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Benton township, MO map Land area: 79.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.
Population: 19,354 (86% urban, 14% rural)
Males: 8,858  (45.8%)
Females: 10,496  (54.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 16,569 (9,403 owner occupied, 7,166 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

43%
State:

30%


Races in Benton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.1%
  • Black: 1.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 1.7%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.4%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 24.5
Median age of females: 24.8

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Average household size: 2.22

Benton township:

2.2 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.86

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,730 ($35,000 in 1999)
This township:

$41,730
Missouri:

$45,229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $220 (lower quartile is $135, upper quartile is $337)
Here:

$220
State:

$520

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $100,130 (it was $72,500 in 2000)
Benton township:

$100,130
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,171 - $213,489

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $190,683
Here:

$190,683
State:

$180,542

Townhouses or other attached units: $150,717
Here:

$150,717
State:

$174,118

Mobile homes: $52,576
Here:

$52,576
State:

$37,932
Population density: 245 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

10.2%
Whole state:

11.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

5.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Kirksville.


Click to draw/clear Benton township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Benton township: Sloans Point (A), Southwestern Adair County Rural Fire District Station 1 Headquarters (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Benton township: Bear Creek Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Bear Creek Cemetery (1), Oak Grove Cemetery (2), Ownbey Cemetery (3), Park View Memorial Gardens (4), Prough Cemetery (5), Waddill Cemetery (6), Sloans Point Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Forest Lake (A), Oak Lake (B), Lake Vera (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dave Branch (A), Billy Creek (B), Willis Branch (C), Gill Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Benton township: Thousand Hills State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 9 (22% naturalized citizens)

Benton township:  0.0%
State:  2.7%

71% of Benton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 95% lived in Missouri.

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

  • This state: 256
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 8
  • South: 36
  • West: 2
Benton township, Missouri satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Benton township, Missouri:

  • 2,345 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 235 people in nursing homes
  • 66 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 42 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 29 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 21 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 14 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 81
  • One, attached: 3
  • Mobile homes: 49

Median worth of mobile homes: $22,500


Housing units in Benton township with a mortgage: 18 (3 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 5
  • 1995 to 1998: 5
  • 1990 to 1994: 7
  • 1980 to 1989: 18
  • 1970 to 1979: 37
  • 1960 to 1969: 5
  • 1950 to 1959: 8
  • 1940 to 1949: 13
  • 1939 or earlier: 35

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Benton township, Missouri:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 4
  • 5 rooms: 6
  • 6 rooms: 42
  • 7 rooms: 8
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 11

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton township, Missouri:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 8
  • 5 rooms: 6
  • 6 rooms: 3
  • 7 rooms: 2
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Benton township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 10
  • 3 bedrooms: 49
  • 4 bedrooms: 15
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 10
  • 2 bedrooms: 13
  • 3 bedrooms: 6
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Benton township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 3
  • 1 vehicle: 14
  • 2 vehicles: 29
  • 3 vehicles: 19
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Cars and other vehicles available in Benton township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 8
  • 2 vehicles: 19
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Wood products (10%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Computer and electronic products (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Cashiers (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Benton township:

  • German (45.2%)
  • Norwegian (10.4%)
  • Czech (6.7%)
  • United States or American (3.3%)
  • Polish (3.0%)
  • Scandinavian (3.0%)
  • English (2.6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Japan (33%)
  • Cambodia (22%)
  • Mexico (22%)
  • Canada (22%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 103 (64%)
  • Carpooled: 31 (19%)
  • Walked: 8 (5%)
  • Other means: 1 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 17 (11%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (61%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

People in group quarters in Benton township, Missouri:

  • 2,345 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 235 people in nursing homes
  • 66 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 42 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 29 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 21 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 14 people in other nonhousehold living situations

85.9% of residents of Benton township speak English at home.
10.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (90% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 7% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (50% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 313
  • In family households: 286 (68 male householders, 12 female householders)
    75 spouses, 118 children (113 natural, 2 adopted, 3 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 0 other relatives, 6 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 27 (22 male householders (21 living alone)), 2 female householders (0 living alone)), 3 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 24 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 24 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 2 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 21 1-person, 3 2-persons,

2,373 married couples with children.
710 single-parent households (137 men, 573 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

7.9%
Missouri:

11.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Benton township:

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