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Benjamin is a city in Knox County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the son of Hilory H. Bedford, railroad president
The latitude of Benjamin is 33.583N. The longitude is -99.791W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,476 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 245.
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8% of Benjamin residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Benjamin ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Benjamin was $13,138, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Benjamin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Benjamin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $200. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $575.
Knox County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Benjamin political report.
The average commute time for Benjamin workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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