Benton, Kentucky

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Population in 2017: 4,499 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +7.2%
 
Males: 2,197  (48.8%)
Females: 2,302  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

40.1 years
Kentucky median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 42025.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,557 (it was $35,250 in 2000)
Benton:

$42,557
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,810 (it was $18,660 in 2000)

Benton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $131,889 (it was $73,800 in 2000)
Benton:

$131,889
KY:

$141,000

Median gross rent in 2017: $668.

March 2019 cost of living index in Benton: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.9%
(16.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.9% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Benton, KY (2010)
    • 4,19296.4%White alone
    • 791.8%Hispanic
    • 360.8%Two or more races
    • 200.5%Asian alone
    • 160.4%Black alone
    • 50.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Benton, Kentucky as of December 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Benton is 141 to 1.


Crime rates in Benton by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(91.3)
1
(23.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(69.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(45.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.8)
1
(23.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(45.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.0)
1
(22.1)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.8)
3
(69.1)
2
(45.4)
2
(45.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.1)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
26
(595.0)
18
(414.2)
22
(502.4)
22
(506.8)
22
(499.2)
28
(640.9)
38
(881.9)
13
(299.1)
26
(573.6)
29
(645.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
100
(2,288)
68
(1,565)
79
(1,804)
80
(1,843)
48
(1,089)
58
(1,328)
114
(2,646)
120
(2,761)
121
(2,669)
108
(2,403)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(45.8)
6
(138.1)
3
(68.5)
3
(69.1)
1
(22.7)
1
(22.9)
2
(46.4)
11
(253.1)
3
(66.2)
5
(111.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.0)
1
(22.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.1)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)150.6102.6197.3153.989.4122.7171.3213.8163.2194.7

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City-data.com crime index in Benton, KY

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Kentucky average:

1.65
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Ancestries: American (26.0%), Irish (15.3%), English (13.5%), German (8.3%), French (6.4%), Dutch (4.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/11/1845

Land area: 3.94 square miles.

Population density: 1,142 people per square mile   (low).

Benton, Kentucky map

14 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.3%
Kentucky:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,269 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $820 (0.6%)

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 )

Latitude: 36.86 N, Longitude: 88.35 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,247 (+27.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 599 (32.7%)

Area code: 270

Distribution of median household income in Benton, KY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Benton, KY in 2017
Benton satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $190,100
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $190,100
  • 2015: 21 buildings, average cost: $195,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Benton, KY residents
Average permit cost in Benton, KY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Historical population in Benton, KY
Historical housing units in Benton, KY

Population change in the 1990s: +187 (+4.7%).
Most common industries in Benton, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Chemicals (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Truck transportation (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.4%)
  • Chemicals (9.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.3%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Truck transportation (4.3%)
  • Wood products (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.5%)
  • Educational services (14.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Benton, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.9%)
  • Carpenters (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.1%)
  • Registered nurses (5.1%)
  • Child care workers (4.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)

Average climate in Benton, Kentucky

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Benton, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.1. This is about average.

City:

74.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

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.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.67. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.67
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.186. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.186
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.74
U.S.:

8.46

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 Benton 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 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 84.4 miles away from Benton 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 (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Mudslides: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benton topographic map

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 schools in Benton:

  • MARSHALL COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,447, Location: 416 HIGH SCHOOL RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • STAR ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 397 HIGH SCHOOL ROAD, Grades: 10-12)

Private high school in Benton:

  • CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP SCHOOL (Students: 134, Location: 1415 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)

Points of interest:

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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 US Highway 68 East), Tribune Courier (100 West 11th Street), Lourdes Homecare (165 US Highway 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).

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

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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Benton:

Marital status in Benton, KY
  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 52.9%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

For population 25 years and over in Benton:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Kentucky average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Benton
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Benton, KY (based on Marshall County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,75750
Mainline Protestant2,97817
Catholic7832
Other21
None12,928-
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: 8
Marshall County:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Marshall County:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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
This county:

8.34 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Marshall County:

10.3%
State:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.6%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.0%
State:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Benton:

50.0%
Kentucky:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.5%
Kentucky:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Benton:

29.4
Kentucky:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.3%
Kentucky:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Benton:

15.1%
Kentucky:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Benton:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Benton:

35.5%
Kentucky:

34.0%

General health condition:
Benton:

55.3%
Kentucky:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Benton:

