Benton, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2019: 810 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -15.2%
 
Males: 406  (50.1%)
Females: 404  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

34.4 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 17814.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $54,201 (it was $27,986 in 2000)
Benton:

$54,201
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,620 (it was $12,831 in 2000)

Benton borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $107,887 (it was $74,300 in 2000)
Benton:

$107,887
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $143,170; detached houses: $141,655

Median gross rent in 2019: $601.

March 2019 cost of living index in Benton: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.8%
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  • Races in Benton, PA (2019)
    • 68590.7%White alone
    • 405.3%Hispanic
    • 131.7%Two or more races
    • 121.6%Asian alone

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According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Benton, Pennsylvania as of January 27, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Benton is 123 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (41.2%), English (10.8%), Polish (9.2%), Italian (7.7%), Irish (6.0%), Romanian (5.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.64 square miles.

Population density: 1,275 people per square mile   (low).

Benton, Pennsylvania map

25 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe).

This borough:

3.4%
Pennsylvania:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,919 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,264 (2.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (40.0 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (105.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Waller, PA (1.7 miles),
Stillwater, PA (1.8 miles),
Rohrsburg, PA (2.2 miles),
New Columbus borough, PA (2.3 miles ),
Greenwood, PA (2.6 miles ),
Jamison City, PA (2.7 miles),
Orangeville borough, PA (2.9 miles ),
Iola, PA (3.0 miles)

Latitude: 41.20 N, Longitude: 76.38 W

Area code: 570

Distribution of median household income in Benton, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Benton, PA in 2019
Benton satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Most common industries in Benton, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.6%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
  • Food (4.0%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (10.6%)
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Truck transportation (7.2%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.8%)
  • Educational services (14.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Apparel (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Benton, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.4%)
  • Engineers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Cashiers (6.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)

Average climate in Benton, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 48.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.1
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Benton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 28% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/29/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.8 miles away from the Benton borough center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F3 tornado 23.8 miles away from the borough center killed 6 people and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Benton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 241.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 62.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 217.2 miles away from Benton center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 209.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 266.7 miles away from Benton center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.3 miles away from Benton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Columbia County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tropical Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Benton:

  • ORANGEVILLE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ORANGEVILLE, PA)
  • BERWICK HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • BALANCED CARE, BLOOMSBURG (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • BERWICK HOSPITAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; BERWICK, PA)
  • BERWICK RETIREMENT VILLAGE NRS (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BERWICK, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE BERWICK (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; BERWICK, PA)
  • BERWICK HOME HEALTH HOSPICE CA (Hospital, about 13 miles away; BERWICK, PA)

Airports located in Benton:

Operable nuclear power plants near Benton:

  • 12 miles: Susquehanna 1 and 2 in Berwick, PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton:

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 14 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,452)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 21 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • Misericordia University (about 24 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)
  • Wilkes University (about 26 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • King's College (about 27 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,392)
  • Bucknell University (about 32 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,418)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (about 34 miles; Williamsport, PA; FT enrollment: 5,291)

Public high school in Benton:

Public elementary/middle school in Benton:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Benton Volunteer Fire Company (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Friendly Tavern (Benton Red Rock Highway).

Columbia 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:

RICKETTS GLEN STATE PARK (Population served: 1,200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-10-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
BENTON MUNICIPAL WATER AUTH (Population served: 1,100, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2011. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-13-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-13-2012)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2009)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2009. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
GRASSMERE PARK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
STREVIGS RESTAURANT (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-10-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-10-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between JUL-23-2012 and AUG-23-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-10-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-10-2012)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
JAMISON CITY HOTEL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-03-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-13-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-13-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
THE INN UNDER (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-19-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-19-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-03-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-13-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-13-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Benton that have no violations reported:

  • RICKETTS GLEN HOTEL (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RED ROCK GENERAL STORE (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GOODS CAMPGROUND (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MILL RACE GOLF AND CAMP RESORT (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This borough:

2.3 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

62.0%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

6.9%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Banks with branches in Benton (2011 data):

  • First Columbia Bank & Trust Co.: Benton Office at 200 Market Street, branch established on 1956/01/16. Info updated 2009/12/02: Bank assets: $622.7 mil, Deposits: $483.1 mil, headquarters in Bloomsburg, PA, positive income, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Ccfnb Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Benton:

Marital status in Benton, PA
  • Never married: 31.4%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 3.7%

For population 25 years and over in Benton:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Benton
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Religion statistics for Benton, PA (based on Columbia County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant16,85879
Catholic8,0357
Evangelical Protestant5,57234
Other6934
Orthodox1201
None36,017-
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: 13
Here:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Here:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Here:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
Here:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

