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Population in 2012: 873 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.6%
 

Males: 432  (49.5%)
Females: 441  (50.5%)

Median resident age:  36.0 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67017.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,688 (it was $49,750 in 2000)
Benton:

$49,688
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,156

Benton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $123,287 (it was $71,300 in 2000)
Benton:

$123,287
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $119,150; Detached houses: $119,150

Median gross rent in 2012: $743.

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  • White alone - 841 (95.6%)
  • Hispanic - 24 (2.7%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Benton: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (35.2%), Irish (13.9%), English (8.8%), United States (8.7%), Scottish (4.2%), Dutch (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1908

Elevation: 1375 feet

Land area: 0.75 square miles.

Population density: 1,171 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Benton:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benton city:

  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

22 residents are foreign born

This city:  2.5%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Benton, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Benton to the number of sex offenders is 873 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,116 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,017 (1.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (14.3 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (345.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Towanda, KS (2.4 miles ), Andover, KS (2.6 miles ), Bel Aire, KS (3.0 miles ), Kechi, KS (3.1 miles ), Augusta, KS (3.1 miles ), Eastborough, KS (3.3 miles ), Potwin, KS (3.4 miles ), Park City, KS (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $100,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.79 N, Longitude: 97.11 W

Area code: 316

Benton household income distribution Benton home values distribution

Crime rates in Benton (2004):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 burglary (122.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 larceny count (122.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 14.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.0)

Crime rates in Benton (2012):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 burglaries (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 5 thefts (566.3 per 100,000)
  • 1 auto theft (113.3 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 33.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 257.0)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Kansas average:

2.68

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +156 (+23.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (27%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Bus drivers (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Benton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 187% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/26/1991, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the Benton city center killed 17 people and injured 225 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/10/1958, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.4 miles away from the city center killed 15 people and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Benton-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 73.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 8.6 miles away from Benton center
On 1/24/1991 at 05:00:26, a magnitude 3.0 (2.9 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Butler County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Ralph Winegarner - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Benton:

  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF ANDOVER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ANDOVER, KS)
  • KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER LLC (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 6 miles away; ANDOVER, KS)
  • KANSAS SURGERY & RECOVERY CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 7 miles away; WICHITA, KS)

Political contributions by individuals in Benton, KS

Airports located in Benton:


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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton:

  • Wichita State University (about 12 miles; Wichita, KS; Full-time enrollment: 9,428)
  • Butler Community College (about 13 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 49 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 51 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • Emporia State University (about 67 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,068)
  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 78 miles; Tonkawa, OK; FT enrollment: 2,664)
  • Kansas State University (about 101 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)

Public elementary/middle schools in Benton:

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Notable locations in Benton: Team Marketing Alliance Grain Elevator Number 3 (A), Benton Police Department (B), Benton City Hall (C), Butler County Fire District 7 Benton (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Benton include: Benton Christian Church (A), Freedom Bible Fellowship Church (B), The Benton Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Hopalong Cassidy Cowboy Museum (15231 Southwest Parallel Street), Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 15231 Southwest Parallel Street).

 
Butler 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 29.5. This is about average.
City:

29.5
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.312. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.312
U.S.:

0.334
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

29.3
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.82. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.82
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.22. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.22
U.S.:

9.39

Drinking water stations with addresses in Benton and their reported violations in the past:

BUTLER CO RWD 5 (Population served: 4000, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-26-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-26-2000)
BENTON, CITY OF (Population served: 817, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-03-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2000)
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.0%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.0% for American Indian residents, 11.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  78.2%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.2%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Benton, KS

Benton compared to Kansas 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age below state average.


