Benton, Iowa

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Benton is a city in Ringgold County, Iowa, United States. The population was 40 at the 2000 census.


Benton is located at 40°42′21″N 94°21′28″W / 40.70583°N 94.35778°W / 40.70583; -94.35778 (40.705785, -94.357796)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 40 people, 19 households, and 14 families residing in the city. The population density was 59.8 people per square mile (23.1/km²). There were 20 housing units at an average density of 29.9/sq mi (11.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.50% of the population.

There were 19 households out of which 10.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.4% were married couples living together, and 26.3% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.43.

In the city the population was spread out with 10.0% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 32.5% from 45 to 64, and 27.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 166.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 140.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $29,375. Males had a median income of $16,875 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,752. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.


Beaconsfield | Benton | Clearfield‡ | Delphos | Diagonal | Kellerton | Maloy | Mount Ayr | Redding | Shannon City‡ | Tingley

‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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