Benton, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 7,054 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.5%
 
Males: 3,379  (47.9%)
Females: 3,675  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  40.9 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 62812, 62897.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,448 (it was $27,177 in 2000)
Benton:

$31,448
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,021 (it was $15,787 in 2000)

Benton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $57,681 (it was $46,600 in 2000)
Benton:

$57,681
IL:

$169,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $574.

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  • Races in Benton, IL (2013)

    Benton races chart
    • 6,52791.8%White alone
    • 2904.1%Hispanic
    • 1722.4%Two or more races
    • 350.5%Black alone
    • 310.4%Asian alone
    • 110.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Benton: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (19.8%), English (12.7%), Irish (11.7%), United States (10.9%), Italian (3.6%), Polish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/14/1875

Elevation: 470 feet

Land area: 5.35 square miles.

Population density: 1,319 people per square mile   (low).

Benton, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Benton:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benton city:

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 40.6%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 17.8%

66 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.9%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Benton, Illinois as of July 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Benton to the number of sex offenders is 307 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,114 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $870 (1.4%)

Benton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (74.5 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (83.9 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (273.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: West City, IL (1.2 miles ), Hanaford, IL (2.3 miles) , Buckner, IL (2.4 miles ), Orient, IL (2.6 miles ), Ewing, IL (2.6 miles ), Valier, IL (2.6 miles ), West Frankfort, IL (2.7 miles ), Christopher, IL (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $64,400
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $64,400
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $38,100
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $73,400
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $66,400
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $56,200
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $56,200
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $56,200
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $56,200
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $56,200
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $56,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.00 N, Longitude: 88.92 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +726 (+10.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,243 (42.6%)

Area code: 618

Benton household income distribution Benton home values distribution

Crime rates in Benton by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 433445682011N/A
per 100,000 58.143.643.858.757.972.286.3115.428.70.014.114.1N/A
Robberies 26611434445823
per 100,000 29.187.287.614.714.557.743.257.757.5658.3112.528.242.5
Assaults 262020202948415211610513
per 100,000 377.9290.7292.1293.4420.0692.6589.8749.91,667.414.60.070.4184.1
Burglaries 72686881628672726977556453
per 100,000 1,046.5988.4993.11,188.2898.01,241.01,035.71,038.4991.81,126.4773.8901.2750.4
Thefts 154102102137232240275211206244178190126
per 100,000 2,238.41,482.61,489.72,009.73,360.43,463.23,955.73,043.02,961.03,569.32,504.22,675.31,783.9
Auto thefts 1122221823138986961
per 100,000 159.9319.8321.3264.0333.1187.6115.1129.8115.087.8126.684.514.2
Arson 0110112100000
per 100,000 0.014.514.60.014.514.428.814.40.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 302.4269.7271.0290.8353.9448.0434.1458.3563.3423.4206.7207.9183.5

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Benton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.41
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.8%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -361 (-5.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Benton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Benton, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Benton-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 14.4 miles away from the Benton city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the city center killed 11 people and injured 200 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Benton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 74% 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 64.0 miles away from the 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 79.5 miles away from Benton 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 61.9 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 67.1 miles away from the 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 66.6 miles away from Benton 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 111.4 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 Franklin County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benton topographic map

Birthplace of: Billy Grammer - Musician, Lin Bolen - Television producer, Noble Threewitt - Horse trainer, William L. Hungate - Politician, Tommy Johnagin - Stand-up comedian.

Hospitals and medical centers in Benton:

  • FRANKLIN HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 201 BAILEY LANE)
  • DAVITA - BENTON DIALYSIS (1151 ROUTE 14 WEST)
  • BENTON REHAB AND HCC (1409 NORTH MAIN STREET, PO BOX 847)
  • HELIA HEALTHCARE OF BENTON (1310 MARK FRANKLIN LOUIS STREET)
  • OLD - FRANKLIN HOSPITAL (SNF) (201 BAILEY LANE)
  • STONEBRIDGE SENIOR LIVING CENTER (902 SOUTH MCLEANSBORO)

Airports and heliports located in Benton:

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Amtrak station near Benton:

  • 18 miles: DU QUOIN (20 N. CHESTNUT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton:

  • Rend Lake College (about 9 miles; Ina, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,778)
  • John A Logan College (about 21 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 26 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 42 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 59 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • McKendree University (about 65 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 66 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)

Public high school in Benton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Benton:

See full list of schools located in Benton, map of school districts: BENTON COMMUNITY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT47, BENTON CONSOLIDATED HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 103

