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Did You Know…
The estimated population of Benton & Franklin Counties combined during 2018 was 289,960 people?
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Per capita personal income in Benton & Franklin Counties combined during 2017 was $42,414?
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40.6% of children ages 3 & 4 in Benton & Franklin Counties combined were enrolled in preschool during 2017?
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9.7% of the overall population of Benton & Franklin Counties combined were uninsured during 2017?
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Benton and Franklin Counties lie in south central Washington. Currently, nearly 290,000 people call the two counties home. The third largest metro area in the state, it has also recently been the fastest-growing one. Major economic activities are agriculture, agricultural manufacturing, research…


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The Trends of Benton and Franklin Counties, in south central Washington; are presented by a coalition of interested parties. The steering committee included the following organizations: Benton Franklin Health District, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Port of Benton, the Three Rivers Community Foundation, and the Tri-City Herald. The information contained among these many indicators offers residents and visitors alike a comprehensive…

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Total Population & Annual Growth Rate: Population growth reveals much about a community. Popular communities experience high rates of growth, bringing wanted economic benefits. In many cases, however, growth can also lead to concerns over traffic, the environment and essential services such as education. Locations experiencing slow rates of population growth, or even depopulation, may face fiscal difficulties and a downward spiral of further…