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Fort Benton is a city in Chouteau County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Sen. Thomas H. Benton

The latitude of Fort Benton is 47.818N. The longitude is -110.666W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,621 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,502.


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Median household income
Local
$29,406
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fort Benton demographic reports
Fort Benton is on the Missouri River
Early trading post on the Missouri River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 14. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 9.3 per 1,000 people.
Ranked top home town in the state, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home Towns Index
Local festivals include:
  • Summer Celebration - June 22-24, 2007
  • Chouteau County Fair - Aug. 17-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fort Benton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Montana Agricultural Center & Museum, Museum of the Northern Great Plains, Museum of the Upper Missouri
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Fort Benton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chouteau 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 59442 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

29% of Fort Benton residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Benton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Benton was $14,861, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

21% of Fort Benton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Fort Benton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $320.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $762.


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Libraries in Fort Benton include Chouteau County Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Fort Benton workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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