Comparing Benton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):
Ratings range from (lowest) to (highest).
|Children Under 5 Years Old|
|Female Share of the Population|
|Male Share of the Population|
|Age of the Population|
|Well-Paid Single Men|
|Average Household Size|
|Portion of People Married|
|College Educated Adults|
|People Above Poverty|
|Median Family Income|
|People in Middle Class or Better|
|Walking and Biking to Work|
|Public Transportation Use|
|Short Commute Times|
|Working at Home|
|Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals|
|Seasonal and Vacation Housing|
|People Living Alone|
|Affordability of Rents|
|Affordability of Property Taxes|
|Housing Recently Built|
|Nearest Medium City||40 miles W of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)|
|Nearest Large City||107 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|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.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|Station||MILLVILLE 2 SW|
|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|
|Station||WILLIAMSPORT LYCOMING AP|
|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|
|Station||FRANCIS E WALTER DAM|
|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|
|Average Family Size||2.95|
|American Indian & Alaskan||0||0%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||1||0.1%|
|Est. 2005 Population||923|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|French (except Basque)||4.3%|
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||3.1%|
According to the US Postal Service, Benton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:Central (17814)
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Penn Foster College
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Sacred Heart University Online
BENTON AREA MSHS
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 394 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9
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