Benton County, Tennessee

Benton County: County in Tennessee, United States


Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,489 and a population density of 15 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 16,131 inhabitants. Its county seat is Camden. The county was created 187 years ago in 1835.

Quick Facts about Benton County

Population : 16,131 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Tennessee (United States)
Different from : Benton County, Benton County, Benton County, Benton County, Benton County, Benton County, Benton County, Benton County
Area : 1130 km2
Water as percent of area : 9.6%
Land as percent of area : 90.4%
Named for : David Benton
Capital : Camden
Establishment : January 01, 1836
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 08:56:51 (30th May 2023)
Density : 14 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.22% (2010-2020)
Benton County locator map
Location of Benton County on Tennessee map.
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Benton-county-courthouse-tn1 image


Benton County is located at 36°4'11"N 88°4'6"W (36.0697800, -88.0682700). It has 7 neighbors: Decatur County, Carroll County, Henry County, Houston County, Humphreys County, Perry County and Stewart County.

Benton County map

The largest city of Benton County is Camden with a population of 3,620. Other cities include and Halls population 2,041. See all Benton County cities & populated places.

Benton County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Benton County.

City Name Population Title
Camden 3,620 City in Tennessee, United States
Halls 2,041 Human settlement in Lauderdale County, Tennessee, United States of America
Pleasant Hill 558 Town in Tennessee, United States
Big Sandy 542 Town in Benton County
Liberty 330 Town in DeKalb County, Tennessee, United States

Benton County has 7 neighbours.

  • Camden


According to census records, the population of Benton County decreased by 2.22% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 16,489 - census
2011 16,529 0.24% estimation process
2012 16,445 -0.51% estimation process
2013 16,360 -0.52% estimation process
2014 16,197 -1.01% estimation process
2015 16,220 0.14% estimation process
2016 16,082 -0.86% estimation process
2017 15,993 -0.56% estimation process
2018 16,246 1.56% estimation process
2019 16,160 -0.53% estimation process
2020 16,131 -0.18% estimation process

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People born in Benton County (1)

United States Marine Neldon Theo French was born in Benton County

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