28.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Columbia County:

12.6%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Benton:

49.1%
Pennsylvania:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Benton:

43.4%
Pennsylvania:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.6%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.6%
Pennsylvania:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Benton:

6.8
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

27.5%
State:

34.3%

General health condition:
Benton:

58.0%
Pennsylvania:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.0%
Pennsylvania:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Benton, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 1$2,807$33,6842$800
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,332$27,9843$1,987
Other Government Administration 1$2,817$33,8040$0
Sewerage 1$4,193$50,3160$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$3,357
Totals for Government 4$12,149$36,4476$6,144

Benton government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $104,000 ($128.40)
    Central Staff Services: $74,000 ($91.36)
    General - Other: $58,000 ($71.60)
    Police Protection: $41,000 ($50.62)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $32,000 ($39.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $15,000 ($18.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($13.58)
    Housing and Community Development: $8,000 ($9.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($2.47)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,000 ($1.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($7.41)

Benton government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $28,000 ($34.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($2.47)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $9,000 ($11.11)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $9,000 ($11.11)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($9.88)
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,000 ($6.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $37,000 ($45.68)
  • Tax - Property: $193,000 ($238.27)
    Individual Income: $57,000 ($70.37)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $15,000 ($18.52)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $10,000 ($12.35)

Benton government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $143,000 ($176.54)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $141,000 ($174.07)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000 ($2.47)

Benton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $91,000 ($112.35)

4.80% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,320 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

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 Luzerne County, PA  1.15% ($37,469 average AGI)
from Montour County, PA  0.56% ($41,547)
from Northumberland County, PA  0.51% ($41,219)


5.13% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,027 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

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 Luzerne County, PA  1.05% ($37,285 average AGI)
to Montour County, PA  0.51% ($39,102)
to Northumberland County, PA  0.44% ($34,387)

Businesses in Benton, PA

  • True Value: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Benton:

  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFBS (1280 AM; 1 kW; BERWICK, PA; Owner: FBS WIRELESS CORPORATION)
  • WHLM (930 AM; 1 kW; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WITK (1550 AM; 10 kW; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ROBERT C. CORDARO, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benton:

  • WGGI (95.9 FM; BENTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • WKAB (103.5 FM; BERWICK, PA; Owner: 4M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WRVH (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZXR (99.3 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBZD-FM (93.3 FM; MUNCY, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WILQ (105.1 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • W263AG (100.5 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: DBA COVENANT BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Benton:

  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOU (Channel 22; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • W68CE (Channel 68; SHICKSHINNY, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
  • W47AO (Channel 47; BERWICK, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
  • W19CI (Channel 19; BERWICK, PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)

Benton fatal accident list:

Dec 24, 2014 03:47 PM, Sr-487 Mill St, Lat: 41.188544, Lon: -76.384803, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 26, 1982 09:99 PM, Park St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 194ft / 59.1mTotal length
  • $1,591,000Total costs
  • 45,908Total average daily traffic
  • 5,167Total average daily truck traffic
  • 59,330Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Benton, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Benton, PA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Benton Site 4502 Red Rock Road (Lat: 41.214250 Lon: -76.380444), Type: Mast, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: KNKN760
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 09/01/2020, Expiration Date: 10/01/2030, Certifier: Glenn S RabinRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Matthew J Traiser, 4502 Red Rock Road (Lat: 41.214250 Lon: -76.380444), Type: 60.5, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Summit Tower, LLC, Matthew.Traiser@gmail.Com, , Naple-s, Phone: (952) 435-6090
  • Matthew J Traiser, 4502 Red Rock Road (Lat: 41.214250 Lon: -76.380444), Type: 60.5, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Summit Tower, LLC, Matthew.Traiser@gmail.Com, , Naple-s, Phone: (952) 435-6090
  • Edward G Roach, 4502 Red Rock Road (Lat: 41.214250 Lon: -76.380444), Type: 60.5, Structure height: 42037 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Summit Tower, LLC, Matthew.Traiser@gmail.Com, , Naple-s, Phone: (952) 435-6090

