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Benton County, Mississippi

PO Box 218
Ashland, MS 38603
Phone: (662) 224-6300
Fax: (662) 224-6303

On the central northern border of MS, southeast of Memphis, TN; organized Jul 21, 1870 from Marshall and Tippah counties. Name Origin: For Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858), U.S. journalist and statesman; nicknamed "Old Bullion" for championing the use of gold and silver currency rather than paper money

Area (sq mi):: 408.65 (land 406.79; water 1.86) Population per square mile: 19.30
Population 2005: 7,852 State rank: 80 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.20%; 1990-2000 -0.20% Population 2000: 8,026 (White 61.50%; Black or African American 36.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.00%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 35.60
Income 2000: per capita $12,212; median household $24,149; Population below poverty level: 23.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,538-$17,191
Unemployment (2004): 9.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.90% Median travel time to work: 32.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 62.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Benton County, Arkansas

215 E Central St Suite 217
Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone: (479) 271-1013
Fax: (479) 271-1019
www.co.benton.ar.us

In northwest corner of AR; organized 1836 from Washington County. Name Origin: For Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858), U.S. journalist and statesman; nicknamed "Old Bullion" for championing use of gold and silver currency rather than paper money

Area (sq mi):: 880.24 (land 845.99; water 34.25) Population per square mile: 221.00
Population 2005: 186,938 State rank: 2 Population change: 2000-20005 21.90%; 1990-2000 57.30% Population 2000: 153,406 (White 86.80%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 8.80%; Asian 1.10%; Other 7.60%). Foreign born: 6.40%. Median age: 35.30
Income 2000: per capita $19,377; median household $40,281; Population below poverty level: 10.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,013-$27,604
Unemployment (2004): 3.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 19.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Rogers (44,885)
  • Bentonville County seat (27,765)
  • Siloam Springs (13,246)

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    Benton County, Tennessee

    1 E Court Sq Rm 102
    Camden, TN 38320
    Phone: (731) 584-6011
    Fax: (731) 584-4640

    In northwestern TN, west of Nashville; organized 1835 from Henry and Humphreys counties. Name Origin: For David Benton, an "old and respectable citizen of said county."

    Area (sq mi):: 436.20 (land 394.84; water 41.37) Population per square mile: 41.70
    Population 2005: 16,467 State rank: 74 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.40%; 1990-2000 13.90% Population 2000: 16,537 (White 95.70%; Black or African American 2.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 41.60
    Income 2000: per capita $14,646; median household $28,679; Population below poverty level: 15.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,801-$20,612
    Unemployment (2004): 8.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 27.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 39.10%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Benton County, Oregon

    408 SW Monroe Ave Suite 111
    Corvallis, OR 97339
    Phone: (541) 766-6800
    Fax: (541) 766-6893
    www.co.benton.or.us

    In west-central OR, north of Eugene; original county; organized Dec 23, 1847 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858), U.S. journalist and statesman; nicknamed "Old Bullion" for championing the use of gold and silver currency rather than paper money

    Area (sq mi):: 678.97 (land 676.46; water 2.51) Population per square mile: 116.30
    Population 2005: 78,640 State rank: 12 Population change: 2000-20005 0.60%; 1990-2000 10.40% Population 2000: 78,153 (White 86.80%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 4.70%; Asian 4.50%; Other 5.50%). Foreign born: 7.60%. Median age: 31.10
    Income 2000: per capita $21,868; median household $41,897; Population below poverty level: 14.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,923-$30,436
    Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.40% Median travel time to work: 17.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.60%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Corvallis County seat (50,380)

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    Benton County, Minnesota

    615 Hwy 23 PO Box 189
    Foley, MN 56329
    Phone: (320) 968-5205
    Fax: (320) 968-5353
    www.co.benton.mn.us

    In east-central MN, northeast of Saint Cloud; original county; established Oct 27, 1849 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858), U.S. journalist and statesman; nicknamed "Old Bullion" for championing the use of gold and silver currency rather than paper money

