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Population in 2012: 1,343 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +18.0%
Males: 761  (56.7%)
Females: 582  (43.3%)

Median resident age:  39.3 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 37307.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,948 (it was $22,667 in 2000)
Benton:

$35,948
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,835

Benton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $89,813 (it was $53,800 in 2000)
Benton:

$89,813
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $100,496; Detached houses: $119,940; Townhouses or other attached units: $126,474; Mobile homes: $38,523

Median gross rent in 2012: $582.

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Benton races chart
  • White alone - 1,344 (97.0%)
  • Hispanic - 15 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 10 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.07%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Benton: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (22.2%), Irish (19.3%), United States (7.0%), Scottish (5.6%), English (5.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1915

Elevation: 748 feet

Land area: 2.27 square miles.

Population density: 592 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Benton:

  • High school or higher: 68.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 28.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benton town:

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 21.7%

32 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.9%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Benton, Tennessee as of November 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Benton to the number of sex offenders is 84 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $731 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $631 (0.8%)

Benton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (36.0 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (98.8 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (489.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Parksville, TN (2.8 miles) , Charleston, TN (3.1 miles ), Calhoun, TN (3.2 miles ), Southeast Bradley, TN (3.3 miles) , East Cleveland, TN (3.4 miles ), Cleveland, TN (3.5 miles ), Wildwood Lake, TN (3.6 miles ), Etowah, TN (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 35.17 N, Longitude: 84.65 W

Area code: 423

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Crime rates in Benton by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 120200100000
per 100,000 87.1172.40.0174.10.00.092.60.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 463532743336
per 100,000 348.4517.2261.8435.2264.8179.1648.1357.5252.3253.8214.7430.7
Burglaries 666108989421104
per 100,000 522.6517.2523.6870.3706.1805.7740.7804.3336.41776.6715.8287.2
Thefts 124329361828372340293624
per 100,000 1045.33706.92530.53133.21588.72506.73425.92055.43364.22453.52577.01722.9
Auto thefts 301703233120
per 100,000 261.30.087.3609.20.0268.6185.2268.1252.384.6143.20.0
Arson 000000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.092.60.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 203.1353.5205.3389.5172.7222.7375.9240.9238.1291.5216.1182.3

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Crime rate in Benton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.03
Tennessee average:

2.54

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.6%
Tennessee:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Benton-area historical tornado activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.0 miles away from the Benton town center killed 4 people and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 25.1 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 26 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Benton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 55% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 58.1 miles away from Benton center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 28.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 24.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 12.1 miles away from Benton center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Fire: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benton topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Benton:

  • ATHENS HEALTH CARE CTR INC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; ATHENS, TN)
  • KIDNEY CENTER OF CLEVELAND (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • BRADLEY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, about 13 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)

Political contributions by individuals in Benton, TN

located in Benton:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton:

  • Lee University (about 13 miles; Cleveland, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,586)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 13 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,031)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 25 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,273)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 34 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • Dalton State College (about 34 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,413)
  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (about 38 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 8,652)
  • Roane State Community College (about 49 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 3,464)

Public high school in Benton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Benton:

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Library in Benton:

  • BENTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $13,747; Location: 6239 HIGHWAY 411; 3,623 books; 104 audio materials; 146 video materials; 32 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Benton: Polk County Courthouse (A), West Polk County Fire and Rescue Station 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Benton include: Benton First Baptist Church (A), Old Ocoee Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Memorial Gardens (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Adventures Rafting (Welcome Valley Road).

 
Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.8. This is about average.
City:

33.8
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.84. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

5.84
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.71. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

5.71
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.6

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

BENTON WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 2399, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
HIWASSEE WATER CO-OP (Population served: 1097, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-2004), St Public Notif requested (NOV-30-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and NOV-10-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-10-1999), St Public Notif requested (NOV-30-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-1999)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUN-1996 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
THUNDER ROCK #2 CMPG - USFS (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 27.8%
(24.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.5%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.9%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Benton, TN

109 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
45 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Benton compared to Tennessee state average:

Benton, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Benton (2011 data):

  • First Volunteer Bank of Tennessee: Benton Motor Branch at 6219 Hwy 411, branch established on 1995/04/21; Benton Branch at 219 Ward St, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2008/10/30: Bank assets: $641.6 mil, Deposits: $561.9 mil, headquarters in Chattanooga, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: First Volunteer Corporation
  • First Bank of Tennessee: Peoples Bank Of Polk County Branch at U.S. Highway 411, branch established on 1974/05/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $226.4 mil, Deposits: $198.6 mil, headquarters in Spring City, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Benton travel time to work - commute


Benton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (79%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.59%
Here78.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)United Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents86.9%4.7%4.7%1.3%2.4%
Congregations71.0%8.1%8.1%4.8%8.1%
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: 2
Polk County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Polk County:

7.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.7%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

31.3%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.1%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,100$37,2000$0
Other Government Administration 1$1,692$20,3043$1,500
Police Protection - Officers 7$19,660$33,7030$0
Streets and Highways 1$1,532$18,3840$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,321$27,8520$0
Sewerage 1$2,631$31,5720$0
Water Supply 3$7,644$30,5760$0
Totals for Government 15$38,580$30,8643$1,500

Benton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $255,000 ($189.87)
    Water Utilities: $232,000 ($172.75)
    Financial Administration: $180,000 ($134.03)
    Regular Highways: $32,000 ($23.83)
    Sewerage: $30,000 ($22.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($13.40)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($4.47)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($8.94)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $93,000 ($69.25)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $30,000 ($22.34)

