Benton, Maine

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Benton, Maine

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High Points

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

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Public Transportation Use
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Top 7% Benton Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Benton, Maine

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Senior Citizens 3 4
Racial Diversity 2 4
Female Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
College Educated Adults 6 4
Median Family Income 6 6
People Above Poverty 6 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Short Commute Times 7 8
Working at Home 3 1
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4
People Living Alone 2 3

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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

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

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,557 100%
Male 1,311 51.3%
Female 1,246 48.7%
Under 18 635 24.8%
18+ 1,922 75.2%
65+ 303 11.8%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 2.88
White 2,523 98.7%
African-American 5 0.2%
Asian 3 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.2%
Other 5 0.2%
Mixed Race 15 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 0.5%

Estimated Benton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,682
Growth 125
Growth % 4.9%

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
French (except Basque) 29.3%
English 19.9%
French Canadian 12.8%
US/American 11.5%
Irish 11.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.2%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
Scottish 1.9%
Polish 1.8%
German 1.7%
Italian 1.2%
Portuguese 0.7%
British 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Benton 2,557 $41,597
Albion 1,946 $37,574
China 4,106 $42,768
Clinton 3,340 $37,652
Fairfield 6,573 $43,533
Waterville 15,605 $38,052
Winslow 7,743 $46,725
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