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People

Total Population 1,087
Male Share of the Population 45.2%
Female Share of the Population 54.8%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 414
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 52.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,375
% Above Poverty Level 71.9%
% Below Poverty Level 28.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.5%
Median Gross Rent $676
Median House Value $110,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.6%
US/American 0%
English 10.9%
Irish 3.3%

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

Benton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles W of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 107 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Columbia
Metro Area Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton
Standard Zip Codes 17814
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.195
Longitude -76.383

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 MILLVILLE 2 SW
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station WILLIAMSPORT LYCOMING AP
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 41.5 inches
Station FRANCIS E WALTER DAM
Distance 34.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Benton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Central (17814)

Coles Creek (17814)

Derrs (17814)

Elk Grove (17814)

Laubachs (17814)

Raven Creek (17814)

Red Rock (17814)

Talmar (17814)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berwick 10,328 $41,687

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

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Benton High Schools

BENTON AREA MSHS
570-925-2651
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 394 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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