Benton Franklin County, Illinois

Benton: City in Illinois

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Location of Benton on Illinois map.

About

Benton is a city located in the county of Franklin in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 7,087 and a population density of 484 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 6,784 inhabitants.

The city was created 180 years ago in 1840.

Franklin County Courthouse in Benton image
Franklin County Courthouse in Benton
Franklin County Courthouse in Benton image

Geography

Benton is located at 37°59'48"N 88°55'12"W (37.9967200, -88.9200700).

Benton map

Benton Quick Facts

Population : 6,784 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Franklin County
Postal code : 62812
Phone Area Codes : 618
Area : 14.66 km2
Capital city : Benton is capital of Franklin County
Establishment : January 01, 1841 (180 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 02:25:51 (21st September 2021)
Density : 463 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -4.47% (2010-2020)

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Benton decreased by 4.47% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 7,087 - census
2011 7,090 0.04% estimation process
2012 7,062 -0.4% estimation process
2013 7,010 -0.74% estimation process
2014 6,997 -0.19% estimation process
2015 6,994 -0.04% estimation process
2016 6,945 -0.71% estimation process
2017 6,945 0% estimation process
2018 6,907 -0.55% estimation process
2019 6,867 -0.58% estimation process
2020 6,784 -1.22% estimation process

Benton zip code is 62812. County name: Franklin, County fips: 17055

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Local Places in Benton

1 Benton City Hall
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Address: 1403 S Main St, Benton, IL 62812 ➦ Show Map

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Benton City Hall

People born in Benton (15)

People born in Benton, including politician William L. Hungate, Historian of ancient science Adrienne Mayor, musician Billy Grammer, you can see a list of people who born in Benton.

  • Charles B. Garrigus (California Poet Laureate) he was born in 13/06/1914
  • John Bauer (American football guard and tackle who played for the New York Giants (1932-2010)) he was born in 11/03/1932
  • Lin Bolen (American television producer) she was born in 23/03/1941
  • Mitchell Olenski (American football player, coach (1920-2000)) he was born in 13/01/1920
  • Noble Threewitt (American horse trainer) he was born in 24/02/1911
  • Paul Lipscomb (American football player (1923-1964)) he was born in 13/01/1923
  • Tommy Johnagin (American comedian) he was born in 25/03/1983
  • Rich Yunkus (American basketball player) he was born in 13/11/1949
  • Shirley Marsh (American politician) she was born in 22/06/1925
  • Ernest Glen Wever (psychologist) he was born in 16/10/1902
  • Dave Severin (American politician)
  • Mary Logan Tucker (American activist) she was born in 20/06/1858

Schools in Benton

College & universities near Benton, IL

Code Name City ZIP
148256 Rend Lake College Ina (IL) 62846

Stations (8)

Amtrak & bus stations near Benton, IL

Code Name Address Type
DQN Du Quoin 20 North Chestnut St. RAIL
MAI Marion, IL 2100 West Main Street BUS
MVI Mt. Vernon, IL 102 Potomac Boulevard BUS
CDL Carbondale station 401 South Illinois St. RAIL
CEN Centralia station 108 East Broadway RAIL

Post offices near Benton

Post Office Name City ZIP
Benton Post Office Benton (IL) 62812

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Other cities in Franklin County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Franklin County , IL.

City Name Population Title
Frankfort 14,047 County seat city in Franklin County, Kentucky, USA and Kentucky federated state capital city
West Frankfort 7,733 City in Illinois, USA
Christopher 2,686 City in Franklin County, Illinois, United States
Logan 1,875 Unincorporated community in Illinois
Sesser 1,837 City in Franklin County, Illinois, United States
Zeigler 1,671 City in Franklin County, Illinois, United States
Royalton 1,110 City in Minnesota
Ewing 825 City in Illinois, United States of America
Valier 630 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
West City 626 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Thompsonville 519 Village in Franklin County, Illinois, United States
Buckner 435 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Orient 338 City in Franklin County, Illinois, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Benton distances to largest Illinois cities