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Benton County, Iowa
Benton County IA Courthouse
Map of Iowa highlighting Benton County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of USA IA
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1837
Named for Thomas Hart Benton
Seat Vinton
Largest city Vinton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

718 sq mi (1,860 km²)
716 sq mi (1,854 km²)
2.2 sq mi (6 km²), 0.3%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

26,076
36/sq mi (14/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website http://www.bentoncountyiowa.org/

Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,076.[1] Its county seat is Vinton.[2] The county is named for Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. Senator from Missouri.

Benton County is included in the Cedar Rapids, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area.[3]

History Edit

Benton County was formed on December 21, 1837 from sections of Dubuque County. It was named after US Senator Thomas Hart Benton.[4]

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 718 square miles (1,860 km2), of which 716 square miles (1,850 km2) is land and 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) (0.3%) is water.[5]

Major highways Edit

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 672
1860 8,496 1,164.3%
1870 22,454 164.3%
1880 24,888 10.8%
1890 24,178 −2.9%
1900 25,177 4.1%
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%
2010 26,076 3.0%
Est. 2015 25,658 [6] 1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

2010 censusEdit

The 2010 census recorded a population of 26,076 in the county, with a population density of 36.419/sq mi (14.061/km2). There were 11,095 housing units, of which 10,302 were occupied.[11]

2000 censusEdit

USA Benton County, Iowa age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Benton County

As of the census[12] 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.

CommunitiesEdit

Cities Edit

Townships Edit

Benton County is divided into twenty townships:

Unincorporated community Edit


Population rankingEdit

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Benton County.[13]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)

1 Vinton City 5,257
2 Belle Plaine City 2,534
3 Atkins City 1,670
4 Walford (partially in Linn County) City 1,463
5 Urbana City 1,458
6 Shellsburg City 983
7 Newhall City 875
8 Blairstown City 692
9 Van Horne City 682
10 Keystone City 622
11 Norway City 545
12 Garrison City 371
13 Mount Auburn City 150
14 Watkins CDP 118
15 Luzerne City 96

See alsoEdit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/19/19011.html. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ United States Office of Management and Budget. "Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses" (PDF). pp. 5, 36.. Archived from the original on 2006-05-14. https://web.archive.org/web/20060514003222/http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/bulletins/fy2006/b06-01.pdf. Retrieved 2006-07-21. 
  4. ^ History of the Origin of the Place Names in Nine Northwestern States. 1908. pp. 11. https://books.google.com/books?id=q_lKAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA11#v=onepage&q&f=false. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "County Totals Dataset: Population, Population Change and Estimated Components of Population Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". http://www.census.gov/popest/data/counties/totals/2015/CO-EST2015-alldata.html. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ia190090.txt. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 - State -- County". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_PL_GCTPL2.ST05&prodType=table. Retrieved March 6, 2011. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  13. ^ http://www.census.gov/2010census/

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


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