Benton County, Iowa

Benton County, Iowa
Benton County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Benton County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1837
Seat Vinton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

718.45 sq mi (1,861 km²)
716.39 sq mi (1,855 km²)
2.06 sq mi (5 km²), 0.29%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

26,076
36.4/sq mi (14/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.cobentoniaus.com
Footnotes: Population [1]

Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. Its county seat is Vinton.[2] The county is named for Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. Senator from Missouri. It is one of the three counties that make up the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.[3] The population was 26,076 in the 2010 census, an increase from 25,308 in 2000.[1][4]

Contents

Geography

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 718.45 square miles (1,860.8 km2), of which 716.39 square miles (1,855.4 km2) (or 99.71%) is land and 2.06 square miles (5.3 km2) (or 0.29%) is water.[5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

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

Demographics

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%
Iowa Data Center [4]

2010 census

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.[1]

2000 census

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Benton County.

As of the census[6] 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.

Localities

Cities

Townships

Benton County is divided into twenty townships:

Unincorporated community

See also

References

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


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