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Population in 2012: 47 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: 0.0%
 

Males: 20  (42.6%)
Females: 27  (57.4%)

Median resident age:  46.3 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 36752, 36785.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $82,178 (it was $90,000 in 2000)
Benton:

$82,178
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $34,336

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $171,251 (it was $87,500 in 2000)
Benton:

$171,251
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $187,000; Detached houses: $187,000

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  • White alone - 40 (81.6%)
  • Black alone - 9 (18.4%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Benton: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (42.0%), English (14.0%), German (10.0%), United States (8.0%), Swedish (4.0%), Slovak (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 141 feet

Land area: 0.31 square miles.

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




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For population 25 years and over in Benton:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 72.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benton town:

  • Never married: 34.2%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $700 (0.4%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.4%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -1 (-2.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (60%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (56%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Benton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 103% 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 below Alabama state average. It is 90% 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 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 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 85.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 80.8 miles away from Benton center
On 8/19/2004 at 23:51:49, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.6 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, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Zeke Wilson - Major League Baseball pitcher.


Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Benton, AL

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton:

  • Alabama State University (about 31 miles; Montgomery, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,561)
  • Faulkner University (about 36 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 2,534)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 38 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 3,426)
  • University of Montevallo (about 55 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,494)
  • Troy University (about 63 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 13,221)
  • Tuskegee University (about 66 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 71 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 3,652)

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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 2012: 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.
  • 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.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Benton travel time to work - commute


Benton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54%)
  • Electricity (46%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 28.92%
Here28.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Southern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of Christ USA National Primitive Baptist Convention
Adherents33.0%29.0%11.4%7.6%7.5%
Congregations24.4%19.5%17.1%14.6%7.3%
NamePresbyterian Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationOther
Adherents3.3%3.2%2.1%1.7%1.1%
Congregations7.3%2.4%2.4%2.4%2.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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 2007)
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 7$145
Totals for Government 0$0 7$145


6.45% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,890 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
Alabama average:

6.81%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Montgomery County, AL  2.95% ($25,543 average AGI)
from Butler County, AL  0.50% ($19,727)
from Dallas County, AL  0.48% ($21,048)


7.67% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,694 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.67%
Alabama average:

6.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Montgomery County, AL  4.11% ($50,846 average AGI)
to Butler County, AL  0.74% ($22,545)
to Autauga County, AL  0.45% ($28,900)

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
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 21 meters (69ft)
Total costs: $9,811,000
Total average daily traffic: 18,330
Total average daily truck traffic: 4,214
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 30,030

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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