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The county is in the Lafayette metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 9,139. This was a decrease of -2.99% from the 2000 census.
In 2002, the per capita personal income in Benton County was $24,731. This was an increase of 6.7% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 80% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.
30% of Benton County residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Benton County ancestry & family history guide.
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Cemeteries in Benton County include Blue Ridge Cemetery, Boswell Cemetery, Dehner Cemetery, Earl Park Cemetery, Fleming Cemetery, Fowler Catholic Cemetery, Griffin Cemetery, Justus Cemetery, Oxford Cemetery, Perigo Cemetery ... View cemeteries
Communities in Benton County include Ambia, Bolivar, Boswell, Center, Earl Park, Fowler, Gilboa, Grant, Hickory Grove, Oak Grove ... View communities
School districts in Benton County include Benton Community Schools ... View school districts
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Libraries in Benton County include Benton County Public Library, Boswell-Grant Twp Public Library, Earl Park Public Library, Otterbein Public Library, Oxford Public Library, York Twp Public Library ... View libraries
Benton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Benton County political report.
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