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Time Zone: Benton County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Vinton is the Seat for Benton County.

Benton County was founded December 21, 1837.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Benton had a population of 26,734 people. This is an increase of 5.63% since the last Census (which gave a population of 25,308 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Benton represented 0.86% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 24th most populous county (out of 99 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201026,076+3.03%-2.46% since 2009
200926,734+5.63%+0.35% since 2008
200826,642+5.27%+0.34% since 2007
200025,308The Last Census

More information can be found on the Benton County Census Page for Benton County.


Below are some of the communities located in Benton County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Benton County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Vinton   5,0965,1020.12% decrease  
Belle Plaine   2,8332,8781.56% decrease  
Atkins   1,58897762.5% increase  
Walford   1,4741,22420.42% increase  
Urbana   1,4301,01940.33% increase  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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