Benton Information

Benton Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Benton, IL

General Benton Information

State: Illinois

County: Franklin County

Close cities: Frankfort, IL, Greenville, IL, Logan, IL, West Frankfort, IL, Coello, IL, Orient, IL, Christopher, IL, Hanaford, IL, West City, IL, Buckner, IL, Ina, IL, Ewing, IL, Sesser, IL, Freeman Spur, IL, Zeigler, IL, Valier, IL, Whittington, IL

Benton Population (census data)
Total 6,934 (+0.7% since 2000)
Male 3,223 (46.5%)
Female 3,711 (53.5%)

Population Density: 1,296 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 75.0 (US Avg is 100)

Benton Elevation: 470 feet above sea level

Incorporated in 1875

Land Area: 5.35 square miles

Median Household Income: $31,176

Zip Codes: 62812.

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Benton Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (98.3%)
  • Hispanic (0.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (16.3%)
  • English (15.0%)
  • United States (14.9%)
  • Irish (12.5%)
  • Italian (3.9%)
  • Dutch (2.8%)

Benton School Information

High Schools
Benton Consolidated High School (511 E Main Street, Benton, IL, 62812 - Benton Consolidated High School District 103 District)
Other/Private Schools
Benton Grade School 5-8 (1000 Forrest Street, Benton, IL, 62812 - Benton Community Consolidated School District 47 District)
Benton Grade School K-4 (1000 McKinzie Street, Benton, IL, 62812 - Benton Community Consolidated School District 47 District)
Starquest Academy Regional Safe School Program (410 W 5th Street, Benton, IL, 62812 - Franklin/Williamson ROE District)

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