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Benton township, MO map Land area: 98.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,983 (all rural)
Males: 1,027  (51.8%)
Females: 956  (48.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,983 (1,657 owner occupied, 326 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

30%


Races in Benton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.6%
  • Black: 0.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.6%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 1.3%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 38.6
Median age of females: 38.9

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Average household size: 2.64

Benton township:

2.6 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.01

Estimated median household income in 2009: $28,530 ($23,929 in 1999)
This township:

$28,530
Missouri:

$45,229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $440 (lower quartile is $291, upper quartile is $521)
Here:

$440
State:

$520

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $88,100 (it was $63,400 in 2000)
Benton township:

$88,100
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $27,235 - $128,090

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $147,164
Here:

$147,164
State:

$180,542

Townhouses or other attached units: $288,118
Here:

$288,118
State:

$174,118

Mobile homes: $93,323
Here:

$93,323
State:

$37,932

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $22,537
Here:

$22,537
State:

$46,345
Population density: 20 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

22.4%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

5.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Benton township: Wrights Mill (A), Prairie Grove School (B), Big Spring School (C), Moody Volunteer Fire Department (D), Howell County Rural Fire District Station 2 (E), Caulfield Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Benton township include: Fowler Church (A), Free Union Church (B), Prairie Grove Church (C), Shady Grove Church (D), Center Grove Church (E), Union Chapel (F), Hill Crest Church (G), Big Spring Church (H), Mount Zion Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Nicks Cemetery (1), Joyes Cemetery (2), Setzer Cemetery (3), Mount Zion Cemetery (4), Youngblood Cemetery (5), Big Spring Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Elm Pond (A), Hide A Way Lake (B), Lair Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Corn Creek (A), Moody Creek (B), Easley Branch (C), Ray Branch (D), Horn Creek (E), Mirey Fork (F), Halsey Branch (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (100% naturalized citizens)

Benton township:  0.3%
State:  2.7%

58% of Benton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 38% lived in Missouri.

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

  • This state: 1066
  • Northeast: 18
  • Midwest: 263
  • South: 437
  • West: 200

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $112,500

Benton township, Missouri satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.3%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 622
  • One, attached: 6
  • Mobile homes: 202
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Median worth of mobile homes: $25,800


Housing units in Benton township with a mortgage: 131 (5 second mortgage, 18 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 56

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 50
  • 1995 to 1998: 126
  • 1990 to 1994: 67
  • 1980 to 1989: 130
  • 1970 to 1979: 184
  • 1960 to 1969: 68
  • 1950 to 1959: 64
  • 1940 to 1949: 49
  • 1939 or earlier: 98

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 39
  • 4 rooms: 107
  • 5 rooms: 159
  • 6 rooms: 153
  • 7 rooms: 81
  • 8 rooms: 27
  • 9 or more rooms: 67

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 14
  • 4 rooms: 23
  • 5 rooms: 37
  • 6 rooms: 18
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 9
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 57
  • 2 bedrooms: 176
  • 3 bedrooms: 295
  • 4 bedrooms: 101
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 14

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 13
  • 2 bedrooms: 29
  • 3 bedrooms: 48
  • 4 bedrooms: 20
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 39
  • 1 vehicle: 168
  • 2 vehicles: 269
  • 3 vehicles: 142
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5 or more vehicles: 10

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 40
  • 2 vehicles: 60
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 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 (%):



  • Repair and maintenance (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (9%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Benton township:

  • United States or American (45.1%)
  • German (14.3%)
  • Irish (9.2%)
  • English (8.3%)
  • French (except Basque) (6.2%)
  • Dutch (1.3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.2%)

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

  • Philippines (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 565 (70%)
  • Carpooled: 173 (21%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 12 (1%)
  • Other means: 9 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 34 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51%)
  • Wood (26%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

98.6% of residents of Benton township speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English well, 45% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 60% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,998
  • In family households: 1,818 (527 male householders, 77 female householders)
    511 spouses, 569 children (501 natural, 18 adopted, 50 stepchildren), 17 grandchildren, 25 brothers or sisters, 14 parents, 32 other relatives, 46 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 180 (99 male householders (91 living alone)), 73 female householders (73 living alone)), 8 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 306 2-persons, 125 3-persons, 101 4-persons, 45 5-persons, 19 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 164 1-person, 8 2-persons,

376 married couples with children.
106 single-parent households (46 men, 60 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): 7
Here:

6.0%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10
Here:

43.5%
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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