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Population in 2012: 2,010 (88% urban, 13% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.2%
Males: 1,050  (52.3%)
Females: 960  (47.7%)

Median resident age:  36.7 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 71006.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,602 (it was $25,708 in 2000)
Benton:

$40,602
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,753

Benton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $88,243 (it was $56,200 in 2000)
Benton:

$88,243
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $87,056; Detached houses: $94,977; Townhouses or other attached units: $44,369; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $48,066; Mobile homes: $51,634

Median gross rent in 2012: $673.

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  • Black alone - 917 (46.5%)
  • White alone - 836 (42.4%)
  • Hispanic - 191 (9.7%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Benton: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (10.5%), German (6.8%), United States (6.4%), English (4.2%), French (4.1%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 215 feet

Land area: 1.92 square miles.

Population density: 1,050 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Benton:

  • High school or higher: 83.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benton town:

  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 43.5%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

59 residents are foreign born (0.4% Asia).

This town:  3.1%
Louisiana:  3.7%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Benton, Louisiana as of October 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Benton to the number of sex offenders is 91 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $237 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $279 (0.4%)

Benton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bossier City, LA (12.6 miles , pop. 56,461).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (15.8 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (177.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Belcher, LA (2.6 miles ), Gilliam, LA (3.3 miles) , Blanchard, LA (3.4 miles ), Red Chute, LA (3.4 miles ), Bossier City, LA (3.5 miles ), Mooringsport, LA (3.6 miles ), Lakeview, LA (3.6 miles ), Eastwood, LA (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $50,900
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $50,900
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $50,900
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $50,900
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $50,900
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $59,800
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $59,800
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2011: 28 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2012: 37 buildings, average cost: $102,600

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Latitude: 32.69 N, Longitude: 93.74 W

Area code: 318

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.3%
Louisiana:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -6 (-0.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Carpenters (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Benton-area historical tornado activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 233% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.0 miles away from the Benton town center killed 7 people and injured 102 people and caused $8 million in damages.

On 12/3/1978, a category F4 tornado 9.3 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 266 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Benton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/10/1994 at 23:34:02, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/3/2001 at 10:46:13, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.5 miles away from Benton center
On 5/16/2007 at 13:22:21, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bossier Parish (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Drought: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Mississippi Winn - African- supercentenarian.


Hospital/medical center in Benton:

  • GRACE HOME (Hospital, 115 SHERWOOD DRIVE)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Benton:

  • GARDEN COURT HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BOSSIER CITY, LA)
  • JERICHO HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; BOSSIER CITY, LA)
  • GREENBRIAR COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; BOSSIER CITY, LA)

Political contributions by individuals in Benton, LA

Airports located in Benton:

Amtrak stations near Benton:

  • 13 miles: BOSSIER CITY (3033 HILTON DR.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 13 miles: SHREVEPORT (102 LAKE ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benton:

  • Bossier Parish Community College (about 12 miles; Bossier City, LA; Full-time enrollment: 3,177)
  • Louisiana State University-Shreveport (about 19 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 2,639)
  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (about 51 miles; Magnolia, AR; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • Texarkana College (about 56 miles; Texarkana, TX; FT enrollment: 2,250)
  • LeTourneau University (about 60 miles; Longview, TX; FT enrollment: 3,187)
  • Grambling State University (about 61 miles; Grambling, LA; FT enrollment: 4,504)
  • Louisiana Tech University (about 65 miles; Ruston, LA; FT enrollment: 7,480)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Benton:

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Notable locations in Benton: Benton Fire District 4 Station 1 (A), Bossier Parish Courthouse (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Court: Bossier Parish - 26th Judicial District Judge (204 Burt Boulevard).

 
Bossier Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.9. This is about average.
City:

30.9
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.06
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

25.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

13.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.32
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.96. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.96
U.S.:

9.39

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

BENTON WATER SYSTEM, TOWN OF (Population served: 5200, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-04-2004), St Public Notif received (DEC-17-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-29-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-29-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-20-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-29-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-29-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-20-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-11-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2000 and NOV-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2000)
CYPRESS BLACK BAYOU WATER SYSTEM (Address: 1506 SOMMER CIRCLE , Population served: 3400, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-26-2006)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.2%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.6% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.7%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Benton, LA


114 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Benton compared to Louisiana state average:

Benton, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Benton (2011 data):

