Benton, Iowa

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Benton, Iowa
City
Location of Benton, Iowa
Location of Benton, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°42′21″N 94°21′28″W / 40.70583°N 94.35778°W / 40.70583; -94.35778Coordinates: 40°42′21″N 94°21′28″W / 40.70583°N 94.35778°W / 40.70583; -94.35778
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Ringgold
Area[1]
 • Total 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Land 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,083 ft (330 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 41
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 43
 • Density 64.1/sq mi (24.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50835
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-05905
GNIS feature ID 0454519

Benton is a city in Ringgold County, Iowa, United States. The population was 41 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

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).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1900 192 —    
1910 191 −0.5%
1920 246 +28.8%
1930 173 −29.7%
1940 189 +9.2%
1950 128 −32.3%
1960 84 −34.4%
1970 46 −45.2%
1980 33 −28.3%
1990 39 +18.2%
2000 40 +2.6%
2010 41 +2.5%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 41 people, 18 households, and 13 families residing in the city. The population density was 64.1 inhabitants per square mile (24.7 /km2). There were 21 housing units at an average density of 32.8 per square mile (12.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.1% White, 2.4% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.9% of the population.

There were 18 households of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.2% were married couples living together, and 27.8% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.62.

The median age in the city was 53.5 years. 12.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 9.7% were from 25 to 44; 48.9% were from 45 to 64; and 19.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 58.5% male and 41.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] 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 per square mile (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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.