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Welcome to Benton County ...

Time Zone: Benton County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Corvallis is the Seat for Benton County.

Benton County was founded in 1847 and was created by taking area from Polk County.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Benton had a population of 93,114 people. This is an increase of 8.8% since the last Census (which gave a population of 85,579 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Benton represented 2.23% of the total population of Oregon.

Below are some of the communities located in Benton County:

  • Adair Village
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adair Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adair Village
    • Adair Village is located in Benton County (OR)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 872 people
  • Corvallis
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
  • Monroe
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
    • Monroe is located in Benton County (OR)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 657 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe <3>
  • Philomath
    (Less than 2 miles to the west)

Websites of Interest ...

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 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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