Benton, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Benton, California - Basic Facts

The Benton Census Designated Place had a population of 289 as of July 1, 2018. 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 37.8436 and longitude -118.4899 in Mono County. 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. 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, 2018)


Total Population 289
Population in Households 289
Population in Familes 240
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 10
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $54,214
Average Household Income $62,546
Per Capita Income $25,244


Total Housing Units 163 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $317,391
Average Home Value $270,663


Total Households 125
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 88
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 0.38% 0.21%
Households 0.29% 0.16%
Families 1.96% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Benton, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California 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 # 1285 15th
Population Density # 1490 2nd
Diversity Index # 1047 31st
Median Household Income # 888 41st
Per Capita Income # 983 35th

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