30 reviews
  1. Suburb of Little Rock, AR
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$135,700
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$748
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    246
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    62
    37
  • Robbery
    68
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,129
    575
  • Theft
    2,942
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    243
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,341
National
$53,046
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Benton Reviews

30 reviews
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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.
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.
I would choose to live here again once I become a homeowner. The people in the area are great! It is in a very convenient location and here you have very quick access to grocery stores, gas stations, and entertainment!