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Benton is a town in Lowndes County, in the Montgomery metro area.

The community was named for Sen. Thomas Hart Benton

The latitude of Benton is 32.306N. The longitude is -86.817W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 141 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 44.


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Median household income
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$90,000
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Benton demographic reports
Benton is on the Alabama River

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19% of Benton residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Benton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Benton was $28,035, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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46% of Benton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Benton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $275.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,250.


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Lowndes County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Benton political report.

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The average commute time for Benton workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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