For population 25 years and over in Benton:
For population 15 years and over in Benton village:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $2,281 (2.1%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (16.1 miles , pop. 57,686).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (61.1 miles , pop. 208,054).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (147.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: New Diggings, WI (1.6 miles ), Cuba City, WI (1.8 miles ), Hazel Green, WI (1.9 miles ), White Oak Springs, WI (2.5 miles) , Elk Grove, WI (2.6 miles ), Smelser, WI (2.7 miles ), Shullsburg, WI (2.8 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.57 N, Longitude: 90.38 W
Area code: 608
Crime rates in Benton (2001):
Population change in the 1990s: +53 (+5.7%).
Work and jobs in Benton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Benton, Wisconsin
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Benton-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 145% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.4 miles away from the Benton village center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 7/3/1983, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.5 miles away from the village center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Benton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 76.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Lafayette County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Benton:
Local government website: CI.BENTON.WI.US
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Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Benton and their reported violations in the past:BENTON WATERWORKS (Population served: 976, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Benton that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 11.9%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 81.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Benton compared to Wisconsin state average:
Banks with branches in Benton (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Benton (based on Lafayette County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.58%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Benton government finances in 2002(per resident):
5.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,045 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,098 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total average daily traffic: 3,000
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 3,800
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:4
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: