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 55.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 311,595
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,108,279
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,828,039
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,230,280
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,463,523
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,506
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 22.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $65,650
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $31,580
Persons in poverty, percent
9.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 4,609
Total employment, 2018 71,739
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 3,870,347
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 6.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 9,479
All firms, 2012 10,465
Men-owned firms, 2012 4,809
Women-owned firms, 2012 3,717
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,622
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 8,176
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 986
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 8,742
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 103.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,700.38
FIPS Code 53005
Value Notes

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

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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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