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Benton is a city in Butler County, in the Wichita metro area.
The community was named for Thomas Benton Murdock, legislator and newspaperman
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Benton. For links to other places called Benton, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Benton is 37.788N. The longitude is -97.108W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,375 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 816.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Benton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Butler County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Wichita area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 67017 ZIP code.
24% of Benton residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $21,975, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Benton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Benton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $384. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $796.
Butler 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 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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