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  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Benton County is located in Arkansas with a population of 251,823. Benton County is one of the best places to live in Arkansas. Living in Benton County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Benton County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Benton County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Benton County are highly rated.
Population
251,823

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$163,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$845
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Benton County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    174.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    98
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    292.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,583.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    122
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

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Benton County Reviews

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I moved here from Memphis, Ten back in 2003. Ive always loved the suburb way of living. What could change is better food restaurants.The fast food is killing me. I have to travel outside my district just to eat great food.
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What I like in Benton County is all the history held in the city of Bentonville. It is where Walmart was created, so with that there is so much to do.
Great place to live work and play. Very quiet neighborhood. People are very friendly. They are also patriotic about the university sports teams, GO HOGS!!!