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Benton County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2016: 18,992 (13% urban, 87% rural); it was 17,180 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,605
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,284
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,097
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,560 (it was 1,323 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

31%

Land area: 706 sq. mi.

Water area: 47.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 27 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Benton County: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (21.8%), Educational, health and social services (14.1%), Construction (13.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.0%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 38%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 62%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Benton County, MO (2017)
    • 17,955104.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3732.2%Two or more races
    • 3662.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 690.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 610.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 400.2%Some other race alone
    • 390.2%Asian alone
    • 70.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

53.2 years
Missouri median age:

38.5 years
Males: 9,428  (49.6%)
Females: 9,564  (50.4%)
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Average household size:
Benton County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,114 ($26,646 in 1999)
This county:

$36,114
Missouri:

$53,578

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $465 (lower quartile is $380, upper quartile is $621)
This county:

$465
State:

$628


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $120,455 (it was $66,800 in 2000)
Benton:

$120,455
Missouri:

$156,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,581 - $167,874

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $155,503
Here:

$155,503
State:

$204,558

In 2-unit structures: $104,489
Here:

$104,489
State:

$129,380

Mobile homes: $78,808
Here:

$78,808
State:

$68,427

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $921
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $317

Institutionalized population: 206

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 31
  • Burglaries: 127
  • Thefts: 187
  • Auto thefts: 21

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 29
  • Burglaries: 133
  • Thefts: 139
  • Auto thefts: 17
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $93,100
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $103,200
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $84,600
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $80,500
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $80,500
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $107,100
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $98,500
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2014: 0 buildings
  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $156,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Benton, MO residents
Average permit cost in Benton, MO
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $841 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $643 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Benton, MO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Benton, MO in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Benton, MO in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.0%
Benton County:

17.0%
Missouri:

13.4%
(16.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.1% for Black residents, 4.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.6% for American Indian residents, 46.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 53.2 years old
(Males: 52.7 years old, Females: 53.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 54.0 years old, Black residents: 30.6 years old, American Indian residents: 52.1 years old, Asian residents: 59.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.7 years old, Other race residents: 60.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Benton County is $359 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $644 a month.

Cities in this county include: Warsaw, Cole Camp, Lincoln, Ionia.

Benton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Beaver County, Utah , Boone County, West Virginia , Caroline County, Virginia , Nicholas County, West Virginia , Greenwood County, Kansas , Jefferson County, Indiana , Stafford County, Kansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.1%
Missouri:

3.9%

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

Current college students: 293
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 147 (55.4% naturalized citizens)

Benton County:

0.8%
Whole state:

4.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 72010 or later
  • 602000 to 2009
  • 81990 to 1999
  • 141980 to 1989
  • 301970 to 1979
  • 54Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 61.0%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,052
  • One, attached: 173
  • Two: 93
  • 3 or 4: 286
  • 5 to 9: 89
  • 10 to 19: 59
  • 20 or more: 23
  • Mobile homes: 3,409
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 33

Housing units in Benton County with a mortgage: 3,251 (116 second mortgage, 138 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,466

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

61.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Benton County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,25330
Mainline Protestant1,8428
Catholic3602
Other1793
None10,422-
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: 4
Benton County:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Benton County:

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 34
This county:

18.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Benton County:

10.1%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Benton County:

29.4%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.8%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Benton County:

Average size of farms: 309 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $37,196
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $77.07
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.19%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 80.98%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $35,665
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.76%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $43,377
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.23%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.34
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.87%
Corn for grain: 8700 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 6484 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 18881 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 30 acres

Earthquake activity:

Benton County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 75% smaller 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 293.7 miles away from Benton County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 220.2 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 225.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 246.5 miles away from the 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 295.1 miles away from Benton County center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 222.3 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:

  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 2015 to July 27, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4238: August 07, 2015, FEMA Id: 4238, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1961: March 23, 2011, FEMA Id: 1961, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3317: February 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3303: January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 08, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3281: December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3281, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1736: December 27, 2007, FEMA Id: 1736, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 12, 2007 to January 22, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1676: January 15, 2007, FEMA Id: 1676, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 08, 2006 to March 13, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1631: March 16, 2006, FEMA Id: 1631, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3232: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3232, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 18, 2004 to May 31, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1524: June 11, 2004, FEMA Id: 1524, 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 greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 6, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Benton

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,442 (76.7%)
  • Carpooled: 470 (10.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 20 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 43 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 95 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 433 (9.7%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Other Northern America (18%)
  • Spain (10%)
  • Australia (10%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Nicaragua (8%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Korea (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Benton County


  • German (27%)
  • American (19%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 179 people in nursing homes
  • 34 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 22 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 184 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 18 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,687.

