Benton, KY Population

Population: 4,197. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,335 (+3.3% change)
Males: 1,928 (45.9%), Females: 2,269 (54.1%)

Marshall County

Zip code: 42025

Median resident age: 42.8 years
Median household income: $35,250
Median house value: $74,500

Races in Benton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.5%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Black (0.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (20.4%), Irish (10.9%), English (10.5%), German (8.2%), Scotch-Irish (3.3%), French (2.1%).

Land area: 3.9 square miles

Map of Benton, KY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Benton

  • High school or higher: 73.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benton city

  • Never married: 15.7%
  • Now married: 59.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 14.6%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

1.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +187 (+4.7%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Benton:

  • MARSHALL CO HOSP (503 GEORGE MCCLAIN DR)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Benton:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Benton:

  • BARKLEY REGIONAL (about 32 miles; PADUCAH, KY; Abbreviation: PAH)
  • CAMPBELL AAF (about 62 miles; FORT CAMPBELL/HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Abbreviation: HOP)
  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL (about 76 miles; MARION, IL; Abbreviation: MWA)

Other public-use airports nearest to Benton:

  • KENTUCKY DAM STATE PARK (about 12 miles; GILBERTSVILLE, KY; Abbreviation: M34)
  • KYLE-OAKLEY FIELD (about 15 miles; MURRAY, KY; Abbreviation: CEY)
  • WEST KENTUCKY AIRPARK (about 16 miles; PADUCAH, KY; Abbreviation: FIO)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton:

  • MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; MURRAY, KY; Full-time enrollment: 7,676)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-MARTIN (about 48 miles; MARTIN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,131)
  • AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 73 miles; CLARKSVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,744)
  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 81 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,255)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 83 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,742)
  • UNION UNIVERSITY (about 86 miles; JACKSON, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 90 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Full-time enrollment: 7,227)

Schools

Public high schools in Benton:

  • MARSHALL COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,411; Location: 416 HIGH SCHOOL RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MARSHALL COUNTY TECHNICAL CENTER (Location: 341 HIGH SCHOOL RD; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high school in Benton:

  • CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP SCHOOL (Students: 276; Location: P.O. BOX 610 1415 HWY 68 EAST; Grades: PK – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Benton:

  • BENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 508; Location: 208 W 11TH ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 409; Location: 3064 US HWY 641 N; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SOUTH MARSHALL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 343; Location: 85 SID DARNALL RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SOUTH MARSHALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: 155 SID DARNELL ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SHARPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 273; Location: 8400 US HWY 68 W; Grades: PK – 05)
  • BENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 246; Location: 906 JOE CREASON DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • JONATHAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 198; Location: 9207 US HWY 68 E; Grades: PK – 05)

Libraries

Library in Benton:

  • MARSHALL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $927,021; Location: 1003 POPLAR STREET; 108,535 books; 1,947 audio materials; 2,434 video materials; 174 serial subscriptions)