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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Benton County is located in Washington with a population of 190,529. Benton County is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Benton County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Benton County there are a lot of 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 above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$198,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$903
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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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
    137.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    34.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    47.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    371.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,906
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    165.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

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Benton County Reviews

2 reviews
I have lived in Benton my entire life and it has been a very good experience. It is a small town but it needs improvement. It has been said that the locals are preventing the town from getting any bigger because they are scared for their local businesses. I disagree. I believe that instead of turning down every opportunity of growth for this small town they need to welcome the change. The lack of people that visit our town is what is causing the businesses not to grow and prosper. The more people then the more business. They are scared of the competition that will come with the change but a little competition is what this town needs.
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I like that it's very friendly and quiet. The only thing that I wish could change is some more places to go and enjoy during vacation