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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 2012: $48,680 (it was $38,613 in 2000)
Benton:

$48,680
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,408

Benton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $142,981 (it was $80,100 in 2000)
Benton:

$142,981
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $145,496; Detached houses: $154,671; Townhouses or other attached units: $140,232; In 2-unit structures: $150,094; Mobile homes: $112,190

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Benton races chart
  • White alone - 2,670 (97.7%)
  • Two or more races - 21 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 17 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Benton: 164.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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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).

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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

For population 15 years and over in Benton town:

  • Never married: 17.1%
  • Now married: 66.7%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

17 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.7%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Benton, Maine as of October 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Benton to the number of sex offenders is 300 to 1.


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+: New York, NY (349.8 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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 ).

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

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.60 N, Longitude: 69.53 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Paper (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Benton-area historical tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 15.7 miles away from the Benton town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/4/1961, a category F2 tornado 16.1 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Benton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 70.6 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 Benton center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 94.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 37.4 miles away from Benton center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kennebec County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Snows: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benton topographic map

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

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


Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Benton, ME

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 32 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,074)
  • Husson University (about 40 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine (about 48 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 9,235)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 75 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 75 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 90 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • Plymouth State University (about 122 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)

Public elementary/middle school in Benton:

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

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.5. This is about average.
City:

27.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

13.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.40. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.40
U.S.:

9.59

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:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-13-2005 and NOV-02-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-11-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-02-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2006), St Public Notif received (FEB-27-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2006), St Public Notif received (FEB-27-2006)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
TOWN AND COUNTRY WAYS M.H.P (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2002), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-21-2002), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-24-2002), St Public Notif received (JUL-02-2002), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-30-2002), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-15-2002 to MAR-12-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2001), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-30-2001), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-21-2002), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-24-2002), St Public Notif received (JUL-02-2002), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-30-2002), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-15-2002 to MAR-12-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-27-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-27-2001), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-30-2001), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-21-2002), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-24-2002), St Public Notif received (JUL-02-2002), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-30-2002), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-15-2002 to MAR-12-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2001), St Compliance achieved (AUG-10-2001), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-30-2001), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-21-2002), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-24-2002), St Public Notif received (JUL-02-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-09-1996), Fed FAO issued (MAR-29-1997), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-30-2001), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-21-2002), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-24-2002), St Public Notif received (JUL-02-2002), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-30-2002), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-15-2002 to MAR-12-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-02-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-28-2001), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-30-2001), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-21-2002), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-24-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUL-02-2002), St Public Notif received (JUL-02-2002)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-20-1999 and JAN-02-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-30-2001), St Compliance achieved (JAN-02-2002), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-21-2002), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-24-2002), St Public Notif received (JUL-02-2002), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-15-2002 to MAR-12-2003)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1996 and OCT-05-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-1996), Fed FAO issued (MAR-29-1997), St Compliance achieved (OCT-05-2001), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-21-2002), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-24-2002), St Public Notif received (JUL-02-2002)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1994 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & 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 - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-01-1994), Fed FAO issued (MAR-29-1997)
  • 6 routine major 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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Benton, ME

Benton compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (86%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Benton town (based on Kennebec County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.24%
Here36.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents59.6%9.4%6.9%5.4%3.8%
Congregations13.4%14.3%20.5%5.4%8.0%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of the NazareneConservative Baptist Association of AmericaOther
Adherents2.4%1.6%1.6%1.4%8.0%
Congregations1.8%0.9%3.6%2.7%29.5%
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: 24
Kennebec County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Kennebec County:

28.2%
Maine:

25.0%

5.99% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,721 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($253 average AGI)
Kennebec County:

0.14%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Somerset County, ME  0.77% ($26,873 average AGI)
from Androscoggin County, ME  0.64% ($32,593)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.58% ($36,300)


6.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,476 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($211 average AGI)
Kennebec County:

0.07%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Somerset County, ME  0.81% ($29,363 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.62% ($32,672)
to Androscoggin County, ME  0.50% ($29,339)

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)

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

Benton, Maine:
  • Fatal accident count: 15
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 22
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 8
  • Fatalities: 15
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 30
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Maine average:
  • Fatal accident count: 56
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 80
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 21
  • Fatalities: 61
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 134
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4

See more detailed statistics of Benton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 93 meters (305ft)
Total costs: $198,000
Total average daily traffic: 50,470
Total average daily truck traffic: 5,136

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 7
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Benton, ME

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KA1AKF, Licensee ID: L00327240
    Grant Date: 12/13/2010, Expiration Date: 02/23/2021, Certifier: David L Mitchell
    Registrant: David L Mitchell, 2 Crummett St, Benton, ME 04901
  • Call Sign: KB1TV, Licensee ID: L01428084
    Grant Date: 09/02/2008, Expiration Date: 09/02/2018, Certifier: Frederick A Simmons
    Registrant: Frederick A Simmons, 61 School Drive, Benton, ME 04901
  • Call Sign: N1OSY, Licensee ID: L00739813
    Grant Date: 09/08/2003, Expiration Date: 03/23/2013, Certifier: Daniel R Richardson
    Registrant: Daniel R Richardson, 291 East Benton Rd, Benton, ME 04901
  • Call Sign: N1VOG, Licensee ID: L00362203
    Grant Date: 04/27/2005, Expiration Date: 07/20/2015, Certifier: Alan D Sanborn
    Registrant: Alan D Sanborn, 36 Spencer Rd, Benton, ME 04901
  • Call Sign: N1WPY, Licensee ID: L00152402
    Grant Date: 12/06/2005, Expiration Date: 02/21/2016
    Registrant: Robert W Arno, 71 Gogan Rd, Benton, ME 04901


FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Benton)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

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