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People

Total Population 1,844
Male Share of the Population 53.8%
Female Share of the Population 46.2%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 613
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 52.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.2%
Median Earnings25+ $25,924
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,806
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,944

Wealth

Median Family Income $38,924
% Above Poverty Level 72.4%
% Below Poverty Level 27.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 18.9%
Median Gross Rent $596
Median House Value $97,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.8%
US/American 0%
English 8.3%
Irish 14.6%

Benton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles E of Chattanooga, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 99 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia
County Polk
Standard Zip Codes 37307
Phone Area Codes 423
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.174
Longitude -84.653

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 CLEVELAND FILTER PLANT
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 44 to 71 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 55.4 inches
Station ATHENS
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 47 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 58.3 inches
Station DALTON
Distance 33.8 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 49 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 56.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Athens 13,603 $41,360
Calhoun 530 $63,750
Charleston 674 $48,542
Cleveland 42,331 $49,356
Ducktown 449 $37,500
Etowah 3,498 $53,950

Benton Public Libraries

Library
Benton Public Library
HWY 411
Benton, Tennessee
(423) 338-4536

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Benton High Schools

POLK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
7200 HIGHWAY 411 NORTH
423-338-4514
Serves 526 students.

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