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Location, Location, Location . . . We've got it!

We're so easy to find, you'll wonder how you hadn't stumbled upon us before! Or you may have already been here and didn't even know it was Benton Park. If you know where Anheuser-Busch is, then you have found Benton Park. We're right across Interstate 55.

 

How to get here

  • From the North: Travel I-70 South to I-55 South. Take the Arsenal exit (206c) and turn right. Each way you look is Benton Park. To get to the park, continue west on Arsenal for 4 blocks and you will find the park on the left.
  •  From the West: Travel I-44 East to I-55 South. Take the Arsenal exit (206c) and turn right. Your now in Benton Park. To get to the park, continue west on Arsenal for 4 blocks and you will find the park on the left.
  •  From the South: Travel I-55 North. Take the Arsenal exit (206c) and turn left. Your now in Benton Park. To get to the park, continue west on Arsenal for 4 blocks and you will find the park on the left.

 


 

Census Summary Data For Benton Park (2000)

Total Population:   3,965

Race:

  White alone 2,206     55.64%
  Black or African American alone 1,578 39.80%
  American Indian and Alaska Native alone 20 0.50%
  Asian alone 18 0.45%
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 9 0.23%
  Some other race alone 47 1.19%
  Population of two or more races: 87 2.19%

Hispanic Or Latino:   129     3.25% of Total Population

Race For The Population 18 Years And Over:

  Total: 2,936     100.00%
    White alone 1,856 63.22%
    Black or African American alone 951 32.39%
    American Indian and Alaska Native alone 16 0.54%
    Asian alone 16 0.54%
    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 6 0.20%
    Some other race alone 37 1.26%
    Population of two or more races 54 1.84%

Hispanic Or Latino, 18 Years And Over:   86     2.93% of Population 18 Years and Over

Sex By Age: Male   % of Male   Female   % of Female   Total   % of Total
  Total 1,978 49.89 1,987 50.11 3,965 100.00
    Under 5 years 148 7.48 133 6.69 281 7.09
    5 to 9 years 153 7.74 168 8.45 321 8.10
    10 to 14 years 130 6.57 146 7.35 276 6.96
    15 to 19 years 123 6.22 133 6.69 256 6.46
    20 to 24 years 156 7.89 149 7.50 305 7.69
    25 to 29 years 193 9.76 202 10.17 395 9.96
    30 to 34 years 201 10.16 157 7.90 358 9.03
    35 to 39 years 191 9.66 180 9.06 371 9.36
    40 to 44 years 191 9.66 157 7.90 348 8.78
    45 to 49 years 148 7.48 120 6.04 268 6.76
    50 to 54 years 98 4.95 92 4.63 190 4.79
    55 to 59 years 77 3.89 65 3.27 142 3.58
    60 and 61 years 24 1.21 30 1.51 54 1.36
    62 to 64 years 26 1.31 31 1.56 57 1.44
    65 and 66 years 16 0.81 29 1.46 45 1.13
    67 to 69 years 18 0.91 24 1.21 42 1.06
    70 to 74 years 34 1.72 61 3.07 95 2.40
    75 to 79 years 23 1.16 53 2.67 76 1.92
    80 to 84 years 19 0.96 38 1.91 57 1.44
    85 years and over 9 0.46 19 0.96 28 0.71

Households:  1,755

Household Size:

Total Households 1,755 100.00%
  1-person household: 688     39.20%
  2 or more person household: 1,067 60.80%

1 Person Household By Type:

1-person household: 688     100.00%
  Male householder 396 57.56%
  Female householder    292 42.44%

2 Or More Person Household By Type:

2 or more person household:   1,067     100.000%
  Family households: 858 80.41%
  Nonfamily households: 209 19.59%

Family Households By Type:

Family households: 858    100.000%
  Married-couple family:    404 47.09%
  Other family: 454 52.91%

Married Couple Family By Presence Of Children:

Married-couple family:    404    100.00%
  With own children under 18 years 160 39.60%
  No own children under 18 years 244 60.40%

Other Family By Presence Of Children:

Other family: 454    100.00%
  Male, no wife, With own children under 18 years 48 10.57%
  Male, no wife, No own children under 18 years 50 11.01%
  Female, no husband, With own children under 18 years    244   53.74%
  Female, no husband, No own children under 18 years 112 24.67%

Non-Family Households By Type:

Nonfamily households:   209   100.00%
  Male householder 129 61.72%
  Female householder 80 38.28%

Housing Occupancy:

