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Benton is a city in Ringgold County.

The latitude of Benton is 40.703N. The longitude is -94.358W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,083 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 40.


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$26,250
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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4% of Benton residents report German ancestry, and 24% 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 $15,752, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% 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 $125.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $450.


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Newspapers in Benton include South Benton Star-Press

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

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The average commute time for Benton workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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