Census 2010: Washington › Benton County

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Benton County

Square miles: 1,760.0 Population per sq. mile: 103.0

  • 2010 population: 175,177
  • 2000 population: 142,475
  • Total change: 32,702 (23.0%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 42.7%
The USA TODAY Diversity Index represents the probability that two people from this area will have different ethnic backgrounds. A higher number reflects a more ethnically diverse population.

Age breakdown Median: 35.6 years old

Benton County population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
White144,41882.4%122,87986.2%17.5%
Black2,2211.3%1,3190.9%68.4%
American Indian/Alaska Native1,5740.9%1,1650.8%35.1%
Asian4,6912.7%3,1342.2%49.7%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander2530.1%1630.1%55.2%
Other race15,7989.0%9,9867.0%58.2%
Two or more races6,2223.6%3,8292.7%62.5%
Total175,177100%142,475100%23.0%
*Hispanic origin32,69618.7%17,80612.5%83.6%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 47,700 (27.2%)

Diversity Index: 66.5%

Ages 18+

Population: 127,513 (72.8%)

Diversity Index: 45.0%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
White35,60074.6%108,77485.3%
Black7491.6%1,4721.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native4541.0%1,1200.9%
Asian1,1202.4%3,5742.8%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander870.2%1660.1%
Other race6,37013.4%9,4267.4%
Two or more races3,2406.8%2,9812.3%
Total47,700100%127,513100%
*Hispanic origin14,00029.4%18,65014.6%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Gender
Male2010
Population87,486 (49.9%)
Median age34.6
Female2010
Population87,691 (50.1%)
Median age36.6
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 1026,20015.0%13,50015.4%12,70014.5%
10 to 19 years26,30015.0%13,50015.4%12,70014.5%
20 to 29 years23,00013.1%11,60013.3%11,30012.9%
30 to 39 years21,80012.4%10,90012.5%10,80012.3%
40 to 49 years23,50013.4%11,60013.3%11,90013.6%
50 to 59 years24,40013.9%12,20013.9%12,10013.8%
60 to 69 years16,4009.4%8,1909.4%8,2209.4%
70 to 79 years8,2804.7%3,8604.4%4,4205.0%
80 and older5,5303.2%2,1002.4%3,4303.9%
Total175,177100%87,486100%87,691100%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Housing Units
Owner-occupied2010
Population122,020
Avg. household size2.7
Renter-occupied2010
Population51,731
Avg. household size2.5
Vacancies
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties1.3%
Renter-occupied properties4.9%
Overall vacancy rate4.8%
Housing Units2010% of total
Occupied65,30495.2%
Vacant3,314 4.8%
For rent1,0841.6%
Rented, but unoccupied1290.2%
For sale6110.9%
Sold, but unoccupied2190.3%
Seasonal use only4740.7%
Other vacant units7971.2%
Total68,618100%
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Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team