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Benton, California - Basic Facts

The Benton Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Mono County at latitude 37.8436 and longitude -118.4899. Mono County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 5,387 feet.

The formal official name is the Benton Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Benton, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Benton indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Benton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Benton: Benton Station.

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Benton, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 293
Population in Households 293
Population in Familes 242
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 10
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 128
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 90
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 101 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (26.0%)
Median Home Value $219,697
Average Home Value $220,500


Median Household Income $45,064
Average Household Income $52,125
Per Capita Income $21,420
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.07% 0.27%
Households 1.14% 0.31%
Families 4.38% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Benton, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1282 16th
Population Density1 # 1496 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 1007 34th
Median Household Income # 989 35th
Per Capita Income # 980 36th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.