Benton County


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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 ?
    The Benton County Sheriff's Office responded to the discovery Friday, the same day Eugene police issued a press release asking for the public's help to find him.
    The Benton County Regional Solid Waste Management District filed a lawsuit seeking to have agreements between solid-waste districts declared unconstitutional.
    The court found that HP's assessment focused on the "core property" that a potential buyer would use, while the Benton County Assessor in its analysis focused on the portion of the building actually occupied by HP.
    12 February 2010 - S&P yesterday upgraded by one step to A+ its long-term and underlying ratings (SPUR) on Benton County Public Utility District No.
    According to the company, Benton County quickly scaled to multiple VelocityMDS systems based on the results of the initial deployment.
    began developing the Benton County project on approximately 10,000 acres in late 2003.
    Two out-of-state energy companies are making plans to construct Indiana's first large-scale wind farms in Benton County, located on the state's western border about midway between Terre Haute and Gary.
    At its present growth rate Benton County should become the state's most populous county by 2025, according to a new population study by the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas's Sam M.
    While teaching at John Brown University, she and her husband, John Pickle, organized the Benton County Chapter of the American Red Cross and Red Cross swimming program.
    The need for new corn markets led to the establishment of Sunshine Energy Cooperative in Benton County, Iowa.
    of Tennessee, on appeal by the County of Benton from the Chancery Court of Benton County.
    All dogs in Benton County are required to be licensed and vaccinated against rabies; however, this law is difficult to enforce.