Library in Benton:

  • BENTON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $324,731; Location: 502 SOUTH MAIN STREET; 36,885 books; 1,569 e-books; 892 audio materials; 872 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 16 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 65 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Benton: Lake Benton Camp (A), Airport Industrial Park (B), United Jewish Community Center (C), Benton Public Library (D), Benton Civic Center (E), Franklin County Courthouse (F), Benton Ambulance Service (G), Mercy Regional Health System (H), Benton Fire Department (I), Benton Township Gymnasium (J), Franklin County Jail (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Benton include: Church of Christ (A), Church of God (B), First Apostolic Church (C), North Benton Missionary Baptist Church (D), First Church of Christ Scientist (E), First Free Will Baptist Church (F), Immanuel Baptist Church (G), Westminister Presbyterian Church (H), Benton Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Memorial Park Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Benton (A), Lake Hamilton (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attraction: Franklin County Tourism Bureau (Museums; 209 West Main Street).

Hotels: Days Inn of Benton (711 West Main Street), Days Inn Benton IL (711 West Main Street), Benton Motel (407 North Main Street).

Courts: Second Circuit Court SVCS (411 East Main Street), United States Government - U S Bankruptcy Court (301 West Main Street), Courts-Federal - Bankruptcy Court- Clerk's Office Information (301 West Main Street), United States Government - U S District Offices- Court Reporter (301 West Main Street), Courts-Federal - District Court- Clerk's Office Information (301 West Main Street).

Franklin 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 75.2. This is about average.

City:

75.2
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.59. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.59
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Benton that have no violations reported:

  • BENTON (Population served: 8,538, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • TWICE THE ICE BENTON EAST (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • TWICE THE ICE BENTON NORTH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.0%
(22.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 78.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Benton in 2010:

  • 278 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 52 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 23 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
235 people in nursing homes in 2000
56 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Benton, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Benton compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Banks with branches in Benton (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Benton Branch at 400 Public Square, branch established on 1937/08/02. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Benton Branch at 701 Public Square, branch established on 1976/02/16. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • MidCountry Bank: Benton Branch at 605 W Main St, branch established on 1968/11/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $674.7 mil, Deposits: $534.7 mil, headquarters in Marion, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices
  • State Bank of Whittington: State Bank Of Whittington at 200 North Main Street, branch established on 1919/08/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $109.4 mil, Deposits: $99.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Whittington Bancorp, Inc.
  • Peoples National Bank , N.A.: Benton Branch at 208 Public Square, branch established on 2007/09/24. Info updated 2006/12/14: Bank assets: $883.7 mil, Deposits: $803.4 mil, headquarters in Mount Vernon, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Market Street Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Benton, Illinois:

  • Super 8 Benton/West City, 711 W Main St (#B), Benton, IL 62812 , Phone: (618) 438-8205, Fax: (618) 435-4184
  • Days Inn Benton/West City, 711 W Main St (#a), Benton, IL 62812 , Phone: (618) 439-3183, Fax: (618) 435-4183
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Benton, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Illinois average:

12.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Electricity (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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 (based on Franklin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,44490
Catholic3,0535
Mainline Protestant2,35924
Black Protestant1511
Other832
Orthodox701
None17,401-
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
Franklin County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Franklin County:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Franklin County:

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

27.2%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.4%
State:

14.5%
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
Financial Administration 4$9,398$28,1940$0
Other Government Administration 6$12,815$25,6300$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,215$26,5800$0
Police Protection - Officers 9$34,688$46,2510$0
Police - Other 1$4,356$52,27213$8,939
Firefighters 6$29,687$59,3740$0
Streets and Highways 7$23,215$39,7970$0
Sewerage 3$14,605$58,4200$0
Water Supply 9$30,282$40,3760$0
Totals for Government 46$161,261$42,06813$8,939

