For population 25 years and over in Benton:
For population 15 years and over in Benton city:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $792 (0.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (108.0 miles , pop. 55,515).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (112.2 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (343.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Lambert, MO (0.7 miles) , Morley, MO (2.2 miles ), Oran, MO (2.3 miles ), Haywood City, MO (2.5 miles ), Blodgett, MO (2.6 miles ), Kelso, MO (2.6 miles ), Commerce, MO (2.8 miles) , Chaffee, MO (2.8 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 37.10 N, Longitude: 89.56 W
Area code: 573
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +151 (+26.0%).
Work and jobs in Benton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Benton, Missouri
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Benton-area historical tornado activity is above Missouri state average. It is 171% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/22/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Benton city center killed one person and injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 5/6/2003, a category F4 tornado 31.7 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:Benton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Missouri state average. It is 36% greater than the overall U.S. average.
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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 5.1 miles away from the city 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 39.6 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 27.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 76.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 28.3 miles away from Benton center
On 11/29/1996 at 05:41:33, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 12.6 mi) earthquake occurred 84.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Scott County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Charles B. Moores - Politician.
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Public elementary/middle schools in Benton:
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Benton and their reported violations in the past:BENTON (Population served: 575, Groundwater):
Past health violations:FERRELLS TRAILER COURT (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.9%
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
43 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
Benton compared to Missouri state average:
Banks with branches in Benton (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Benton city (based on Scott County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.26%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 13
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Benton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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Benton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
6.60% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,405 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,480 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,000
Total average daily truck traffic: 100
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 1,450
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Benton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:4
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:4
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:9 (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:14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Businesses in Benton, MO
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.