Benton County is located in northwest Oregon. The County Seat is Corvallis and the largest city is Corvallis. The Official Web Site is located at https://www.co.benton.or.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 86,316 and the 2010 census population was 85,581. The land area is 675.94 square miles and there are 126.6 persons per square mile.
88.4% of the population is White, 1.1% is Black or African American, 7% is Hispanic or Latino, 5.8% is Asian, 0.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.5% is two or more races. 94.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 50% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $270,500, there are 33,384 households, an average of 2.42 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,738, the median household income is $48,604, and 22.5% of the persons in Benton County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 7,157. Retail sales (in $1000) were $685,172, and sales per capita were $8,398. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.3%.
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