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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Benton is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 898. Benton is in Columbia County. Living in Benton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Benton and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Benton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$104,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$673
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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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
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    52%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Benton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,458
National
$55,322
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Benton Reviews

2 reviews
I like Benton because it is a nice quiet town. The people are very friendly. There is hardly ever any major crime. Benton offers convenient places such as gas stations, stores, and places to eat. There are a good source of jobs for teenagers. The Benton Geisinger is very convenient too. The Benton schools offers very good education for students. Benton is a very safe little town. The only thing I'd like to see change is bring the pharmacy back. The pharmacy was a really nice place.It was very helpful for the people who lived in Benton and who went to Benton Geisinger because they wouldn't have to go far to get their prescriptions. Benton offers a lot for the small town it is.
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It is a small rural town. Close to larger towns but still far enough away. People are very friendly and helpful. Lots of outdoor activities- hiking, fishing, boating, and biking to name a few. Local community center with classes for everyone.