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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$746
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282
    273
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    44
    41
  • Robbery
    52
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    623
    525
  • Theft
    2,666
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    192
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,778
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Benton Reviews

31 reviews
All Categories
Benton is a great close-knit community! It is a wonderful place to grow up! It is growing and developing, but still maintains the small-town atmosphere.
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It's small town living that offers easy access to the Revenue Office to handle business like renew your driver's license or pay property taxes......there are no extremely long lines or too long of a wait.The city still has a court house in the downtown area.This is a family friendly town with excellent schools offering great academics.The city is continually growing with the addition of housing in the form of houses and apartments to suit anyone's financial status/income.Also a variety of businesses and stores,including banks and eateries,have sprouted up to meet the demands of the growing populace of Benton........superb living with a small town feel.
Benton is very spaced out for individuals who love their own space. There are many different living environments from the inner city to the back roads! So many shopping cites and grocery stores to choose from.