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Population (year 2000): 21,906. Estimated population in July 2005: 25,673 (+17.2% change)
Males: 10,465 (47.8%), Females: 11,441 (52.2%)

Saline County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 35.9 years
Median household income: $41,503 (year 2000)
Median house value: $86,900 (year 2000)

Benton, AR residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Benton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.0%)
  • Black (4.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Other race (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (19.0%), Irish (11.9%), German (10.5%), English (7.6%), French (2.7%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%).Arkansas

Elevation: 407 feet

Land area: 17.9 square miles

Benton,

For population 25 years and over in Benton

  • High school or higher: 82.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benton city

  • Never married: 16.9%
  • Now married: 61.2%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

1.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +3,230 (+17.3%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rock, AR Little (20.4 miles www.LoopNet.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: LA Shreveport, (167.0 miles pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (314.1 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: AR (4.2 miles Salem, AR (4.4 miles Bauxite, AR (5.9 miles Haskell, AR (6.6 miles Bryant, AR (8.6 miles Tull, AR (9.8 miles Traskwood, AR (10.0 miles Alexander, Hills, AR (12.6 miles Shannon


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 127 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 1997: 125 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 1998: 148 buildings, average cost: $96,400
  • 1999: 200 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 2000: 227 buildings, average cost: $134,100
  • 2001: 205 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2002: 281 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2003: 438 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2004: 368 buildings, average cost: $134,600

Latitude: 34.57 N, Longitude: 92.58 W

Area code: 501

Benton, Arkansas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.9%), Retail trade (14.3%), Manufacturing (12.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -464 (-2.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,215 (40.4%)

Crime in Benton by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003
Murders 0 0 1 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 4.6 4.6
Rapes 9 6 8 5
    per 100,000 41.1 27.4 36.5 22.8
Robberies 9 10 13 8
    per 100,000 41.1 45.6 59.3 36.5
Assaults 35 56 79 91
    per 100,000 159.8 255.6 360.6 415.4
Burglaries 225 610 376 395
    per 100,000 1027.1 2784.6 1716.4 1803.2
Thefts 1,009 1,076 1,027 1,019
    per 100,000 4606.0 4911.9 4688.2 4651.7
Auto thefts 92 61 61 90
    per 100,000 420.0 278.5 278.5 410.8
350.5 489.5 439.1 452.9

Average climate in Benton, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Benton,

Benton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 163% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.3 miles away from the Benton city center killed 10 people and injured 40 people.

On 3/1/1997, a category 4 tornado 15.6 miles away from the city center injured 11 people.

Birthplace of: Cliff Lee - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Cleveland Indians, born: Aug 30, 1978).


Hospitals/medical centers in Benton:
  • C C S LITTLE ROCK INC (100 RIVENDELL DRIVE)
  • SALINE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (#1 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Benton:
  • ARKANSAS HEART HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; LITTLE ROCK, AR)
  • PINNACLE POINTE HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; LITTLE ROCK, AR)
  • SOUTHWEST REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 17 miles; LITTLE ROCK, AR)