75.1%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Benton, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 11$63,357$69,1171$1,100
Gas Supply 8$59,859$89,7890$0
Police Protection - Officers 8$62,859$94,2890$0
Other and Unallocable 6$32,818$65,6362$505
Streets and Highways 6$40,865$81,7301$835
Water Supply 5$41,128$98,7070$0
Financial Administration 3$26,284$105,1360$0
Sewerage 2$15,389$92,3340$0
Judicial and Legal 1$5,319$63,8280$0
Parks and Recreation 1$6,590$79,0801$817
Other Government Administration 1$15,387$184,6446$2,436
Firefighters 0$0 2$800
Totals for Government 52$369,855$85,35113$6,493

Benton government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $577,000 ($128.25)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $3,434,000 ($763.28)
    Water Utilities: $838,000 ($186.26)
    Electric Utilities: $778,000 ($172.93)
    Sewerage: $750,000 ($166.70)
    Central Staff Services: $641,000 ($142.48)
    Police Protection: $484,000 ($107.58)
    Regular Highways: $307,000 ($68.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $258,000 ($57.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $107,000 ($23.78)
    Local Fire Protection: $104,000 ($23.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $98,000 ($21.78)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($2.22)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $125,000 ($27.78)
    Police Protection: $36,000 ($8.00)
    Housing and Community Development: $23,000 ($5.11)
    Local Fire Protection: $21,000 ($4.67)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($1.33)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,804,000 ($623.25)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $101,000 ($22.45)

Benton government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $605,000 ($134.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $239,000 ($53.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($3.56)
    Other: $14,000 ($3.11)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $146,000 ($32.45)
    General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($2.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($0.44)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $35,000 ($7.78)
    General Local Government Support: $21,000 ($4.67)
    Gas Utilities: $1,000 ($0.22)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $179,000 ($39.79)
    Sale of Property: $48,000 ($10.67)
    Interest Earnings: $39,000 ($8.67)
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000 ($4.45)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $3,945,000 ($876.86)
    Water Utilities: $1,232,000 ($273.84)
    Electric Utilities: $914,000 ($203.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $213,000 ($47.34)
    Other: $17,000 ($3.78)
  • Tax - Property: $881,000 ($195.82)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $760,000 ($168.93)
    Individual Income: $446,000 ($99.13)
    Other: $78,000 ($17.34)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $67,000 ($14.89)
    Public Utilities Sales: $48,000 ($10.67)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $28,000 ($6.22)
    Other License: $7,000 ($1.56)

Benton government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,520,000 ($1004.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,826,000 ($628.14)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,827,000 ($406.09)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $134,000 ($29.78)

Benton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,568,000 ($1237.61)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,043,000 ($231.83)

6.49% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,661 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

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 McCracken County, KY  1.30% ($49,836 average AGI)
from Calloway County, KY  0.81% ($29,863)
from Graves County, KY  0.53% ($39,161)


5.69% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Kentucky average:

6.57%

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 McCracken County, KY  1.39% ($42,975 average AGI)
to Calloway County, KY  0.76% ($29,875)
to Graves County, KY  0.40% ($34,391)
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

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.)
Benton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Benton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 82Number of bridges
  • 791ft / 241mTotal length
  • $5,416,000Total costs
  • 373,613Total average daily traffic
  • 62,856Total average daily truck traffic
  • 237,051Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Benton, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 61950-1959
  • 301960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 121980-1989
  • 81990-1999
  • 92000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Benton, KY

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • 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, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, 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, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:
  • LV03UB201, 1077 Oak Level Rd (Lat: 36.859306 Lon: -88.366444), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Call Sign: WQST468,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/13/2013, Expiration Date: 11/13/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • 9LV0906A, 1077 Oak Level Rd (Lat: 36.859306 Lon: -88.366444), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Call Sign: WQWC997,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/21/2015, Expiration Date: 07/21/2025, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, 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:

190 (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:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 112. The highest number of fires - 176 took place in 2010, and the least - 47 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Benton, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (42.3%), and Outside Fires (40.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Benton, KY
    • 80942.3%Structure Fires
    • 77840.7%Outside Fires
    • 25513.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 703.7%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Benton, KY
  • 72.3%Utility gas
  • 24.5%Electricity
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Benton, KY
  • 61.7%Electricity
  • 38.3%Utility gas


Benton compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
There are 16 pilots and 8 other airmen in this city.
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