Benton, KY


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Benton is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 4,357 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Benton is the 98th largest community in Kentucky.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Benton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Benton is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Benton who work in teaching (13.74%), sales jobs (9.58%), and office and administrative support (9.33%).

Being a small city, Benton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Benton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.27% of the adults in Benton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Benton in 2010 was $22,368, which is upper middle income relative to Kentucky, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,472 for a family of four. However, Benton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Benton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Benton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Benton include English, German, Scottish, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Benton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.

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