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Benton County, Missouri

US county information
NameBenton County
StateMissouri
SeatWarsaw
Largest cityWarsaw
US Area
Total Area752.48 sq mi (1948.9 km2)
Land Area705.51 sq mi (1827.3 km2)
Water Area46.97 sq mi (121.7 km2)
Population17180 (2000)
Density9.3/km2 (24/sq mi)
Named forThomas Hart Benton, U.S. senator from Missouri
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 Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 17,180. In 2005, its estimated population was 18,854. From 2000-2005, the population of the county grew 9.7%, making it the ninth fastest growing county in the state of Missouri. Its county seat is Warsaw . The county was organized in 1835 and named for Thomas Hart Benton, U.S. senator from Missouri.


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