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  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Benton is a suburb of Little Rock with a population of 34,034. Benton is in Saline County and is one of the best places to live in Arkansas. Living in Benton offers residents a 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
34,034

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$766
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Benton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    294.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    43.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    54.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    621.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,939.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    335.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    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
$53,817
National
$55,322
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Benton Reviews

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I love that Benton has multiple places to eat and that there are a lot of things to do. I really enjoy the River Center they just opened up, I go there at least 4 days out of the week. I’m so glad they have the River Center open now!
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Benton is a wonderful community. They have a great school system. There is an amazing park for kids and adults. The park includes walking trails, jungle gyms,sports areas, a skate park, and a slashpad. Benton has a beautiful new community center for kids, seniors, and adults. They also have a new boys and girls club, which is loved by all the kids in the community. When I moved to Benton I was astounded by the compassion people show to one another in the community. Benton is lacking local fun for teenagers. They should create a place just for them.
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.