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Benton is a township in McCook County, in the Sioux Falls metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Benton. For links to other places called Benton, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Benton is 43.708N. The longitude is -97.554W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,434 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 123.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Benton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McCook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57374 ZIP code.
48% of Benton residents report German ancestry, and 3% 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 $12,401, compared with $21,587 nationally.
4% of Benton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
McCook County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Benton political report.
The average commute time for Benton workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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