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Lake Benton is a city in Lincoln County.
The community was named for the lake, which was named for Sen. Thomas Hart Benton
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Lake Benton. For links to other places called Lake Benton, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lake Benton is 44.261N. The longitude is -96.287W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,762 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 687.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lake Benton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lincoln 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 56149 ZIP code.
42% of Lake Benton residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lake Benton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lake Benton was $15,922, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Lake Benton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Lake Benton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $223. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $614.
Libraries in Lake Benton include Lake Benton Public Library ... View libraries
Lincoln County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lake Benton political report.
The average commute time for Lake Benton workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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