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Benton County, Minnesota Facts

Facts
State Minnesota
Land area 408.3 square miles
Population Density 94.2 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 39,214
Population change 2%
Under 5 years of age 6.8%
Under 18 24.5%
65 and over 13.2%
Females 49.9%
White 94.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2
Asian 1.1%
Two or more races 1.6%
Black or African American 2.2%
Native American 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 91%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 20.3%
Veterans 2,963
Households and Housing
Households 15,359
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 84%
Median household income $52,200
The per capita income $24,453
Live below the poverty line. 14.5%
housing units 16,344
Multi-unit structures 24%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $158,200
Residents owning their homes. 70.3%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 3,210
Women-owned firms 22.6%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $495,214
Retail sales per capita $12,524
Manufacturers shipments $839,106
Merchant wholesaler sales $513,024