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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$187,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$688
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,719
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    4%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    46%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

Benton Reviews

3 reviews
The only time weather really impacts life is during the winter when we have a ton of snow or in summer when we sometimes have frequent thunderstorms
Review Benton
There aren't many options for eating out
Many of the businesses have all the employees they need so they don't hire more