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Third St (Lat: 41.200083 Lon: -76.387167), Call Sign: KKD462,
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.0600 MHz, 46.1200 MHz, Grant Date: 06/07/2013, Expiration Date: 06/30/2023, Registrant: Universal Licensing Service, 4401-A Connecticut Ave Nw #232, Washington, DC 20008, Phone: (877) 677-3639, Fax: (949) 209-3097, Email:
  • Ricketts Glen State Park Office Rd1 (Lat: 41.335639 Lon: -76.296889), Call Sign: KFR557,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.175 MHz, 151.295 MHz, Grant Date: 10/01/2011, Expiration Date: 12/29/2021, Registrant: Commonwealth Of Pa Dept. Of Conservation & Natural Resources, 400 Market St., Harrisburg, PA 17105-8769, Phone: (717) 787-2552, Fax: (717) 787-8624, Email:
  • Lackawanna State Park Rd1 Box 251 Dalton (Lat: 41.563972 Lon: -75.703806), Call Sign: KVI622,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.255 MHz, 159.330 MHz, 151.175 MHz, 151.295 MHz, Grant Date: 10/10/2012, Expiration Date: 12/22/2022, Registrant: Commonwealth Of Pa Dept Conservation & Natural Resources, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8769, Phone: (717) 787-2552, Fax: (717) 787-8624, Email:
  • LUZ06, 352 Rt. 487 (Lat: 41.308944 Lon: -76.308833), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WPPC879,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.355 MHz, Grant Date: 12/29/2014, Expiration Date: 10/27/2024, Certifier: Jack Dodson, Registrant: Mcm Consulting Group, Inc., 681 Maurus Street, Saint Marys, PA 15857, Phone: (412) 995-8196, Fax: (386) 322-2502, Email:
  • LUZE06, 352 Rt. 487 (Lat: 41.308944 Lon: -76.308833), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WQZC978,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.145 MHz, 155.325 MHz, 155.415 MHz, 155.700 MHz, 157.450 MHz, 158.805 MHz, 158.835 MHz, Grant Date: 04/10/2017, Expiration Date: 04/10/2027, Certifier: William Ives, Registrant: Mcm Consulting Group, Inc., 2595 Clyde Ave, Suite #1, State College, PA 16801, Phone: (412) 995-8196, Email:
  • Lat: 41.200417 Lon: -76.378444, Call Sign: WRCW807,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.057 MHz, 159.952 MHz, 159.510 MHz, 159.795 MHz, 160.155 MHz, 158.340 MHz, Grant Date: 02/14/2019, Expiration Date: 02/14/2029, Certifier: Ray Miller, Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • STATION, Top Of North Mtn Adj Faa Site (Lat: 41.320056 Lon: -76.553278), Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WNTV476,
    Assigned Frequencies: 942.025 MHz, Grant Date: 06/01/1994, Expiration Date: 06/01/1999, Phone: (717) 944-4720
  • 2CO8974G, 4502 Red Rock Road (Lat: 41.214250 Lon: -76.380444), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.5 m, Call Sign: WRCD662,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/05/2018, Expiration Date: 09/05/2028, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • LUZE06, 352 Route 487 Hwy (Lat: 41.308972 Lon: -76.308833), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WRJT750,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/27/2020, Expiration Date: 10/27/2030, Certifier: William Ives, Registrant: Compros, Inc, 400 Highland Ave, Altoona, PA 16602, Phone: (814) 946-8100, Email:
  • Benton, 236 Shickshinny Hwy (Lat: 41.202778 Lon: -76.369472), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WRLC771,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz... (+5 more), Grant Date: 03/10/2021, Expiration Date: 03/10/2031, Certifier: Jennifer Wakeman, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:
  • 3rd & Everett St (Lat: 41.197861 Lon: -76.387139), Overall height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WLG460, Licensee ID: L00186303,
    Assigned Frequencies: 947.500 MHz, 947.250 MHz, Grant Date: 07/25/1988, Expiration Date: 08/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 08/29/2002, Registrant: Entercom Wilkes-Barre Scranton, LLC, 401 City Avenue, Suite 409, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

34 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Benton)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$113,040
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$69,870
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0501.00

Most common first names in Benton, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4773.1 years
Robert3275.0 years
George3175.1 years
Helen2880.4 years
Charles2874.8 years
Mary2581.8 years
William2170.7 years
Edward1872.4 years
James1771.1 years
Harry1773.8 years
Most common last names in Benton, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hess5879.1 years
Fritz3677.8 years
Mchenry2280.4 years
Laubach1978.3 years
Hartman1873.9 years
Young1867.2 years
Smith1873.3 years
Cole1363.6 years
Albertson1179.1 years
Savage1174.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Benton, PA
  • 41.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 28.6%Electricity
  • 14.1%Wood
  • 8.3%Coal or coke
  • 7.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Benton, PA
  • 62.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 29.5%Electricity
  • 6.7%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Benton compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 17 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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