Benham, Kentucky

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Benham, Kentucky

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

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Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Benham Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Benham Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Benham Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Benham, Kentucky

Comparing Benham to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kentucky (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 8 8
Racial Diversity 7 7
Male Share of the Population 6 8
Female Share of the Population 5 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 3 5
Median Family Income 3 4
People Above Poverty 2 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Short Commute Times 4 3
Working at Home 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
People Living Alone 5 4
Affordability of Rents 4 4
Housing Recently Built 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 9
Low Property Crime 9 8

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Benham Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 599 100%
Male 290 48.4%
Female 309 51.6%
Under 18 137 22.9%
18+ 462 77.1%
65+ 117 19.5%
Median Age 44.2
Average Family Size 2.88
White 532 88.8%
African-American 59 9.8%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 3 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.5%

Estimated Benham Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 556
Growth -43
Growth % -7.2%

Benham 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
US/American 46.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.3%
English 7.5%
Irish 6.6%
German 6.2%
Hungarian 3%
Dutch 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Welsh 2.3%
Scottish 1.4%
Italian 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
British 0.7%
European 0.7%
French Canadian 0.5%
African 0.5%
Dutch West Indian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Benham 599 $33,333
Blackey 153 $20,625
Cumberland 2,611 $22,365
Evarts 1,101 $22,159
Lynch 900 $21,625
Vicco 318 $14,688
Whitesburg 1,600 $35,714
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