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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+
Benns Church is a town in Virginia with a population of 686. Benns Church is in Isle of Wight County. Living in Benns Church offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Benns Church and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Benns Church are above average.
About Benns Church...
Population
686

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$11,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,074
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    4%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Benns Church

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,500
National
$55,322
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There is almost no growth in this area. All the surrounding cities are adding new businesses and jobs, but Smithfield is just building more high-income housing. We were suppose to get a Walmart, but people fought it. Employment for youth is even worse, limited mostly to fast food. Many high schoolers work in the city because they cannot find employment here. Smithfield needs to build more businesses for more jobs!
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My favorite local business would be Ringo's donuts. I actually like them better than Krispy Kreme, but I wish that they would make more donuts and stay open longer. I actually do not go to a lot of local businesses because their is really not much variety in Smithfield or Carrolton. Carrolton needs some sort of dollar store. Most people prefer to go out of town for many things because either they cannot find it in Smithfield or it is too expensive in Smithfield. For example, I have to travel out of town because no store in Smithfield has stuff for aquariums. I like the idea of small businesses, but they do not provide for the town like Walmart could.
There is not much variety when it comes to food. There is plenty of fast food and pizza places, but not a lot of nice restaraunts. I have tried Bridges before, but the food is nothing special. I have heard good things about Smithfield Station.