Benton, Tennessee

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Population in 2017: 1,289 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +13.3%
Males: 653  (50.7%)
Females: 636  (49.3%)
Median resident age:

31.9 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 37307.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,120 (it was $22,667 in 2000)
Benton:

$34,120
TN:

$51,340

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,191 (it was $12,580 in 2000)

Benton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $109,974 (it was $53,800 in 2000)
Benton:

$109,974
TN:

$167,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $149,791; detached houses: $162,505; mobile homes: $57,980

Median gross rent in 2017: $655.

March 2019 cost of living index in Benton: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.5%
(20.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Benton, TN (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Benton, Tennessee as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Benton is 132 to 1.


Crime rates in Benton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(75.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(92.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(264.8)
2
(179.1)
7
(648.1)
4
(357.5)
3
(252.3)
3
(253.8)
3
(214.7)
6
(430.7)
1
(75.2)
1
(76.0)
2
(154.9)
1
(78.4)
1
(76.5)
3
(234.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
8
(706.1)
9
(805.7)
8
(740.7)
9
(804.3)
4
(336.4)
21
(1,777)
10
(715.8)
4
(287.2)
2
(150.4)
5
(379.9)
5
(387.3)
1
(78.4)
4
(306.0)
1
(78.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
18
(1,589)
28
(2,507)
37
(3,426)
23
(2,055)
40
(3,364)
29
(2,453)
36
(2,577)
24
(1,723)
32
(2,406)
43
(3,267)
31
(2,401)
30
(2,353)
21
(1,607)
26
(2,036)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(268.6)
2
(185.2)
3
(268.1)
3
(252.3)
1
(84.6)
2
(143.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(150.4)
1
(76.0)
2
(154.9)
1
(78.4)
1
(76.5)
2
(156.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(92.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(78.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)165.9214.0361.1231.5228.8280.0207.6175.2194.0178.6166.5121.6107.1146.4

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City-data.com crime index in Benton, TN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.70
Tennessee average:

2.56
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Ancestries: American (75.0%), English (4.1%), Irish (3.8%), German (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1915

Elevation: 748 feet

Land area: 2.27 square miles.

Population density: 569 people per square mile   (low).

Benton, Tennessee map

11 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
Tennessee:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $768 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $762 (0.6%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Benton, TN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Benton, TN in 2017

Benton satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Tennessee:

3.3%
Most common industries in Benton, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (8.7%)
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.1%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Food (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (11.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.3%)
  • Utilities (4.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.6%)
  • Food (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.0%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.9%)
  • Apparel (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Benton, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Carpenters (6.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)

Average climate in Benton, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Benton, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 59.6. This is better than average.

City:

59.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

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.:

0.27
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

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.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 2.26. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.26
U.S.:

1.79
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.50. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.50
U.S.:

8.46

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 Benton 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 Benton 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 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 Polk County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Flash Floods: 2, Winds: 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)

Points of interest:

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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

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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Benton:

Marital status in Benton, TN
  • Never married: 28.5%
  • Now married: 44.1%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

For population 25 years and over in Benton:

  • High school or higher: 75.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
Tennessee average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Benton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Benton, TN (based on Polk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.68 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.7%
State:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

31.3%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Polk County:

15.1%
Tennessee:

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
Police Protection - Officers 6$18,848$37,6961$1,727
Water Supply 3$8,025$32,1000$0
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
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
Totals for Government 15$42,412$33,9305$5,199

Benton government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $551,000 ($427.46)
    Water Utilities: $532,000 ($412.72)
    Regular Highways: $125,000 ($96.97)
    Financial Administration: $110,000 ($85.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $58,000 ($45.00)
    Central Staff Services: $46,000 ($35.69)
    General Public Buildings: $16,000 ($12.41)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($4.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $31,000 ($24.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $18,000 ($13.96)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($6.21)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $535,000 ($415.05)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($13.19)

Benton government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $78,000 ($60.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($1.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $277,000 ($214.90)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $292,000 ($226.53)
    General Revenue - Other: $27,000 ($20.95)
    Rents: $13,000 ($10.09)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($2.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $549,000 ($425.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $126,000 ($97.75)
    Water Utilities: $93,000 ($72.15)
    Other: $59,000 ($45.77)
    Highways: $39,000 ($30.26)
  • Tax - Property: $155,000 ($120.25)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $40,000 ($31.03)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $27,000 ($20.95)
    Public Utilities Sales: $12,000 ($9.31)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.78)

Benton government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,201,000 ($931.73)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,108,000 ($859.58)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $93,000 ($72.15)

Benton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $541,000 ($419.71)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $84,000 ($65.17)

7.28% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,525 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.28%
Tennessee average:

6.65%

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 Bradley County, TN  2.37% ($35,219 average AGI)
to McMinn County, TN  0.80% ($30,543)
to Fannin County, GA  0.71% ($25,780)

Businesses in Benton, TN

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

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, Tennessee
  • Fatal accident count12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents19
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:3
  • Fatalities12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents31
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • Tennessee average
  • Fatal accident count10457
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents15618
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons3884
  • Fatalities11661
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents26137
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents710
See more detailed statistics of Benton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 36Number of bridges
  • 541ft / 165mTotal length
  • $19,154,000Total costs
  • 122,920Total average daily traffic
  • 15,308Total average daily truck traffic
  • 201,824Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Benton, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 92010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Benton, TN

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • 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,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, Grant Date: 03/08/2019, Expiration Date: 06/04/2029, Certifier: Arnold Hooper, Registrant: City Of Chattanooga, 910 Wisdom Street, 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 MHz, Grant Date: 11/06/2014, Expiration Date: 11/06/2024, Certifier: William D Haines, Registrant: 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: 05/09/2003, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 09/01/2009, Expiration Date: 09/02/2019, Certifier: Mary Jo Peed, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S. Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

39 (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)

2004 - 2016 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2016 the average number of fire incidents per year is 24. The highest number of fire incidents - 51 took place in 2008, and the least - 2 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Benton, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (41.4%), and Structure Fires (37.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Benton, TN
    • 12841.4%Outside Fires
    • 11637.5%Structure Fires
    • 4514.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 206.5%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Benton, TN
  • 90.5%Electricity
  • 6.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Benton, TN
  • 94.8%Electricity
  • 5.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Benton compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 6 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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