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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$144,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$692
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,875
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Benton Reviews

6 reviews
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This place is a beautiful close knit area with such wonderful lakes and sights that it is a widely known tourist attraction. Although I may not live here when I get older, I still will miss this wonderful place.
Review Benton
Apart from the expensive lake houses outside of town, most of the houses are often run down and on the poorer end of things. Teenagers and young adults are often found in gangs.
People tend to care more about themselves then I would like. Tourists often visit-so there are a lot of strangers in town.