Benton, Kansas

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Benton, Kansas
Circle Middle School (2006)
Circle Middle School (2006)
Location within Butler County and Kansas
Location within Butler County and Kansas
KDOT map of Butler County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°47′21″N 97°6′30″W / 37.78917°N 97.10833°W / 37.78917; -97.10833Coordinates: 37°47′21″N 97°6′30″W / 37.78917°N 97.10833°W / 37.78917; -97.10833
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyButler
Founded1884
Incorporated1909
Named forThomas Benton Murdock
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Mayor
 • MayorBrennan Dennison[1]
Area
 • Total1.39 sq mi (3.60 km2)
 • Land1.39 sq mi (3.60 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,375 ft (419 m)
Population
 • Total880
 • Estimate 
(2016)[5]
876
 • Density630/sq mi (240/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67017
Area code316
FIPS code20-06175 [6]
GNIS ID0473887 [7]
Websitebentonks.org

Benton is a city in Butler County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 880 people lived there.[8]

History[change | change source]

Benton was created in 1884.[9] It was named after Thomas Benton Murdock, a state politician.[10] Benton was incorporated as a city in 1908.[11]

In 1969, part of the film The Gypsy Moths was shot in the Benton area.

Geography[change | change source]

Benton is at 37°47′21″N 97°6′30″W / 37.78917°N 97.10833°W / 37.78917; -97.10833 (37.789302, -97.108402).[12] Yhe United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 1.39 square miles (3.60 km2). All of it is land.[3]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910240
1920224−6.7%
193025312.9%
1940235−7.1%
195026914.5%
196045268.0%
197051714.4%
198060917.8%
19906699.9%
200082723.6%
20108806.4%
Est. 2016876[5]−0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 880 people, 325 households, and 254 families living in Benton.[4]

Education[change | change source]

Benton is a part of USD 375 Circle Public Schools.[13]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Butler County Kansas 2015 City/School General Electrion Results". Butler County Kansas. Archived from the original on 12 April 2015.
  2. "City Council/Mayor". The City of Benton Kansas. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  9. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 152.
  10. Heim, Michael (2007). Exploring Kansas Highways. p. 12.
  11. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 175.
  12. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  13. "Circle Public Schools". USD 375. Archived from the original on 26 October 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2017.

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