Indiana Benton County Public Schools

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Benton County, IN

Map of Benton County, INBenton County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 406.3 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 22.2 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population declined by 16.3%. On the 2000 census form, 98.6% of the population reported only one race, with 0.2% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 2.6% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.59 persons compared to an average family size of 3.09 persons.

In 2005 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $29,118. Per capita income grew by 9.6% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 9,039 Covered Employment 2,427
Growth (%) since 1990 -4.3% Average wage per job $25,623
Households (2000) 3,558 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 22.8%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 4,701 Average wage per job $29,118
Unemployment Rate (2005) 5.1 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 5.5%
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $27,333 Average wage per job $30,793
Median Household Income (2003) $39,538 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 5.3%
Poverty Rate (2003) 7.5 Average wage per job $19,704
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 86.3 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 5.0%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 13.0 Average wage per job $29,664
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1. BENTON CENTRAL JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 4241 E 300 S, Oxford, IN 47971
Phone: (765) 884-1600
County: Benton County
Enrollment: 897
Grades: 7-12

2. BOSWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 414 W Main St, Boswell, IN 47921
Phone: (765) 869-5523
County: Benton County
Enrollment: 165
Grades: KG-6

3. OTTERBEIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 111 W Oxford St Po Box 368, Otterbein, IN 47970
Phone: (765) 583-4401
County: Benton County
Enrollment: 312
Grades: KG-6

4. PRAIRIE CROSSING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 2758 S 400 E, Oxford, IN 47971
Phone: (765) 884-3000
County: Benton County
Enrollment: 462
Grades: KG-6

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