Missouri Benton County Public Libraries

By | December 31, 2022

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Benton County, Missouri. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Missouri Benton County.

1. Branch Library COLE CAMP BRANCH
Street Address: 104 E. Main Street, Cole Camp, MO 65325
Phone Number: (660) 668-3887 Benton N/A N/A

Street Address: 950 East Main Street, Warsaw, MO 65355
Phone Number: (660) 438-5211 Benton N/A N/A

Overview of Benton County, Missouri

Benton County is a county located in the state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 17,180. Its county seat is Warsaw.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,949 km² (752 mi²). 1,827 km² (706 mi²) of it is land and 122 km² (47 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 6.24% water.

Adjacent counties

  • Pettis County (north)
  • Morgan County (northeast)
  • Camden County (southeast)
  • Hickory County (south)
  • Clair County (southwest)
  • Henry County (west)


As of the census of 2000, there are 17,180 people, 7,420 households, and 5,179 families residing in the county. The population density is 9/km² (24/mi²). There are 12,691 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.96% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 7,420 households out of which 23.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% are married couples living together, 6.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% are non-families. 26.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.28 and the average family size is 2.72.

In the county the population is spread out with 20.50% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 21.80% from 25 to 44, 29.70% from 45 to 64, and 22.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 46 years. For every 100 females there are 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $26,646, and the median income for a family is $32,459. Males have a median income of $26,203 versus $19,054 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,457. 15.70% of the population and 10.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.50% of those under the age of 18 and 9.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

According to countryaah, Benton County, Missouri has the following cities and towns:

  • Cole Camp
  • Ionia
  • Lincoln
  • Warsaw

Map of Benton County Missouri