Benton, Kansas

Submit your own pictures of this city and show them to the world

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2019: 871 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.3%
 
Males: 446  (51.3%)
Females: 425  (48.7%)
Median resident age:

43.4 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years

Zip codes: 67017.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $83,676 (it was $49,750 in 2000)
Benton:

$83,676
KS:

$62,087

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $39,537 (it was $21,975 in 2000)

Benton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $147,812 (it was $71,300 in 2000)
Benton:

$147,812
KS:

$163,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $154,045; detached houses: $154,514

Median gross rent in 2019: $842.

March 2019 cost of living index in Benton: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.2%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.8% for Black residents)
Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Benton, KS (2019)
    • 86485.3%White alone
    • 11811.6%Black alone
    • 191.9%Two or more races
    • 30.3%Asian alone
    • 20.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Benton, Kansas as of April 12, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Benton is 313 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Benton by year

Type

2012

2013

2015

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(114.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(114.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(344.8)
1
(114.3)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(114.8)
5
(574.7)
16
(1,829)
2
(229.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(566.3)
4
(459.2)
8
(919.5)
20
(2,286)
6
(688.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(113.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(229.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(229.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index31.726.4164.4242.3188.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Click on a table row to update graph
City-data.com crime index in Benton, KS

Crime rate in Benton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
Kansas average:

2.41
Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.
Benton, KS forum
Recent posts about Benton, Kansas on our local forum with over 2,200,000 registered users. Benton is mentioned 15 times on our forum:
Wichita crime map... ghetto locations  (125 replies)
Moving to Wichita - Couple, no kids - groups, activities to join?  (8 replies)
Empty nesters relo to Wichita: best areas?  (53 replies)
Teaching Job - Wichita Area  (3 replies)
I am moving to Wichita!  (6 replies)
Wichita home prices  (23 replies)

Latest news from Benton, KS collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (24.2%), African (21.4%), American (12.9%), English (9.8%), Irish (4.9%), European (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1908

Elevation: 1375 feet

Land area: 0.75 square miles.

Population density: 1,168 people per square mile   (low).

Benton, Kansas map

70 residents are foreign born (6.4% Africa).

This city:

6.9%
Kansas:

7.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,561 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,539 (1.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 37.79 N, Longitude: 97.11 W

Area code: 316

Distribution of median household income in Benton, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Benton, KS in 2019
Benton satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $100,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Benton, KS residents
Average permit cost in Benton, KS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.7%
Kansas:

5.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +156 (+23.2%).
Most common industries in Benton, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (16.9%)
  • Educational services (13.4%)
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Social assistance (3.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (21.6%)
  • Construction (20.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Educational services (4.6%)
  • Truck transportation (4.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (23.6%)
  • Health care (15.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (11.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Social assistance (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Benton, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Carpenters (5.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (10.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.8%)
  • Computer specialists (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.3%)
  • Child care workers (5.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)

Average climate in Benton, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Benton, Kansas average temperatures Benton, Kansas average precipitation Benton, Kansas humidity Benton, Kansas wind speed Benton, Kansas snowfall Benton, Kansas sunshine Benton, Kansas clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.1. This is about average.

City:

67.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.252. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.252
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.77. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.77
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 24.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.16. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.16
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Benton-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 93% 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 significantly above Kansas state average. It is 798% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 94.9 miles away from Benton center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 157.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 45.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 126.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 125.5 miles away from Benton center
On 11/30/2015 at 09:49:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 88.8 miles away from Benton center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Butler County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 9, Winds: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Benton:

  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF ANDOVER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ANDOVER, KS)
  • KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER LLC Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; ANDOVER, KS)
  • KANSAS SURGERY & RECOVERY CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; WICHITA, KS)
  • NE WICHITA DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; WICHITA, KS)
  • VICTORIA FALLS (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ANDOVER, KS)
  • KANSAS HEART HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; WICHITA, KS)
  • KANSAS SPINE HOSPITAL, LLC Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; WICHITA, KS)

Airports located in Benton:

See details about airports located in Benton, KS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton:

  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 7 miles; Wichita, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,220)
  • Wichita State University (about 12 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Butler Community College (about 13 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 6,676)
  • Friends University (about 17 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Newman University (about 17 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 18 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 49 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)

Public elementary/middle schools in Benton:

  • CIRCLE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 261, Location: 14697 SW 20TH, Grades: 7-8)
  • CIRCLE BENTON ELEMENTARY (Location: 350 S KANSAS ST, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Benton

Points of interest:

Click to draw/clear city borders

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).

Birthplace of: Ralph Winegarner - Baseball player.

