Benton, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 33,155 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +51.4%
Males: 16,273  (49.1%)
Females: 16,882  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  35.4 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72015, 72019.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,349 (it was $41,503 in 2000)
Benton:

$50,349
AR:

$40,511

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,912 (it was $19,797 in 2000)

Benton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $134,235 (it was $84,500 in 2000)
Benton:

$134,235
AR:

$109,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $744.

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  • Races in Benton, AR (2013)

    Benton races chart
    • 27,04984.0%White alone
    • 2,4647.7%Black alone
    • 1,7485.4%Hispanic
    • 8062.5%Two or more races
    • 1780.6%Asian alone
    • 510.2%American Indian alone

Races in Benton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Benton: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (13.6%), Irish (12.2%), German (11.8%), United States (10.6%), French (3.6%), Scottish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/15/1836

Elevation: 407 feet

Land area: 17.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,848 people per square mile   (low).

Benton,AR real estate house value index trend

Benton, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Benton:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benton city:

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 48.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 18.8%

327 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
Arkansas:

2.8%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Benton, Arkansas as of July 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Benton to the number of sex offenders is 1,235 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,050 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $989 (0.8%)

Benton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Little Rock, AR (18.1 miles , pop. 183,133).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (152.7 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (271.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Bauxite, AR (1.9 miles ), Haskell, AR (2.3 miles ), Bryant, AR (2.4 miles ), Avilla, AR (2.8 miles ), Tull, AR (2.9 miles ), Alexander, AR (2.9 miles ), Traskwood, AR (3.0 miles ), Shannon Hills, AR (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2005: 555 buildings, average cost: $145,500
  • 2006: 502 buildings, average cost: $158,600
  • 2007: 363 buildings, average cost: $173,200
  • 2008: 268 buildings, average cost: $160,100
  • 2009: 200 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 2010: 223 buildings, average cost: $171,100
  • 2011: 148 buildings, average cost: $167,000
  • 2012: 192 buildings, average cost: $183,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.57 N, Longitude: 92.58 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,950 (-12.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,349 (22.2%)

Area code: 501

Benton household income distribution Benton home values distribution

Crime rates in Benton by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 011400101000
per 100,000 0.04.54.316.00.00.03.40.03.30.00.00.0
Rapes 68581014611841312
per 100,000 27.236.021.432.138.550.420.636.326.112.941.336.9
Robberies 1013823929181532112318
per 100,000 45.358.534.292.234.7104.561.849.5104.335.673.055.3
Assaults 56799171639172601041078077
per 100,000 253.9355.7388.7284.8242.6327.8247.2198.2338.9346.1254.1236.6
Burglaries 610376395282258348358212260344250313
per 100,000 2,765.31,693.21,687.21,131.0993.61,253.71,229.4700.2847.11,112.8794.0961.7
Thefts 1,0761,0271,0191,2721,2641,0809889881,0361,0401,036976
per 100,000 4,877.84,624.74,352.75,101.74,867.93,890.83,392.73,263.33,375.53,364.33,290.42,998.6
Auto thefts 616190799371757663858781
per 100,000 276.5274.7384.4316.8358.2255.8257.5251.0205.3275.0276.3248.9
Arson 463412523364
per 100,000 18.127.012.816.03.97.217.26.69.89.719.112.3
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.1) 518.4471.6455.5470.5399.2418.4348.1295.4351.7338.8328.7313.6

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Benton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 76 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Arkansas average:

2.01
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.2%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +3,230 (+17.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Benton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Benton, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Benton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 135% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.8 miles away from the Benton city center killed 10 people and injured 40 people.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 tornado 13.4 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 180 people.

Earthquake activity:

Benton-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 46.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 49.0 miles away from Benton center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 147.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 207.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 138.7 miles away from Benton center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 187.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Saline County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benton topographic map

Birthplace of: Cliff Lee - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Cleveland Indians, born: Aug 30, 1978), Wes Gardner - Baseball player, Jimmy Zinn - Baseball pitcher, Karen Aston - Basketball coache.