    Area (sq mi):: 413.00 (land 408.28; water 4.72) Population per square mile: 94.30
    Population 2005: 38,505 State rank: 25 Population change: 2000-20005 12.50%; 1990-2000 13.40% Population 2000: 34,226 (White 95.70%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 1.10%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 2.10%. Median age: 31.90
    Income 2000: per capita $19,008; median household $41,968; Population below poverty level: 7.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,991-$27,420
    Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 21.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 61.40%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Saint Cloud County seat (64,337)
  • Sauk Rapids (11,381)

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    Benton County, Indiana

    706 E 5th St Suite 37
    Fowler, IN 47944
    Phone: (765) 884-0930
    Fax: (765) 884-0322
    www.bentoncounty.org

    On the northwest border of IN, northwest of Lafayette; organized Feb 18, 1840 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858), U.S. journalist and statesman; nicknamed "Old Bullion" for championing the use of gold and silver currency rather than paper money

    Area (sq mi):: 406.40 (land 406.31; water 0.09) Population per square mile: 22.20
    Population 2005: 9,039 State rank: 89 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.10%; 1990-2000 -0.20% Population 2000: 9,421 (White 96.00%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 2.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.80%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 36.70
    Income 2000: per capita $17,220; median household $39,813; Population below poverty level: 5.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,518-$24,549
    Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 24.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 50.20%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Benton County, Washington

    7122 W Okanogan Pl MS C
    Kennewick, WA 99336
    Phone: (509) 735-8388
    www.co.benton.wa.us

    On the south-central border of WA; organized Mar 8, 1905 from Yakima and Klickitat counties. Name Origin: For Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858), U.S. journalist and statesman; nicknamed "Old Bullion" for championing the use of gold and silver currency rather than paper money

    Area (sq mi):: 1760.12 (land 1703.09; water 57.03) Population per square mile: 92.70
    Population 2005: 157,950 State rank: 10 Population change: 2000-20005 10.90%; 1990-2000 26.60% Population 2000: 142,475 (White 81.70%; Black or African American 0.90%; Hispanic or Latino 12.50%; Asian 2.20%; Other 10.60%). Foreign born: 8.50%. Median age: 34.40
    Income 2000: per capita $21,301; median household $47,044; Population below poverty level: 10.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,559-$29,689
    Unemployment (2004): 5.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.60% Median travel time to work: 21.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.10%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Kennewick County seat (60,118)
  • Richland (43,427)

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    Benton County, Iowa

    PO Box 719
    Vinton, IA 52349
    Phone: (319) 472-2766
    www.cobentoniaus.com

    In east-central IA, west of Grand Rapids; established Dec 21, 1837 (prior to statehood), from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858), U.S. journalist and statesman; nicknamed "Old Bullion" for championing the use of gold and silver currency rather than paper money

    Area (sq mi):: 718.45 (land 716.39; water 2.06) Population per square mile: 37.70
    Population 2005: 27,000 State rank: 23 Population change: 2000-20005 6.70%; 1990-2000 12.80% Population 2000: 25,308 (White 98.40%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.70%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 37.20
    Income 2000: per capita $18,891; median household $42,427; Population below poverty level: 6.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,576-$26,450
    Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 25.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 57.80%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Benton County, Missouri

    PO Box 1238
    Warsaw, MO 65355
    Phone: (660) 438-7326
    Fax: (660) 438-3275

    In west-central MO, southwest of Jefferson City; organized Jan 3, 1835 from Cooper County. Name Origin: For Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858), U.S. journalist and statesman; nicknamed "Old Bullion" for championing the use of gold and silver currency rather than paper money

    Area (sq mi):: 752.48 (land 705.51; water 46.97) Population per square mile: 26.70
    Population 2005: 18,854 State rank: 57 Population change: 2000-20005 9.70%; 1990-2000 24.00% Population 2000: 17,180 (White 97.30%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 46.30
    Income 2000: per capita $15,457; median household $26,646; Population below poverty level: 15.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,773-$20,543
    Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.90% Median travel time to work: 27.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 39.00%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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