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Benton County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2019: 25,763 (19% urban, 81% rural); it was 25,308 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,544
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,779
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,735
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,979 (it was 2,011 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

28%

Land area: 716 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 36 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Benton County: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (19.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.4%), Retail trade (13.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Benton County, IA (2019)
    • 24,56997.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4041.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2901.1%Two or more races
    • 1470.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 850.3%Asian alone
    • 830.3%Some other race alone
    • 430.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

42.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years
Males: 12,885  (50.0%)
Females: 12,878  (50.0%)
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Average household size:
Benton County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $69,036 ($42,427 in 1999)
This county:

$69,036
Iowa:

$61,691

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $504 (lower quartile is $357, upper quartile is $635)
This county:

$504
State:

$660


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $169,006 (it was $85,800 in 2000)
Benton:

$169,006
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $103,145 - $250,130
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,368
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $483

Institutionalized population: 224

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 10
  • Thefts: 40
  • Auto thefts: 1

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 30
  • Thefts: 33
  • Auto thefts: 5
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Health of residents in Benton County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
73.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
43.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
58.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
75.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 204 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 168 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 106 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 1998: 127 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 1999: 96 buildings, average cost: $126,900
  • 2000: 85 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2001: 74 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2002: 77 buildings, average cost: $142,300
  • 2003: 79 buildings, average cost: $155,700
  • 2004: 99 buildings, average cost: $356,500
  • 2005: 94 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2006: 70 buildings, average cost: $188,500
  • 2007: 48 buildings, average cost: $168,900
  • 2008: 27 buildings, average cost: $208,700
  • 2009: 22 buildings, average cost: $174,500
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $192,800
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $221,400
  • 2012: 22 buildings, average cost: $228,600
  • 2013: 28 buildings, average cost: $199,600
  • 2014: 14 buildings, average cost: $267,600
  • 2015: 24 buildings, average cost: $209,200
  • 2016: 29 buildings, average cost: $199,800
  • 2017: 31 buildings, average cost: $214,900
  • 2018: 29 buildings, average cost: $223,800
  • 2019: 29 buildings, average cost: $252,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Benton, IA residents
Average permit cost in Benton, IA
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,453 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,940 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Benton, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Benton, IA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Benton, IA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.6%
Benton County:

8.6%
Iowa:

11.2%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.2% for Black residents, 11.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.1% for American Indian residents, 12.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.9 years old
(Males: 41.9 years old, Females: 43.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.8 years old, Black residents: 33.9 years old, American Indian residents: 110.6 years old, Asian residents: 32.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.5 years old, Other race residents: 19.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Benton County is $381 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $620 a month.

Cities in this county include: Vinton, Belle Plaine, Walford, Urbana, Atkins, Shellsburg, Newhall, Van Horne, Keystone, Blairstown.

Benton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Benton County: Rogers (A), Airport National Public Golf Complex (B), Central City (C), Rolling Acres Golf Course (D), Palo (E), Camp Wakomda (F), Camp Waubeek (G), Valley Farm (H), West Prairie (I), Wapsa (J), Necot (K), Dry Creek (L), Rural (M), Crab Apple (N), Saint Mary (O), Nugent (P), Ivanhoe (Q), Duane Arnold Energy Center (R), Squaw Creek Municipal Golf Course (S), Wires Corners (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Benton County include: Holy Trinity Catholic Church (A), Greens Grove Church (B), John XXIII Church (C), Living Water United Methodist Church (D), Valley View Baptist Church (E), Jehovahs Witnesses Pioneer Avenue Congregation Kingdom Hall (F), Blair Ridge Baptist Church (G), Buffalo United Methodist Church (H), River of Life Ministries (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Nugents Grove Cemetery (1), Oakhill Cemetery (2), Old Palo Cemetery (3), Oliphant Cemetery (4), Palo Cemetery (5), Blodgett Cemetery (6), Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Goose Pond (A), Robbins Lake (B), Williams Lake (C), Mud Lake (D), Little Lewis Lake (E), Big Lewis Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Apple Creek (A), Bear Creek (B), Big Creek (C), Blue Creek (D), Boulder Creek (E), Crabapple Creek (F), Squaw Creek (G), South Hoosier Creek (H), Simmons Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Benton County include: Hitters Park (1), Indian Creek Park (2), Buffalo Creek County Parkway (3), Chain-O-Lakes Wildlife Management Area (4), Hanging Bog State Preserve (5), Rock Island Botanical State Preserve (6), Chain Lakes County Park (7), Squaw Creek Regional Park (8), Eakpicada County Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Ashtabula County, Ohio , Plymouth County, Massachusetts , Kenosha County, Wisconsin , Jasper County , Poweshiek County , Tama County , Webster County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.0%
Iowa:

