Benton, Kentucky

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Population in 2013: 4,377 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.3%
 
Males: 1,944  (44.4%)
Females: 2,433  (55.6%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
Kentucky median age:  41.0 years

Zip codes: 42025.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,462 (it was $35,250 in 2000)
Benton:

$41,462
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,497 (it was $18,660 in 2000)

Benton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $96,841 (it was $73,800 in 2000)
Benton:

$96,841
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $126,733; Detached houses: $130,931; Townhouses or other attached units: $65,988; In 2-unit structures: $65,988; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $201,630; Mobile homes: $28,641

Median gross rent in 2012: $546.

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  • White alone - 4,192 (96.4%)
  • Hispanic - 79 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 36 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 20 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 16 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.02%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Benton: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (17.7%), English (16.9%), Irish (15.9%), German (11.6%), Scottish (4.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/11/1845

Land area: 3.94 square miles.

Population density: 1,111 people per square mile   (low).

Benton,KY real estate house value index trend

Benton, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Benton:

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benton city:

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 17.3%

122 residents are foreign born

This city:  2.8%
Kentucky:  3.2%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Benton, Kentucky as of April 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Benton to the number of sex offenders is 220 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $901 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $607 (0.7%)

Benton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clarksville, TN (58.9 miles , pop. 103,455).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (100.7 miles , pop. 569,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (346.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hardin, KY (2.7 miles ), Fairdealing, KY (2.7 miles ), Dexter, KY (2.9 miles ), Kirksey, KY (3.2 miles ), Symsonia, KY (3.4 miles ), Gilbertsville, KY (3.5 miles ), Southwest Lyon, KY (3.5 miles) , Calvert City, KY (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $177,100
  • 2010: 21 buildings, average cost: $176,200
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $179,400
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $181,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.86 N, Longitude: 88.35 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,812 (+40.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 691 (41.9%)

Area code: 270

Benton household income distribution Benton home values distribution

Crime rates in Benton by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0010041
per 100,000 0.00.023.80.00.091.323.0
Robberies 0022011
per 100,000 0.00.047.745.80.022.823.0
Assaults 7330013
per 100,000 164.771.971.50.00.022.869.1
Burglaries 26271926182222
per 100,000 611.8647.2453.1595.0414.2502.4506.8
Thefts 677273100687980
per 100,000 1576.51725.81741.02288.31564.71804.11842.9
Auto thefts 4672633
per 100,000 94.1143.8166.945.8138.168.569.1
Arson 0000110
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.023.022.80.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.8) 145.8139.7161.8150.0102.2196.6153.3

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City-data.com crime rate 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: 8 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Kentucky average:

1.88
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.0%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +187 (+4.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Carpenters (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Benton, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Benton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.7 miles away from the Benton city center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1968, a category F4 tornado 15.9 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Benton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 73% 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 113.4 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 68.7 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 83.9 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 84.4 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 138.4 miles away from Benton center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 44.3 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 Marshall County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benton topographic map

Birthplace of: Tom Vaughn (musician) - Pianist and priest, Dick Sutherland - Actor, Ed Holley - Baseball player, Jimmie Lee Holder - College basketball player (Murray State Racers).

Hospitals and medical centers in Benton:

  • MARSHALL COUNTY HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 615 OLD SYMSONIA ROAD)
  • MARSHALL COUNTY HOSPITAL HHA (503 GEORGE MCCLAIN DRIVE)
  • LAKE WAY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (2607 MAIN STREET HWY 641 SOUTH)
  • MARSHALL CO HOSP SNF (503 GEORGE MCCLAIN DR)

Airports and heliports located in Benton:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton:

  • Murray State University (about 17 miles; Murray, KY; Full-time enrollment: 8,930)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 22 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 46 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)
  • Hopkinsville Community College (about 48 miles; Hopkinsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,269)
  • Bethel University (about 51 miles; McKenzie, TN; FT enrollment: 5,878)
  • Madisonville Community College (about 59 miles; Madisonville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,082)
  • Austin Peay State University (about 60 miles; Clarksville, TN; FT enrollment: 8,621)

Public high school in Benton:

Private high school in Benton:

  • CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP SCHOOL (Students: 156; Location: 1343 US HIGHWAY 68 E; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Benton:

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Library in Benton:

  • MARSHALL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $2,048,406; Location: 1003 POPLAR STREET; 148,171 books; 32 e-books; 4,151 audio materials; 8,731 video materials; 13 local licensed databases; 48 state licensed databases; 172 print serial subscriptions; 5 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Benton Fire Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Benton: Church Grove Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Tourist attractions: Chamber of Commerce Marshall County (17 USHighway 68 East), Tribune Courier (100 West 11th Street), Lourdes Homecare (165 USHighway 68 East), Town & Country Resort (Recreational Trips & Guides; www.kentuckylakeresort.com).

Hotels: Southern Komfort Resort and Marina (UNKNOWN at Conversion), Holiday Inn Express (173 Carroll Drive), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (173 Carroll Dr), Shamrock Motel (806 Main Street), Town & Country Resort (www.kentuckylakeresort.com), Aire Castle Bed & Breakfast Inn & Stained Glass Art (435 Salem Chapel Rd N).

