benton County, Iowa 

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Population

25,646

-1.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.0%

Median Income

$59,186

Median Home Price

$145,400

United States / Iowa / No Metro Area / Benton County / Cities / Zip Codes
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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.

benton, IA 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
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.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Iowa
County: Benton County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
Political Ideology: Strongly conservative
City: Vinton, Belle Plaine, 15 total
Zip Codes: 52349, 52208, 52206, 52332, 52345, 52351, 52315, 52209, 52346, 52249, 15 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 594 ft above sea level

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
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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 25,646 people. Since 2010, 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: $145,400. 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 3.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Benton is $145,400.

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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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