Benton County OR Information


Benton County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 89,087
Population in Households 84,615
Population in Familes 57,144
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,472
Population Density1 132
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 35,743
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 19,759
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 37,968 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,774 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,969 (44.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,225 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $293,047
Average Home Value $344,017


Median Household Income $51,054
Average Household Income $72,416
Per Capita Income $29,564
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.64% 0.75%
Households 0.65% 0.7%
Families 0.41% 0.55%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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 OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton County to the other 36 counties and county equivalents in Oregon 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 # 11 72nd
Population Density1 # 6 86th
Diversity Index2 # 16 56th
Median Household Income # 9 78th
Per Capita Income # 4 92nd

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