Benton, Maine

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Population in 2010: 2,732.
Population change since 2000: +6.8%
 
Males: 1,357  (49.7%)
Females: 1,375  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

42.5 years
Maine median age:

43.0 years

Zip codes: 04901.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,599 (it was $38,613 in 2000)
Benton:

$58,599
ME:

$58,924

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $32,320 (it was $18,464 in 2000)

Benton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $161,056 (it was $80,100 in 2000)
Benton:

$161,056
ME:

$200,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $195,094; detached houses: $211,393; townhouses or other attached units: $175,581; in 2-unit structures: $139,149; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $205,301; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $178,587; mobile homes: $68,894
March 2019 cost of living index in Benton: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Benton, ME (2010)
    • 2,67097.7%White alone
    • 210.8%Two or more races
    • 170.6%Hispanic
    • 80.3%Black alone
    • 70.3%American Indian alone
    • 80.3%Asian alone
    • 10.04%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Benton, Maine as of October 05, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Benton is 455 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: French (26.1%), English (19.7%), Irish (13.4%), French Canadian (10.8%), United States (9.2%), Scotch-Irish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/16/1842

Elevation: 109 feet

Land area: 28.4 square miles.

Population density: 96 people per square mile   (very low).

Benton, Maine map

17 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.7%
Maine:

2.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Benton town:

1.4% ($1,110)
Maine:

1.5% ($1,417)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (74.4 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (176.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (340.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Clinton, ME (1.8 miles ),
Fairfield, ME (1.9 miles ),
Winslow, ME (2.3 miles ),
Waterville, ME (2.6 miles ),
Albion, ME (2.8 miles ),
Burnham, ME (3.0 miles ),
Unity, ME (3.1 miles ),
Oakland, ME (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 44.60 N, Longitude: 69.53 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Distribution of median household income in Benton, ME in 2019

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $74,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $64,800
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $68,700
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $94,500
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $200,400
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $105,800
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $94,600
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2018: 2 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2019: 8 buildings, average cost: $127,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Benton, ME residents
Average permit cost in Benton, ME
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
Maine:

4.7%
Unemployment by year
Most common industries in Benton, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Construction (11.3%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Paper (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.3%)
  • Paper (8.1%)
  • Public administration (8.0%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.0%)
  • Educational services (11.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Construction (3.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Benton, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Carpenters (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Electricians (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Child care workers (5.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.2%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)

Average climate in Benton, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Benton, Maine average temperatures Benton, Maine average precipitation Benton, Maine humidity Benton, Maine wind speed Benton, Maine snowfall Benton, Maine sunshine Benton, Maine clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Benton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Maine state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 205.4 miles away from Benton center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 206.6 miles away from Benton center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 242.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 128.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 8.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kennebec County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Snows: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Benton:

  • HEALTHREACH HOSPICE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; WATERVILLE, ME)
  • MOUNT ST JOSEPH NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WATERVILLE, ME)
  • WILLOWS NURSING CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WATERVILLE, ME)
  • HEALTHREACH HOMECARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; WATERVILLE, ME)
  • OAK GROVE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WATERVILLE, ME)
  • INLAND HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; WATERVILLE, ME)
  • LAKEWOOD (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WATERVILLE, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton:

  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 23 miles; Augusta, ME; Full-time enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 31 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Husson University (about 40 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 47 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 72 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 75 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 75 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

Public elementary/middle school in Benton:

See full list of schools located in Benton

Points of interest:

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Cemeteries: Ames Cemetery (1), Reed Cemetery (2), Brown Cemetery (3), Holt Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Albert W. Grant - Navy admiral, Brian L. Buker - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Bruce Bickford (athlete) - Athletics competitor.

