Benton, Missouri

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Benton is a city in Scott County, Missouri, United States. The population was 732 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Scott County[3].

Geography

Benton is located at 37°5′49″N 89°33′44″W / 37.09694°N 89.56222°W / 37.09694; -89.56222 (37.097073, -89.562341)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 732 people, 287 households, and 191 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,770.0 people per square mile (689.3/km²). There were 301 housing units at an average density of 727.8/sq mi (283.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.54% White, 2.05% African American and 0.41% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.23% of the population.

There were 287 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,365, and the median income for a family was $45,179. Males had a median income of $27,014 versus $20,662 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,161. About 4.2% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.

References

Benton | Cape Girardeau‡ | Chaffee | Miner‡ | Morley | Oran | Scott City‡ | Sikeston

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