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Benton is a town in Lowndes County, in the Montgomery metro area.
The community was named for Sen. Thomas Hart Benton
The latitude of Benton is 32.306N. The longitude is -86.817W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 141 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 44.
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19% of Benton residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Benton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Benton was $28,035, compared with $21,587 nationally.
46% of Benton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Benton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $275. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,250.
Lowndes County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Benton political report.
The average commute time for Benton workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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