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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Benton County is located in Iowa with a population of 25,646. Living in Benton County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Benton County there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in Benton County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Benton County are highly rated.
Population
25,646

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$147,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$608
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Benton County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    370.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    214.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    761
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Benton County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,061
National
$55,322

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