Benton, IL

Benton profile

Living in Benton

Benton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 6,851 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Benton is the 281st largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Benton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Benton is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Benton who work in sales jobs (9.76%), food service (9.35%), and teaching (8.40%).

Being a small city, Benton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Benton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.41% of adults 25 and older in Benton have a college degree.

The per capita income in Benton in 2018 was $25,948, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,792 for a family of four. However, Benton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Benton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Benton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Benton include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Benton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.

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