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Benton is a town in Grafton County, in the Lebanon metro area.
The community was named after Thomas Hart Benton, U.S. senator from Missouri
The latitude of Benton is 44.103N. The longitude is -71.902W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,182 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 314.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Benton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grafton 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 03279 ZIP code.
8% of Benton residents report German ancestry, and 17% 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 $13,220, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% 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 $358. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $658.
Grafton 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 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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