Political contributions by individuals in Benton, AR

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Benton:
  • ADAMS FIELD (about 27 miles; LITTLE ROCK, AR; ID: LIT)
  • MEMORIAL FIELD (about 36 miles; HOT SPRINGS, AR; ID: HOT)
  • LITTLE ROCK AFB (about 39 miles; JACKSONVILLE, AR; ID: LRF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Benton:
  • SALINE COUNTY/WATTS FIELD (about 3 miles; BENTON, AR; ID: M99)
  • MALVERN MUNI (about 22 miles; MALVERN, AR; ID: M78)
  • SHERIDAN MUNI (about 24 miles; SHERIDAN, AR; ID: 9M8)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 15 $39,637 $31,709 0 $0
Other Government Administration 9 $25,295 $33,726 11 $6,115
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   1 $1,559
Police Protection - Officers 46 $155,469 $40,557 0 $0
Police - Other 8 $15,620 $23,430 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $1,962 $23,544 0 $0
Streets and Highways 12 $31,304 $31,304 0 $0
Sewerage 20 $54,101 $32,460 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 7 $15,708 $26,928 1 $505
Water Supply 21 $60,046 $34,312 0 $0
Electric Power 22 $78,198 $42,653 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 13 $34,089 $31,466 3 $2,661
Health 5 $13,882 $33,316 0 $0
Firefighters 54 $200,241 $44,498 0 $0
Totals for Government 233 $725,552 $37,367 16 $10,840
College/University in Benton:
  • OTTS AVIATION (Location: 401 AIRLANE DR; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton:
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK (about 20 miles; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Full-time enrollment: 8,024)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS (about 40 miles; CONWAY, AR; FT enrollment: 7,693)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF (about 48 miles; PINE BLUFF, AR; FT enrollment: 2,801)
  • HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; ARKADELPHIA, AR; FT enrollment: 3,109)
  • ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-BEEBE BRANCH (about 59 miles; BEEBE, AR; FT enrollment: 3,840)
  • ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; RUSSELLVILLE, AR; FT enrollment: 4,450)
  • HARDING UNIVERSITY (about 75 miles; SEARCY, AR; FT enrollment: 3,959)
Public high schools in Benton:
  • BENTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 854; Location: 211 BORDER STREET; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • HARMONY GROVE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 234; Location: 2621 HWY. 229; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Benton:
  • VICTORY BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 49; Location: 5386 HGH 67 S; Grades: KG - 12)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN (Students: 30; Location: INTERSTATE 30 - MCCRIGHT; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Benton:
  • BENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 752; Location: 204 N COX; Grades: 06 - 07)
  • BENTON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 697; Location: 411 BORDER ST; Grades: 08 - 09)
  • PERRIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 581; Location: 1201 SMITHERS DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CALDWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 524; Location: 1800 W SEVIER STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ANGIE GRANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 437; Location: 1124 HOOVER STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • RINGGOLD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 413; Location: 536 RIVER ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WESTBROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 302; Location: 2621 HWY. 229; Grades: KG - 04)
  • HARMONY GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 245; Location: 2621 HWY. 229; Grades: 05 - 08)
Private primary/middle school in Benton:
  • OUR LADY OF FATIMA CATHOLIC SC (Students: 130; Location: 818 W CROSS ST; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Benton:
  • SALINE COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,386,155; Location: 224 WEST SOUTH; 70,901 books; 3,294 audio materials; 2,475 video materials; 176 serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • SALEM ARKANSAS IS IN THE NORT CENTRAL PART OF THE STATE,,,,THERE IS A COMMINUTY CALLED SALEM ABOUT 5 MILES NOTH OF BENTON added by DON

Church in Benton: Mount Carmel Church (A).

Reservoir: Hurricane Lake (A).

Creek: Little Hurricane Creek (A).


Benton compared to Arkansas state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Benton:
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEWI (690 AM; 0 kW; BENTON, AR; Owner: LANDERS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • KARN (920 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KITA (1440 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KITA, INCORPORATED)
  • KLRG (1150 AM; 5 kW; NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KDXE (1380 AM; 5 kW; NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: RADIO DISNEY AM 1380, LLC)
  • KXOW (1420 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLIH (1250 AM; 2 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
Strongest FM radio stations in Benton:
  • KKZR (93.3 FM; BRYANT, AR; Owner: ABG ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KHKN (106.7 FM; BENTON, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSSN (95.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKPT (94.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC.)
  • KABZ (103.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC)
  • KURB (98.5 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMJX (105.1 FM; CONWAY, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDJE (100.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMSX (94.9 FM; MAUMELLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KUAR (89.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES OF UNIV. OF ARKANSAS)
  • KABF (88.3 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS BROADCASTING FOUNDATION INC)
  • KLAL (107.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVLO (102.9 FM; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSBC (90.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: CENTRAL ARKANSAS CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIPR (92.3 FM; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLAZ (105.9 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLEZ (101.5 FM; MALVERN, AR; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KOKY (102.1 FM; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQUS-FM (97.5 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KVOL RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYDL (96.7 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KSMB/KDYS RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
TV broadcast stations around Benton:
  • KTHV (Channel 11; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KATV (Channel 7; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KATV, LLC)
  • KETS (Channel 2; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KLRT-TV (Channel 16; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KARK-TV (Channel 4; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KARK-TV, INC.)
  • KASN (Channel 38; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWBF (Channel 42; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKYK-LP (Channel 22; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS 49, INC.)
  • KHTE-LP (Channel 44; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K27FF (Channel 27; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KLRA-LP (Channel 58; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • K34FH (Channel 34; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KHUG-LP (Channel 14; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: LITTLE ROCK TV-14, L.L.C.)
  • KVTN (Channel 25; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • KJLR-LP (Channel 28; LITTLE ROCK, ETC., AR; Owner: COWSERT FAMILY, L.L.C.)
  • K55GE (Channel 55; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK INC.)
  • KWBF-LP (Channel 5; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS MEDIA, L.L.C.)

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