Benton, IL Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 3,277 housing units in Benton. This represents a 3.2% decline from 3,386 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 3,122 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 155 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Benton is about 70%. Benton's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 11.2%. Average household size is 2.25 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Benton were built after 1955.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type0%
One Bedroom11.60%
Two Bedrooms41.80%
Three Bedrooms40.40%
Four Bedrooms5.20%
Five Bedrooms or more1.10%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.33
Median year structure was built1953
Median Value of occupied units$48,000
Median Price asked for vacant units$43,400

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.07
Median year structure was built1961
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$286

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.70%
Second Mortgage3.10%
Home Equity Loan3.10%
Simple Mortgage41.10%
Debt Free52%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs18.3%