The City of Benton had a population of 35,861 as of July 1, 2022. 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 34.5645 and longitude -92.5868 in Saline County. The formal boundaries for the City of Benton 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 410 feet.
The City of Benton 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.
|Total Population||35,861 (100%)|
|Population in Households||35,490 (99.0%)|
|Population in Families||29,443 (82.1%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||371 ( 1.0%)|
|Median Household Income||$66,276|
|Average Household Income||$84,428|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||15%|
|Per Capita Income||$33,267|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||15,142 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||9,973 (65.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||4,112 (27.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,057 ( 7.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$192,240|
|Average Home Value||$206,146|
|Housing Affordability Index3||167|
|Average Household Size||2.52|
|Average Family Size||3.00|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||3.18%|
|Per Capita Income||2.56%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.86%|
The table below compares Benton to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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.
|Total Population||# 12||98th|
|Population Density||# 17||97th|
|Median Household Income||# 61||90th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 270||43rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 103||84th|
|Diversity Index||# 236||63rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.