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People

Total Population 529
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 24.8%
Employed Population 16+ 172
Age of the Population 50

Families

% of people married 69.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,821
% Above Poverty Level 74.9%
% Below Poverty Level 25.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.6%
Median Gross Rent $678
Median House Value $56,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.4%
US/American 0%
English 4%
Irish 12.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Benham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 55 miles NW of Johnson City, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 109 miles SE of Lexington, Kentucky
County Harlan
P.O. Box Zip Codes 40807
Phone Area Codes 606
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.964
Longitude -82.948

Benham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BIG STONE GAP
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 44 F
Apr Temp 40 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 70 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Station PENNINGTON GAP
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 44 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Station BAXTER
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 40 to 68 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 51.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blackey 233 $32,500
Cumberland 2,245 $27,614
Evarts 905 $22,292
Lynch 649 $43,092
Vicco 326 $37,083
Whitesburg 2,053 $58,362

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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