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Overview
Population:85,501
Pop. Change:9%
State: Oregon
Metro Area:Corvallis
County:Benton County
City:Corvallis, Philomath, ... 10 total
Zip Code:97330, 97333, ... 6 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Benton's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Corvallis Metro Area

Profile: College town  Location: North-central Oregon in Willamette Valley, 80 miles south of Portland Elevation: 282 Time zone: Pacific Standard Time

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Interesting Facts about Benton County

As of 2014, Benton County's population is 85,501 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 9.40 percent.

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The median home cost in Benton County is $253,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 3.70 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Benton County's cost of living is 19.60% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Benton County public schools spend $10,906 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19.1 students per teacher in Benton County.

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The unemployment rate in Benton County is 4.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Benton County jobs have Decreased by 0.17 percent.


Ranked #1 Where to Live to Avoid a Natural Disaster (Lowest Risk)
Ranked #1 Safest Places from Natural Disasters
Ranked #3 Best Green Cities
Ranked #5 Most Secure Places to Live 2011 (Small Towns)
Ranked #9 Most Secure Places to Live in the U.S. (Small Towns)
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Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Benton County's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes


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