Benton, Tennessee

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High Points

Benton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Tennessee):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 18% Benton Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Benton, Tennessee

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Age of the Population 5 5
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Senior Citizens 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2
Racial Diversity 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 5
Portion of People Married 3 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 7
Short Commute Times 4 4
Walking and Biking to Work 2 3
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 8
Housing Recently Built 9 7
People Living Alone 8 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 2 4
Low Violent Crime 2 3

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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Benton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,138 100%
Male 544 47.8%
Female 594 52.2%
Under 18 258 22.7%
18+ 880 77.3%
65+ 162 14.2%
Median Age 37.3
Average Family Size 2.95
White 1,125 98.9%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 8 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.5%

Estimated Benton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,103
Growth -35
Growth % -3.1%

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
US/American 35.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.3%
Irish 12.2%
German 9.1%
English 7.4%
Scotch-Irish 4.9%
Dutch 4.7%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Italian 1.4%
Scottish 1%
Lithuanian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Benton 1,138 $31,146
Athens 13,220 $39,563
Calhoun 496 $44,688
Charleston 630 $40,781
Cleveland 37,192 $40,150
Ducktown 427 $27,045
Etowah 3,663 $33,034

Benton Public Libraries

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

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1. Baxter, Tennessee 90.8   31.8% 17.7% 5.8% 24 $30,083 6.6% 2.1% 1,279 23.3% 35.2 0.3% 3.9
2. Bourbon, Missouri 90.6   33.3% 16% 9.7% 25 $35,294 7.2% 1.1% 1,348 14.2% 51.2 0.2% 18.6
3. Englewood, Tennessee 85.9   29.3% 16.9% 7.7% 27 $29,792 8% 2.3% 1,590 20.1% 34 0.3% 5
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