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  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-
Benton is a suburb of Little Rock with a population of 34,873. Benton is in Saline County and is one of the best places to live in Arkansas. Living in Benton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Benton and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Benton are highly rated.
About Benton...
Population
34,873

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$144,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$775
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Benton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    438.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    48.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    72.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    543.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,691
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    339.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Benton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,805
National
$55,322

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Benton Reviews

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I prefer going to Bryant, a nearby town, for most of my shopping (i.e. groceries, clothes, take-out, etc.). Particularly, the Benton Walmart is underwhelming; they're constantly out of products and poorly organized. Furthermore, Benton feels older, less hip, and the people are less educated or well-presented. Benton has a lot of stuff, though. I like the movie theater, the mini-golf course, some of the restaurants. They are currently doing significant construction in the are, which is frustrating. I understand it will make things better in the long run, but right now it is making for confusing traffic patterns and longer commute times. Also, I have no idea about any possible activities the town might have. Benton either has no community activities or just poorly advertises them, causing me to feel disconencted from my community.
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I personally enjoy the town of Benton. It actually has a much more diverse community than one would expect but that's what makes it so unique! Benton itself doesn't have many places for entertainment which is something I would try to change, however, the community tries it's best to hold many events which are a blast to attend!
I've lived here for the last 8 years, and it's a great area! The school is great, and the people are so kind. The downtown area has great shops and food, and it's just a short drive to Little Rock!