Benton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $80,000 ($59.57)
    All Other: $10,000 ($7.45)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $36,000 ($26.81)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $422,000 ($314.22)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($9.68)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $332,000 ($247.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $166,000 ($123.60)
    Housing & Community Development: $28,000 ($20.85)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $133,000 ($99.03)
    NEC: $76,000 ($56.59)
    Property: $48,000 ($35.74)
    Other Selective Sales: $13,000 ($9.68)

Benton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $499,000 ($371.56)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $193,000 ($143.71)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $499,000 ($371.56)
    Other, NEC: $193,000 ($143.71)

Benton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $815,000 ($606.85)

7.81% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,146 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.81%
Tennessee average:

7.52%

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:
from Bradley County, TN  2.52% ($27,161 average AGI)
from McMinn County, TN  0.75% ($25,976)
from Fannin County, GA  0.57% ($25,000)


7.96% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,467 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.96%
Tennessee average:

6.67%

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:
to Bradley County, TN  2.81% ($29,869 average AGI)
to Fannin County, GA  0.90% ($20,592)
to McMinn County, TN  0.90% ($28,408)

Strongest AM radio stations in Benton:

  • WBIN (1540 AM; 1 kW; BENTON, TN; Owner: JOHN A. SINES AND L. JANE SINES, JTWROS)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WCLE (1570 AM; 5 kW; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBAC (1340 AM; 1 kW; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WTTI (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DALTON, GA; Owner: PYE WILSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCPH (1220 AM; 1 kW; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: STARR MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benton:

  • WOCE (93.1 FM; BENTON, TN; Owner: LB RADIO OF CHATTANOOGA, LLC)
  • WCLE-FM (104.1 FM; CALHOUN, TN; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLLJ (103.1 FM; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: FRIENDSHIP BROADCASTING LLC.)
  • WALV (95.3 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W217AN (91.3 FM; PROSPECT, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WQMT (98.9 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMKW (89.3 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSGC-FM (101.9 FM; RINGGOLD, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Benton:

  • WPDP-LP (Channel 25; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: WDSI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WTNB-CA (Channel 27; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION)
  • W66CG (Channel 66; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Benton fatal accident list:

Sep 29, 1996 01:40 PM, Wilsonst, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 9, 1990 03:45 PM, Sr33, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
Sep 13, 1985 01:50 AM, M000000130, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 20, 1975 09:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total costs: $1,949,000
Total average daily traffic: 25,080
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,914
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 41,648

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Benton)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Benton, TN)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • CHILHOWEE, Chilhowee Mtn 2.5 Miles Se Of (Lat: 35.141722 Lon: -84.619917), Type: Mast, Structure height: 42.7 m, Overall height: 47.3 m, Call Sign: WNTT447
    Assigned Frequencies: 6543.75 MHz, 6700.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/15/1998, Expiration Date: 09/15/2008, Cancellation Date: 07/18/2008
    Registrant: Tdot Wireless Systems Sec, 6600 Centennial Blvd, Nashville, TN 37243-0365, Phone: (615) 350-3430, Fax: (615) 741-7224, Email:
  • OSWALD DOME, 5.2 Mi Ne (Lat: 35.192444 Lon: -84.558833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 85.6 m, Overall height: 88.1 m, Call Sign: WQKI728, Licensee ID: L00112648
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/04/2009, Expiration Date: 06/04/2019, Certifier: Arnold Hooper
    Registrant: City Of Chattanooga, 3420 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406, Phone: (423) 643-5236, Email:
  • OSWALD DOME, 5.2 Mi Ne Of (Lat: 35.192278 Lon: -84.558806), Overall height: 88.1 m, Call Sign: WHA471, Licensee ID: L00115313
    Assigned Frequencies: 3710.00 MHz, 3770.00 MHz, 3710.00 MHz, 3730.00 MHz, 3790.00 MHz, 3850.00 MHz, 3790.00 MHz, 3810.00 MHz, 3870.00 MHz, 3930.00 MHz... (+10 more)
    Grant Date: 01/03/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/09/2003
    Registrant: Mci Worldcom Network Services, Inc. (Debtor-In-Possession)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Int Of Hwy 64 And Sr 30 (Lat: 35.112556 Lon: -84.578528), Call Sign: KNLW656
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.125 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/01/2009, Expiration Date: 09/02/2019, Certifier: Mary Jo Peed
    Registrant: Bellsouth Telecommunications, LLC, 675 West Peachtree St., Ne Rm 34a16, Atlanta, GA 30308, Phone: (404) 927-2692, Fax: (404) 522-7665, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
  • Hazardous Condition: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Benton


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Most common first names in Benton, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James4773.2 years
William3472.3 years
John3172.1 years
Mary2978.7 years
Charles2268.1 years
Robert2168.4 years
George1371.9 years
Thomas1361.9 years
Ruth1279.8 years
Ruby876.5 years
Most common last names in Benton, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rogers2377.6 years
Bates1981.0 years
Green1876.5 years
Cross1869.7 years
Bishop1871.9 years
Shelton1474.7 years
Lewis1480.1 years
Woody1378.5 years
Cronan1278.5 years
Passmore1279.5 years

Businesses in Benton, TN

  • FedEx: 1
  • SONIC Drive-In: 1
  • Subway: 1

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