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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Benton is a town in Louisiana with a population of 2,005. Benton is in Bossier Parish. Living in Benton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Benton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Benton are highly rated.
About Benton...
Population
2,005

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$107,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$707
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Benton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Benton

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,453
National
$55,322
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Benton Reviews

3 reviews
Benton is a small, friendly town with antique stores, a farmers market, some fast food restaurants, convenience stores and a grocery store. It also has a large lake for fishing, camping and recreational water sports.
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I grew up in Benton, and I love the small town. There’s enough stores and restaurants that it’s just 10 minutes upthe road without the crazy hustle and bustle of larger cities.
There is nothing to do.The only way to have ANY fun at all is to drive to shreveport and even that sucks