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Population in 2012: 104 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.8%
 

Males: 53  (51.3%)
Females: 51  (48.7%)

Median resident age:  49.0 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip code: 65232

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,704 (it was $41,250 in 2000)
Benton City:

$36,704
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,650

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $51,210 (it was $29,600 in 2000)
Benton City:

$51,210
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $54,690; Detached houses: $56,061; Mobile homes: $49,667

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  • White alone - 103 (99.0%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.0%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Benton City: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (29.7%), Irish (17.8%), United States (15.8%), Swedish (5.9%), French (2.0%), Italian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1887

Elevation: 822 feet

Land area: 0.10 square miles.

Population density: 1,003 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Benton City:

  • High school or higher: 65.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benton City village:

  • Never married: 9.6%
  • Now married: 71.2%
  • Separated: 8.7%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

1 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.9%
Missouri:  3.8%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Benton City, Missouri as of October 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Benton City to the number of sex offenders is 52 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $800 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $288 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, MO (33.2 miles , pop. 84,531).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (89.1 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (284.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Vandiver, MO (2.2 miles) , Rush Hill, MO (2.4 miles) , Martinsburg, MO (2.6 miles ), Mexico, MO (2.6 miles ), Laddonia, MO (3.1 miles ), Auxvasse, MO (3.3 miles ), Wellsville, MO (3.4 miles ), Farber, MO (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $242,100
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $216,700
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $312,000

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Latitude: 39.13 N, Longitude: 91.76 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 573

Benton City household income distribution Benton City home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Missouri:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -15 (-10.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (27%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (32%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (24%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Electricians (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (17%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Registered nurses (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (10%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (10%)


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Tornado activity:

Benton City-area historical tornado activity is near Missouri state average. It is 83% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/12/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.7 miles away from the Benton City village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/12/2006, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.1 miles away from the village center .

Earthquake activity:

Benton City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/31/2005 at 07:07:07, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 59.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1992 at 11:36:21, a magnitude 3.1 (2.3 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from Benton City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Audrain County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Benton City:

  • AUDRAIN MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 7 miles away; MEXICO, MO)
  • AUDRAIN CITY - COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; MEXICO, MO)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-PIN OAKS (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MEXICO, MO)

Political contributions by individuals in Benton City, MO

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton City:

  • Columbia College (about 33 miles; Columbia, MO; Full-time enrollment: 8,442)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia (about 33 miles; Columbia, MO; FT enrollment: 26,553)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 42 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 2,714)
  • Lincoln University (about 46 miles; Jefferson City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,172)
  • St Charles Community College (about 66 miles; Cottleville, MO; FT enrollment: 4,067)
  • East Central College (about 67 miles; Union, MO; FT enrollment: 2,137)
  • Lindenwood University (about 73 miles; Saint Charles, MO; FT enrollment: 7,565)

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Audrain County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 21.0. This is significantly better than average.
City:

21.0
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.85. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.85
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

13.2
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 12.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.1
U.S.:

12.4


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.3%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  75.5%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  2.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Benton City compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Benton City travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (61%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Wood (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Benton City village (based on Audrain County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.16%
Here68.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents37.3%20.0%11.1%8.7%7.5%
Congregations25.8%6.5%9.7%14.5%11.3%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAmish; Other GroupsOther
Adherents6.0%2.5%1.5%1.2%4.2%
Congregations8.1%3.2%1.6%1.6%17.7%
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: 6
Here:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
This county:

6.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Audrain County:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Audrain County:

9.4%
State:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.0%
State:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.6%
Missouri:

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 1$325
Totals for Government 0$0 1$325

Benton City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $10,000 ($96.15)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($57.69)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($38.46)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($19.23)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($57.69)

Benton City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $10,000 ($96.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($57.69)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $3,000 ($28.85)
    Property: $2,000 ($19.23)

Benton City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $65,000 ($625.00)

6.15% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
Missouri average:

7.87%

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 Boone County, MO  1.33% ($27,017 average AGI)
from Callaway County, MO  0.53% ($17,854)
from Montgomery County, MO  0.48% ($24,302)


6.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,596 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
Missouri average:

7.66%

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 Boone County, MO  1.50% ($29,356 average AGI)
to Callaway County, MO  0.70% ($28,143)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.33% ($32,100)

Strongest AM radio stations in Benton City:

  • KXEO (1340 AM; 1 kW; MEXICO, MO; Owner: KXEO RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KHMO (1070 AM; 5 kW; HANNIBAL, MO)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAL (900 AM; 1 kW; FULTON, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KWOS (950 AM; 5 kW; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KLIK (1240 AM; 5 kW; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: PREMIER RADIO GROUP)
  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRMS (1150 AM; 10 kW; OSAGE BEACH, MO; Owner: VIPER COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benton City:

  • KWWR (95.7 FM; MEXICO, MO; Owner: KXEO RADIO, INC.)
  • KPLA (101.5 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: COLUMBIA FM, INC.)
  • KBXR (102.3 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: FT. SMITH FM, INC.)
  • KJAB-FM (88.3 FM; MEXICO, MO; Owner: MEXICO EDUCATIONAL BCSTNG FOUNDATION)
  • KMFC (92.1 FM; CENTRALIA, MO; Owner: THE CLAIR GROUP)
  • KGRC (92.9 FM; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KMCR (103.9 FM; MONTGOMERY CITY, MO; Owner: CHIRILLO ELECTRONICS, INC)
  • KKAC (104.3 FM; VANDALIA, MO; Owner: TWENTY-ONE SOUND COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBIA (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KKCA (100.5 FM; FULTON, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Benton City:

  • KNLJ (Channel 25; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KRCG (Channel 13; JEFFERSON CITY, MO; Owner: MEL WHEELER INC.)
  • K32FH (Channel 32; WARRENSBURG, MO; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • KOMU-TV (Channel 8; COLUMBIA, MO; Owner: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)

Benton City fatal accident list:

Aug 28, 1995 09:15 AM, Rollins, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB0NPW, Licensee ID: L00444645
    Grant Date: 05/02/2006, Expiration Date: 07/13/2015, Certifier: Kenneth E Wyss Jr
    Registrant: Kenneth E Wyss Jr, 9892 Audrain Rd 435, Benton City, MO 65232-2010
  • Call Sign: KD0ZH, Licensee ID: L01100657
    Grant Date: 12/29/2005, Expiration Date: 03/26/2016, Certifier: Lester S Dewey
    Registrant: Lester S Dewey, Benton City, MO 65232


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

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