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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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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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Benton was $18,660, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% 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 $295. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $718.
Libraries in Benton include Marshall County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Benton include Marshall County Tribune-Courier
Marshall County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Benton political report.
The average commute time for Benton workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Benton include Holiday Inn Express Hotel.
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