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Living In Benton, IL

The small town of Benton, Illinois is home to approximately 7,000 people. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than they do nationally (14%). Overall, the town's residents, with an average age of just over 42, skew older than most cities in Illinois. The majority of Benton residents own their homes, and 36% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $652/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Benton will save around $4,800 compared to the state average.

Benton has a relatively high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). Additionally, 10% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 4% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Benton residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, retail, and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 17% of the town's labor force. Benton workers earn an average annual income of around $52,000, less than their peers elsewhere in Illinois. The town's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).

Averaging about 23 minutes, the commute time for Benton residents is faster than the Illinois average of about 32 minutes. Driving is the most common means of commuting to work, opted for by 37% of residents, while public transit isn't used. Cycling is the second-most common way to get to work, selected by 1% of workers. Few commuters walk to work.


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