For population 25 years and over in Benton:
For population 15 years and over in Benton town:
15 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, NY (41.8 miles , pop. 219,773).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Manhattan, NY (208.4 miles , pop. 1,537,195).
Nearest cities: Penn Yan, NY (2.1 miles ), Dresden, NY (2.3 miles ), Torrey, NY (2.3 miles ), Potter, NY (2.6 miles ), Milo, NY (2.6 miles ), Geneva, NY (2.8 miles ), Seneca, NY (2.8 miles ), Jerusalem, NY (2.9 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.72 N, Longitude: 77.05 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 315
Work and jobs in Benton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Benton, New York
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Benton-area historical tornado activity is near New York state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/30/1955, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.9 miles away from the Benton town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 5/2/1983, a category F3 tornado 37.8 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Benton-area historical earthquake activity is below New York state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 42.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/25/1998 at 13:30:26, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 11.2 mi) earthquake occurred 88.5 miles away from Benton center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 31.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2004 at 23:55:26, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MW, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/19/2007 at 17:07:58, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.5 miles away from Benton center
On 5/25/1995 at 14:22:32, a magnitude 3.0 (2.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Yates County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Benton:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton:
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Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
People in group quarters in Benton:
Benton compared to New York state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Benton (based on Yates County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.38%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 12
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,826 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:
6.35% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,714 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: 4
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total costs: $1,866,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,875
Total average daily truck traffic: 247
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 3,872
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Benton)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1