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Benton township, MO map Land area: 49.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 1,047 (all rural)
Males: 528  (50.4%)
Females: 519  (49.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,047 (890 owner occupied, 157 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

30%


Races in Benton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 35.1
Median age of females: 35.4

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Average household size: 2.71

Benton township:

2.7 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.06

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,766 ($34,191 in 1999)
This township:

$40,766
Missouri:

$45,229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $300 (lower quartile is $277, upper quartile is $320)
Here:

$300
State:

$520

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $77,740 (it was $51,900 in 2000)
Benton township:

$77,740
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $29,090 - $117,884

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $119,554
Here:

$119,554
State:

$180,542

Mobile homes: $78,233
Here:

$78,233
State:

$37,932
Population density: 21 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

11.5%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

4.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Bolckow, Rosendale.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemetery: Bolckow Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Smith Lake (A), Sybert Lake - Upper (B), Sybert Lake - Lower (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lower Neely Branch (A), White Cloud Creek (B), Upper Neely Branch (C), Kellog Branch (D), Riggin Branch (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 13 (54% naturalized citizens)

Benton township:  1.2%
State:  2.7%

69% of Benton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Missouri.

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

  • This state: 856
  • Northeast: 5
  • Midwest: 99
  • South: 46
  • West: 24

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $11,700

Benton township, Missouri satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.9%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 333
  • 3 or 4: 14
  • Mobile homes: 68

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,500


Housing units in Benton township with a mortgage: 92 (10 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 71

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 5
  • 1995 to 1998: 22
  • 1990 to 1994: 22
  • 1980 to 1989: 31
  • 1970 to 1979: 58
  • 1960 to 1969: 21
  • 1950 to 1959: 17
  • 1940 to 1949: 41
  • 1939 or earlier: 198

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 36
  • 5 rooms: 93
  • 6 rooms: 66
  • 7 rooms: 56
  • 8 rooms: 41
  • 9 or more rooms: 32

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

  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 7
  • 5 rooms: 17
  • 6 rooms: 9
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9 or more rooms: 3

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

  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 11
  • 2 bedrooms: 101
  • 3 bedrooms: 146
  • 4 bedrooms: 66
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton township:

  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 21
  • 3 bedrooms: 15
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 15
  • 1 vehicle: 78
  • 2 vehicles: 131
  • 3 vehicles: 65
  • 4 vehicles: 30
  • 5 or more vehicles: 16

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 21
  • 2 vehicles: 26
  • 3 vehicles: 7
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Printing and related support activities (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Benton township:

  • German (26.9%)
  • United States or American (24.9%)
  • English (9.6%)
  • Irish (9.4%)
  • Dutch (2.9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.7%)
  • European (2.5%)

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

  • Pakistan (46%)
  • United Kingdom (23%)
  • Germany (15%)
  • Japan (15%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 427 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 79 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 4 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 17 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51%)
  • Utility gas (19%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

96.9% of residents of Benton township speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,043
  • In family households: 925 (260 male householders, 42 female householders)
    259 spouses, 337 children (307 natural, 5 adopted, 25 stepchildren), 7 grandchildren, 1 brothers or sisters, 1 parents, 4 other relatives, 14 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 118 (49 male householders (33 living alone)), 40 female householders (33 living alone)), 29 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 124 2-persons, 79 3-persons, 60 4-persons, 27 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 66 1-person, 18 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 3 4-persons,

225 married couples with children.
55 single-parent households (25 men, 30 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3
Here:

2.6%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

2.6%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

10.5%
Missouri:

24.9%

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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