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People

Total Population1,897
Male Share of the Population54.9%
Female Share of the Population45.1%
Senior Citizens11%
Employed Population 16+645
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married47.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.1%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,236
% Above Poverty Level81%
% Below Poverty Level19%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone20.6%
Median Gross Rent$613
Median House Value$96,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.5%
US/American0%
English5.3%
Irish13.1%

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

Benton Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 38 miles E of Chattanooga, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City99 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia
CountyPolk
Standard Zip Codes37307
Phone Area Codes423
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude35.174
Longitude-84.653

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
Athens13,634$44,717
Calhoun503$57,143
Charleston834$50,250
Cleveland42,895$46,529
Ducktown411$33,125
Etowah3,493$53,051

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

Benton Public Libraries

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Benton Public Library
HWY 411
Benton, Tennessee
(423) 338-4536

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Benton High Schools

POLK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
7200 HIGHWAY 411 NORTH
423-338-4514
Serves 526 students.

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