Poverty in Benton City, Washington

What is the poverty rate in Benton City, Washington?
The poverty rate in Benton City is 14.6%. One out of every 6.9 residents of Benton City lives in poverty.

How many people in Benton City, Washington live in poverty?
467 of 3,207 Benton City residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Benton City compare to the rest of Washington?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Washington is 12.2%, meaning Benton City has a moderately higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Washington.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Benton City, Washington Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

White

2,210

12.4% 10.3% 67.9%

What's the Poverty Rate in Benton City, Washington By Race?

12.4% of White residents of Benton City, Washington live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Benton City, Washington is the same as than the national average. 273 of 2,210 white Washingtonians live below the poverty line. Approximately 67.9% of the total population of Benton City, Washington are white.

Benton City, Washington Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Benton City, Washington?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Benton City, Washington is 14.3%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Benton City, Washington is 14.9%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Benton City, Washington

Female residents of Benton City, Washington are slightly(4%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

239 of 1,673 males in Benton City live below the poverty line.

228 of 1,534 females in Benton City live below the poverty line.

Benton City, Washington Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Benton City can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Benton City, Washington have a Poverty Rate of 19.2%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Benton City, Washington have a Poverty Rate of 12.4%.

Poverty for younger ages in Benton City is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Benton City, Washington have a Poverty Rate of 52.0%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Benton City, Washington have a Poverty Rate of 26.7%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Benton City can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Benton City, Washington have a Poverty Rate of 20.9%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Benton City, Washington have a Poverty Rate of 19.1%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Benton City, Washington have a Poverty Rate of 14.4%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Benton City, Washington have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Benton City, Washington Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Benton City, Washington?

Benton City, Washington Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Benton City, Washington Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

19.0%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

18.2%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

27.0%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

13.0%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

8.9%

75 to 84 Years Old

9.4%

Over 85 Years Old

0.0%

Benton City, Washington Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Benton City, Washington born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Benton City, Washington who were born citizens of the United States is 13.7%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Benton City, Washington who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 22.8%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Benton City, Washington born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Benton City, Washington have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 2,909 residents of Benton City, Washington who were born citizens of the United States, 399 (13.7%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 68 (22.8%) of 298 residents of Benton City, Washington who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Benton City, Washington

The poverty rate in Benton City is 14.6%.
Benton City is in Benton County.
Washington Poverty Rate by City
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City Poverty Rate
Benton City 14.6%
Finley 8.6%
Kennewick 16.7%
Prosser 11.3%
Richland 9.9%
West Richland 9.5%

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