Benton City, WA Demographics


Population (year 2000): 2,624. Estimated population in July 2005: 2,971 (+13.2% change)
Males: 1,342 (51.1%), Females: 1,282 (48.9%)

Benton County

Zip code: 99320

Median resident age: 30.2 years
Median household income: $33,636 (year 2000)
Median house value: $85,300 (year 2000)

Races in Benton City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (76.9%)
  • Hispanic (19.5%)
  • Other race (10.6%)
  • Two or more races (3.1%)
  • American Indian (2.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (16.3%), Irish (14.0%), English (11.9%), United States (9.5%), Swedish (4.4%), Norwegian (3.7%).

Elevation: 494 feet

Land area: 1.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Benton City

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benton City city

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

7.7% Foreign born (6.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +834 (+46.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Benton City:

  • KADLEC MEDICAL CENTER (about 15 miles; RICHLAND, WA)
  • LOURDES COUNSELING CENTER (about 15 miles; RICHLAND, WA)
  • PROSSER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; PROSSER, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Benton City:

  • TRI-CITIES (about 26 miles; PASCO, WA; ID: PSC)
  • EASTERN OREGON REGIONAL AT PENDLETON (about 61 miles; PENDLETON, OR; ID: PDT)
  • GRANT CO INTL (about 66 miles; MOSES LAKE, WA; ID: MWH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Benton City:

  • RICHLAND (about 14 miles; RICHLAND, WA; ID: RLD)
  • VISTA FIELD (about 21 miles; KENNEWICK, WA; ID: S98)
  • PROSSER (about 21 miles; PROSSER, WA; ID: S40)
Amtrak stations near Benton City:

  • 11 miles: WEST RICHLAND (GENIE TOURS BUS STOP, 4083 W. VAN GIESEN) – Bus Station
  • 15 miles: RICHLAND (DENNY’S REST., G. WASH. WAY AT WILLIAMS) – Bus Station. Services: public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton City:

  • COLUMBIA BASIN COLLEGE (about 28 miles; PASCO, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,529)
  • YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 80 miles; YAKIMA, WA; FT enrollment: 2,906)
  • WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 81 miles; WALLA WALLA, WA; FT enrollment: 2,812)
  • CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 88 miles; ELLENSBURG, WA; FT enrollment: 7,420)
  • WENATCHEE VALLEY COLLEGE (about 99 miles; WENATCHEE, WA; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • EASTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY (about 117 miles; LA GRANDE, OR; FT enrollment: 2,192)
  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 134 miles; PULLMAN, WA; FT enrollment: 18,110)

Schools

Public high school in Benton City:

  • KIONA-BENTON CITY HIGH (Students: 542; Location: 1107 GRACE AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Benton City:

  • KIONA-BENTON CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 441; Location: 913 HORNE RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • KIONA-BENTON CITY ELEMENTARY (Students: 435; Location: 1107 GRACE AVENUE; Grades: KG – 03)
  • KIONA-BENTON INTERMEDIATE (Students: 238; Location: 1107 GRACE AVEUNE; Grades: 04 – 05)