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Benton County, Iowa Facts

Facts
State Iowa
Land area 716.3 square miles
Population Density 36.4 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 25,699
Population change -1.4%
Under 5 years of age 5.7%
Under 18 24%
65 and over 16.6%
Females 50%
White 98.1
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1.3
Asian 0.3%
Two or more races 0.9%
Black or African American 0.5%
Native American 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 92%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 18.8%
Veterans 2,160
Households and Housing
Households 10,079
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 92.6%
Median household income $56,669
The per capita income $26,624
Live below the poverty line. 8.4%
housing units 11,051
Multi-unit structures 8%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $131,500
Residents owning their homes. 80.4%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 2,420
Women-owned firms 31.2%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $176,434
Retail sales per capita $6,645
Manufacturers shipments $176,791
Merchant wholesaler sales $213,218