Benton County, Iowa 

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Population

25,414

-1.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.0%

Median Income

$59,186

Median Home Price

$161,000

Median Age

42.1

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.9 / 4.5

summer / winter

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Small city - East-central Iowa, along Cedar River. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Benton County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: Iowa
County: Benton County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
City: Vinton, Belle Plaine, 15 total
Zip Codes: 52349, 52208, 52206, 52332, 52345, 52351, 52315, 52209, 52346, 52249, 15 total
Cost of Living: -13.5% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 594 ft above sea level
benton, IA Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Arts and culture
Attractive downtown
Cost of living
Cons
Entertainment
Recent job weakness
Harsh winters


What Bert Has To Say About Cedar Rapids Metro Area

Cedar Rapids is a typically Midwestern agricultural and industrial center, the center of which is built on an island at the “rapids” of the Cedar River. Downtown is modern in appearance, with attractive parks and waterfront areas. Arts and culture amenities are better than average for a small city, with a symphony and an art museum that holds the largest collection of works by native son Grant Wood. There are a couple of small colleges in town and some minor league sports.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Benton County is 5.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Benton County jobs have increased by 0.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Benton County's cost of living is 13.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Benton County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Benton County, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Benton county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 62.8% to 35.2%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Benton County's population is 25,414 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 1.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Benton County is Real Estate: $161,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.9%.

SCHOOLS
Benton County public schools spend $11,713 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.3 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 3.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Benton is $161,000.
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ZIP CODES IN BENTON COUNTY, IOWA
52349, 52208, 52206, 52332, 52345, 52351, 52315, 52209, 52346, 52249, 15 total

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