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Population (year 2000): 6,880. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,930 (+0.7% change)
Males: 3,198 (46.5%), Females: 3,682 (53.5%)

Franklin County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 41.8 years
Median household income: $27,177 (year 2000)
Median house value: $48,000 (year 2000)

Benton, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Benton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.3%)
  • Hispanic (0.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (16.3%), English (15.0%), United States (14.9%), Irish (12.5%), Italian (3.9%), Dutch (2.8%).Illinois

Elevation: 470 feet

Land area: 5.3 square miles

Benton,

For population 25 years and over in Benton

  • High school or higher: 76.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benton city

  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -361 (-5.0%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IN Evansville, (93.8 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louis, MO St. (100.8 miles pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (278.6 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: City, IL (1.9 miles West Hanaford, IL (6.2 miles) , IL (7.0 miles Buckner, IL (7.2 miles Orient, Frankfort, IL West (7.3 miles IL (7.3 miles Ewing, IL (8.6 miles Valier, IL Christopher, (9.7 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 16 buildings, average cost: $84,000
  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $64,400
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $64,400
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $38,100
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $73,400

Latitude: 38.00 N, Longitude: 88.92 W

Area code: 618

Benton, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.7%), Retail trade (16.2%), Manufacturing (12.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +884 (+12.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,047 (39.6%)

Crime in Benton by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 5 2 3 4 3 4
    per 100,000 72.7 29.1 43.6 58.1 43.6 58.1
Robberies 4 1 6 2 6 1
    per 100,000 58.1 14.5 87.2 29.1 87.2 14.5
Assaults 45 38 20 26 20 20
    per 100,000 654.1 552.3 290.7 377.9 290.7 290.7
Burglaries 96 94 68 72 68 74
    per 100,000 1395.3 1366.3 988.4 1046.5 988.4 1075.6
Thefts 148 171 102 154 102 137
    per 100,000 2151.2 2485.5 1482.6 2238.4 1482.6 1991.3
Auto thefts 9 3 22 11 22 18
    per 100,000 130.8 43.6 319.8 159.9 319.8 261.6
371.5 325.0 255.8 283.1 255.8 261.6

Average climate in Benton, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Benton-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.4 miles away from the Benton city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1957, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.2 miles away from the city center killed 11 people and injured 200 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Benton:
  • FRANKLIN HOSPITAL (201 BAILEY LOVE, PO BOX 100)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Benton:
  • HERRIN HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; HERRIN, IL)
  • MARION MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; MARION, IL)
  • CROSSROADS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; MOUNT VERNON, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Benton:
  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL (about 19 miles; MARION, IL; ID: MWA)
  • MOUNT VERNON (about 22 miles; MOUNT VERNON, IL; ID: MVN)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (about 29 miles; CARBONDALE/MURPHYSBORO, IL; ID: MDH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Benton:
  • BENTON MUNI (about 2 miles; BENTON, IL; ID: H96)
  • HARRISBURG-RALEIGH (about 30 miles; HARRISBURG, IL; ID: HSB)
  • PINCKNEYVILLE-DU QUOIN (about 31 miles; PINCKNEYVILLE, IL; ID: PJY)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 8 $24,354 $36,531 19 $850
Other Government Administration 7 $8,858 $15,185 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 1 $2,028 $24,336 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 10 $28,782 $34,538 0 $0
Police - Other 5 $13,284 $31,881 14 $2,369
Streets and Highways 7 $18,819 $32,261 0 $0
Sewerage 3 $13,284 $53,136 0 $0
Financial Administration 3 $6,826 $27,304 0 $0
Water Supply 7 $20,812 $35,677 0 $0
Totals for Government 51 $137,047 $32,246 33 $3,219
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton:
  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 21 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,255)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 28 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; FT enrollment: 19,742)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 65 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; FT enrollment: 7,227)
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 80 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 7,333)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 87 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 10,038)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA (about 89 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; FT enrollment: 7,510)
  • UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE (about 96 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; FT enrollment: 2,440)
Public high school in Benton:
  • BENTON CONS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 650; Location: 511 E MAIN ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Benton:
  • BENTON GRADE SCH K-4 (Students: 570; Location: 1000 MCKINZIE ST; Grades: KG - 04)
  • BENTON GRADE SCH 5-8 (Students: 475; Location: 1000 FORREST ST; Grades: PK - 08)
  • STARQUEST ACAD REG SAFE SCH PRG (Students: 12; Location: 410 W 5TH ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
Library in Benton:
  • BENTON P.L.D. (Operating income: $261,092; Location: 502 S. MAIN STREET; 38,830 books; 577 audio materials; 812 video materials; 78 serial subscriptions)
 

Benton compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Benton:
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • WFRX (1300 AM; 1 kW; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCL (1060 AM; 3 kW; MCLEANSBORO, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJPF (1340 AM; 1 kW; HERRIN, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Benton:
  • WXLT (103.5 FM; CHRISTOPHER, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDDD-FM (107.3 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQRL (106.3 FM; BENTON, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WVZA (92.7 FM; HERRIN, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQUL (97.7 FM; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WISH-FM (98.9 FM; GALATIA, IL; Owner: GALATIA FM JOINT VENTURE)
  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAWJ (90.1 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WBMV (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC)
  • WIBV (102.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • WDQN-FM (95.9 FM; DUQUOIN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WVSI (88.9 FM; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
TV broadcast stations around Benton:
  • W15BU (Channel 17; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)

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