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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$111,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$678
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%

Benton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    882
    1
  • Theft
    2,646
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    46
    0

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,241
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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Benton Reviews

6 reviews
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I have lived in Benton my entire life and I personally love it! It's a small community where you know most people. I feel living here our community is always willing to help out others in time if need and we stick together to pull through hard times! Not only are we a loving community we are known as the Bible Belt. We have tons of great churches on every corner. Not only do we have great churches we are just a hope and a skip from the wonderful KY Lake!
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It is a small town with the small town feel of everyone is your friend. Maybe, a few more activities for young teenages. Currently, we are limited to a movie theater, go carts and a few others. We need more to keep the young kids entertained.
When it comes to crime in Benton, you rarely hear about it. There is mostly just drugs and racing ,but nothing to serious.