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|People QuickFacts||Benton County||Washington|
|Population, 2013 estimate||184,486||6,971,406|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||175,177||6,724,543|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||5.3%||3.7%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||7.3%||6.4%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||26.9%||22.9%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||12.9%||13.6%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||49.9%||50.0%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||91.2%||81.2%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||1.6%||4.0%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||1.2%||1.9%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||2.9%||7.9%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.2%||0.7%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||2.8%||4.4%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||19.9%||11.9%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||72.9%||71.0%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013||83.5%||82.7%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013||9.5%||13.2%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013||18.0%||18.5%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||88.5%||90.0%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||28.9%||31.9%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013||21.5||25.7|
|Housing units, 2013||71,299||2,928,217|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013||68.1%||63.2%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013||23.2%||25.6%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013||$176,700||$262,100|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013||2.70||2.54|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013||$28,583||$30,742|
|Median household income, 2009-2013||$60,485||$59,478|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013||12.8%||13.4%|
|Business QuickFacts||Benton County||Washington|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||4,026||175,5531|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||60,513||2,361,6971|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||1.4%||0.3%1|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||8,151||412,542|
|Total number of firms, 2007||11,137||551,340|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||0.7%||S|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||1.5%||1.2%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||6.8%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.2%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||5.4%||3.2%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||29.6%||28.7%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||D||112,053,283|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||755,416||76,790,966|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||2,122,018||92,968,519|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$13,309||$14,380|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||238,019||12,389,422|
|Building permits, 2012||1,094||28,118|
|Geography QuickFacts||Benton County||Washington|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||1,700.38||66,455.52|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||103.0||101.2|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||Kennewick-Richland, WA Metro Area|