Benton, California

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Population in 2010: 280.
Males: 170  (60.8%)
Females: 110  (39.2%)
Median resident age:

53.2 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 93512, 93514.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $66,567
Benton:

$66,567
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $36,831

Benton CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $351,795
Benton:

$351,795
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $631,791; detached houses: $710,829; townhouses or other attached units: $771,986; in 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $539,655; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $644,983; mobile homes: $131,608

Median gross rent in 2019: $448.

March 2019 cost of living index in Benton: 92.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.9%
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  • Races in Benton, CA (2019)
    • 23370.8%White alone
    • 7522.8%American Indian alone
    • 175.2%Hispanic
    • 20.6%Asian alone

Races in Benton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Benton, California as of September 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Benton is 357 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (17.7%), German (17.7%), Northern European (6.6%), Eastern European (4.4%), Irish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 5377 feet

5 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.5%
California:

26.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,009 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clovis, CA (96.3 miles , pop. 68,468).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fresno, CA (102.0 miles , pop. 427,652).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (258.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Sunny Slopes, CA (4.5 miles),
Aspen Springs, CA (4.7 miles),
Crowley Lake, CA (4.8 miles ),
Chalfant, CA (4.8 miles ),
Swall Meadows, CA (4.8 miles ),
Dyer, NV (4.9 miles ),
McGee Creek, CA (4.9 miles),
Mesa, CA (5.3 miles )

Latitude: 37.82 N, Longitude: 118.48 W

Area code: 760

Distribution of median household income in Benton, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Benton, CA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.1%
California:

7.9%

Earthquake activity:

Benton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 8310% greater than the overall U.S. average.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mono County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Mudslides: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton:

  • Institute of Technology Inc (about 97 miles; Clovis, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,483)
  • University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus (about 99 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,109)
  • California State University-Fresno (about 99 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 18,993)
  • Reedley College (about 100 miles; Reedley, CA; FT enrollment: 8,144)
  • Heald College-Fresno (about 101 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Fresno Pacific University (about 103 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 3,083)
  • Fresno City College (about 103 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 12,994)

Public elementary/middle school in Benton:

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Notable locations in Benton: Pedro Ranch (A), White Mountain Fire Protection District (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Montgomery Creek (A), Hutchinson Creek (B), Morris Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Mono County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

61.5%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

12.3%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Benton:

Marital status in Benton, CA
  • Never married: 12.6%
  • Now married: 38.0%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 38.5%

For population 25 years and over in Benton:

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Benton, CA (based on Mono County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,8523
Evangelical Protestant3958
Other3403
Mainline Protestant582
None557-
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: 6
Mono County:

4.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Mono County:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Mono County:

34.49 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Mono County:

22.2%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Mono County:

8.4%
State:

17.9%

9.25% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,231 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.25%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.61% ($72,802 average AGI)
from Inyo County, CA  0.97% ($57,654)
from San Diego County, CA  0.88% ($46,638)


9.44% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,541 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.44%
California average:

5.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Inyo County, CA  0.95% ($48,843 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.64% ($30,235)
to San Diego County, CA  0.64% ($40,912)

Strongest AM radio stations in Benton:

  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KOOR (790 AM; 10 kW; CLOVIS, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benton:

