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The county is in the Cedar Rapids metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 26,638. This was an increase of 5.26% from the 2000 census.
In 2002, the per capita personal income in Benton County was $26,509. This was an increase of 15.6% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 86% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.
41% of Benton County residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 Beal Cemetery, Bear Creek Cemetery, Bender Cemetery, Big Grove Cemetery, Bishop Grove Cemetery, Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Carlisle Grove Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Fairview Cemetery, First Eden Cemetery ... View cemeteries
Communities in Benton County include Atkins, Belle Plaine, Blairstown, Garrison, Keystone, Luzerne, Mount Auburn, Newhall, Norway, Shellsburg ... View communities
School districts in Benton County include Belle Plaine Countymm Schools District, Benton Countymm Schools District, Vinton-Shellsburg Countymm Schools District ... View school districts
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Libraries in Benton County include Atkins Public Library, Belle Plaine Community Library, Blairstown Public Library, Garrison Public Library, Newhall Public Library, Norway Public Library, Schroeder Public Library, Shellsburg Public Library, Van Horne Public Library, Vinton Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Benton County include Belle Plaine Union, Vinton Eagle ... View newspapers
Benton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Benton County political report.
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