Benton, Alabama

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Benton, Alabama
Benton, Alabama Pink CARE Building.JPG
Location in Lowndes County and the state of Alabama
Location in Lowndes County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 32°18′22″N 86°49′3″W / 32.30611°N 86.81750°W / 32.30611; -86.81750
Country United States
State Alabama
County Lowndes
 • 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)
Population (2010)
 • Total 49
 • Density 160/sq mi (54/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36785
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-05692
GNIS feature ID 0113937

Benton is a town in Lowndes County, Alabama, United States. The population was 49 at the 2010 census.


Benton is located at 32°18′22″N 86°49′3″W / 32.30611°N 86.81750°W / 32.30611; -86.81750 (32.306248, -86.817551)[1].

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.


The Alabama River as seen from Benton Park in Benton

As of the census[2] 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.

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Coordinates: 32°18′22″N 86°49′03″W / 32.306248°N 86.817551°W / 32.306248; -86.817551