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People

Total Population 4,379
Male Share of the Population 45.9%
Female Share of the Population 54.1%
Senior Citizens 24.7%
Employed Population 16+ 1,441
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 50%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,941
% Above Poverty Level 85.3%
% Below Poverty Level 14.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 38.7%
Median Gross Rent $678
Median House Value $111,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.4%
US/American 0%
English 10.7%
Irish 13.7%

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

Benton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 59 miles W of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 99 miles NW of Nashville, Tennessee
County Marshall
Standard Zip Codes 42025
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.857
Longitude -88.35

Benton 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 GILBERTSVILLE KY DAM
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 45 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Station PADUCAH WALKER BOAT YARD
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 43 F
Apr Temp 47 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
Station PADUCAH BARKLEY RGNL AP
Distance 26.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 46 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Benton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Draffenville (42025)

Fairdealing (42025)

Palma (42025)

Sharpe (42025)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Calvert City 2,543 $62,679
Grand Rivers 360 $57,679
Hardin 625 $30,054
Kuttawa 698 $70,938
Mayfield 10,101 $37,547
Murray 18,515 $46,144

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

Benton Public Libraries

Library
Marshall County Public Library
1003 POPLAR STREET
Benton, Kentucky
(270) 527-9969
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Benton Hospitals

MARSHALL COUNTY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
503 GEORGE MCCLAIN DRIVE
(270) 527-4800
Emergency Service: Yes

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Benton High Schools

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MARSHALL COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
416 HIGH SCHOOL RD
270-527-1453
Serves 1,411 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

MARSHALL COUNTY TECHNICAL CENTER
341 HIGH SCHOOL RD
270-527-8648
A Vocational School

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