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People

Total Population 1,030
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 19.1%
Employed Population 16+ 493
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 59.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,107
% Above Poverty Level 94.2%
% Below Poverty Level 5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.5%
Median Gross Rent $600
Median House Value $98,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.3%
US/American 0%
English 13.6%
Irish 23.9%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station PLATTEVILLE
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
Station ELIZABETH
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
Station BELLEVUE L AND D 12
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belmont 1,007 $54,125
Cuba City 1,917 $69,226
Dickeyville 1,176 $60,431
Hazel Green 1,105 $72,875
Platteville 11,740 $67,176
Shullsburg 1,115 $61,591

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

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Benton High Schools

BENTON HI
41 ALMA ST
608-759-4002
Serves 126 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

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