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Benton is a city in Marshall County.

Benton is in the Jackson Purchase region.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Sen. Thomas Hart Benton

The latitude of Benton is 36.857N. The longitude is -88.35W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 427 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,165.


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Median household income
Local
$35,250
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Benton demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Marshall County Fair - Aug. 4-11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Benton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Benton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marshall 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 42025 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Benton residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Benton ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Benton was $18,660, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Benton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Benton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $295.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $718.


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Libraries in Benton include Marshall County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Benton include Marshall County Tribune-Courier

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Marshall 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Benton include Holiday Inn Express Hotel.

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