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Fort Benton is a city in Chouteau County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Sen. Thomas H. Benton
The latitude of Fort Benton is 47.818N. The longitude is -110.666W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,621 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,502.
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29% of Fort Benton residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Benton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Benton was $14,861, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Fort Benton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Fort Benton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $320. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $762.
Libraries in Fort Benton include Chouteau County Library ... View libraries
Chouteau County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Benton political report.
The average commute time for Fort Benton workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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