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Demographics

People

Total Population894
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens21.8%
Employed Population 16+431
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married59%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.6%
Median Earnings25+$35,125
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,583

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,375
% Above Poverty Level95.6%
% Below Poverty Level4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.5%
Median Gross Rent$665
Median House Value$103,300

Ancestry

German45.1%
Irish18.2%
English17.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)4.5%
Norwegian4.1%
French Except Basque2.5%
Czech1.9%
Swedish1.3%
Swiss1.1%
Dutch1%
Welsh0.9%
Scottish0.7%
Polish0.7%
African0.4%
Italian0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
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Benton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lafayette County
Standard Zip Codes53803
Phone Area Codes608
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.57
Approximate Longitude-90.38

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)

StationPLATTEVILLE
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp7 to 25 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip36.1 inches
StationELIZABETH
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp4 to 27 F
Apr Temp32 to 59 F
Jul Temp57 to 84 F
Oct Temp34 to 62 F
Annual Precip34.9 inches
StationBELLEVUE L AND D 12
Distance21 miles
Jan Temp9 to 27 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip34.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belmont1,011$61,184
Cuba City2,077$80,461
Dickeyville1,205$63,056
Hazel Green1,065$82,857
Platteville12,194$71,563
Shullsburg1,277$64,318

Benton Public Libraries

Benton Public Library
48 W. MAIN ST.
Benton, Wisconsin
(608) 759-2665

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Benton Public Schools

Benton Elementary
41 Alma St
ZIP: 53803
(608) 759-4002
Primary
Total Enrollment 122
Benton High
41 Alma St
ZIP: 53803
(608) 759-4002
High
Total Enrollment 132
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