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Benton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Benton had a population of 870 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Benton is located at latitude 41.1957 and longitude -76.3843 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Benton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Columbia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 764 feet.

The Borough of Benton (GNIS ID: 1215122) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Benton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Benton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 870
Daytime Population: Workers 390
Daytime Population: Residents 498
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 888
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 870
Population in Familes 679
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,458
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $33,131
Average Household Income $51,550
Per Capita Income $22,931


Total Housing Units 445 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 222 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 165 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $127,922
Average Home Value $165,090


Total Households 387
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 239
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.75% 0.23%
Households 0.89% 0.26%
Families 0.84% 0.25%
Median Household Income   3.78%
Per Capita Income   3.7%

Benton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1044 41st
Population Density # 864 51st
Diversity Index # 1233 30th
Median Household Income # 1694 4th
Per Capita Income # 1330 25th

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