Iowa Benton County Public Schools

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Benton County, IA

Map of Benton County, IABenton County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 716.4 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 37.7 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 10.6%. On the 2000 census form, 99.5% of the population reported only one race, with 0.2% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.6% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.56 persons compared to an average family size of 3.04 persons.

In 2005 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $35,770. Per capita income grew by 19.6% 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) 27,000 Covered Employment 5,876
Growth (%) since 1990 20.4% Average wage per job $27,629
Households (2000) 9,746 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 14.0%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 14,607 Average wage per job $35,770
Unemployment Rate (2005) 5.0 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County D
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $28,493 Average wage per job D
Median Household Income (2003) $46,844 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 12.0%
Poverty Rate (2003) 6.5 Average wage per job $22,979
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 87.8 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 3.5%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 13.9 Average wage per job $32,794
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1. ATKINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 217 4th Ave, Atkins, IA 52206
Phone: (319) 446-7525
County: Benton County
Enrollment: 262
Grades: PK-4

2. BELLE PLAINE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 610 13th Ave South, Belle Plaine, IA 52208
Phone: (319) 444-3720
County: Benton County
Enrollment: 242
Grades: 9-12

3. BENTON COMMUNITY MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: P.O. Box 70, Van Horne, IA 52346
Phone: (319) 228-8701
County: Benton County
Enrollment: 240
Grades: 7-8

4. BENTON COMMUNITY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P.O. Box 70, Van Horne, IA 52346
Phone: (319) 228-8701
County: Benton County
Enrollment: 531
Grades: 9-12

5. CENTER POINT-URBANA MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: Po Box 296, Urbana, IA 52213
Phone: (319) 443-2426
County: Benton County
Enrollment: 383
Grades: 5-8

6. CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 807 16th St, Belle Plaine, IA 52208
Phone: (319) 444-3137
County: Benton County
Enrollment: 191 2-6

7. KEYSTONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 280 4th St, Keystone, IA 52249
Phone: (319) 442-3221
County: Benton County
Enrollment: 153 3-6

8. LINCOLN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 1509 9th Ave, Belle Plaine, IA 52208
Phone: (319) 444-3631
County: Benton County
Enrollment: 89
Grades: 7-8

9. LONGFELLOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 707 7th St, Belle Plaine, IA 52208
Phone: (319) 444-3002
County: Benton County
Enrollment: 91
Grades: PK-1

10. NORWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 100 School Drive, Norway, IA 52318
Phone: (319) 227-7142
County: Benton County
Enrollment: 363
Grades: PK-6

11. SHELLSBURG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: Box C, Shellsburg, IA 52332
Phone: (319) 436-4728
County: Benton County
Enrollment: 261
Grades: KG-5

12. TILFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 308 E 13th St, Vinton, IA 52349
Phone: (319) 436-4728
County: Benton County
Enrollment: 478
Grades: PK-4

13. VAN HORNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: P.O. Box 70, Van Horne, IA 52346
Phone: (319) 228-8701
County: Benton County
Enrollment: 132
Grades: PK-2

14. VINTON-SHELLSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 210 W. 21st ST., Vinton, IA 52349
Phone: (319) 436-4728
County: Benton County
Enrollment: 587
Grades: 9-12

15. VINTON-SHELLSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 212 W. 15th ST., Vinton, IA 52349
Phone: (319) 436-4728
County: Benton County
Enrollment: 354
Grades: 6-8