Hospitals in Benton:

  • HH AND HOSPICE SRVC OF SALINE (1 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE)
  • RIVENDELL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES OF ARKANSAS (100 RIVENDELL DRIVE)
  • SALINE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, #1 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Benton:

  • DAVITA - SALINE COUNTY DIALYSIS (GROUND LEVEL-1200 N MAIN STE 2)
  • FMCNA - BENTON (2101 CONGO RD)

Home Health Centers in Benton:

  • HH SVCS OF SALINE MEMORIAL (1 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE)
  • SALINE COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (1612 EDISON AVENUE)

Nursing Homes in Benton:

  • ARKANSAS HEALTH CENTER (6701 HWY 67)
  • BENTON SERVICES CENTER (SERVICES CENTER BRANCH)
  • COUNTRY INN NURSING CENTER INC (P O BOX 999)
  • HEARTLAND REHABILITATION AND CARE CENTER (19701 INTERSTATE 30)
  • OUACHITA VALLEY NURSING CENTER (P O BOX 999)
  • RIDGEWOOD HEALTH AND REHAB (3300 ALCOA ROAD)
  • ROSE CARE CENTER II (P O BOX 280)
  • STONEYBROOK HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (3300 MILITARY RD)

Airports and heliports located in Benton:

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Amtrak station near Benton:

  • 20 miles: MALVERN (200 E. 1ST ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton:

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 18 miles; Little Rock, AR; Full-time enrollment: 9,227)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 22 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)
  • National Park Community College (about 32 miles; Hot Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 36 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,972)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 40 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 2,558)
  • Henderson State University (about 42 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,528)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 53 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 3,387)

Public high schools in Benton:

  • BENTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 968; Location: 211 BORDER ST; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • HARMONY GROVE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 261; Location: 2621 HWY 229; Grades: 09 - 12)

Private high schools in Benton:

  • VICTORY BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 59; Location: 5386 HWY 67; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 19; Location: 16412 I-30; Grades: 5 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Benton:

  • BENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 756; Location: 204 NORTH COX; Grades: 06 - 07)
  • BENTON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 729; Location: 411 BORDER ST; Grades: 08 - 09)
  • PERRIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 618; Location: 1201 SMITHERS DR; Grades: PK - 05)
  • RINGGOLD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 551; Location: 536 RIVER ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ANGIE GRANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 537; Location: 1124 HOOVER ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CALDWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 522; Location: 1800 WEST SEVIER ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SALEM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 504; Location: 2701 SALEM RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WESTBROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 470; Location: 2621 HWY 229; Grades: PK - 04)
  • HARMONY GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 339; Location: 2621 HWY 229; Grades: 05 - 08)

Private elementary/middle school in Benton:

  • OUR LADY OF FATIMA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 106; Location: 818 W CROSS ST; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Benton

Library in Benton:

  • SALINE COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,327,787; Location: 1800 SMITHERS DRIVE; 140,880 books; 227 e-books; 11,554 audio materials; 8,247 video materials; 22 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 232 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock Benton Campus located on River Street and Pulaski Technical Campus located on Highway 183 about 7 miles.
  • 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

