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Statistics & Facts

Historical Events

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Kansas state capital is Topeka.
The population of Benton is approximately 827 (2000), 880 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 244 (1990), 325 (2010).
The amount of land area in Benton is 1.162 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Benton to Washington DC is 1142 miles.
The distance to the Kansas state capital is 117 miles. (as the crow flies)
Benton is positioned 37.78 degrees north of the equator and 97.10 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Benton elevation is 1,375 feet above sea level.

Benton Historical Events

2001, April 28
New Baseball Complex Dedicated
The Ralph Weingarner Baseball complex was dedicated April 28, 2001. Three fields were named at that time. The new names for the Baseball diamonds are Jacks, Whitson and Marnane fields. The Baseball Diamonds are located behind the Benton Elementary School.

Benton Community Events

Annual Event held last Saturday of April each year
Benton Day
Place: Benton Lions Community Center
Time: All Day
Sponsored by: Benton Lions Club
Benton Day is an annual event (the last Saturday of April) that includes many events scheduled during the day. The Grand Parade is at 2:00 P.M. The Parade features many Shrine Units, Saddle Clubs, Antique Cars and tractors and many more entries. Benton Day tries to be a community event that involves many organizations (Benton Lions Club, Benton PTO, Circle School District, Cub and Boy scouts, Girl Scouts, City of Benton, Church organizations, 4H club, Fire Department and many local businesses).

Benton Schools

The children of Benton attend schools in the Circle Unified School District #375
901 Main Street
P.O. Box 9
Towanda Kansas 67144
Phone: 316-536-2577
Phone: 316-541-2577
316-536-2249 - Fax number

Benton Elementary School
350 S. Kansas
Benton, Kansas 67017
Phone: 316-778-1151
Fax: 316-778-1789
Mascot - Benton Tigers
Fax number - 316-778-1789
Benton has grades Kindergarten to 6th. The new middle school in Benton will open in the fall of 2002 and will have grades 7th and 8th.
PTO Meeting - First Monday of the month at 7:00 Benton Elementary School
Site Council Meetings - Fourth Monday of Month at 7:00 Benton Elementary School

Circle Middle School
375 West SW 20th
Benton, Kansas
Phone: 316-778-1470
Phone: 316-321-1269
Grades 7th and 8th are offered at the middle school.

New Circle Middle School opens this fall for the 2002-2003 school year. The nickname of the Middle School is the T-Bolts.
Sports offered at the middle school are: Football, Basketball, Volley Ball. Track, Wrestling.
Circle Unified School District 375 stretches across the northwestern quarter of Butler County and extends into Sedgwick County. The District includes all or part of the communities of Wichita, Benton, Greenwich, Towanda and El Dorado

Circle High School Benton


The population of Benton was:
1990 - 669
2000 - 827

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