Benton, Alabama

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Population in 2013: 47 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: 0.0%
 
Males: 17  (38.2%)
Females: 30  (61.8%)
Median resident age:  20.0 years
Alabama median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 36752, 36785.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $84,825 (it was $90,000 in 2000)
Benton:

$84,825
AL:

$42,849

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,117 (it was $28,035 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $172,181 (it was $87,500 in 2000)
Benton:

$172,181
AL:

$122,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $193,000; Detached houses: $193,833
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  • Races in Benton, AL (2010)

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    • 4081.6%White alone
    • 918.4%Black alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Benton: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (45.6%), German (12.3%), English (10.5%), United States (5.3%), Slovak (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 141 feet

Land area: 0.31 square miles.

Population density: 153 people per square mile   (very low).

Benton, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Benton:

  • High school or higher: 102.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 75.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benton town:

  • Never married: 44.9%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $761 (0.4%)

Benton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Montgomery, AL (31.7 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (537.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Benton-Collirene, AL (2.2 miles ), White Hall, AL (2.5 miles ), Craig-Tyler, AL (3.0 miles ), Selmont-West Selmont, AL (3.5 miles ), Sardis, AL (3.5 miles ), Gordonville, AL (3.5 miles ), Mosses, AL (3.5 miles ), Lowndesboro, AL (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 32.31 N, Longitude: 86.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

Benton household income distribution Benton home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

11.9%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -1 (-2.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (56%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (55%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (44%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (22%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (55%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (27%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Benton, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Benton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 37% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.7 miles away from the Benton town center killed 2 people and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 tornado 37.0 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Benton-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 80.1 miles away from Benton center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 166.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 114.3 miles away from Benton center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 419.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lowndes County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benton topographic map

Birthplace of: Zeke Wilson - Major League Baseball pitcher.

Hospitals and medical centers near Benton:

  • LIGHTHOUSE REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SELMA, AL)
  • FMC DALLAS COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; SELMA, AL)
  • PARK PLACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; SELMA, AL)
  • WARREN MANOR HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; SELMA, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton:

  • Alabama State University (about 31 miles; Montgomery, AL; Full-time enrollment: 5,457)
  • Faulkner University (about 36 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 38 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)
  • University of Montevallo (about 56 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Troy University (about 62 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • Tuskegee University (about 66 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 72 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)

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Creeks: Old Town Creek (A), Big Swamp Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lowndes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 0.0%
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  83.3%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  11.1%
Whole state:  4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Benton compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.7
Alabama average:

11.9

Benton travel time to work - commute Benton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Benton town (based on Lowndes County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,43921
Black Protestant2,26512
Mainline Protestant1,51216
Other11
None5,082-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Lowndes County:

2.36 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Lowndes County:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Lowndes County:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

16.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lowndes County:

40.3%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.9%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$204
Totals for Government 0$0 8$204

6.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,381 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
Alabama average:

6.02%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Montgomery County, AL  3.06% ($23,689 average AGI)
from Dallas County, AL  0.37% ($23,438)
from Butler County, AL  0.35% ($24,067)


8.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,930 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.16%
Alabama average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montgomery County, AL  3.85% ($23,195 average AGI)
to Dallas County, AL  0.62% ($24,222)
to Elmore County, AL  0.59% ($26,385)

Strongest AM radio stations in Benton:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WACV (1170 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMRK (1340 AM; 1 kW; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALEXANDER B/C CO. INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLWI (1440 AM; 5 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHBB (1490 AM; 1 kW; SELMA, AL; Owner: BROADSOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXVI (1600 AM; 5 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: SUNSHINE 16 RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJUS (1310 AM; 5 kW; MARION, AL; Owner: GRACE BAPTIST TEMPLE CHURCH)
  • WAPZ (1250 AM; 5 kW; WETUMPKA, AL; Owner: J & W PROMOTIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benton:

  • WAPR (88.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: UA-ASU-TSU EDUCATIONAL RADIO CORP.)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WALX (100.9 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALEXANDER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMXS (103.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDXX (100.1 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: BROADSOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQKS-FM (96.1 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WAQU (91.1 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WBAM-FM (98.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: DEEP SOUTH BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHHY-FM (101.9 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMCZ (97.1 FM; MILLBROOK, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJAM-FM (97.3 FM; ORRVILLE, AL; Owner: SCOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBFZ (105.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: IMANI COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, INC)
  • WVAS (90.7 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY (ASU))
  • WXFX (95.1 FM; PRATTVILLE, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKXN (95.9 FM; GREENVILLE, AL; Owner: AUTAUGAVILLE RADIO, INC.)
  • W232AN (94.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around Benton:

  • WAKA (Channel 8; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W24CK (Channel 24; SELMA, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBIH (Channel 29; SELMA, AL; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)
  • WRJM-TV (Channel 67; TROY, AL; Owner: JOSIE PARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSFA (Channel 12; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WCOV-TV (Channel 20; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: WOODS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WMCF-TV (Channel 45; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WETU-LP (Channel 39; WETUMPKA, AL; Owner: CABLE VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WAIQ (Channel 26; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)

Benton fatal accident list:

Dec 18, 1977 04:40 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 21m69ftTotal length
  • $9,811,000Total costs
  • 18,330Total average daily traffic
  • 4,214Total average daily truck traffic
  • 30,030Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Benton)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • DALLAS COUNTY, Lat: 32.117500 Lon: -86.968056, Call Sign: WPSH711
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.406 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/15/2011, Expiration Date: 05/01/2021, Certifier: Wesley Bass
    Registrant: Pioneer Electric Cooperative, 300 Herbert Street, Greenville, AL 36037, Phone: (334) 382-6636, Fax: (334) 382-6636, Email:

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