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Demographics

People

Total Population4,483
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens23.5%
Employed Population 16+1,606
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married51.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21%
Median Earnings25+$30,991
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,114
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,107

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,964
% Above Poverty Level86.3%
% Below Poverty Level13.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.1%
Median Gross Rent$666
Median House Value$116,300

Ancestry

Irish11.9%
English11.1%
German8.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.9%
French Except Basque4.8%
Italian4.8%
Scottish4.5%
Dutch2.5%
Polish1%
Welsh0.8%
Czech0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Benton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Marshall County
Standard Zip Codes42025
Phone Area Codes270
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude36.85
Approximate Longitude-88.35

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)

StationGILBERTSVILLE KY DAM
Distance12 miles
Jan Temp27 to 45 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp50 to 74 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationPADUCAH WALKER BOAT YARD
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp27 to 43 F
Apr Temp47 to 70 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationPADUCAH BARKLEY RGNL AP
Distance26.6 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp46 to 68 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip49.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Calvert City2,544$67,898
Grand Rivers332$65,417
Hardin600$30,125
Kuttawa699$64,688
Mayfield10,078$38,235
Murray18,726$46,673

Benton Public Libraries

Marshall County Public Library
1003 POPLAR STREET
Benton, Kentucky
(270) 527-9969

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Benton Hospitals

Marshall County Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
615 Old Symsonia Road, Po Box 630
(270) 527-4800

Benton Public Schools

Benton Elementary School
208 W 11th St
ZIP: 42025
(270) 527-3373
Primary
Total Enrollment 630
Benton Middle School
906 Joe Creason Dr
ZIP: 42025
(270) 527-9091
Middle
Total Enrollment 260
Central Elementary School
115 Jim Goheen Road
ZIP: 42025
(270) 527-0796
Primary
Total Enrollment 530
Jonathan Elementary School
9207 Us Hwy 68 E
ZIP: 42025
(270) 354-6462
Primary
Total Enrollment 214
Marshall County High School
416 High School Rd
ZIP: 42025
(270) 527-1453
High
Total Enrollment 1369
Marshall County Technical Center
341 High School Rd
ZIP: 42025
(270) 527-8648
Sharpe Elementary School
8400 Us Hwy 68 W
ZIP: 42025
(270) 898-2852
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
South Marshall Elementary School
155 Sid Darnell Road
ZIP: 42025
(270) 527-1581
Primary
Total Enrollment 313
South Marshall Middle School
85 Sid Darnall Rd
ZIP: 42025
(270) 527-3828
Middle
Total Enrollment 251
Star Academy High School
397 High School Road
ZIP: 42025
(270) 252-1394
High
Total Enrollment 33

Benton Private Schools

Christian Fellowship School
1415 Us Highway 68 E
ZIP: 42025
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 128
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