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Benton, AR
Real Estate & Demographic Data

Benton profile

Living in Benton

Benton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 36,593 people and 15 associated neighborhoods, Benton is the 12th largest community in Arkansas. Benton has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Benton, where the median household income is $66,868.00.

Benton real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Benton house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Also of interest is that Benton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Benton is a decent-sized city, yet no one gets to work using public transit, because the city has no real transit system.

In terms of college education, Benton is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.92% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Benton in 2018 was $34,257, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,028 for a family of four. However, Benton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Benton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Benton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Benton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Benton include Irish, German, English, Scottish, and European.

The most common language spoken in Benton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.