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Benton City, Missouri
Village
Village of Benton City
Location of Benton City, Missouri
Location of Benton City, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°8′5″N 91°45′52″W / 39.13472°N 91.76444°W / 39.13472; -91.76444Coordinates: 39°8′5″N 91°45′52″W / 39.13472°N 91.76444°W / 39.13472; -91.76444
Country United States
State Missouri
County Audrain
Area
 • Total 0.10 sq mi (0.27 km2)
 • Land 0.10 sq mi (0.27 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
823 ft (251 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 104
 • Estimate 
(2019)
102
 • Density 980.77/sq mi (379.41/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65232
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-04834
GNIS feature ID 0729432

Benton City is a village in Audrain County, Missouri, United States. The population was 104 at the 2010 census.

History

Benton City was platted in 1881. The village is named for Thomas Hart Benton.

Geography

Benton City is located at 39°8′5″N 91°45′52″W / 39.13472°N 91.76444°W / 39.13472; -91.76444 (39.134798, -91.764443).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 64
1890 109 70.3%
1900 116 6.4%
1910 233 100.9%
1920 130 −44.2%
1930 120 −7.7%
1940 136 13.3%
1950 141 3.7%
1960 155 9.9%
1970 121 −21.9%
1980 155 28.1%
1990 139 −10.3%
2000 122 −12.2%
2010 104 −14.8%
2019 (est.) 102 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 104 people, 49 households, and 37 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,040.0 inhabitants per square mile (401.5/km2). There were 59 housing units at an average density of 590.0 per square mile (227.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.0% White and 1.0% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 49 households, of which 16.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.3% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.5% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.43.

The median age in the village was 49 years. 9.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 32.8% were from 45 to 64; and 25% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.

Notable native

  • Anna J. Harrison - First woman president of the American Chemical Society.
  • Conrad Strackbein - Executive board of trustees Motts
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