Benton County, Indiana 

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Population

8,685

-1.5% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.6%

Best Places to Live in Benton County, Indiana

College town / Mid-sized city complex - Northwest Indiana along I-65 between Indianapolis and Chicago. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Benton County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Benton, IN Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
College-town atmosphere
Cost of living and housing
Educated population
Cons
Growth and sprawl
Winter climate
Low recent job growth

What Bert Has To Say About Lafayette-West Lafayette Metro Area

Lafayette is a fairly typical prosperous Midwestern agricultural and manufacturing center on the southeast bank of the Wabash River, across from the vibrant and dynamic college town of West Lafayette. West Lafayette is home to the 40,000-student engineering and agriculture rooted Purdue University. The combination of cities provides a diverse economy and a lot of interest compared to most metro areas in the region.


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QUICK FACTS

Country: United States
State: Indiana
County: Benton County
Metro Area: Lafayette-West_Lafayette
Political Ideology: Moderately conservative
City: Center township (Benton Cnty), Fowler, 17 total
Zip Codes: 47944 47970 47971 47921 47942 47917
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 808 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Benton County is 3.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Benton County jobs have increased by 3.1%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Benton County's cost of living is 25.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Benton County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
Benton county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Benton County's population is 8,685 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 1.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 26.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Benton County is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.5%.

SCHOOLS
Benton County public schools spend $11,602 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Benton County. More Education



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Housing Market in Benton

It's a good time to buy in Benton. Home Appreciation is up 11.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Benton is .

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ZIP CODES IN BENTON COUNTY, INDIANA
47944 47970 47971 47921 47942 47917

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