Benton, Wisconsin

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Benton, Wisconsin

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 7% Benton Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 13% Benton Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Benton, Wisconsin

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Age of the Population 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 1
Senior Citizens 4 4
Racial Diversity 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 4
College Educated Adults 7 5
Median Family Income 6 3
People in Middle Class or Better 5 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 4 2
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
People Living Alone 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 9
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Benton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles E of Dubuque, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 129 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Lafayette
Standard Zip Codes 53803
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.569
Longitude -90.38

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 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 27 F
Apr Temp 32 to 59 F
Jul Temp 57 to 84 F
Oct Temp 34 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.9 inches
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches
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Benton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 976 100%
Male 469 48.1%
Female 507 51.9%
Under 18 261 26.7%
18+ 715 73.3%
65+ 133 13.6%
Median Age 37.2
Average Family Size 3.09
White 960 98.4%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 12 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Benton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 979
Growth 3
Growth % 0.3%

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
German 36.8%
English 23.2%
Irish 18.4%
US/American 9.6%
Norwegian 3.9%
Swiss 1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Greek 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Swedish 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Benton 976 $41,518
Belmont 871 $49,688
Cuba City 2,156 $46,550
Dickeyville 1,043 $47,054
Hazel Green 1,183 $45,905
Platteville 9,989 $50,583
Shullsburg 1,246 $41,500
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Benton High Schools (2004)

Serves 126 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

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