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People

Total Population 2,689
Male Share of the Population 53.1%
Female Share of the Population 46.9%
Senior Citizens 20.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,219
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 59.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,298
% Above Poverty Level 89.6%
% Below Poverty Level 10.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.1%
Median Gross Rent $635
Median House Value $127,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.4%
US/American 0%
English 20.8%
Irish 12.3%

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

Benton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 171 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Kennebec
Standard Zip Codes 04901
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.586
Longitude -69.551

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 WATERVILLE TREATMENT PLT
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
Station MADISON
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 26 F
Apr Temp 31 to 51 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Station CORINNA
Distance 26.8 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 57 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Albion 1,782 $51,429
China 4,287 $52,475
Clinton 1,076 $59,861
Fairfield 3,105 $45,870
Waterville 15,989 $53,198
Winslow 7,661 $60,820

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

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