Demographics

People

Total Population4,460
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens22.4%
Employed Population 16+1,817
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married56.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38.4%
Median Earnings25+$40,062
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$9,931
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,208

Wealth

Median Family Income$74,667
% Above Poverty Level85.6%
% Below Poverty Level14.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.8%
Median Gross Rent$666
Median House Value$125,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.6%
English15.7%
Irish12%
French Except Basque6.3%
German6.1%
Italian5.2%
Scottish4%
Polish0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Welsh0.4%
Haitian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Russian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Benton Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyMarshall 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 City2,509$70,645
Grand Rivers336$64,896
Hardin544$26,250
Kuttawa678$68,542
Mayfield9,940$41,136
Murray19,037$51,804

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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