Kennebec County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

AVERILLS MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 78, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-08-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-31-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-08-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-31-2012)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
TOWN AND COUNTRY WAYS MHP (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-15-2011), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2012)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (JUN-12-1996), Fed FAO issued (MAR-29-1997)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-01-1994), Fed FAO issued (MAR-29-1997)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

71.7%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

9.5%
Whole state:

9.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

10.2%
Whole state:

10.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.1%
Whole state:

4.1%

For population 15 years and over in Benton:

Marital status in Benton, ME
  • Never married: 17.1%
  • Now married: 66.7%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

For population 25 years and over in Benton:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Maine average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Benton, ME (based on Kennebec County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic21,75811
Mainline Protestant8,99960
Evangelical Protestant5,82956
Other2,46617
None83,099-
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: 24
This county:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
Kennebec County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 77
This county:

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 105
Kennebec County:

8.70 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.6%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Kennebec County:

28.2%
Maine:

25.0%

5.51% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Maine average:

5.91%

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 Somerset County, ME  0.72% ($35,189 average AGI)
from Androscoggin County, ME  0.60% ($41,631)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.53% ($42,981)


5.59% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,228 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
Maine average:

5.73%

0.27% of residents moved to foreign countries ($3,664 average AGI)
Kennebec County:

0.27%
Maine average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Somerset County, ME  0.71% ($35,563 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.53% ($47,178)
to Androscoggin County, ME  0.49% ($36,402)

Strongest AM radio stations in Benton:

  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WTVL (1490 AM; 1 kW; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMDR (1340 AM; 1 kW; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benton:

  • WCTB (93.5 FM; FAIRFIELD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WEBB (98.5 FM; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEW (91.3 FM; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMME-FM (92.3 FM; AUGUSTA, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMHB (89.7 FM; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: THE MAYFLOWER HILL BROADCASTING. CORP.)
  • WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WGUY (102.1 FM; DEXTER, ME; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMCM (103.3 FM; ROCKLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJCX (99.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, ME; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WABK-FM (104.3 FM; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Benton:

  • WFYW-LP (Channel 69; FAIRFIELD/WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WABI-TV (Channel 5; BANGOR, ME; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICE)
  • DW23AB (Channel 23; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: RUSSELL COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WGCI-LP (Channel 4; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • W36CK (Channel 36; BANGOR, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Benton: Brian L. Buker, Frank W. Haskell.

Benton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Benton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 203ft / 62.5mTotal length
  • 41,638Total average daily traffic
  • 2,079Total average daily truck traffic
  • 58,470Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1289X, N1289X, N-1289X, Serial Number: 162, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 10/23/1963, Certificate Issue Date: 07/11/2012
    Registrant (Individual): David C Young, 467 Bangor Rd, Benton, ME 04901
  • Aircraft: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL 114 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 128 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540-T4A5D (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1907J, N1907J, N-1907J, Serial Number: 14007, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 06/30/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 07/15/1989
    Registrant (Individual): Allan M Fuller, 304 Unity Rd, Benton, ME 04901
  • Aircraft: THOMPSON MICHAEL D A01WS (Category: Amphibian, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX SEE BOMBADIER (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 381MT, N381MT, N-381MT, Serial Number: T001WS, Year manufactured: 2011, Airworthiness Date: 06/29/2011, Certificate Issue Date: 05/26/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Michael D Thompson, 838 Unity Rd, Benton, ME 04901
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4697R, N4697R, N-4697R, Serial Number: 28-21461, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 02/24/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 01/15/2004
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Karl R Trustee Wiggin, 1209 Unity Rd, Benton, ME 04901, Other Owners: Linda L Trustee Wiggin
  • Aircraft: THOMPSON MICHAEL D CH2 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 4329G, N4329G, N-4329G, Serial Number: CH2T397, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 01/22/2010, Certificate Issue Date: 10/02/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Michael D Thompson, 838 Unity Rd, Benton, ME 04901

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 14. The highest number of fires - 31 took place in 2018, and the least - 1 in 2008. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Benton, ME When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (62.7%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (17.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Benton, ME
    • 13662.7%Structure Fires
    • 3817.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 3717.1%Outside Fires
    • 62.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Benton, ME
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Benton, ME
  • 85.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.1%Wood
  • 5.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Benton, ME
  • 91.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.2%Wood
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Benton compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 7 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Bruce Allen Maxwell (19)
  • Eric R. Brown (2)
  • David C. Young (1)
  • Victor Minor (1)

Total of 23 patent applications in 2008-2022.