Courts: Kentucky State - District Courts- Court Designated Worker (80 Judicial Drive), Kentucky State - District Court- Circuit Court Clerk (80 Judicial Drive), Kentucky State - Administrative Office Of The Courts- Circuit Court C (80 Judicial Drive), Marshall County - Circuit Court Clerk- Domestic Relations Office (80 Judicial Drive).

Marshall County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 88.2. This is about average.

City:

88.2
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.102. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.102
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.42. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.42
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.809. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.809
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.90. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.90
U.S.:

9.14

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

NORTH MARSHALL WATER DISTRICT #1 (Population served: 16,276, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In FEB-20-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-08-2014), St Formal NOV issued (APR-08-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-16-2014)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
JONATHAN CREEK WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 6,831, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
SOUTHERN KOMFORT RESORT (Population served: 354, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SHAWNEE BAY RESORT (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-02-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-21-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-28-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • BENTON WATER & SEWER (Population served: 7,867, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.4%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.8%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.8%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Benton in 2010:

  • 161 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 91 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Benton in 2000:

  • 175 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 152 people in nursing homes
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Benton, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Benton compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Benton (2011 data):

  • Community Financial Services Bank: Draffenville Banking Center, 1012 Main Street Branch, Fifth Street Banking Center, at 221 West Fifth Street. Info updated 2011/12/12: Bank assets: $559.2 mil, Deposits: $472.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Community Financial Services, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • First Kentucky Bank, Inc.: Draffenville Branch at 30 U.S. Highway 68 West, branch established on 2004/02/02; Benton Branch at 605 Main Street, branch established on 2006/09/08. Info updated 2006/10/25: Bank assets: $369.9 mil, Deposits: $313.6 mil, headquarters in Mayfield, KY, positive income, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Exchange Bancshares, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Benton Branch at 201 East 11th Street, branch established on 1903/01/01; Draffenville Branch at 95 Us Highway 68 East, branch established on 1988/10/15. 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
  • Regions Bank: Benton Ky at 507 Main Street, branch established on 1984/05/31. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Heritage Bank: Benton Branch at 105 West Fifth Street, branch established on 2001/03/12. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,022.4 mil, Deposits: $800.2 mil, headquarters in Hopkinsville, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

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 (57%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.07%
Here: 66.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristUnited Methodist Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentCatholic Church
Adherents58.5%13.1%13.0%5.0%3.0%
Congregations37.0%16.4%19.2%1.4%2.7%
NameCumberland Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents2.0%1.5%1.0%1.0%1.9%
Congregations5.5%1.4%1.4%1.4%13.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Marshall County:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Marshall County:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

8.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.3%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Marshall County:

29.6%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.0%
State:

15.9%
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 1$3,277$39,3240$0
Other Government Administration 2$6,288$37,7287$1,514
Judicial and Legal 1$2,438$29,2560$0
Police Protection - Officers 8$28,736$43,1040$0
Firefighters 0$0 3$1,107
Streets and Highways 6$17,305$34,6100$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,524$30,2880$0
Sewerage 2$6,693$40,1580$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,073$36,8760$0
Water Supply 5$19,087$45,8090$0
Electric Power 11$36,580$39,9054$2,692
Gas Supply 9$31,085$41,4470$0
Other and Unallocable 7$15,657$26,8412$1,988
Totals for Government 54$172,743$38,38716$7,301

Benton government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $223,000 ($50.95)
    Regular Highways: $61,000 ($13.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($0.69)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $6,647,000 ($1518.62)
    Electric Utilities: $5,322,000 ($1215.90)
    Water Utilities: $1,171,000 ($267.53)
    Central Staff Services: $880,000 ($201.05)
    Police Protection: $391,000 ($89.33)
    Regular Highways: $193,000 ($44.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $102,000 ($23.30)
    Local Fire Protection: $82,000 ($18.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $70,000 ($15.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $24,000 ($5.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $222,000 ($50.72)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Electric Utilities: $51,000 ($11.65)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Electric Utilities: $8,000 ($1.83)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $200,000 ($45.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $95,000 ($21.70)
    Regular Highways: $61,000 ($13.94)
    Police Protection: $37,000 ($8.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000 ($7.77)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($1.83)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,902,000 ($434.54)

Benton government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $152,000 ($34.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000 ($4.34)
    All Other: $14,000 ($3.20)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $19,000 ($4.34)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $157,000 ($35.87)
    Interest Earnings: $87,000 ($19.88)
    Rents: $71,000 ($16.22)
    General Revenue, NEC: $12,000 ($2.74)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $6,743,000 ($1540.55)
    Electric Utilities: $5,725,000 ($1307.97)
    Water Utilities: $1,186,000 ($270.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $102,000 ($23.30)
    Highways: $97,000 ($22.16)
  • Tax - Insurance Premiums Sales: $814,000 ($185.97)
    Property: $557,000 ($127.26)
    Individual Income: $371,000 ($84.76)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $74,000 ($16.91)
    Public Utilities Sales: $47,000 ($10.74)

