Location in Lowndes County and the state of Alabama
|• Total||0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)|
|• Land||0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||141 ft (43 m)|
|• Density||160/sq mi (54/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0113937|
Benton is located at (32.306248, -86.817551).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), of which, 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (8.82%) is water. Benton, Alabama is often confused in Geneaology research with Calhoun County, Alabama which was known as Benton County before the 1840s.
As of the census of 2000, there were 47 people, 18 households, and 14 families residing in the town. The population density was 153.4 people per square mile (58.5/km2). There were 19 housing units at an average density of 62.0 per square mile (23.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 76.60% White and 23.40% Black or African American.
There were 18 households out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.2% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.7% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the town the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 123.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 135.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $90,000, and the median income for a family was $92,113. Males had a median income of $41,250 versus $26,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,035. There were 7.7% of families and 7.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 14.3% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.
- David Gordon Lyon, Hollis Chair at Harvard Divinity School and founding curator of Semitic Museum Rose C X-Ray Tech VMC Plano
- Bill Traylor, African American self-taught artist
- Zeke Wilson, former Major League Baseball pitcher
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 3, 2014.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.