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Benton is a town in Kennebec County, in the Augusta-Waterville metro area.
The community was named for Thomas Hart Benton, congressman
The latitude of Benton is 44.586N. The longitude is -69.551W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 154 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,557.
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3% of Benton residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $18,464, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Benton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Benton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $409. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $690.
The average commute time for Benton workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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