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People

Total Population 1,005
Male Share of the Population 43.5%
Female Share of the Population 56.5%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 379
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 52.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19%
Median Earnings25+ $29,348
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $4,583
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,696

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,917
% Above Poverty Level 68.8%
% Below Poverty Level 31.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.2%
Median Gross Rent $678
Median House Value $117,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
US/American 0%
English 15.3%
Irish 7.1%

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

Notes:

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

Station MILLVILLE 2 SW
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
Station WILLIAMSPORT LYCOMING AP
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
Station FRANCIS E WALTER DAM
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

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 Population Median Family Income
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570-925-2651
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 394 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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