Benton City is a very small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 3,234 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Benton City is the 154th largest community in Washington.
Benton City is a blue-collar town, with 39.04% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Benton City is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Benton City who work in farm management occupations (11.36%), maintenance occupations (10.96%), and office and administrative support (8.04%).
In Benton City, just 12.07% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Benton City in 2010 was $20,623, which is lower middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,492 for a family of four. However, Benton City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Benton City is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Benton City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Benton City residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Benton City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 31.09% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Benton City include English, Irish, Canadian, and French .
In addition, Benton City has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.38%).
The most common language spoken in Benton City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.