Benton, Pennsylvania

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Benton, Pennsylvania

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Comparative Profile of Benton, Pennsylvania

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 9
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Senior Citizens 5 3
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Age of the Population 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 7
Portion of People Married 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 6
People Above Poverty 3 2
Median Family Income 2 1
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Short Commute Times 4 4
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
People Living Alone 7 5
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Housing Recently Built 1 4

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Benton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles W of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 107 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Columbia
Metro Area Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton
Standard Zip Codes 17814
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.195
Longitude -76.383

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 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 41.5 inches
Distance 34.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
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Benton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 955 100%
Male 456 47.7%
Female 499 52.3%
Under 18 247 25.9%
18+ 708 74.1%
65+ 146 15.3%
Median Age 36.5
Average Family Size 2.95
White 952 99.7%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Benton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 923
Growth -32
Growth % -3.4%

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
German 38.4%
Irish 10.4%
US/American 8.9%
Polish 7.1%
Italian 6.4%
English 4.7%
French (except Basque) 4.3%
Dutch 3.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.1%
Pennsylvania German 2.4%
Slovak 1.8%
Welsh 1.8%
Scottish 1.6%
Russian 1.3%
French Canadian 0.9%
Lithuanian 0.6%
European 0.6%
Swedish 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Central (17814)
Coles Creek (17814)
Derrs (17814)
Elk Grove (17814)
Laubachs (17814)
Raven Creek (17814)
Red Rock (17814)
Talmar (17814)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Benton 955 $32,125
Berwick 10,774 $32,357
Millville 991 $44,063
Nescopeck 1,528 $39,440
Orangeville 500 $43,542
Shickshinny 959 $36,333
Stillwater 194 $48,750
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Benton High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 394 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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