3.1%

Unemployment by year in Benton, IA
County total employment by year in Benton, IA
County average yearly wages by year in Benton, IA

Current college students: 868
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 213 (57.9% naturalized citizens)

Benton County:

0.8%
Whole state:

5.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 812010 or later
  • 302000 to 2009
  • 281990 to 1999
  • 121980 to 1989
  • 41970 to 1979
  • 71Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 42.2%

Benton County marital status for males Benton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,920
  • One, attached: 114
  • Two: 131
  • 3 or 4: 327
  • 5 to 9: 203
  • 10 to 19: 137
  • 20 to 49: 73
  • 50 or more: 21
  • Mobile homes: 254

Housing units in Benton County with a mortgage: 5,126 (195 second mortgage, 521 home equity loan, 138 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,495

Here:

62.5% with mortgage
State:

59.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Benton County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,07019
Mainline Protestant4,43321
Catholic4,2018
Other1203
None12,252-
Benton County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Benton County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Benton County:

3.02 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

4.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Benton County:

7.0%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Benton County:

27.9%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.1%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Benton County:

Average size of farms: 338 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $124,750
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $287.22
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.72%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 35.59%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $95,647
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 82.82%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.01%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $102,187
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.45%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.10
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 14.55%
Corn for grain: 161461 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 152406 harvested acres
Vegetables: 84 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 47 acres

Tornado activity:

Benton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 1185886.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 26 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/26/1965, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Benton County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 143% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 333.4 miles away from Benton County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 314.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 333.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 168.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 469.6 miles away from Benton County center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 362.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Incident Period: August 10, 2020, FEMA Id: 4557, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Iowa Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: March 17, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4483-IA: March 23, 2020, FEMA Id: 4483, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 21, 2016 to October 03, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4289: October 31, 2016, FEMA Id: 4289, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 21, 2013 to June 28, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4135: July 31, 2013, FEMA Id: 4135, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2013 to June 15, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4126: July 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4126, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 09, 2011 to July 14, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4016: August 24, 2011, FEMA Id: 4016, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1688: March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Benton County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Benton

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,517 (78.5%)
  • Carpooled: 431 (6.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 35 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 410 (5.8%)
  • Worked at home: 660 (9.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (33%)
  • India (19%)
  • Germany (11%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (6%)
  • Burma (5%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • Colombia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Benton County


  • German (43%)
  • American (11%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Czech (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • Norwegian (2%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Benton County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 255 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 25 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Benton County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 205 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 48 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 41 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 10 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $70,437.

