Benton (Town, Wisconsin)

Lafayette County


The Town of Benton is one of the 18 Towns in Lafayette County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. In 2010, the Town of Benton 504 inhabitants.

Town has a fundamentally different meaning than in other English-speaking area in Wisconsin. Rather, it corresponds to the usual in the other U.S. states townships that make up the next smallest administrative unit of the County.


The Town of Benton is located in southwest Wisconsin, approximately 30 km east of the Mississippi River, which forms the border with Iowa. In the south, bordering the Town of Illinois. The east of the Town of Belmont is drained by the Galena River, a left tributary of the Mississippi.

In the center of the Town of Benton is an independent municipality Benton, which is completely surrounded by the Town without belonging to it. In the West, the parts of the project into the Lafayette County portions of the predominantly located in neighboring Grant County independent municipalities Cuba City and Hazel Green adjacent to the Town of Benton.

The coordinates of the geographical center of the Town of Benton are 42 ° 34'30 " north latitude and 90 ° 23'40 " west longitude. The Town covers an area of 72.6 km ².

The Town of Benton is located in the extreme southwest of Lafayette County and is adjacent to the following neighboring Towns and townships:


By the Town of Benton 11 also runs in east-west direction of the Wisconsin State Highway run nor the County Highway H, J, and W by the Town. All other roads are minor roads or partly unpaved roadways.

With the Platteville Municipal Airport is located approximately 15 kilometers north- west a small airfield. The nearest major airports are the Dubuque Regional Airport in Iowa ( about 40 km south-west ) and the Dane County Regional Airport in Madison Wisconsin's capital city ( some 130 km north-east ).


According to the census in 2010 lived in the Town of Benton 504 people in 185 households. The population density was 6.9 people per square kilometer. The 185 households lived statistically 2.72 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 98.8 percent white, 0.2 percent Asian and 0.2 percent from other ethnic groups; 0.8 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 0.6 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

22.8 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 63.1 percent were between 18 and 64, and 14.1 percent were 65 years or older. 47.6 percent of the population was female.

The median annual income for a household was $ 57,115. The per capita income was $ 21,056. 14.4 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Villages in the Town of Benton

In the area of ​​Town of Benton are next litter colonization following unincorporated settlements:

  • Jenkinsville
  • Strawbridge

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