1 review
  1. Town in Pennsylvania
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    NG
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$110,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$676
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    273
  • Murder
    No Data
    6
  • Rape
    No Data
    41
  • Robbery
    No Data
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    525
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,792
National
$53,889
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    49%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

    Benton Reviews

    1 review
    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.
    • Nearby Resident
    • 22 days ago
    • Overall Experience