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People

Total Population 685
Male Share of the Population 45.7%
Female Share of the Population 54.3%
Senior Citizens 23.9%
Employed Population 16+ 348
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 45.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.7%
Median Earnings25+ $32,188
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,893
Median Earnings With High School Degree $17,250

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,750
% Above Poverty Level 86%
% Below Poverty Level 14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 41.7%
Median Gross Rent $496
Median House Value $65,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.4%
US/American 0%
English 6.3%
Irish 3.9%

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

Lake Benton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 52 miles NE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 156 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Lincoln
Standard Zip Codes 56149
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.261
Longitude -96.287

Lake 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 TYLER
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 22 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches
Station FLANDREAU
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 22 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 23.7 inches
Station BROOKINGS 2 NE
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 22.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hendricks 667 $54,250
Holland 183 $53,750
Ivanhoe 535 $56,607

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

Lake Benton Public Libraries

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Lake Benton Public Library
112 W BENTON
Lake Benton, Minnesota
(507) 368-4252

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Lake Benton High Schools

LAKE BENTON SEC.
101 GARFIELD ST.
507-368-4241
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 93 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.9

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