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People

Total Population 3,156
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,172
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 52.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.4%
Median Earnings25+ $36,464
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,770
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,967

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,705
% Above Poverty Level 85.9%
% Below Poverty Level 14.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 24.4%
Median Gross Rent $694
Median House Value $119,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.5%
US/American 0%
English 9.6%
Irish 11.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Benton City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles W of Kennewick, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 161 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Benton
Metro Area Richland - Kennewick - Pasco
Standard Zip Codes 99320
Phone Area Codes 509
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.263
Longitude -119.486

Benton City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station RICHLAND
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 59 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 7.5 inches
Station PROSSER
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 39 to 66 F
Jul Temp 55 to 89 F
Oct Temp 38 to 68 F
Annual Precip 8.1 inches
Station BOARDMAN
Distance 31.5 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 66 F
Jul Temp 57 to 89 F
Oct Temp 38 to 66 F
Annual Precip 8.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Benton City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Kiona (99320)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Grandview 11,083 $42,206
Kennewick 76,918 $58,892
Pasco 67,391 $58,227
Prosser 5,819 $62,922
Richland 52,291 $86,632
West Richland 13,048 $91,132

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Benton City High Schools

KIONA-BENTON CITY HIGH
1107 GRACE AVENUE
509-588-3310
Serves 542 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.8

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