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Benton County, Tennessee Facts

Facts
State Tennessee
Land area 394.1 square miles
Population Density 41.8 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 16,290
Population change -1.2%
Under 5 years of age 5.3%
Under 18 19.9%
65 and over 22%
Females 50.6%
White 95.1
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.1
Asian 0.5%
Two or more races 1.4%
Black or African American 2.4%
Native American 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 79%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 10.3%
Veterans 1,689
Households and Housing
Households 6,892
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 89%
Median household income $33,033
The per capita income $18,456
Live below the poverty line. 22.1%
housing units 8,922
Multi-unit structures 4%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $80,100
Residents owning their homes. 78.7%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,519
Women-owned firms 0%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $136,843
Retail sales per capita $8,472
Manufacturers shipments $82,258
Merchant wholesaler sales $35,221