13.4% Poverty Rate in Benton County, Washington

Poverty Rate in Benton County, Washington

How does the Poverty Rate in Benton County, Washington compare to other counties in Washington?

Washington County Poverty Rate Comparison

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

12.4%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Benton County, Washington who were born citizens of the United States is 12.4%.

21.9%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Benton County, Washington who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 21.9%.

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

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

Of the 169,270 residents of Benton County, Washington who were born citizens of the United States, 21,074 (12.4%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 4,271 (21.9%) of 19,470 residents of Benton County, 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 County, Washington

The Poverty Rate in Benton County is 13.4%.
Benton County is in Washington.
Washington Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Benton City 14.6%

3,207

Finley 8.6%

6,005

Kennewick 16.7%

77,485

Prosser 11.3%

5,967

Richland 9.9%

53,757

West Richland 9.5%

13,761

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2018 Washington Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for Washington in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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