Benton, Arkansas

Population 31,484

Benton is located in Saline County, AR. The population is 31,484, making Benton the largest city in Saline County.

There are 13 public schools in Benton with an average Homefacts rating of A. The total crime rate for Benton is high , and there are 15 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Benton is low and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Benton property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Benton include Bauxite Township, Salem and Bauxite.

Benton Neighborhood Report

Schools

School Rating is Excellent
  • No High School Diploma: 11.8%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 60.1%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 28.1%

Crime Rate

39.99% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 339
  • Violent Crimes: 570
  • Robbery: 73
  • Burglary: 544
  • Property Crime: 3
  • Larceny Theft: 2

Registered Offenders

58.98% Lower than national avg.
  • 15 offenders in Benton
  • 4.76 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

161 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 10
  • Superfunds: 7
  • Tanks & Spills: 144

Unemployment

Low 2.7%
  • Arkansas unemployment average: 3.5%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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Summary
There are 13 K-12 public schools in Benton, AR and 2 private schools. Homefacts rates Benton's schools as Excellent, with an overall A rating.

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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204 Building Permits View All

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  • In 2014, the city of Benton, AR issued 204 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 204 permits, 202 were issued for single family homes and 2 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Benton, AR issued 209 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 209 permits, 201 were issued for single family homes and 8 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $705
  • 1 Bedroom: $727
  • 2 Bedrooms: $832
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,117
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,328

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Environmental Hazards

161 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (409/421)
    Benton, AR has 97.15% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Benton, AR is a green zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 5.39 Average
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Weather

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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 41.88°
  • February 45.5°
  • March 55.18°
  • April 63.57°
  • May 71.84°
  • June 81.5°
  • July 83.9°
  • August 82.66°
  • September 74.8°
  • October 63°
  • November 53.58°
  • December 45.05°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Benton, AR

Earthquakes
Benton, AR has a low risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
Benton, AR has no risk of hurricanes.
Hail
Benton, AR has a very high risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
Benton, AR has a very high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Benton, AR: $55,128

Unemployment

Unemployment in Benton is 2.7%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 3.5% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 37.48%
White Collar - 62.52%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Asa Hutchinson
  • Sen. John Boozman
  • Sen. Tom Cotton

City Representatives

  • French Hill
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