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Banks with branches in Benton (2011 data):

  • Community National Bank & Trust: Benton Branch at 14500 Sw 20th Street, branch established on 2006/11/20. Info updated 2011/01/06: Bank assets: $766.3 mil, Deposits: $636.2 mil, headquarters in Chanute, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancorp, Inc.
  • The Peabody State Bank: Benton Branch at 234 North Main, branch established on 1998/02/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $40.3 mil, Deposits: $34.0 mil, headquarters in Peabody, KS, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Peabody State Bancorp

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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:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Benton city (based on Butler County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.82%
Here48.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents22.7%15.2%14.5%14.0%8.9%
Congregations3.7%17.3%9.9%12.3%6.2%
NameChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents3.2%2.8%2.4%2.3%13.9%
Congregations2.5%6.2%3.7%4.9%33.3%
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: 7
Butler County:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Butler County:

3.34 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Here:

5.25 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.8%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Butler County:

28.5%
State:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Butler County:

9.3%
State:

13.4%

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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$168
Other Government Administration 1$2,854$34,2480$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,405$40,8600$0
Water Supply 2$6,507$39,0421$177
Totals for Government 4$12,766$38,2982$345

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $109,000 ($124.86)
    Regular Highways: $56,000 ($64.15)
    Police Protection: $29,000 ($33.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $36,000 ($41.24)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $138,000 ($158.08)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $31,000 ($35.51)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($5.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $20,000 ($22.91)
  • Tax - Property: $152,000 ($174.11)
    Public Utilities: $58,000 ($66.44)
    NEC: $5,000 ($5.73)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $600,000 ($687.29)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $595,000 ($681.56)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $5,000 ($5.73)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $309,000 ($353.95)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $82,000 ($93.93)

7.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($49,526 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.93%
Kansas average:

7.39%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($341 average AGI)
Butler County:

0.08%
Kansas average:

0.18%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Sedgwick County, KS  3.79% ($51,024 average AGI)
from Sumner County, KS  0.18% ($28,026)
from Cowley County, KS  0.17% ($34,027)


8.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,023 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.01%
Kansas average:

7.67%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($250 average AGI)
Butler County:

0.07%
Kansas average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Sedgwick County, KS  3.76% ($35,572 average AGI)
to Cowley County, KS  0.18% ($32,842)
to Johnson County, KS  0.17% ($39,108)

Strongest AM radio stations in Benton:

  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQAM (1480 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AGAPE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KNSS (1240 AM; 1 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KAHS (1360 AM; 1 kW; EL DORADO, KS; Owner: REUNION BROADCASTING L.L.C.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benton:

  • KTLI (99.1 FM; EL DORADO, KS; Owner: ADONAI RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KEYN-FM (103.7 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFXJ (104.5 FM; AUGUSTA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KYQQ (106.5 FM; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KMUW (89.1 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KFDI-FM (101.3 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRZZ-FM (96.3 FM; DERBY, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRBB (97.9 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFBZ (105.3 FM; HAYSVILLE, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KZSN (102.1 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KICT-FM (95.1 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KKRD (107.3 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMXW (92.3 FM; NEWTON, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCFN (91.1 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KHCC-FM (90.1 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY JR. COLLEGE)
  • KDGS (93.9 FM; ANDOVER, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • K218DR (91.5 FM; BELLAIRE, KS; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KANR (92.7 FM; BELLE PLAINE, KS; Owner: DANIEL D. SMITH)
  • KBDD (91.9 FM; WINFILED, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KYFW (88.3 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Benton:

  • KSNW (Channel 3; WICHITA, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • KTQW-LP (Channel 53; WICHITA, KS; Owner: KNOWLEDGE L.C.)
  • KSAS-TV (Channel 24; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWCV (Channel 33; WICHITA, KS; Owner: WLBB BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KAKE-TV (Channel 10; WICHITA, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KSCC (Channel 36; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCTU-LP (Channel 55; WICHITA, KS; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSMI-LP (Channel 51; WICHITA, KS; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KFVT-LP (Channel 40; WICHITA, KS; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • K59DA (Channel 59; WICHITA, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K15DD (Channel 15; WICHITA, KS; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWCH-TV (Channel 12; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KPTS (Channel 8; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: KANSAS PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE, INC.)

