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Benton township, KS map Land area: 60.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 1,076 (all rural)
Males: 526  (48.9%)
Females: 550  (51.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,076 (906 owner occupied, 170 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

31%


Races in Benton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.8%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.8%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 39.2
Median age of females: 39.3

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Average household size: 2.60

Benton township:

2.6 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.12

Estimated median household income in 2009: $45,498 ($38,654 in 1999)
This township:

$45,498
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $335 (lower quartile is $239, upper quartile is $377)
Here:

$335
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $87,958 (it was $55,400 in 2000)
Benton township:

$87,958
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,291 - $115,452

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $124,718
Here:

$124,718
State:

$156,894

Mobile homes: $37,426
Here:

$37,426
State:

$34,057
Population density: 18 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

5.4%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

4.1%
Whole state:

4.1%

Cities in this township include: Effingham.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Effingham Sewer Treatment Plant (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Pleasant Grove Cemetery (1), Neill Cemetery (2), Maple Grove Cemetery (3), Monrovia Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Figge Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: North Fork Stranger Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 1 (100% naturalized citizens)

Benton township:  0.1%
State:  5.0%

59% of Benton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 55% lived in Kansas.

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

  • This state: 916
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 115
  • South: 13
  • West: 36

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $14,400


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.9%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 387
  • 3 or 4: 25
  • 5 to 9: 2
  • Mobile homes: 33

Median worth of mobile homes: $18,200


Housing units in Benton township with a mortgage: 98 (7 second mortgage, 7 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 102

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 6
  • 1995 to 1998: 17
  • 1990 to 1994: 22
  • 1980 to 1989: 25
  • 1970 to 1979: 81
  • 1960 to 1969: 36
  • 1950 to 1959: 21
  • 1940 to 1949: 12
  • 1939 or earlier: 227

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 17
  • 5 rooms: 92
  • 6 rooms: 95
  • 7 rooms: 55
  • 8 rooms: 47
  • 9 or more rooms: 30

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 12
  • 5 rooms: 16
  • 6 rooms: 25
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 11
  • 2 bedrooms: 81
  • 3 bedrooms: 205
  • 4 bedrooms: 30
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 17

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 27
  • 3 bedrooms: 27
  • 4 bedrooms: 10
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 45
  • 2 vehicles: 149
  • 3 vehicles: 81
  • 4 vehicles: 38
  • 5 or more vehicles: 19

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

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 34
  • 2 vehicles: 35
  • 3 vehicles: 5
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (27%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Benton township:

  • German (34.9%)
  • United States or American (20.0%)
  • Irish (8.6%)
  • English (7.3%)
  • Italian (4.7%)
  • European (4.3%)
  • Norwegian (3.7%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 417 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 58 (11%)
  • Walked: 14 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 42 (8%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (51%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Wood (8%)

97.5% of residents of Benton township speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% speak English very well, 54% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,083
  • In family households: 979 (238 male householders, 60 female householders)
    255 spouses, 393 children (346 natural, 8 adopted, 39 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 10 other relatives, 21 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 104 (55 male householders (46 living alone)), 39 female householders (37 living alone)), 10 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 146 2-persons, 42 3-persons, 56 4-persons, 33 5-persons, 20 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 83 1-person, 11 2-persons,

236 married couples with children.
38 single-parent households (3 men, 35 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

0.0%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10
Here:

34.5%
Kansas:

13.8%

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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