Benton government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,547,000 ($1267.31)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,309,000 ($1212.93)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $238,000 ($54.38)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $76,000 ($17.36)
    End of Fiscal Year: $70,000 ($15.99)

Benton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,299,000 ($982.18)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $986,000 ($225.27)

5.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,919 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
Kentucky average:

6.18%

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 McCracken County, KY  1.31% ($30,987 average AGI)
from Calloway County, KY  0.61% ($29,400)
from Livingston County, KY  0.46% ($28,925)


5.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,787 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
Kentucky average:

6.19%

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 McCracken County, KY  1.22% ($37,355 average AGI)
to Calloway County, KY  0.76% ($29,557)
to Graves County, KY  0.38% ($32,045)

Strongest AM radio stations in Benton:

  • WCBL (1290 AM; 5 kW; BENTON, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRKY (1130 AM; 3 kW; MURRAY, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WKYX (570 AM; 1 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMUF (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PARIS, TN; Owner: BENTON-WEATHERFORD B/CTING OF TN,INC)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WNBS (1340 AM; 1 kW; MURRAY, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benton:

  • WCBL-FM (99.1 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND)
  • WTRT (88.1 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WVHM (90.5 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WAAJ (89.7 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKYQ (93.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDDJ (96.9 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKMS-FM (91.3 FM; MURRAY, KY; Owner: MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCCK (95.7 FM; CALVERT CITY, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND DBA FREELAND BROADCASTING)
  • WVVR (100.3 FM; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WFGE (103.7 FM; MURRAY, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WRIK-FM (98.3 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: SUN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WLLE (94.7 FM; MAYFIELD, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS KY, LLC)
  • WITB-LP (107.1 FM; BENTON, KY; Owner: BENTON CHURCH OF CHRIST, INC)
  • WZZL (106.7 FM; REIDLAND, KY; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WKBG (102.1 FM; CLINTON, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WLIE-FM (94.3 FM; GOLCONDA, IL; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)

TV broadcast stations around Benton:

  • WKMU (Channel 21; MURRAY, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • WQTV-LP (Channel 24; MURRAY, KY; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WKPD (Channel 29; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W54AE (Channel 54; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WQWQ-LP (Channel 9; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Benton, Kentucky:
  • Fatal accident count: 11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 32
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Kentucky average:
  • Fatal accident count: 87
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 135
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 95
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 228
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9
See more detailed statistics of Benton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Benton, KY)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • TX/STUDIO SITE, Sr 408 1/2 Mi E (Lat: 36.858611 Lon: -88.336389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 113.7 m, Overall height: 114.6 m, Call Sign: WQLT989
    Assigned Frequencies: 947.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/26/2010, Expiration Date: 08/01/2020, Certifier: Jim W Freeland
    Registrant: Wcbl-Fm, Benton, KY 42025, Phone: (270) 527-3102, Fax: (270) 527-5606
  • Benton, Lat: 36.854528 Lon: -88.368389, Type: Tank, Structure height: 20 m, Call Sign: WQMP906
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/19/2010, Expiration Date: 08/27/2020, Certifier: John D Myers
    Registrant: Communications, Inc., 1200 Crestwood Place, Murray, KY 42071, Phone: (270) 762-0003, Fax: (270) 762-0008, Email:
  • HARVEY, 1709 Lee Burd Road (Lat: 36.823083 Lon: -88.476250), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 100.5 m, Overall height: 103.6 m, Call Sign: WQRD576
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/22/2013, Expiration Date: 04/22/2023, Certifier: Steve Regitz
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • BREWERS, Sr80 & Duncan Creek Road (Lat: 36.774444 Lon: -88.441944), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 86.8 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WQRD686
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/23/2013, Expiration Date: 04/23/2023, Certifier: Steve Regitz
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Rt 4 Box 143 (Lat: 36.900333 Lon: -88.243361), Type: Building, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WHW939
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/21/1993, Expiration Date: 12/21/1998, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: Big Bear Resorts Inc, Rt 4 Box 143, Benton, KY 42025

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 83
  • Hazardous Condition: 21
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Benton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Benton, KY
Most common first names in Benton, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James21673.5 years
William14975.1 years
Mary14479.7 years
John13176.2 years
Robert9571.8 years
Charles8371.4 years
Joe7473.5 years
George5679.4 years
Paul4573.2 years
Helen4281.4 years
Most common last names in Benton, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones13477.8 years
Smith11576.2 years
Henson8378.2 years
York6676.5 years
Edwards5278.1 years
Thompson5077.1 years
Wyatt4378.5 years
Lovett3779.2 years
Darnall3779.8 years
Powell3677.5 years
Businesses in Benton, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Blockbuster1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Subway3
Curves1True Value1
Dairy Queen2U-Haul2
Domino's Pizza1UPS5
FedEx1Waffle House1
Ford1Walmart1
H&R Block1Wendy's1
Hardee's1

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