Benton fatal accident list:

May 23, 1980 06:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 124 S BLUFF, Lat: 37.787694 Lon: -97.107639, Call Sign: WQIA358
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.912 MHz, 458.912 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/06/2007, Expiration Date: 12/06/2017, Certifier: Dale R Shaffer
    Registrant: Comm-Tronix, 1735 Mccormick, Wichita, KS 67213, Phone: (316) 263-5958, Fax: (316) 462-0555, Email:
  • BENTON TANK, Sw Meadowlark Rd South Of Sw 30th Jct (Lat: 37.780194 Lon: -97.098472), Type: Tank, Structure height: 22.8 m, Call Sign: WQKK725
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.837 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/25/2009, Expiration Date: 06/25/2019, Certifier: Pat Shaffer
    Registrant: Atlas License Company & Data Services, 7202 N. Shadeland Ave Ste 215, Indianapolis, IN 46250, Phone: (317) 813-4865, Fax: (317) 813-4870, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • Benton00, Lat: 37.788889 Lon: -97.106944, Type: Silo, Structure height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WQJM320
    Assigned Frequencies: 3675.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/31/2008, Expiration Date: 10/31/2018, Certifier: Jay S Maxwell Mr
    Registrant: Pixius Communications, LLC, 1634 E Central Ave, Wichita, KS 67214, Phone: (316) 219-8554, Fax: (316) 219-8600, Email:
  • Benton180, Lat: 37.788889 Lon: -97.106944, Type: Silo, Structure height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WQJM320
    Assigned Frequencies: 3675.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/31/2008, Expiration Date: 10/31/2018, Certifier: Jay S Maxwell Mr
    Registrant: Pixius Communications, LLC, 1634 E Central Ave, Wichita, KS 67214, Phone: (316) 219-8554, Fax: (316) 219-8600, Email:
  • Benton90, Lat: 37.788889 Lon: -97.106944, Type: Silo, Structure height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WQJM320
    Assigned Frequencies: 3675.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/31/2008, Expiration Date: 10/31/2018, Certifier: Jay S Maxwell Mr
    Registrant: Pixius Communications, LLC, 1634 E Central Ave, Wichita, KS 67214, Phone: (316) 219-8554, Fax: (316) 219-8600, Email:
  • Benton270, Lat: 37.788889 Lon: -97.106944, Type: Silo, Structure height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WQJM320
    Assigned Frequencies: 3675.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/31/2008, Expiration Date: 10/31/2018, Certifier: Jay S Maxwell Mr
    Registrant: Pixius Communications, LLC, 1634 E Central Ave, Wichita, KS 67214, Phone: (316) 219-8554, Fax: (316) 219-8600, Email:
  • Benton, Kansas & Litson Sts (Lat: 37.790778 Lon: -97.103750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 42.6 m, Call Sign: KCT60
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 09/13/2020
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • 14789 Sw 30th St, Benton Airport (Lat: 37.777889 Lon: -97.113500), Type: Building, Structure height: 1.2 m, Call Sign: WQAT442, Licensee ID: L00836311
    Assigned Frequencies: 123.075 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/03/2004, Expiration Date: 08/03/2009, Cancellation Date: 10/03/2009, Certifier: Gregory K Largen
    Registrant: Gregory K Largen, 14789 Sw 30th St, Benton, KS 67017, Phone: (316) 778-1542, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Benton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

54 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$105,180
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0206.00

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 76
  • Hazardous Condition: 5
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Benton


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Benton, KS

Most common first names in Benton, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert965.4 years
James763.7 years
William779.6 years
George682.5 years
Mary682.6 years
John574.6 years
Anna477.2 years
Grace493.0 years
Roy469.7 years
Virgil477.3 years
Most common last names in Benton, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Whitson777.3 years
Pitcher580.4 years
Widick584.2 years
Hinnenkamp482.3 years
Campbell485.8 years
Edson479.0 years
Bodecker490.0 years
Wait483.8 years
Marnane390.4 years
Harrison394.0 years

Benton on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Child care workers"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Petroleum and coal products"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Office supplies and stationery stores"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Transportation equipment"
  • #82 (67017) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German Russian first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • David R. Mckenna (12)
  • Richard Todd Briscoe (1)

Total of 13 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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