  • First National Bank of Benton: First National Bank Of Benton at 104 Sibley, branch established on 1984/03/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $54.7 mil, Deposits: $43.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Northwest Bancshares Corporation
  • Bank of Ringgold: Cypress Branch at 4798 Palmetto Road, branch established on 2008/06/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $68.9 mil, Deposits: $53.8 mil, headquarters in Ringgold, LA, positive income, 3 total offices
  • First Guaranty Bank: Benton Branch at 196 Burt Boulevard, branch established on 1904/09/01. Info updated 2011/07/11: Bank assets: $1,353.3 mil, Deposits: $1,208.9 mil, headquarters in Hammond, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Benton travel time to work - commute


Benton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Electricity (39%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Benton town (based on Bossier Parish data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.40%
Here50.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ
Adherents59.8%14.0%11.6%3.7%2.4%
Congregations28.1%4.5%11.2%15.7%6.7%
NameAmerican Baptist AssociationPresbyterian Church (USA)Muslim EstimateLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.6%1.2%1.2%1.1%3.3%
Congregations6.7%7.9%1.1%1.1%16.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Bossier Parish:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Bossier Parish:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Bossier Parish:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
Here:

6.53 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.3%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Bossier Parish:

27.1%
State:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Bossier Parish:

13.2%
State:

13.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$4,704$28,2240$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$1,750
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$550
Police Protection - Officers 7$17,362$29,7630$0
Water Supply 2$4,163$24,9780$0
Totals for Government 11$26,229$28,6136$2,300

Benton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $985,000 ($490.05)
    Water Utilities: $228,000 ($113.43)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $410,000 ($203.98)
    Financial Administration: $336,000 ($167.16)
    Police Protection: $235,000 ($116.92)
    Sewerage: $185,000 ($92.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $89,000 ($44.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $28,000 ($13.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $49,000 ($24.38)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $337,000 ($167.66)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $66,000 ($32.84)

Benton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $227,000 ($112.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $109,000 ($54.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $585,000 ($291.04)
    Interest Earnings: $81,000 ($40.30)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $507,000 ($252.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $380,000 ($189.05)
    General Support: $3,000 ($1.49)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $616,000 ($306.47)
    NEC: $113,000 ($56.22)
    Property: $64,000 ($31.84)
    Public Utilities: $45,000 ($22.39)

Benton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $880,000 ($437.81)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $400,000 ($199.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $375,000 ($186.57)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $860,000 ($427.86)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $25,000 ($12.44)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($9.95)

Benton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,629,000 ($1307.96)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $937,000 ($466.17)

12.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,296 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.03%
Louisiana average:

8.89%

0.34% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,042 average AGI)
Bossier Parish:

0.34%
Louisiana average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Caddo Parish, LA  4.43% ($36,440 average AGI)
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.52% ($24,281)
from Webster Parish, LA  0.47% ($34,856)


11.00% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.00%
Louisiana average:

13.45%

0.39% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,241 average AGI)
Bossier Parish:

0.39%
Louisiana average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Caddo Parish, LA  4.49% ($29,307 average AGI)
to Webster Parish, LA  0.38% ($29,727)
to De Soto Parish, LA  0.16% ($33,541)

Strongest AM radio stations in Benton:

  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOKA (980 AM; 5 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS - SHREVEPORT, LLC)
  • KSYB (1300 AM; 5 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: AMISTAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIOU (1480 AM; 1 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUPS, INC.)
  • KNCB (1320 AM; 5 kW; VIVIAN, LA; Owner: NORTH CADDO BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KPYN (900 AM; 10 kW; ATLANTA, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KRMD (1340 AM; 1 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KBCL (1070 AM; daytime; 0 kW; BOSSIER CITY, LA; Owner: BARNABAS CENTER MINISTRIES)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOFY (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GILMER, TX; Owner: JERRY RUSSELL D/B/A THE RUSSELL COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benton:

  • KRMD-FM (101.1 FM; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSYR (92.1 FM; BENTON, LA; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS - SHREVEPORT, LLC)
  • KRUF (94.5 FM; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXKS-FM (93.7 FM; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KVMA-FM (107.9 FM; MAGNOLIA, AR; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KDAQ (89.9 FM; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: BD. SUP. LA ST. UNIV. & AGRIC. MECH.)
  • KVKI-FM (96.5 FM; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTAL-FM (98.1 FM; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS - SHREVEPORT, LLC)
  • KMJJ-FM (99.7 FM; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KDKS-FM (102.1 FM; BLANCHARD, LA; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS - SHREVEPORT, LLC)
  • KBED (102.9 FM; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KLKL (95.7 FM; MINDEN, LA; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS - SHREVEPORT, LLC)
  • KBTT (103.7 FM; HAUGHTON, LA; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS - SHREVEPORT, LLC)
  • KTUX (98.9 FM; CARTHAGE, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNCB-FM (105.3 FM; VIVIAN, LA; Owner: NORTH CADDO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTKC (92.9 FM; SPRINGHILL, LA; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KYLA (106.7 FM; HOMER, LA; Owner: NWLA BROADCASTING, L.L.C)
  • KSCL (91.3 FM; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CENTENARY COLLEGE OF LOUISIANA)

