ME

National Population : 333,590,059
Maine State Population : 1,327,423

About Benton, ME

Benton, ME is located in Kennebec County in the state of Maine.

The total City Population for Benton is about 2,695 with about 36 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 26,248.

The Average Home Value is $133,000.00, which is roughly 25% lower than the Average Home Value of $177,874.00 for the state of Maine, and roughly 30% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $43,168.00, which is roughly 20% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $53,830.00 for the state of Maine, and roughly 25% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Benton is about 6%.

Maine is ranked #11 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 68.97 out of 100.

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Voting

Kennebec County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very slight difference of 0.5% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 48.06%
Republican: 47.82%
Libertarian: 1.94%
Other: 1.18%
Green: 1.01%


Nearby Locations

Fairfield, ME (3.33 mi.)
Oakland, ME (4.54 mi.)
Rome, ME (4.54 mi.)
Clinton, ME (6.64 mi.)
Albion, ME (8.19 mi.)
Vassalboro, ME (8.65 mi.)
Smithfield, ME (9.60 mi.)
South China, ME (10.99 mi.)
Weeks Mills, ME (10.99 mi.)
China, ME (10.99 mi.)
Belgrade Lakes, ME (11.67 mi.)
Belgrade Lks, ME (11.67 mi.)
Belgrade, ME (13.25 mi.)
Mercer, ME (13.77 mi.)
Norridgewock, ME (13.77 mi.)
Canaan, ME (14.40 mi.)
Cornville, ME (14.58 mi.)
Skowhegan, ME (14.58 mi.)
Augusta, ME (14.71 mi.)
Chelsea, ME (14.71 mi.)
Sidney, ME (14.71 mi.)
Unity, ME (14.89 mi.)
Palermo, ME (15.44 mi.)
Burnham, ME (16.62 mi.)
Freedom, ME (16.94 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 04901
Latitude : 44.557281
Longitude : -69.580299
TimeZone : Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : Northeast
Average Elevation : 115 ft.
Area Code(s) : 207

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.23
Male Population Estimate : 47.44%
Female Population Estimate : 52.56%
Median Age : 40.1
Male Median Age : 38.4
Female Median Age : 41.6

White Population Estimate : 97.05%
Black Population Estimate : 1.44%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 1.81%
Asian Population Estimate : 1.44%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.08%
Indian Population Estimate : 1.57%
Other Population Estimate : 0.77%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Benton specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Kennebec County: About 2 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Kennebec County: About 168 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Kennebec County is about 52% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 42% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.