Benton, Kansas

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Benton, Kansas

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High Points

Benton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kansas):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Benton Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Benton Low Property Crime
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Benton Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 13% Benton People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 13% Benton Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Benton Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Benton, Kansas

Comparing Benton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Racial Diversity 4 3
Senior Citizens 3 3
Age of the Population 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 10
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 8
Short Commute Times 7 3
Public Transportation Use 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 3
Affordability of Rents 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
People Living Alone 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 10

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Benton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles NE of Wichita, Kansas
County Butler
Metro Area Wichita
Standard Zip Codes 67017
Phone Area Codes 316
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.788
Longitude -97.108

Benton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 41 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
Distance 31.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 39 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 32.7 inches
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Benton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 827 100%
Male 413 49.9%
Female 414 50.1%
Under 18 232 28.1%
18+ 595 71.9%
65+ 101 12.2%
Median Age 34.4
Average Family Size 3.07
White 806 97.5%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 4 0.5%
Mixed Race 12 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.3%

Estimated Benton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 817
Growth -10
Growth % -1.2%

Benton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 27.6%
US/American 16.8%
English 16%
Irish 8.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.1%
Italian 5.4%
Scottish 2.7%
European 2.5%
Dutch 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Swedish 1.5%
Norwegian 1%
Slavic 0.8%
Danish 0.6%
German Russian 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
British 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Benton 827 $58,214
Andover 6,698 $65,781
Augusta 8,423 $51,886
Bel Aire 5,836 $72,091
Eastborough 826 $150,635
Kechi 1,038 $62,212
Towanda 1,338 $47,188
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