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Benton County, Washington

Benton County Washington
US county information
NameBenton County
US Area
Total Area1760 sq mi (4558.4 km2)
Land Area1703 sq mi (4410.8 km2)
Water Area57 sq mi (147.6 km2)
Population175177 (2010)
Density39.7/km2 (102.8/sq mi)
FoundedMarch 8, 1905

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Benton County is a county located in the south-central portion of the U.S. state of Washington. The Columbia River makes up the north, south, and east boundaries of the county. In 2010, its population was 175,177. The county seat is Prosser, and its largest city is Kennewick. It was named after Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton.

Benton County was created out of Klickitat County on March 8, 1905.

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