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

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $281,000 ($39.84)
    Water Utilities: $78,000 ($11.06)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $779,000 ($110.43)
    Police Protection: $726,000 ($102.92)
    Regular Highways: $671,000 ($95.12)
    Sewerage: $529,000 ($74.99)
    General - Other: $438,000 ($62.09)
    Fire Protection: $438,000 ($62.09)
    Air Transportation: $302,000 ($42.81)
    Financial Administration: $145,000 ($20.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $140,000 ($19.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $57,000 ($8.08)
    General Public Buildings: $46,000 ($6.52)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $42,000 ($5.95)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $41,000 ($5.81)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $759,000 ($107.60)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $572,000 ($81.09)
    Benefit Payments: $248,000 ($35.16)
    Withdrawals: $25,000 ($3.54)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $82,000 ($11.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $318,000 ($45.08)
    Regular Highways: $141,000 ($19.99)
    Water Utilities: $100,000 ($14.18)
    Housing & Community Development: $39,000 ($5.53)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($3.54)
    Central Staff: $21,000 ($2.98)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,739,000 ($246.53)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $751,000 ($106.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $228,000 ($32.32)
    Parks & Recreation: $39,000 ($5.53)
    All Other: $27,000 ($3.83)
    Housing & Community Development: $0 ($0.00)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $143,000 ($20.27)
    From Local Government: $133,000 ($18.85)
    Local Employee Contribution: $45,000 ($6.38)
    From Other Government: $11,000 ($1.56)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $247,000 ($35.02)
    Water Utilities: $224,000 ($31.76)
    General Support: $61,000 ($8.65)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $232,000 ($32.89)
    Interest Earnings: $81,000 ($11.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $908,000 ($128.72)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,262,000 ($178.91)
    Highways: $424,000 ($60.11)
    All Other: $137,000 ($19.42)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $475,000 ($67.34)
    Property: $419,000 ($59.40)
    NEC: $54,000 ($7.66)

Benton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,355,000 ($192.09)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,158,000 ($164.16)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $197,000 ($27.93)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $6,000 ($0.85)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $1,601,000 ($226.96)
    Total Other Securities: $736,000 ($104.34)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,353,000 ($475.33)

5.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,065 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
Illinois average:

4.45%

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 Williamson County, IL  1.35% ($29,015 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, IL  0.34% ($22,714)
from Jackson County, IL  0.30% ($21,326)


4.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,617 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
Illinois average:

4.96%

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 Williamson County, IL  1.36% ($32,411 average AGI)
to Jackson County, IL  0.39% ($31,281)
to Jefferson County, IL  0.33% ($37,292)

Strongest AM radio stations in Benton:

  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • WFRX (1300 AM; 1 kW; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • 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.)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WMCL (1060 AM; 3 kW; MCLEANSBORO, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WJPF (1340 AM; 1 kW; HERRIN, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benton:

  • WXLT (103.5 FM; CHRISTOPHER, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WQRL (106.3 FM; BENTON, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WISH-FM (98.9 FM; GALATIA, IL; Owner: GALATIA FM JOINT VENTURE)
  • WDDD-FM (107.3 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVZA (92.7 FM; HERRIN, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQUL (97.7 FM; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAWJ (90.1 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDQN-FM (95.9 FM; DUQUOIN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBMV (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC)
  • WIBV (102.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • WUEZ (95.1 FM; CARTERVILLE, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WVSI (88.9 FM; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WBVN (104.5 FM; CARRIER MILLS, IL; Owner: KENNETH W. AND JANE A. ANDERSON)

TV broadcast stations around Benton:

  • W15BU (Channel 17; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
Benton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Benton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 32m105ftTotal length
  • $250,000Total costs
  • 39,325Total average daily traffic
  • 12,584Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Benton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

68 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Benton, IL)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

80 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Benton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: RAVEN S55A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 60 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 1199R , Serial Number: S55A-304, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 11/05/1976
    Registrant (Corporation): S I Ballooney Toones Inc, Po Box 161, Benton, IL 62812
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3007B , Serial Number: 28-7990134, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 10/13/1978
    Registrant (Corporation): Franklin County Flying Club Inc, C/O Ronny L Hubbard / 1002 Dial St, Benton, IL 62812
  • Aircraft: POWRACHUTE PC 2000 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI-99 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3541V , Serial Number: A204POW, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 01/09/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Wayne L King, 1209 E Main St, Benton, IL 62812
  • Aircraft: SIAI-MARCHETTI S.205/22R (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 225 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6V 350 SERIES (235 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 972WA , Serial Number: 381, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 09/21/1967
    Registrant (Partnership): James F Mezo, Po Box 220, Benton, IL 62812, Other Owners: John C Prior

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 23
  • Hazardous Condition: 7

Incident types - Benton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Benton, IL
Businesses in Benton, IL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1H&R Block1
Applebee's1Hardee's1
Arby's1KFC1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1T-Mobile1
Circle K1Taco Bell1
Curves1True Value1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul2
Days Inn2UPS2
Domino's Pizza1Walmart1
FedEx1

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