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Benton County, WA
The county was named for Sen. Thomas H. Benton of Missouri

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Benton County is one of 39 counties in Washington.

The county is in the Kennewick-Richland-Pasco metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 155,991. This was an increase of  9.49% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$47,044
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Benton County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Benton County was $29,086. This was an increase of 25.4% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 94% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Prosser
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 6 in production of potatoes; 6 in production of apples; 10 in production of cherries
(1997 Census of Agriculture)

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18% of Benton County residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Benton County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Benton County include Desert Lawn Memorial Park, East Prosser Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Horse Heaven Hills Cemetery, Paterson Cemetery, Resthaven Cemetery, Riverview Heights Cemetery, Sunset Memorial Gardens ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Benton County include Benton City, Kennewick, Paterson, Prosser, Richland, West Richland, Yellepit ... View communities

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Education

School districts in Benton County include Finley Schools Dist 53, Kennewick Schools Dist 17, Kiona-Benton Schools Dist 52, Paterson Schools Dist 50, Prosser Schools Dist 116, Richland Schools Dist 400 ... View school districts

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Libraries in Benton County include Benton City Library, Keewaydin Library, Kennewick Library, Prosser Library, Richland Public Library, West Richland Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Benton County include Prosser Record-Bulletin, Tri-City Herald ... View newspapers

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Benton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Benton County political report.

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Hotels in Benton County include Best Western, Best Western, Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, Clover Island Inn, Comfort Inn, Courtyard Richland Columbia Point, Days Inn, Days Inn Kennewick, Econo Lodge Kennewick, Fairfield Inn ... More hotels

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