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Benton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Benton had a population of 809 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Benton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 809
Population in Households 809
Population in Familes 626
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,355
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $33,485
Average Household Income $53,489
Per Capita Income $23,736


Total Housing Units 420 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 196 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 163 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $128,261
Average Home Value $163,776


Total Households 359
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 220
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.22% -0.3%
Households -0.13% -0.22%
Families -0.27% -0.27%
Median Household Income   3.86%
Per Capita Income   4.11%

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, 2018 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 # 1074 39th
Population Density # 910 48th
Diversity Index # 1253 29th
Median Household Income # 1690 4th
Per Capita Income # 1289 27th

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