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Benton County, Iowa

Benton County Iowa
US county information
NameBenton County
StateIowa
SeatVinton
US Area
Total Area718.45 sq mi (1860.8 km2)
Land Area716.39 sq mi (1855.5 km2)
Water Area2.06 sq mi (5.3 km2)
Population26076 (2010)
Density14.1/km2 (36.4/sq mi)
Founded1837
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. Its county seat is Vinton. The county is named for Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. Senator from Missouri. It is one of the three counties that make up the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 26,076 in the 2010 census, an increase from 25,308 in 2000.


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