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People

Total Population 1,897
Male Share of the Population 54.9%
Female Share of the Population 45.1%
Senior Citizens 11%
Employed Population 16+ 645
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 47.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $40,236
% Above Poverty Level 81%
% Below Poverty Level 19%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 20.6%
Median Gross Rent $613
Median House Value $96,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.5%
US/American 0%
English 5.3%
Irish 13.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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 13,634 $44,717
Calhoun 503 $57,143
Charleston 834 $50,250
Cleveland 42,895 $46,529
Ducktown 411 $33,125
Etowah 3,493 $53,051

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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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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