Benton County is located in northwest Indiana. The County Seat is Fowler and the largest city is Fowler. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.bentoncounty.in.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 8,700 and the 2010 census population was 8,854. The land area is 406.42 square miles and there are 21.8 persons per square mile.
97.7% of the population is White, 0.9% is Black or African American, 5.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 88.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 16% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $84,300, there are 3,444 households, an average of 2.53 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,049, the median household income is $48,711, and 11.1% of the persons in Benton County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was unavailable. Retail sales (in $1000) were $50,891, and sales per capita were $5,852.
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