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Benton County, OR
The county was named for U.S. Sen. Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri

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The county is in the Corvallis metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 79,357. This was an increase of  1.54% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$41,897
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Benton County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Benton County was $30,421. This was an increase of 17.5% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 98% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Corvallis

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20% of Benton County residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Benton County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Benton County include Alpine Cemetery, Alsea Cemetery, Armstrong Cemetery, Bellfountain Cemetery, Benton Cemetery, Blodgett Cemetery, Butte Cemetery, Crystal Lake Masonic Cemetery, Davidson Cemetery, Emerich Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Benton County include Adair Village, Corvallis, Monroe, Philomath ... View communities

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Colleges in Benton County include Oregon State University ... View colleges

School districts in Benton County include Alsea SD 7J, Corvallis SD 509J, Monroe SD 1J, Philomath SD 17J ... View school districts

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Libraries in Benton County include Alsea Branch Library, Corvallis-Benton County Library, Monroe Community Library, Philomath Community Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Benton County include Corvallis Gazette-Times ... View newspapers

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

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Travel

Hotels in Benton County include Best Western, Corvallis Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Willamette River, Harrison House B&b, Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis, Holiday Inn Express on the River, Motel 6 Corvallis, Salbasgeon Suites, Super 8

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