  • KRHV (93.3 FM; BIG PINE, CA; Owner: DAVID A. AND MARYANN M. DIGERNESS)
  • KIBS (100.7 FM; BISHOP, CA; Owner: GREAT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K208BS (89.5 FM; BISHOP, CA; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL B/CASTERS, INC)
  • KWTW (88.5 FM; BISHOP, CA; Owner: LIVING PROOF, INC.)
  • KMMT (106.5 FM; MAMMOTH LAKES, CA; Owner: MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN FM ASSOCIATES,INC.)
  • KSVL (92.3 FM; SMITH, NV; Owner: DONEGAL ENTERPRISES)
  • KDAY (92.5 FM; INDEPENDENCE, CA; Owner: MS. BENETT KESSLER)
  • K205ET (88.9 FM; BIG PINE, ETC., CA; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KWTM (90.9 FM; JUNE LAKE, CA; Owner: LIVING PROOF, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • / 0.4mTotal length
  • 2,060Total average daily traffic
  • 473Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,489Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • On Antelope Mt, 15 Miles N Of Benton (108960) (Lat: 37.924778 Lon: -118.554500), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 18.6 m, Overall height: 19.8 m, Call Sign: KNKN209
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 10/16/2019, Expiration Date: 10/01/2029, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St. Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Charles A Contreras, Near Hwy 6 (Lat: 37.686167 Lon: -118.429944), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 60.6 m, Registrant: Post Rock Communications LLC, Chuck@postrockcommunications.Com, , Los A-ngeles, Phone: (310) 738-7162
  • Charles A Contreras, Near Town (Lat: 37.819917 Lon: -118.467667), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 60.9 m, Registrant: Post Rock Communications LLC, Chuck@postrockcommunications.Com, , Los A-ngeles, Phone: (310) 738-7162
  • Brad Hunsberger, Reservoir Rd (Lat: 37.789278 Lon: -118.525278), Type: 60.6, Structure height: 06051 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Horvath Towers Iii, LLC, Bhunsberger@horvathcommunications.Com, , South- Bend, Phone: (574) 237-0464
  • Steve A Lantz, Reservoir Rd (Lat: 37.789278 Lon: -118.525278), Type: 60.6, Structure height: 06051 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Horvath Towers Iii, LLC, Slantz@horvathcommunications.Com, , South- Bend, Phone: (574) 237-0464
  • Jennifer A Sirovica, Reservoir Rd (Lat: 37.789278 Lon: -118.525278), Type: 60.6, Structure height: 06051 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Horvath Towers Iii, LLC, Slantz@horvathcommunications.Com, , South- Bend, Phone: (574) 237-0464
  • Greg Thompson, Reservoir Rd (Lat: 37.789278 Lon: -118.525278), Type: 60.6, Structure height: 06051 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Horvath Towers Iii, LLC, Gthompson@k2towers.Com, , Chagr-in Falls, Phone: (440) 263-8999

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Benton Valley Ranch 2.6 Mi Nnw (Lat: 37.858833 Lon: -118.492056), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WNYI375, Licensee ID: L00054917,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.480 MHz, Grant Date: 03/03/1997, Expiration Date: 02/11/2007, Cancellation Date: 03/31/2007, Registrant: Melvin L Lindsey, 281 D East South St, Bishop, CA 93514, Phone: (619) 872-2334

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • GLASS MOUNTAIN, Glass Mountain 13.5 Mi W Of (Lat: 37.772167 Lon: -118.712639), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6.7 m, Call Sign: WNEX444, Licensee ID: L00002936,
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.537 MHz, 928.537 MHz, 928.087 MHz, 952.087 MHz, Grant Date: 11/01/2018, Expiration Date: 12/02/2028, Registrant: City Of Los Angeles, Department Of Water & Power
  • ANTELOPE, On Antelope Mt 15 Miles N Of Benton (Lat: 37.924778 Lon: -118.554500), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 18.6 m, Overall height: 19.8 m, Call Sign: WQUS754,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, Grant Date: 09/30/2014, Expiration Date: 09/30/2024, Cancellation Date: 07/15/2015, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:
  • ANTELOPE, On Antelope Mt 15 Miles N Of Benton (Lat: 37.924778 Lon: -118.554500), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 14.9 m, Overall height: 16.2 m, Call Sign: WRJW714,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, Grant Date: 11/10/2020, Expiration Date: 11/10/2030, Certifier: Kevin Hetrick, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S. Akard St., Room 2100, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Benton, CA
  • 67.8%Wood
  • 17.4%Other fuel
  • 13.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Utility gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Benton, CA
  • 100.0%Wood


Benton compared to California state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Benton on our top lists:

  • #62 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities"
  • #6 (93512) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swiss first ancestries"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
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