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

The community of Warsaw is the Seat for Benton County.

Benton County was founded in 1835. Benton was created by taking area from Pettis and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Benton had a population of 18,461 people. This is an increase of 7.46% since the last Census (which gave a population of 17,180 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Benton represented 0.31% of the total population of Missouri, making it the state's 61st most populous county (out of 115 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
201019,056+10.92%+3.22% since 2009
200918,461+7.46%-0.39% since 2008
200818,534+7.88%-0.28% since 2007
200017,180The 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)
Warsaw   2,2272,0707.58% increase  
Cole Camp   1,1431,02811.19% increase  
Lincoln   1,0831,0265.56% increase  
Ionia   1121083.7% increase  

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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