Benton, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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Benton, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Benton had a population of 944 as of July 1, 2018. Benton ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Benton is located at latitude 42.5697 and longitude -90.3807 in Lafayette County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Benton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lafayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 925 feet.

The Village of Benton (GNIS ID: 1582795) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Benton: Swindlers Ridge.

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


Total Population 944
Population in Households 944
Population in Familes 737
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,076
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $51,369
Average Household Income $62,637
Per Capita Income $25,849


Total Housing Units 430 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 289 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $98,770
Average Home Value $123,448


Total Households 390
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 251
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 -0.37% -0.3%
Households -0.25% -0.21%
Families -0.61% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Benton, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin 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 # 397 49th
Population Density # 218 72nd
Diversity Index # 700 10th
Median Household Income # 466 40th
Per Capita Income # 507 35th

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