Demographics

People

Total Population1,584
Male Share of the Population51.9%
Female Share of the Population48.1%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+534
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married40.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.3%
Median Earnings25+$22,083
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,859

Wealth

Median Family Income$39,018
% Above Poverty Level79%
% Below Poverty Level21%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.4%
Median Gross Rent$472
Median House Value$101,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.2%
Irish10.1%
English5.8%
German4.2%
Greek2.1%
Scottish1.6%
Norwegian0.8%
Italian0.7%
Welsh0.5%
Russian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
West Indian0.2%
French Except Basque0.2%
Dutch0.2%
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Benton Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyPolk County
Standard Zip Codes37307
Phone Area Codes423
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.17
Approximate Longitude-84.65

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)

StationCLEVELAND FILTER PLANT
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp44 to 71 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip55.4 inches
StationATHENS
Distance18.4 miles
Jan Temp26 to 47 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip58.3 inches
StationDALTON
Distance33.8 miles
Jan Temp30 to 49 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip56.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Athens13,752$42,805
Calhoun554$56,429
Charleston844$46,750
Cleveland43,924$52,816
Ducktown489$36,731
Etowah3,474$40,673

Benton Public Libraries

West Polk Public Library
126 POLK STREET
Benton, Tennessee
(423) 338-4536

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Benton Public Schools

Benton Elementary
215 Schoolhouse Hill Rd
ZIP: 37307
(423) 338-4510
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Chilhowee Middle School
215 Schoolhouse Hill Rd
ZIP: 37307
(423) 338-3102
Middle
Total Enrollment 382
Polk County High School
7200 Highway 411 North
ZIP: 37307
(423) 338-4514
High
Total Enrollment 577
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