8.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,648 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.37%
Missouri average:

7.04%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.95% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($28,605 average AGI)
2.42% relocated from other states ($13,043 average AGI)
Benton County:

2.42%
Missouri average:

2.68%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pettis County, MO  1.23% ($45,890 average AGI)
from Jackson County, MO  1.01% ($43,119)
from Henry County, MO  0.39% ($39,577)
from Johnson County, MO  0.32% ($32,762)


6.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,986 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
Missouri average:

7.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.81% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($23,895 average AGI)
1.73% relocated to other states ($9,091 average AGI)
Benton County:

1.73%
Missouri average:

2.80%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pettis County, MO  1.26% ($36,476 average AGI)
to Jackson County, MO  0.58% ($26,342)
to Henry County, MO  0.49% ($44,750)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.9

Births per 1000 population in Benton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Benton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Benton County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.5%
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: 5,318 (4,188 aged, 1,130 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 359 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Benton County, Missouri in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (417)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (414)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (239)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (202)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (164)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (122)
  • Congestive heart failure (118)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (91)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (75)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (65)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 907
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,368
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 37

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 184.5. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,992
  • In family households: 15,534 (2,889 male householders, 2,510 female householders)
    4,485 spouses, 4,016 children (3,679 natural, 147 adopted, 190 stepchildren), 556 grandchildren, 138 brothers or sisters, 163 parents, 309 other relatives, 460 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,205 (1,384 male householders (1,170 living alone)), 1,381 female householders (1,239 living alone)), 425 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 249

Size of family households: 3,575 2-persons, 781 3-persons, 539 4-persons, 320 5-persons, 102 6-persons, 135 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,408 1-person, 316 2-persons, 36 3-persons.

1,909 married couples with children.
777 single-parent households (228 men, 549 women).

98.8% of residents of Benton speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (7% speak English very well, 93% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $132,846,000 ($7,173 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,350,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $76,088,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $30,568,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,639,000
Federal grants: $18,151,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,821,000 ($1,159,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,578,000 ($1,684,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,839,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,727,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,367,000

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

Births: 826
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,299
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -1
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,178
Here:

+116 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Benton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.64 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built in Benton County, Missouri
  • Year house built in Benton County, Missouri
  • 8862014 or later
  • 4472010 to 2013
  • 2,4342000 to 2009
  • 2,5681990 to 1999
  • 2,0211980 to 1989
  • 2,3301970 to 1979
  • 1,6741960 to 1969
  • 1,0931950 to 1959
  • 3621940 to 1949
  • 1,0261939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Benton County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton County, Missouri
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton County, Missouri
  • 171 room
  • 962 rooms
  • 3343 rooms
  • 1,0264 rooms
  • 1,5755 rooms
  • 1,4466 rooms
  • 9507 rooms
  • 6208 rooms
  • 5919+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton County, Missouri
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton County, Missouri
  • 541 room
  • 892 rooms
  • 1973 rooms
  • 4524 rooms
  • 3115 rooms
  • 2856 rooms
  • 777 rooms
  • 228 rooms
  • 199+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Benton County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton County, Missouri
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton County, Missouri
  • 34no bedroom
  • 3381 bedroom
  • 1,8382 bedrooms
  • 3,2953 bedrooms
  • 7954 bedrooms
  • 3415+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton County, Missouri
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton County, Missouri
  • 58no bedroom
  • 2801 bedroom
  • 6292 bedrooms
  • 5053 bedrooms
  • 314 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County, Missouri 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
  • 209no vehicle
  • 1,8811 vehicle
  • 2,8162 vehicles
  • 1,1173 vehicles
  • 5274 vehicles
  • 1065+ 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
  • 241no vehicle
  • 7221 vehicle
  • 4212 vehicles
  • 713 vehicles
  • 324 vehicles
  • 85+ vehicles

85.0% of Benton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Missouri.

