Benton, AR Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Benton Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Benton Content

Also See: Benton, AR ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Benton, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Benton had a population of 33,278 as of July 1, 2016. Benton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Benton is located at latitude 34.5774 and longitude -92.5726 in Saline County. The formal boundaries for the City of Benton (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.51 sq. miles. Saline County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 407 feet.

The City of Benton (GNIS ID: 2403855) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Benton is located within Township of Bauxite, a minor civil division (MCD) of Saline County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Benton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Neighborhood Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting certain data.


City of Benton, AR Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | AR Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Township of Bauxite | Saline County | Arkansas Counties

Search the map for:

Benton, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 33,278
Population in Households 32,821
Population in Familes 27,440
Population in Group Qrtrs 457
Population Density1 1,497
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 12,734
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 8,909
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,987 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,599 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,135 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,253 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $139,376
Average Home Value $159,738


Median Household Income $52,574
Average Household Income $68,046
Per Capita Income $26,597
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.31% 1.34%
Households 1.18% 1.26%
Families 0.88% 1.1%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Benton, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 12 98th
Population Density1 # 15 97th
Diversity Index2 # 250 54th
Median Household Income # 49 91st
Per Capita Income # 40 93rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.

Arkansas Research Tools

Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Arkansas Census Data
Highest or Lowest: