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Benton, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Benton had a population of 33,545 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Benton, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 33,545
Daytime Population: Workers 12,996
Daytime Population: Residents 17,628
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 30,624
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 33,070
Population in Familes 27,595
Population in Group Qrtrs 475
Population Density2 1,509
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $52,828
Average Household Income $69,736
Per Capita Income $27,576


Total Housing Units 14,134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,908 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,088 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,138 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $144,952
Average Home Value $167,366


Total Households 12,996
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 9,118
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.24% 1.25%
Households 1.3% 1.29%
Families 1.08% 1.19%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

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, 2017 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 Density # 13 98th
Diversity Index # 247 54th
Median Household Income # 53 90th
Per Capita Income # 40 93rd

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