  Total Housing Units 2,377     100.00%
    Occupied Housing Units     1,755 73.83%
    Vacant Housing Units 622 26.17%

Housing Tenure:

  Occupied Housing Units     1,755     100.00%
    Owner-occupied Housing Units     742 42.28%
    Renter-occupied Housing Units 1,013 57.72%

 


Census Summary Data For Benton Park (1990)

Population by Age, Race and Sex

            Black           White           Other          Totals             Total
             Male  Female    Male  Female    Male  Female    Male  Female Population

 0-4            54      45     119     136       8       8     181     189       370
 5-17           92      97     257     275      17      10     366     382       748
 18-24          35      53     172     173       5       8     212     234       446
 25-34          74      95     464     377      11       7     549     479      1028
 35-44          39      53     279     242       8       7     326     302       628
 45-54          15      13     184     152       5       7     204     172       376
 55-64           2       2     160     174       4       1     166     177       343
 65+             3       5     170     274       2       3     175     282       457

  Total        314     363    1805    1803      60      51    2179    2217      4396



Households and Families

Household Size      No.   Percent         Household and Family Characteristics

  1 Person             725   38.1%          Non-Family Households                918
  2 Persons            507   26.7%          Female-Headed Households             265
  3 Persons            324   17.0%          Female-Headed Households with        167
  4 persons            182    9.6%          Percent Female-Headed Househol     13.9%
  5 Persons             85    4.5%          1 Person 65+                         153
  6 Persons             55    2.9%
  7+ Persons            24    1.3%          Number of Families                  1047
                                            Married Couple Families              682
  Total               1902                  Married Couple Families with C       319

  Persons Per Hous    2.31                  Families as Percent of Househo     55.0%




Household Income by Income Group ($000's)

Income Group      No. of Households       Income Measures

$0-$10                 472                  Median Household Income         $18,885
$10-$15                286                  Average Household Income        $23,331
$15-$25                510                  Median Family Income            $22,839
$25-$35                303                  Average Family Income           $27,934
$35-$50                191                  Per Capita Income               $10,410
$50-$75                239
$75-$99                 20                Persons Living in Poverty
$100+                    0
                                              Poor Persons                      1194
  Total               2021                    Very Poor Persons                  579

Average Family Income by No. of Workers in Family

No. of Workers      No.    Income         Occupation

    0                   94$13,794           Executive, Managerial and Prof       608
    1                  363$14,325           Sales, Technical and Adminstra       538
    2                  460$38,537           Service Occupations                  363
    3+                  89$54,640           Farming, Forestry and Fishing         13
                                            Other Occupations                    661
  Total               1006

Labor Force and Employment                Educational Attainment

  Civilian Labor Force        2496          Population 25 + years     2895
  Employed over 16            2183
  Unemployed                   313          Elementary                 581     20.1%
  Percent Unemployed         12.5%          Some High School           543     18.8%
                                            High School Degree         615     21.2%
  Noncivilian Labor Force      628          Some College               416     14.4%
  FemaleCivilian Labor For    1135          Associate Degree            92      3.2%
  Employed Female             1008          BA/BS Degree               424     14.6%
  Unemployed Female            127          Graduate Degree            225      7.8%
  Percent Unemployed (of f   11.2%

  Male Civilian Labor Forc    1361
  Employed Male               1175
  Unemployed Male              186
  Percent Unemployed (of m   15.8%

Housing Characteristics

  Units in Structu  No.   Percent         Occupancy Status
  1 (detached)         529   21.1%        Occupied Units              1902
  1 (attached)         166    6.6%        Owner Occupied               773
  2 units              914   36.4%        Rented Units                1129
  3 or 4               684   27.3%        Vacant Units                 608
  5 to 9               180    7.2%        Percent Vacant             24.2%
  10 to 19              10    0.4%        Units Paying Cash Rent      1064
  20 to 49               0    0.0%
  50+                    0    0.0%        Owner Occupied by Race
  Mobile/Other          27    1.1%          White                      747     96.6%
                                            Black                       15      1.9%
Total Units           2510                  Asian                        1      0.1%
                                            Other                       10      1.3%
Housing Value and Rent
  Median housing Value    $44,438         Renter Occupied by Race
  Average Housing Value   $47,858           White                      894     79.2%
  MedianRent                 $318           Black                      213     18.9%
  Average Rent               $333           Asian                        7      0.6%
                                            Other                       15      1.3%
Source: STF-1 and STF-3 1990 Census Data