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Benton County, MN
The county was named for Thomas Hart Benton, U.S. senator from Missouri

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The county is in the Saint Cloud metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 38,099. This was an increase of  11.32% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$41,968
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 $26,877. This was an increase of 30.4% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 87% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Foley

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42% of Benton County residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Benton County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries in Benton County include Benton Cemetery, Elwell Cemetery, Fairview Cemetery, Graham Cemetery, Maywood Cemetery, Rice Cemetery, Riverside Cemetery, Royalton Cemetery, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Saint Francis Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Benton County include Alberta, Foley, Gilman, Gilmanton, Glendorado, Graham, Granite Ledge, Langola, Mayhew Lake, Maywood ... View communities

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School districts in Benton County include Foley, Sauk Rapids ... View school districts

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Libraries in Benton County include Foley Branch Library ... View libraries

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Benton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Benton County political report.

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