TV broadcast stations around Benton:

  • KTBS-TV (Channel 3; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: KTBS, INC.)
  • KSLA-TV (Channel 12; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: KSLA, LLC)
  • KMSS-TV (Channel 33; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KSHV (Channel 45; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: WHITE KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF SHREVEPORT LIC. CORP.)
  • KLTS-TV (Channel 24; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K59GO (Channel 59; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KTAL-TV (Channel 6; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF LOUISIANA, LLC)
  • K67FD (Channel 67; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KBXS-CA (Channel 50; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • KADO-LP (Channel 15; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: WORD OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • K42FE (Channel 42; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KPXJ (Channel 21; MINDEN, LA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Benton, Louisiana:
  • Fatal accident count: 17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 22
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 17
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 34
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Louisiana average:
  • Fatal accident count: 121
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 181
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 35
  • Fatalities: 132
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 316
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 21

See more detailed statistics of Benton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 21 meters (69ft)
Total costs: $868,000
Total average daily traffic: 5,060
Total average daily truck traffic: 196
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 3,036

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Benton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

109 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1005 Old Plain Dealing Rd (Lat: 32.706250 Lon: -93.765444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 116 m, Overall height: 126 m, Call Sign: WPJS783
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.637 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/10/1996, Expiration Date: 10/10/2006, Cancellation Date: 02/10/2003, Certifier: Kenneth Goldstein
    Registrant: Alston & Bird LLP, 601 Pennsylvania Ave., Nw, North Building, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 756-3376, Fax: (202) 756-3333, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Carrier Ave Tank, Tank On Carrier Ave, 1.5 Km N Of Benton (Lat: 32.707167 Lon: -93.737833), Type: Tank, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WQEV654
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.862 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/26/2006, Expiration Date: 04/26/2016, Certifier: Albert Doughty
    Registrant: Dexter Fortson Associates, Inc., 910 Ploof Drive, Hueytown, AL 35023, Phone: (205) 432-2700, Fax: (205) 491-4751, Email:
  • 4601 Palmetto Road (Lat: 32.650833 Lon: -93.713083), Type: Nntann, Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: WQHK692
    Assigned Frequencies: 4989.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/23/2007, Expiration Date: 08/23/2017, Certifier: Bill Bell
    Registrant: Shreveport Communications Service, 933 Stoner Ave, Shreveport, LA 71101, Phone: (318) 425-5977, Fax: (318) 227-8955, Email:
  • PARKS ROAD PS, Near 1544 Park Road (Lat: 32.654694 Lon: -93.649778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQIE608
    Assigned Frequencies: 217.125 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/17/2008, Expiration Date: 01/17/2018, Certifier: Frank Zey
    Registrant: Data Flow Systems, Inc., 605 North John Rodes Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32934-9105, Phone: (321) 259-5009, Fax: (321) 259-4006, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

52 (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:

19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$132,6123$64,15711$112,2063$29,4133$50,9132$63,470
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$38,1800$03$70,0030$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$94,9451$27,3506$142,2432$6,4500$01$29,930
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$99,0700$03$90,3001$5,1600$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$112,4901$64,5002$71,4650$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0111.07

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$85,6602$118,420
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0111.07

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in Benton, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4575.0 years
James4170.3 years
Mary3978.2 years
Robert3871.6 years
William3877.8 years
Willie2672.8 years
Charles2066.9 years
George1774.3 years
Thomas1577.5 years
Richard1469.7 years
Most common last names in Benton, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3476.8 years
Johnson3272.8 years
Jones3072.9 years
Moore2176.3 years
Coleman1877.9 years
Hall1673.3 years
Harris1672.3 years
Williams1676.6 years
Taylor1570.5 years
Little1467.2 years
Businesses in Benton, LA
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
SONIC Drive-In1
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Imack Laydera-Collins (2)
  • Charles O. Bennett (1)
  • Renee G. Hall (1)
  • Dale Bennett (1)
  • John Glawe (1)
  • Daniel Shorkey (1)
  • Megrose Quiterio (1)

Total of 8 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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