Benton, WI Population

Population: 976. Estimated population in July 2020: 979 (+0.3% change)
Males: 469 (48.1%), Females: 507 (51.9%)

Lafayette County

Zip code: 53803

Median resident age: 37.2 years
Median household income: $30,313
Median house value: $64,500

Races in Benton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.4%)
  • Other Asian (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (34.9%), English (21.9%), Irish (17.5%), United States (6.8%), Norwegian (4.9%), Welsh (1.7%).

Elevation: 932 feet

Land area: 0.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Benton

  • High school or higher: 83.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benton village

  • Never married: 19.1%
  • Now married: 57.3%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 11.2%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +53 (+5.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Benton:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Benton:

  • DUBUQUE REGIONAL (about 25 miles; DUBUQUE, IA; Abbreviation: DBQ)
  • CLINTON MUNI (about 53 miles; CLINTON, IA; Abbreviation: CWI)
  • WHITESIDE CO ARPT-JOS H BITTORF FLD (about 76 miles; STERLING/ROCKFALLS, IL; Abbreviation: SQI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Benton:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton:

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE (about 14 miles; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,045)
  • SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY (about 72 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,310)
  • EASTERN IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 74 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,180)
  • BLACK HAWK COLLEGE (about 75 miles; MOLINE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,891)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN COLLEGES (about 75 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,737)
  • AUGUSTANA COLLEGE (about 76 miles; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,220)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON (about 76 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 37,607)

Schools

Public high school in Benton:

  • BENTON HI (Students: 126; Location: 41 ALMA ST; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Benton:

  • BENTON EL (Students: 165; Location: 41 ALMA ST; Grades: PK – 06)

Libraries

Library in Benton:

  • BENTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $27,574; Location: 48 W. MAIN ST.; 6,608 books; 218 audio materials; 370 video materials; 25 serial subscriptions)