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There are 275 USDA backed residential loans in Benton county with an average loan balance of $111,253. Over 78% of the loans helped first time home buyers. Borrowers were an average age of 35 years old. The typical appraised home value was around $112,369. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,382 SqFt. Alternate income limits exist to determine loan eligibility in Benton county. For a household of upto 4 people the income limit is $95,100. For a household of between 5 and 8 people the income limit increases to $125,550.

The size of Benton County is roughly 1,861 square kilometers. There are no geographical USDA loan restrictions in this county. The influence score for Benton County is 6. Look below for the interactive county level map illustration below for more details.


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*Atkins   •   *Belle Plaine   •   *Blairstown   •   Cheney   •   *Garrison   •   Irving   •   *Keystone   •   *Luzerne   •   *Mount Auburn   •   *Newhall   •   *Norway   •   *Shellsburg   •   Spencers Grove   •   *Urbana   •   *Van Horne   •   *Vinton   •   *Walford   •   *Watkins

A USDA loan is a mortgage option available to eligible homebuyers that is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture to promote homeownership in rural communities. USDA Loans, sometimes called "RD Loans," offer 100% financing options on eligible rural properties. USDAProperties can help you find USDA properties in Benton County.

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Benton County, Iowa
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Benton County is located in the eastern part of the great state of Iowa. Established on December 21, 1837, it was named in honor of U.S. Senator Thomas Hart Benton from Missouri. The county was formed out of a region originally inhabited by Native American tribes, primarily the Sac and Fox. European-American settlers began to arrive in the 1830s and 1840s, drawn by the fertile lands ideal for farming.

The county seat is situated in Vinton, a city that was laid out by David and Celia Bratton in 1849. Benton County played a role during the American Civil War, as it served as a notable supply route for the Union Army. Agriculture has been and continues to be the primary industry in the county, with corn and soybean production making up a significant portion of the economy.

A fun fact about Benton County is that it is home to the Cedar Valley Nature Trail, a 52-mile-long scenic trail that stretches from Waterloo to Cedar Rapids. The trail offers visitors the chance to experience Iowa's diverse landscape, as it passes through wetlands, forests, and farmlands while taking them through multiple towns and cities.


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