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Benham is a city in Harlan County.
Benham is in the Eastern Coal Field region.
The community was named for the Benham Spur, a ridge along Looney Creek
The latitude of Benham is 36.964N. The longitude is -82.948W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,591 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 560.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Benham demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Harlan 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 40807 ZIP code.
7% of Benham residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Benham ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Benham was $16,174, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Benham residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Benham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $291. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $617.
Harlan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Benham political report.
The average commute time for Benham workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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