6.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,732 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.22% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($40,183 average AGI)
1.05% relocated from other states ($6,549 average AGI)
Benton County:

1.05%
Iowa average:

2.42%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Linn County, IA  2.92% ($54,752 average AGI)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.44% ($37,244)
from Iowa County, IA  0.28% ($37,931)
from Johnson County, IA  0.25% ($37,692)
from Tama County, IA  0.21% ($56,238)


6.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,381 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.85% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($39,188 average AGI)
1.16% relocated to other states ($9,193 average AGI)
Benton County:

1.16%
Iowa average:

2.69%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Linn County, IA  2.50% ($50,263 average AGI)
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.37% ($36,447)
to Iowa County, IA  0.33% ($37,324)
to Tama County, IA  0.26% ($50,111)
to Johnson County, IA  0.26% ($56,269)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Benton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Benton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Benton County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Benton County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Benton County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Benton County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Benton County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Benton County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Benton County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,286 (3,749 aged, 537 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 233 (3%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Benton County, Iowa in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (876)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (300)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (168)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (155)
  • Unspecified dementia (59)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (33)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (22)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (13)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.75
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,284
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 312
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,766

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,233
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 907

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 52

Household type by relationship:

Households: 25,763
  • Male householders: 5,521 (1,336 living alone), Female householders: 4,955 (1,228 living alone)
  • 6,161 spouses (6,127 opposite-sex spouses), 754 unmarried partners, (738 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 7,033 children (6,606 natural, 148 adopted, 257 stepchildren), 227 grandchildren, 59 brothers or sisters, 146 parents, 0 foster children, 110 other relatives, 437 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 334

Size of family households: 3,868 2-persons, 1,262 3-persons, 1,253 4-persons, 729 5-persons, 133 6-persons, 124 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,562 1-person, 508 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 14 4-persons.

4,221 married couples with children.
1,215 single-parent households (319 men, 896 women).

96.5% of residents of Benton speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $118,302,000 ($4,441 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,342,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $56,361,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $24,260,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $18,652,000
Federal grants: $13,848,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,012,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,169,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $606,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,707,000
Federal Government insurance: $81,746,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,650
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,206
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +17
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,195
Here +44 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Benton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.34 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built in Benton County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Benton County, Iowa
  • 3292014 or later
  • 1912010 to 2013
  • 1,1632000 to 2009
  • 1,5601990 to 1999
  • 6381980 to 1989
  • 1,3311970 to 1979
  • 8911960 to 1969
  • 9591950 to 1959
  • 3941940 to 1949
  • 3,8021939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Benton County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton County, Iowa
  • 71 room
  • 222 rooms
  • 2313 rooms
  • 6284 rooms
  • 1,4775 rooms
  • 1,8886 rooms
  • 1,3837 rooms
  • 1,3738 rooms
  • 1,6199+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton County, Iowa
  • 751 room
  • 702 rooms
  • 3863 rooms
  • 3274 rooms
  • 3455 rooms
  • 3106 rooms
  • 1227 rooms
  • 1008 rooms
  • 989+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Benton County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton County, Iowa
  • 7no bedroom
  • 2591 bedroom
  • 1,5432 bedrooms
  • 4,1013 bedrooms
  • 1,9414 bedrooms
  • 7805+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton County, Iowa
  • 76no bedroom
  • 4131 bedroom
  • 6552 bedrooms
  • 5203 bedrooms
  • 1584 bedrooms
  • 75+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 114no vehicle
  • 1,3131 vehicle
  • 3,5542 vehicles
  • 2,2083 vehicles
  • 8834 vehicles
  • 5835+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 316no vehicle
  • 6951 vehicle
  • 4222 vehicles
  • 1853 vehicles
  • 1164 vehicles
  • 915+ vehicles

89.3% of Benton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Iowa.