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Notable locations in Benton: Saine County Fairgrounds (A), Longhills Golf Course (B), Gann Museum (C), Mauldin Fire Station (D), Saline County Courthouse (E), Saline County Public Library (F), Benton Fire Department Station 1 (G), Saline County Sheriff's Office (H), Benton Police Department (I), Benton Fire Department Station 2 (J), Benton Fire Department Station 3 (K), Benton Fire Department Station 4 (L), Benton City Hall (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Niloak Shopping Center (1), Military Plaza Shopping Center (2), Lincoln Square Shopping Center (3), Ferguson Plaza Shopping Center (4), Benton Square Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Benton include: Bethel Missionary Baptist Church (A), Calvary Baptist Church (B), East Side Baptist Church (C), First Assembly of God Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), First Church of the Nazarene (F), First Lutheran Church (G), First Pentecostal Church (H), First Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lee Cemetery (1), Liberty Cemetery (2), Woodland Cemetery (3), Rosmont Cemetery (4), Hicks Cemetery (5), Hughes Cemetery (6), Social Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Hurricane Lake (A), Lake Pauline (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: McNeil Creek (A), Little Hurricane Creek (B), Salt Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Benton include: Lewis Stadium (1), Bernard W Holland Park (2), Lyle Park (3), Tyndall Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Gann Museum of Saline County Inc (218 South Market) (1), Saline County History & Heritage Society (Historical Places & Services; 410 River) (2), Penny Arcade (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1219 Military Road) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Capri Inn (15631 Interstate 30) (1), Best Western Inn (17036 Interstate 30) (2), Econo Lodge (1221 Hot Springs Hwy) (3), Benton Relax Inn (17900 Interstate 30) (4), Capri Motel (15631 Interstate 30) (5), Ramada Inn (16732 Interstate 30) (6), Days Inn (17701 Interstate Highway 30) (7), Cedarwood Motel (16600 Interstate 30) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Saline County - Saline Courts- Circuit Judge I (Courthouse) (1), Saline County - County Judge Services- Quorum Court Coordinator (Courthouse) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Saline County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 83.7. This is about average.

City:

83.7
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.468. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.468
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 10.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.32. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.32
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.7
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Benton and their reported violations in the past:

BENTON WATERWORKS (Population served: 18,100, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-15-2006)
ARKANSAS HEALTH CENTER (Population served: 1,000, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In NOV-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-13-2014), St Public Notif received (JAN-28-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2005), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-21-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.8%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.1% for Black residents, 9.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.0% for other race residents, 17.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  71.3%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.4%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Benton in 2010:

  • 289 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 173 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 13 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Benton in 2000:

  • 250 people in nursing homes
  • 68 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 59 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 31 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Benton, Arkansas environmental map by EPA

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Benton compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Benton (2011 data):

  • Bank of the Ozarks: Benton Alcoa Branch, Benton Hwy 35 Branch, Benton Military Rd Branch. Info updated 2011/05/03: Bank assets: $3,828.0 mil, Deposits: $2,955.2 mil, headquarters in Little Rock, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 115 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of The Ozarks Inc
  • First Security Bank: 207 West Conway Street Branch, Salem Branch, Military Branch. Info updated 2009/06/12: Bank assets: $4,011.4 mil, Deposits: $3,167.1 mil, headquarters in Searcy, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 73 total offices, Holding Company: First Security Bancorp
  • Regions Bank: Benton Main Office, River Street Drive-In Branch, Military Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Summit Bank: Benton Branch at 1800 Military Road, branch established on 2001/04/07; Highway 35 North Benton Branch at 1114 Highway 35 North, branch established on 2005/02/14. Info updated 2011/02/25: Bank assets: $1,129.7 mil, Deposits: $946.3 mil, headquarters in Arkadelphia, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Summit Bancorp, Inc.
  • Metropolitan National Bank: Benton Branch at 1323 Military, branch established on 1996/05/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,048.4 mil, Deposits: $915.0 mil, headquarters in Little Rock, AR, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 46 total offices, Holding Company: Rogers Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Malvern National Bank: Benton Branch at 1111 Military Road, branch established on 1997/09/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $470.8 mil, Deposits: $383.0 mil, headquarters in Malvern, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Mnb Bancshares, Inc.
  • Arvest Bank: Military Road Branch at 925 Military Road, branch established on 1992/12/28. Info updated 2010/11/29: Bank assets: $12,520.8 mil, Deposits: $10,446.2 mil, headquarters in Fayetteville, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 241 total offices, Holding Company: Arvest Bank Group, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Benton, Arkansas:

