Benton, Tennessee

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Population in 2014: 1,309 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.0%
Males: 710  (54.3%)
Females: 599  (45.7%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 37307.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,032 (it was $22,667 in 2000)
Benton:

$36,032
TN:

$44,297

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,357 (it was $12,580 in 2000)

Benton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $96,456 (it was $53,800 in 2000)
Benton:

$96,456
TN:

$140,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $602.

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  • Races in Benton, TN (2010)

    Benton races chart
    • 1,34497.0%White alone
    • 151.1%Hispanic
    • 100.7%Black alone
    • 100.7%Two or more races
    • 50.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Benton: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (18.9%), German (18.8%), Irish (14.4%), English (5.3%), Scottish (4.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1915

Elevation: 748 feet

Land area: 2.27 square miles.

Population density: 577 people per square mile   (low).

Benton,TN real estate house value index trend

Benton, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Benton:

  • High school or higher: 72.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benton town:

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 50.5%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 20.3%

28 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.4%
Tennessee:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $767 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $748 (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

Benton household income distribution Benton home values distribution

Crime rates in Benton by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000000000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.075.20.0
Robberies 2020010000000
per 100,000 172.40.0174.10.00.092.60.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 6353274333611
per 100,000 517.2261.8435.2264.8179.1648.1357.5252.3253.8214.7430.775.276.0
Burglaries 6610898942110425
per 100,000 517.2523.6870.3706.1805.7740.7804.3336.41,776.6715.8287.2150.4379.9
Thefts 43293618283723402936243243
per 100,000 3,706.92,530.53,133.21,588.72,506.73,425.92,055.43,364.22,453.52,577.01,722.92,406.03,267.5
Auto thefts 0170323312021
per 100,000 0.087.3609.20.0268.6185.2268.1252.384.6143.20.0150.476.0
Arson 0000010000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.092.60.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 353.5205.3389.5172.7222.7375.9240.9238.1291.5216.1182.3201.9185.9

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Benton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.56
Tennessee average:

2.56
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.6%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Utilities (11%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (30%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Benton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Benton, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Benton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 13% 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 below Tennessee state average. It is 80% 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 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 152.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 213.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 289.0 miles away from Benton center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 192.6 miles away from the city 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 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: 4, Flash Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benton topographic map

Hospitals and 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, about 13 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • SKYRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • FAMILY HOME CARE CLEVELAND (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • FMC BRADLEY (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • BRADLEY HEALTH CARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)

located in Benton:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton:

  • Lee University (about 13 miles; Cleveland, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,422)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 14 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 25 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 34 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • Dalton State College (about 35 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 38 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)
  • Roane State Community College (about 50 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 4,302)

Public high school in Benton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Benton:

See full list of schools located in Benton

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 55.7. This is better than average.

City:

55.7
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 1.00. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

0.29

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.38. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.38
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.65
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.71. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.71
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 29.5%
(28.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino 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
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, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
Tennessee average:

12.1

Benton travel time to work - commute Benton mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,65853
Mainline Protestant6445
Catholic1901
Other-1
None5,333-
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: 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Benton:

44.2%
Tennessee:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Benton:

37.5%
State:

44.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Tennessee:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Benton:

24.2%
Tennessee:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.9%
Tennessee:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.8%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

50.5%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Benton:

75.5%
Tennessee:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Benton, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,484$41,8080$0
Other Government Administration 1$1,050$12,6003$2,972
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$500
Police Protection - Officers 6$18,848$37,6961$1,727
Police - Other 1$2,148$25,7760$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,480$29,7600$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,958$35,4960$0
Sewerage 1$3,419$41,0280$0
Water Supply 3$8,025$32,1000$0
Totals for Government 15$42,412$33,9305$5,199

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $255,000 ($194.81)
    Water Utilities: $232,000 ($177.23)
    Financial Administration: $180,000 ($137.51)
    Regular Highways: $32,000 ($24.45)
    Sewerage: $30,000 ($22.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($13.75)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($4.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($9.17)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $93,000 ($71.05)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $30,000 ($22.92)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $80,000 ($61.12)
    All Other: $10,000 ($7.64)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $36,000 ($27.50)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $422,000 ($322.38)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($9.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $332,000 ($253.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $166,000 ($126.81)
    Housing & Community Development: $28,000 ($21.39)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $133,000 ($101.60)
    NEC: $76,000 ($58.06)
    Property: $48,000 ($36.67)
    Other Selective Sales: $13,000 ($9.93)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $499,000 ($381.21)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $193,000 ($147.44)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $499,000 ($381.21)
    Other, NEC: $193,000 ($147.44)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $815,000 ($622.61)

7.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.24%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bradley County, TN  2.54% ($27,238 average AGI)
from Fannin County, GA  0.64% ($24,111)
from McMinn County, TN  0.44% ($28,480)


7.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,466 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.02%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bradley County, TN  2.90% ($27,405 average AGI)
to McMinn County, TN  0.60% ($29,647)
to Fannin County, GA  0.53% ($19,500)

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:

May 21, 2012 11:19 PM, Us-411 Sr-33, Lat: 35.18378, Lon: -84.64096, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Mar 25, 2012 03:20 PM, Clemmer Ferry Rd, Lat: 35.17090, Lon: -84.65977, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
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 persons involved: 1
May 20, 1976 09:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 20, 1975 09:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 26m85ftTotal length
  • $1,949,000Total costs
  • 32,750Total average daily traffic
  • 3,275Total average daily truck traffic

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:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 09/15/1998, Expiration Date: 09/15/2008, Cancellation Date: 07/18/2008Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 06/04/2009, Expiration Date: 06/04/2019, Certifier: Arnold HooperRegistrant: City Of Chattanooga, 3420 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406, Phone: (423) 643-5236, Email:
  • Oswald Dome, 5.2 Mi Ne (Lat: 35.192222 Lon: -84.558889), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 85.6 m, Overall height: 88.1 m, Call Sign: WQUX352
    Assigned Frequencies: 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHzGrant Date: 11/06/2014, Expiration Date: 11/06/2024, Certifier: William D HainesRegistrant: Intelpath, 16w575 79th St., #102, Willowbrook, IL 60527, Phone: (312) 841-9188, 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: 05/09/2003Registrant: Mci Worldcom Network Services, Inc. (Debtor-In-Possession)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

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  • Int Of Hwy 64 And Sr 30 (Lat: 35.112556 Lon: -84.578528), Call Sign: KNLW656
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.125 MHzGrant Date: 09/01/2009, Expiration Date: 09/02/2019, Certifier: Mary Jo PeedRegistrant: 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

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

BENTON WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 2,487, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-31-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-31-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2007)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
OCOEE ADVENTURE CENTER (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2010)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

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

Incident types - Benton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Benton, TN
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (87%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Other fuel (0%)

Businesses in Benton, TN

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

Benton compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below 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 below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
There are 6 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2016.