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Benton township, MO map Land area: 63.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 3,856 (all rural)
Males: 1,861  (48.3%)
Females: 1,995  (51.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,769 (2,746 owner occupied, 1,023 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

30%


Races in Benton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.4%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 1.2%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 42.2
Median age of females: 43.8

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Average household size: 2.30

Benton township:

2.3 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.81

Estimated median household income in 2009: $62,224 ($52,188 in 1999)
This township:

$62,224
Missouri:

$45,229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $570 (lower quartile is $546, upper quartile is $588)
Here:

$570
State:

$520

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $269,475 (it was $153,800 in 2000)
Benton township:

$269,475
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $104,136 - $275,449

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $348,370
Here:

$348,370
State:

$180,542

Mobile homes: $164,125
Here:

$164,125
State:

$37,932
Population density: 61 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

7.6%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

5.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Piedmont.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Benton township: Schmaltz (A), McKenzie (B), Missouri Department of Conservation Forestry Southeast Regional Field Fire Office Piedmont (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Benton township include: Beulah Church (A), Mount Olive Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Anderson Cemetery (1), Diesel-Moore Cemetery (2), Ruble Cemetery (3), Self Cemetery (4), Williams Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Slab Pond (A), Carter Lake (B), Dover Lake (C), Rothwell Ranch Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Greasy Creek (A), Brewer Bay (B), Beckville Branch (C), Dry Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Benton township: River Road Public Use Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 8 (25% naturalized citizens)

Benton township:  0.2%
State:  2.7%

57% of Benton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 97% lived in Missouri.

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

  • This state: 410
  • Northeast: 3
  • Midwest: 13
  • South: 6
  • West: 9
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: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

87 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 149
  • Mobile homes: 16

Median worth of mobile homes: $62,500


Housing units in Benton township with a mortgage: 36 (7 second mortgage, 7 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 13

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 6
  • 1995 to 1998: 26
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1980 to 1989: 7
  • 1970 to 1979: 20
  • 1960 to 1969: 0
  • 1950 to 1959: 15
  • 1940 to 1949: 4
  • 1939 or earlier: 83

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 1
  • 5 rooms: 19
  • 6 rooms: 13
  • 7 rooms: 22
  • 8 rooms: 31
  • 9 or more rooms: 48

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 3
  • 2 bedrooms: 9
  • 3 bedrooms: 53
  • 4 bedrooms: 51
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 20

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 3
  • 2 bedrooms: 11
  • 3 bedrooms: 6
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 7
  • 1 vehicle: 10
  • 2 vehicles: 70
  • 3 vehicles: 37
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 6
  • 2 vehicles: 10
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 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 (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (4%)
  • Wood products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Woodworkers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Benton township:

  • German (36.7%)
  • Norwegian (18.9%)
  • Irish (16.0%)
  • Swedish (7.6%)
  • United States or American (4.5%)
  • Swiss (2.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.1%)

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

  • Ukraine (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 179 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 20 (8%)
  • Walked: 8 (3%)
  • Other means: 2 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 34 (14%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (66%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

87 people in nursing homes

96.8% of residents of Benton township speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
2.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 453
  • In family households: 411 (115 male householders, 13 female householders)
    116 spouses, 156 children (141 natural, 6 adopted, 9 stepchildren), 7 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 2 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 42 (20 male householders (14 living alone)), 11 female householders (10 living alone)), 11 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 49 2-persons, 36 3-persons, 23 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 24 1-person, 5 2-persons, 2 5-persons,

524 married couples with children.
274 single-parent households (67 men, 207 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): 0
Here:

0.0%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

14.3%
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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