  • Ramada Inn, 13732 I-30, Benton, AR 72015 , Phone: (501) 776-1900, Fax: (501) 776-2084
  • Days Inn, 1501 I-30, Benton, AR 72015 , Phone: (501) 776-3200, Fax: (501) 776-0906
  • Econo Lodge, 1221 Hot SPGS Rd, Benton, AR 72015 , Phone: (501) 776-1515
  • Days Inn-Benton, 17701 Interstate 30, Benton, AR 72015 , Phone: (501) 776-3200, Fax: (501) 776-0906
  • Best Western Inn Benton, 17036 I-30, Benton, AR 72019 , Phone: (501) 778-9695, Fax: (501) 776-1699
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Benton, Arkansas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Arkansas average:

11.8

Benton travel time to work - commute Benton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (32%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Benton city (based on Saline County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant33,609121
Mainline Protestant6,68017
Catholic2,1131
Black Protestant1,0816
Other31
None63,632-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Saline County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Saline County:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
Saline County:

3.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 47
Here:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Saline County:

27.0%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.7%
State:

13.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 20$59,960$35,9760$0
Other Government Administration 7$29,690$50,89712$11,130
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$5,535
Police Protection - Officers 52$187,617$43,2960$0
Police - Other 11$34,423$37,5520$0
Firefighters 51$183,346$43,1400$0
Fire - Other 3$12,795$51,1800$0
Streets and Highways 14$37,262$31,9390$0
Health 3$8,666$34,6642$2,362
Sewerage 18$52,932$35,2880$0
Parks and Recreation 6$16,226$32,4522$1,280
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$13,043$39,1290$0
Natural Resources 1$3,565$42,7800$0
Water Supply 21$68,585$39,1910$0
Electric Power 22$102,420$55,8650$0
Other and Unallocable 14$33,062$28,3390$0
Totals for Government 247$843,592$40,98417$20,307

Benton government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,401,000 ($72.42)
    Electric Utilities: $616,000 ($18.58)
    Sewerage: $392,000 ($11.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $304,000 ($9.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $207,000 ($6.24)
    Water Utilities: $82,000 ($2.47)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $11,644,000 ($351.20)
    Police Protection: $3,327,000 ($100.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,053,000 ($92.08)
    Sewerage: $1,847,000 ($55.71)
    Water Utilities: $1,752,000 ($52.84)
    Financial Administration: $1,517,000 ($45.75)
    Regular Highways: $1,081,000 ($32.60)
    General - Other: $866,000 ($26.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $548,000 ($16.53)
    Central Staff Services: $417,000 ($12.58)
    Housing and Community Development: $316,000 ($9.53)
    Health - Other: $266,000 ($8.02)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $104,000 ($3.14)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($0.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $330,000 ($9.95)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Judicial and Legal Services: $270,000 ($8.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $70,000 ($2.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $224,000 ($6.76)
    Sewerage: $216,000 ($6.51)
    Police Protection: $155,000 ($4.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $140,000 ($4.22)
    Financial Administration: $90,000 ($2.71)
    Water Utilities: $82,000 ($2.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($0.48)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,068,000 ($273.50)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $656,000 ($19.79)

Benton government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,748,000 ($82.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $30,000 ($0.90)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $300,000 ($9.05)
    All Other: $52,000 ($1.57)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $201,000 ($6.06)
    Highways: $135,000 ($4.07)
    All Other: $23,000 ($0.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $534,000 ($16.11)
    Fines and Forfeits: $334,000 ($10.07)
    Special Assessments: $38,000 ($1.15)
    General Revenue, NEC: $36,000 ($1.09)
    Sale of Property: $9,000 ($0.27)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $16,925,000 ($510.48)
    Water Utilities: $4,635,000 ($139.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,176,000 ($35.47)
    General Local Government Support: $302,000 ($9.11)
    All Other: $158,000 ($4.77)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,308,000 ($190.26)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,000,000 ($60.32)
    Property: $1,440,000 ($43.43)
    Other License: $439,000 ($13.24)

