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Benton is a town in Polk County, in the Cleveland metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Thomas Hart Benton, who lived in TN before becoming a U.S. senator from MO
The latitude of Benton is 35.174N. The longitude is -84.653W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 741 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,137.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Benton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Polk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 37307 ZIP code.
11% of Benton residents report German ancestry, and 18% 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 $12,580, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Benton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Benton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $179. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $600.
Libraries in Benton include Benton Public Library ... View libraries
Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Benton political report.
The average commute time for Benton workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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