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Demographics

People

Total Population1,821
Male Share of the Population53.9%
Female Share of the Population46.1%
Senior Citizens10.9%
Employed Population 16+660
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married45.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher6.5%
Median Earnings25+$25,733
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,375

Wealth

Median Family Income$39,052
% Above Poverty Level81.1%
% Below Poverty Level18.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone23.2%
Median Gross Rent$629
Median House Value$102,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.2%
Irish10.9%
German9.8%
English5.9%
Greek1.7%
Italian0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Russian0.8%
Canadian0.5%
West Indian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Dutch0.2%
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Benton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Polk 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
Athens13,651$42,727
Calhoun618$44,821
Charleston888$52,250
Cleveland43,276$46,424
Ducktown480$29,722
Etowah3,493$47,404

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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