Benton County, Missouri

Benton County: County in Missouri, United States


Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,056 and a population density of 10 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 19,627 inhabitants. Its county seat is Warsaw. The county was created 188 years ago in 1835.

Benton County locator map
Location of Benton County on Missouri map.

Quick Facts about Benton County

Population : 19,627 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Missouri (United States)
Different from : Benton County, Benton County, Benton County, Benton County, Benton County, Benton County, Benton County, Benton County
Area : 1949 km2
Water as percent of area : 6.4%
Land as percent of area : 93.6%
Named for : Thomas Hart Benton
Capital : Warsaw
Establishment : January 01, 1835
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 02:37:03 (28th September 2023)
Density : 10 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.91% (2010-2020)
Weather : 85℉ Sunny 7-days weather
Harry S Truman Dam tainter gates image
Harry S Truman Dam tainter gates
Harry S Truman Dam tainter gates image


Benton County is located at 38°17'41"N 93°17'17"W (38.2948500, -93.2879500). It has 6 neighbors: Camden County, Henry County, Hickory County, Morgan County, Pettis County and Saint Clair County.

Benton County map

The largest city of Benton County is Warsaw with a population of 2,217. Other cities include, Lincoln population 1,197 and Cole Camp population 1,148. See all Benton County cities & populated places.

Benton County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Benton County.

City Name Population Title
Warsaw 2,217 City in Missouri, United States
Lincoln 1,197 City in Benton County, Missouri, United States
Cole Camp 1,148 City in Benton County, Missouri, United States
Ionia 88 Village in the United States


Benton County forecast: Sunny, with a high near 85. more

Benton County has 6 neighbours.


The population of Benton County increased by 2.91% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 19,056 - census
2011 19,033 -0.12% estimation process
2012 18,991 -0.22% estimation process
2013 18,941 -0.26% estimation process
2014 18,877 -0.34% estimation process
2015 18,791 -0.46% estimation process
2016 18,934 0.76% estimation process
2017 19,072 0.72% estimation process
2018 19,297 1.17% estimation process
2019 19,443 0.75% estimation process
2020 19,627 0.94% estimation process

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People born in Benton County (2)

People born in Benton County, including baseball player and coach Billy Disch, painter and producer Jan Stussy, .


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