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Benton County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Benton County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Seat Vinton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

718 sq mi (1,861 km²)
716 sq mi (1,855 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.29%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

25,308
35/sq mi (14/km²)
Founded 1837
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.bentoncountyiowa.com

Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. Its county seat is Vinton.[1] The county is named for Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. Senator from Missouri. It is one of the three counties that make up the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.[2] The population was 25,308 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 718 square miles (1,861 km²), of which 716 square miles (1,855 km²) is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) (0.29%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Benton County was formed on December 21, 1837 from sections of Dubuque County. It was named after US Senator Thomas Hart Benton.

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Benton County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 25,177
1910 23,156 −8.0%
1920 24,080 4.0%
1930 22,851 −5.1%
1940 22,879 0.1%
1950 22,656 −1.0%
1960 23,422 3.4%
1970 22,885 −2.3%
1980 23,649 3.3%
1990 22,429 −5.2%
2000 25,308 12.8%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 25,308 people, 9,746 households, and 7,056 families residing in the county. The population density was 35 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 10,377 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.84% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,746 households out of which 34.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.70% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,427, and the median income for a family was $49,701. Males had a median income of $35,044 versus $23,978 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,891. About 4.6% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

Localities

Cities

Townships

Benton County is divided into twenty townships:

Unincorporated community

References

Coordinates: 42°04′47″N 92°04′03″W / 42.07972°N 92.0675°W / 42.07972; -92.0675


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Benton County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Benton County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1837
Seat Vinton
Largest City 1,861 km² (718 sq mi). 1,855 km² (716 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.29%)
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.29%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

25308
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.bentoncountyiowa.com

Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. Its county seat is Vinton.6 The county is named for Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. Senator from Missouri. It is one of the three counties that make up the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1] The population was 25,308 at the 2000 census.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,861 km² (718 sq mi). 1,855 km² (716 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.29%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Benton County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 25,308 people, 9,746 households, and 7,056 families residing in the county. The population density was 14/km² (35/sq mi). There were 10,377 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (14/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.84% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,746 households out of which 34.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.70% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,427, and the median income for a family was $49,701. Males had a median income of $35,044 versus $23,978 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,891. About 4.6% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ {{cite web|url=http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/bulletins/fy2006/b06-01.pdf|title=Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses|accessdate=2006-07-21|author=United States Office of Management and Budget

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 42°04′47″N, 92°04′03″WLatitude: 42°4′47″N
Longitude: 92°4′3″W


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