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

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

BUTLER CO RWD 5 (Population served: 4,807, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-17-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-29-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2007)
BENTON, CITY OF (Population served: 873, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Benton:

Marital status in Benton, KS
  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 58.5%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

For population 25 years and over in Benton:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Kansas average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Benton, KS (based on Butler County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,59855
Mainline Protestant8,86626
Catholic7,8003
Other5714
None38,045-
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: 7
Butler County:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
Butler County:

8.8%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.5%
Kansas:

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

9.3%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Benton:

50.2%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Benton:

47.7%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Benton:

28.4
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.2%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.8%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Benton:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.7%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

57.0%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.6%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Benton, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Judicial and Legal 4$17,953$53,8594$3,075
Other Government Administration 2$7,160$42,9607$2,296
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,913$34,9563$2,421
Sewerage 1$1,952$23,4240$0
Water Supply 1$2,525$30,3000$0
Financial Administration 0$0 1$204
Totals for Government 9$32,504$43,33915$7,996

Benton government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000 ($13.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $114,000 ($130.88)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $265,000 ($304.25)

Benton government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $124,000 ($142.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $49,000 ($56.26)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $194,000 ($222.73)
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,000 ($8.04)
    General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($3.44)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($2.30)
    Rents: $2,000 ($2.30)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $170,000 ($195.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $15,000 ($17.22)
  • Tax - Property: $562,000 ($645.24)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $113,000 ($129.74)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($1.15)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,000 ($1.15)

Benton government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,854,000 ($3276.69)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,022,000 ($2321.47)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $832,000 ($955.22)

7.15% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($62,804 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.15%
Kansas average:

6.44%

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 Sedgwick County, KS  3.60% ($62,716 average AGI)
from Cowley County, KS  0.16% ($50,921)
from Harvey County, KS  0.15% ($51,139)


7.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($57,555 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.35%
Kansas average:

7.12%

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 Sedgwick County, KS  3.80% ($53,410 average AGI)
to Harvey County, KS  0.18% ($46,023)
to Cowley County, KS  0.10% ($31,696)

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:

Apr 25, 2019 06:46 AM, Sr-254, Sw Butler Rd, Lat: 37.796189, Lon: -97.135542, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 11, 2014 02:49 PM, Sr-254, Lat: 37.796172, Lon: -97.054836, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 23, 1980 06:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 33.1mTotal length
  • $190,000Total costs
  • 40,720Total average daily traffic
  • 3,706Total average daily truck traffic
  • 61,085Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Benton, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Benton, KS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • L1 MOBILES, Lat: 37.790806 Lon: -97.103806, Call Sign: WPPE816,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.460 MHz, Grant Date: 10/01/2014, Expiration Date: 11/16/2024, Certifier: Robert C Leedham, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 8310 Nieman Rd., Lenexa, KS 66214, Phone: (913) 577-8926, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • 440 E Benton (Lat: 37.789472 Lon: -97.103361), Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: KVK432, Licensee ID: L00113836,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.005 MHz, Grant Date: 01/06/1999, Expiration Date: 02/16/2004, Cancellation Date: 11/21/2001, Registrant: A One Propane, 4950 N Broadway, Wichita, KS 67219, Phone: (316) 838-5711
  • 124 S BLUFF, Lat: 37.787694 Lon: -97.107639, Call Sign: WQIA358,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.912 MHz, 458.912 MHz, Grant Date: 10/05/2017, Expiration Date: 12/06/2027, Certifier: Dale R Shaffer, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • BRIDGET TOWER, Sw Bridget Rd (Lat: 37.677556 Lon: -97.066639), Type: Tank, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 12.1 m, Call Sign: WQKK725,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.837 MHz, Grant Date: 04/05/2019, Expiration Date: 06/25/2029, Certifier: Pat Shaffer, Registrant: Butler Rural Water # 5, 700 N. Main, Benton, KS 67017, Phone: (316) 778-1631, Fax: (316) 778-1931, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

81 (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

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 40. The highest number of fires - 76 took place in 2006, and the least - 7 in 2009. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Benton, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (61.1%), and Structure Fires (26.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Benton, KS
    • 41561.1%Outside Fires
    • 18026.5%Structure Fires
    • 6910.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 152.2%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Benton, KS
  • 73.8%Utility gas
  • 19.8%Electricity
  • 6.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Benton, KS
  • 78.2%Utility gas
  • 13.8%Electricity
  • 8.0%Wood


Benton compared to Kansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age below state average.
There are 58 pilots and 35 other airmen in this city.
Cost of Living Calculator
Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • David R. Mckenna (13)
  • Richard Todd Briscoe (1)

Total of 14 patent applications in 2008-2021.