Benton County:

85.0%
State average:

84.6%

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

  • This state: 11,905
  • Other state: 6,775
  • Northeast: 506
  • Midwest: 3,267
  • South: 1,783
  • West: 1,220
Year householders moved into unit in Benton County, MO
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Benton County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 59.7%Electricity
  • 20.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.0%Wood
  • 7.0%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 64.9%Electricity
  • 18.0%Utility gas
  • 15.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 207
Here:

14.7%
Missouri:

13.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 107
Here:

11.5%
Missouri:

12.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 97
Here:

18.7%
Missouri:

23.4%

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 2012:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $446,000
    Regular Highways: $325,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,244,000
    Police Protection: $792,000
    Financial Administration: $454,000
    General - Other: $391,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $336,000
    Central Staff Services: $287,000
    Correctional Institutions: $254,000
    General Public Buildings: $173,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $32,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $80,000
    Other: $42,000
    Highways: $41,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $39,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $798,000
    Sale of Property: $150,000
    Interest Earnings: $64,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $250,000
    Regular Highways: $115,000
    Financial Administration: $63,000
    General Public Building: $20,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $8,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,269,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $681,000
    Other: $587,000
    General Local Government Support: $139,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,821,000
    Property: $805,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $20,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,310,000

Benton County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $446,000
    Regular Highways: $325,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,244,000
    Police Protection: $792,000
    Financial Administration: $454,000
    General - Other: $391,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $336,000
    Central Staff Services: $287,000
    Correctional Institutions: $254,000
    General Public Buildings: $173,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $32,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $80,000
    Other: $42,000
    Highways: $41,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $39,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $798,000
    Sale of Property: $150,000
    Interest Earnings: $64,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $250,000
    Regular Highways: $115,000
    Financial Administration: $63,000
    General Public Building: $20,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $8,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,269,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $681,000
    Other: $587,000
    General Local Government Support: $139,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,821,000
    Property: $805,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $20,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,310,000

Benton County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $446,000
    Regular Highways: $325,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,244,000
    Police Protection: $792,000
    Financial Administration: $454,000
    General - Other: $391,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $336,000
    Central Staff Services: $287,000
    Correctional Institutions: $254,000
    General Public Buildings: $173,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $32,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $80,000
    Other: $42,000
    Highways: $41,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $39,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $798,000
    Sale of Property: $150,000
    Interest Earnings: $64,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $250,000
    Regular Highways: $115,000
    Financial Administration: $63,000
    General Public Building: $20,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $8,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,269,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $681,000
    Other: $587,000
    General Local Government Support: $139,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,821,000
    Property: $805,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $20,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,310,000

Benton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $446,000
    Regular Highways: $325,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,244,000
    Police Protection: $792,000
    Financial Administration: $454,000
    General - Other: $391,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $336,000
    Central Staff Services: $287,000
    Correctional Institutions: $254,000
    General Public Buildings: $173,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $32,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $80,000
    Other: $42,000
    Highways: $41,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $39,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $798,000
    Sale of Property: $150,000
    Interest Earnings: $64,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $250,000
    Regular Highways: $115,000
    Financial Administration: $63,000
    General Public Building: $20,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $8,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,269,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $681,000
    Other: $587,000
    General Local Government Support: $139,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,821,000
    Property: $805,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $20,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,310,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 473
  • Number of aged recipients: 43
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 430
  • Number of recipients under 18: 59
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 334
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 80
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 206
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 243
Most common first names in Benton County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John15876.9 years
William15176.7 years
Charles10872.6 years
James10372.2 years
Mary10179.5 years
Robert9870.4 years
George8376.0 years
Helen6178.9 years
Dorothy5879.8 years
Ruth4779.0 years
Most common last names in Benton County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9375.0 years
Davis5179.2 years
Johnson4973.3 years
Harms4381.5 years
Williams4278.2 years
Meyer4081.3 years
Brown3573.7 years
Miller3473.7 years
Balke3379.3 years
Eckhoff3381.4 years
Businesses in Benton County, MO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
McDonald's1Walmart1