Benton government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,971,000 ($813.48)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,984,000 ($783.71)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $987,000 ($29.77)

Benton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,075,000 ($545.17)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,573,000 ($77.61)

7.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,067 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.85%
Arkansas average:

6.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pulaski County, AR  3.31% ($40,114 average AGI)
from Garland County, AR  0.36% ($38,406)
from Hot Spring County, AR  0.27% ($35,835)


6.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,895 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.48%
Arkansas average:

6.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pulaski County, AR  2.41% ($34,033 average AGI)
to Garland County, AR  0.35% ($34,576)
to Faulkner County, AR  0.28% ($32,533)

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)
  • KXOW (1420 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR)
  • KDXE (1380 AM; 5 kW; NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: RADIO DISNEY AM 1380, LLC)
  • KLIH (1250 AM; 2 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

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)
  • KMSX (94.9 FM; MAUMELLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMJX (105.1 FM; CONWAY, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDJE (100.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, 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)
  • KSBC (90.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: CENTRAL ARKANSAS CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVLO (102.9 FM; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • K204DI (88.7 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Benton:

  • KATV (Channel 7; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KATV, LLC)
  • KETS (Channel 2; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KTHV (Channel 11; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KASN (Channel 38; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLRT-TV (Channel 16; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KARK-TV (Channel 4; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KARK-TV, 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.)
  • KVTN (Channel 25; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • KHUG-LP (Channel 14; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: LITTLE ROCK TV-14, L.L.C.)
  • K34FH (Channel 34; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., 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.)
  • KVTH (Channel 26; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Benton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 33m108ftTotal length
  • 35,600Total average daily traffic
  • 356Total average daily truck traffic
  • 48,931Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Benton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 207 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Benton, AR)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 245 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Benton)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Benton)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED222$132,701112$113,207332$131,69730$22,2911$5,296,15054$75,5457$26,586
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$124,8536$84,78321$114,1696$25,5820$03$58,0733$43,030
APPLICATIONS DENIED28$123,48415$88,062101$125,16416$34,8960$08$80,4855$38,884
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$119,82112$128,83177$129,6861$41,4900$04$91,3280$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$120,9383$114,6309$143,8881$76,9500$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.01 , 0101.02, 0101.03, 0102.01, 0103.01, 0103.02, 0103.03, 0105.11

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED22$137,21916$158,2610$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$146,8285$143,2420$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$148,4002$195,6100$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$158,7450$01$65,370

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.01 , 0101.02, 0101.03, 0102.01, 0103.01, 0103.02, 0103.03, 0105.11

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 309
  • Hazardous Condition: 86
  • Service Call: 110
  • Good Intent Call: 34

Incident types - Benton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Benton, AR
Most common first names in Benton, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James33672.4 years
John25972.9 years
William25974.7 years
Mary21278.9 years
Robert14670.2 years
Charles13572.9 years
George11774.9 years
Willie7278.6 years
Henry6977.6 years
Ruby6876.9 years
Most common last names in Benton, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15476.2 years
Williams8476.3 years
Johnson8274.8 years
Brown8073.2 years
Davis7874.4 years
Wilson7675.1 years
Moore7376.9 years
Jones7375.1 years
White6174.0 years
Wright5773.8 years
Businesses in Benton, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's3
AutoZone1New Balance4
Baskin-Robbins2Nike3
Best Western1Office Depot1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Cricket Wireless1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Popeyes1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx6Sears1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Starbucks1
Ford1Subway3
GNC2T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Home Depot1U-Haul2
IHOP1UPS6
JCPenney1Vans1
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Waffle House1
Kroger1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture2Wendy's1

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