Benton County:

89.3%
State average:

85.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 21,644
  • Other state: 3,740
  • Northeast: 354
  • Midwest: 1,999
  • South: 724
  • West: 670
Year householders moved into unit in Benton County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Benton County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 55.0%Utility gas
  • 23.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.8%Electricity
  • 3.7%Wood
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 43.1%Utility gas
  • 37.3%Electricity
  • 14.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%No fuel used
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 231
Here:

8.4%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 90
Here:

6.4%
Iowa:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 98
Here:

18.0%
Iowa:

23.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Benton County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,000
  • Charges - Other: $190,000
    Solid Waste Management: $73,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $186,000
    General - Other: $55,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,142,000
    Health - Other: $3,192,000
    Police Protection: $2,295,000
    General - Other: $1,472,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,449,000
    Financial Administration: $1,102,000
    Solid Waste Management: $979,000
    Parks and Recreation: $792,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $613,000
    Central Staff Services: $565,000
    General Public Buildings: $348,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $130,000
    Libraries: $125,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $124,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $766,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $447,000
    Interest Earnings: $226,000
    Sale of Property: $25,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $189,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,561,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,380,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,137,000
    Other: $975,000
    Health and Hospitals: $785,000
    Public Welfare: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,375,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $862,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $307,000
    Other License: $61,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,885,000

Benton County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,000
  • Charges - Other: $190,000
    Solid Waste Management: $73,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $186,000
    General - Other: $55,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,142,000
    Health - Other: $3,192,000
    Police Protection: $2,295,000
    General - Other: $1,472,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,449,000
    Financial Administration: $1,102,000
    Solid Waste Management: $979,000
    Parks and Recreation: $792,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $613,000
    Central Staff Services: $565,000
    General Public Buildings: $348,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $130,000
    Libraries: $125,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $124,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $766,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $447,000
    Interest Earnings: $226,000
    Sale of Property: $25,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $189,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,561,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,380,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,137,000
    Other: $975,000
    Health and Hospitals: $785,000
    Public Welfare: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,375,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $862,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $307,000
    Other License: $61,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,885,000

Benton County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,000
  • Charges - Other: $190,000
    Solid Waste Management: $73,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $186,000
    General - Other: $55,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,142,000
    Health - Other: $3,192,000
    Police Protection: $2,295,000
    General - Other: $1,472,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,449,000
    Financial Administration: $1,102,000
    Solid Waste Management: $979,000
    Parks and Recreation: $792,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $613,000
    Central Staff Services: $565,000
    General Public Buildings: $348,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $130,000
    Libraries: $125,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $124,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $766,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $447,000
    Interest Earnings: $226,000
    Sale of Property: $25,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $189,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,561,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,380,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,137,000
    Other: $975,000
    Health and Hospitals: $785,000
    Public Welfare: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,375,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $862,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $307,000
    Other License: $61,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,885,000

Benton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,000
  • Charges - Other: $190,000
    Solid Waste Management: $73,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $186,000
    General - Other: $55,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,142,000
    Health - Other: $3,192,000
    Police Protection: $2,295,000
    General - Other: $1,472,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,449,000
    Financial Administration: $1,102,000
    Solid Waste Management: $979,000
    Parks and Recreation: $792,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $613,000
    Central Staff Services: $565,000
    General Public Buildings: $348,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $130,000
    Libraries: $125,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $124,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $766,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $447,000
    Interest Earnings: $226,000
    Sale of Property: $25,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $189,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,561,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,380,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,137,000
    Other: $975,000
    Health and Hospitals: $785,000
    Public Welfare: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,375,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $862,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $307,000
    Other License: $61,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,885,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 289
  • Number of aged recipients: 25
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 264
  • Number of recipients under 18: 47
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 191
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 51
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 126
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 114
Most common first names in Benton County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17078.2 years
William16478.6 years
Mary13783.0 years
George11877.8 years
Charles10578.4 years
Robert9472.7 years
Helen8980.8 years
James8175.1 years
Anna7887.7 years
Richard7571.4 years
Most common last names in Benton County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7177.1 years
Smith4080.8 years
Schulte3880.6 years
Miller3580.6 years
Thompson3181.7 years
Boddicker2972.2 years
Rinderknecht2882.2 years
Anderson2776.0 years
Fisher2576.8 years
Williams2480.5 years
Businesses in Benton County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet3RadioShack2
Curves1Subway2
Ford1True Value1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1U.S. Cellular2
McDonald's1