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Benton, California - Basic Facts

The Benton Census Designated Place had a population of 299 as of July 1, 2019. Benton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Benton is located at latitude 37.8191 and longitude -118.4765 in Mono County. The formal boundaries for the Benton Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 28.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Mono County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 5,387 feet.

The Benton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582943) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Benton Census Designated Place is located within Mammoth Lakes CCD of Mono County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Benton: Benton Station.

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Benton, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Benton, CA Housing Affordability Index is 123
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Benton, CA Wealth Index is 63
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 299 (100%)
Population in Households 299 (100.0%)
Population in Families 247 (82.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 11
Diversity Index2 47
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,454
Average Household Income $64,892
Per Capita Income $26,540
Wealth Index4 63

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 103 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $243,333
Housing Affordability Index3 123
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 130
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.71% 0.13%
Households 0.69% 0.15%
Families 2.11% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Benton, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 1272 16th
Population Density # 1494 2nd
Diversity Index # 1065 30th
Median Household Income # 971 36th
Per Capita Income # 968 36th

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