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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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    References in periodicals archive ?
    Surface Stratigraphy--This stratigraphic analysis supports and updates the general stratigraphic relationships described by Conant and McCutcheon (1941) and the geological mapping by Lusk (1956) in adjoining Benton County, Mississippi.
    ABSTRACT--Freshwater mussels (Unionidae) were sampled in the Wolf River and its tributaries in Shelby and Fayette counties, Tennessee, and in Benton County, Mississippi.
    We sampled mussels by hand in the Wolf River and associated borrow pits from Benton County, Mississippi, through Fayette and Shelby counties, Tennessee to near the river's mouth at the Mississippi River in downtown Memphis (Fig.
    However, this species was very abundant from the headcutting area upstream to the Wolf's headwaters in Benton County, Mississippi.
    We found this species from Benton County, Mississippi to just above the Collierville, Tennessee sewage outfall in Shelby County (Fig.

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