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People

Total Population 147
Male Share of the Population 52.4%
Female Share of the Population 47.6%
Senior Citizens 16.3%
Employed Population 16+ 59
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 52.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 2.1%
Median Earnings25+ $28,333
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $29,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,250

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,750
% Above Poverty Level 91.5%
% Below Poverty Level 8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.9%
Median Gross Rent $655
Median House Value $46,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.6%
US/American 0%
English 3.4%
Irish 2.7%

Benton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 107 miles NE of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 113 miles S of St. Louis, Missouri
County Scott
Standard Zip Codes 63736
Phone Area Codes 573
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.097
Longitude -89.562

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 CAPE GIRARDEAU AP
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 46 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station SIKESTON POWER STATION
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Station CHARLESTON
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

New Hamburg (63736)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allenville 76 $29,750
Blodgett 188 $34,000
Kelso 508 $76,382
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Benton High Schools

THOMAS W. KELLY HIGH
4035 STATE HWY 77
573-545-3541
Serves 341 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

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