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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Benton County is located in Oregon with a population of 88,249. Benton County is one of the best places to live in Oregon. In Benton County, most residents own their homes. In Benton County there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Benton County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Benton County are highly rated.
Population
88,249

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$288,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$962
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Benton County 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    89.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    35.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    20.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    257
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,028.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    94.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    23%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Benton County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,682
National
$55,322

Benton County Reviews

1 review
I enjoy being close to small cities but outside of the limits of any. Farmers markets are abundant in spring and summer, a few hang on through autumn. Utilities are almost monopolized in each category which leaves little to no choice if one wants to receive that particular service.
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