Benton City, Missouri

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Population in 2013: 104 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.8%
 
Males: 58  (55.9%)
Females: 46  (44.1%)
Median resident age:  46.5 years
Missouri median age:  38.1 years

Zip code: 65232

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,621 (it was $41,250 in 2000)
Benton City:

$39,621
MO:

$46,931

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,828 (it was $16,112 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $33,349 (it was $29,600 in 2000)
Benton City:

$33,349
MO:

$133,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $47,356; Detached houses: $56,202; Mobile homes: $27,729
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    • 10399.0%White alone
    • 11.0%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Benton City: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (34.5%), United States (19.0%), English (3.6%), Italian (2.4%), Swedish (2.4%), French (1.2%).

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   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Benton City:

  • High school or higher: 55.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benton City village:

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 61.2%
  • Separated: 9.6%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 6.3%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Benton City, Missouri as of July 28, 2015.
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 2013: $637 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $330 (1.1%)

Benton City satellite photo by USGS

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:

  • 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
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $312,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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 June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -15 (-10.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (3%)
  • Sales and related occupations (32%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (32%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Benton City, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Benton City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 23% 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 near Missouri state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 214.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 182.3 miles away from Benton City center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 209.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 207.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 229.6 miles away from Benton City center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 216.0 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 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: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benton City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Benton City:

  • AUDRAIN MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (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)
  • GAMMA ROAD LODGE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WELLSVILLE, MO)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-GAMMA ROAD LODGE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WELLSVILLE, MO)

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

  • Columbia College (about 33 miles; Columbia, MO; Full-time enrollment: 13,975)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia (about 34 miles; Columbia, MO; FT enrollment: 29,599)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 42 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 3,977)
  • Lincoln University (about 46 miles; Jefferson City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,348)
  • East Central College (about 65 miles; Union, MO; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • St Charles Community College (about 66 miles; Cottleville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,302)
  • Lindenwood University (about 72 miles; Saint Charles, MO; FT enrollment: 11,117)

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Cemetery: Benton City Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 64.6. This is about average.

City:

64.6
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.82. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.82
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 36.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 15.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 12.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.1
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.6%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino 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.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Missouri average:

11.0

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52%)
  • Wood (26%)
  • Electricity (19%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,73143
Mainline Protestant3,09717
Catholic1,9004
Black Protestant1,0445
Other3673
None10,390-
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
Audrain County:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

6.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Audrain County:

30.0%
Missouri:

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

14.6%
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 1$400
Totals for Government 0$0 1$400

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)

5.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,918 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
Missouri average:

6.69%

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 Boone County, MO  1.18% ($27,802 average AGI)
from Callaway County, MO  0.68% ($23,508)
from Pike County, MO  0.45% ($21,700)


6.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,409 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
Missouri average:

6.91%

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 Boone County, MO  1.48% ($30,541 average AGI)
to Callaway County, MO  0.69% ($29,097)
to Pike County, MO  0.19% ($27,824)

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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