Benton, Louisiana

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Population in 2013: 2,063 (88% urban, 13% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.4%
Males: 1,078  (52.3%)
Females: 985  (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 (it was $12,289 in 2000)

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 2009: 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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Benton races chart
  • 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%)

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

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: 1,077 people per square mile   (low).

Benton,LA real estate house value index trend

Benton, Louisiana map

For population 25 years and over in Benton:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benton town:

  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 41.0%
  • Separated: 6.7%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 18.2%

59 residents are foreign born (0.4% Asia).

This town:  3.0%
Louisiana:  3.7%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Benton, Louisiana as of April 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Benton to the number of sex offenders is 87 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
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $59,800
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $59,800
  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 32.69 N, Longitude: 93.74 W

Area code: 318

Benton household income distribution Benton home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Louisiana:

5.7%

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%)

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

Average climate in Benton, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Benton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 124% 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 above Louisiana state average. It is 79% 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 192.5 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 195.0 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 282.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 206.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 397.2 miles away from Benton 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 348.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

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: 6, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benton topographic map

Birthplace of: Mississippi Winn - African- supercentenarian.

Hospitals and medical centers in Benton:

  • GRACE HOME (115 SHERWOOD DRIVE)

Other hospitals and 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)
  • YUKON COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; SHREVEPORT, LA)
  • WILLIS KNIGHTON BOSSIER HEALTH CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; BOSSIER CITY, LA)
  • OLD MOORINGSPORT COMMUNITY HOM (Hospital, about 10 miles away; SHREVEPORT, LA)
  • TILMAN COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 11 miles away; BOSSIER CITY, 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:

  • Southern University at Shreveport (about 12 miles; Shreveport, LA; Full-time enrollment: 2,277)
  • Bossier Parish Community College (about 13 miles; Bossier City, LA; FT enrollment: 6,209)
  • Louisiana State University-Shreveport (about 19 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (about 51 miles; Magnolia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,005)
  • Texarkana College (about 56 miles; Texarkana, TX; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • LeTourneau University (about 60 miles; Longview, TX; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • Grambling State University (about 61 miles; Grambling, LA; FT enrollment: 4,885)

Public high school in Benton:

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 87.0. This is about average.

City:

87.0
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.75. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.75
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 2.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.06
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.4
U.S.:

9.1

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

CYPRESS BLACK BAYOU WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 4,431, 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), St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-07-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between NOV-2013 and JAN-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from APR-17-2014 to APR-17-2014), St Public Notif requested (2 times from APR-17-2014 to APR-17-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-13-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between NOV-2013 and JAN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from APR-17-2014 to APR-17-2014), St Public Notif requested (2 times from APR-17-2014 to APR-17-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-13-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between AUG-2013 and OCT-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-05-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-05-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-13-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between AUG-2013 and OCT-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-05-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-05-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-13-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-13-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2010)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation
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
114 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Benton, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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Benton compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

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

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.40%
Here: 50.4%
USA: 50.2%

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.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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.
State:

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

6.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.3%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Bossier Parish:

27.1%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.2%
State:

13.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$6,528$39,1680$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$4,571
Police Protection - Officers 8$24,198$36,2971$531
Streets and Highways 2$4,559$27,3541$1,249
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$2,020
Sewerage 1$3,228$38,7360$0
Water Supply 4$11,014$33,0420$0
Other and Unallocable 5$13,410$32,1841$576
Totals for Government 22$62,937$34,32911$8,947

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

  • Construction - General: $985,000 ($477.46)
    Water Utilities: $228,000 ($110.52)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $410,000 ($198.74)
    Financial Administration: $336,000 ($162.87)
    Police Protection: $235,000 ($113.91)
    Sewerage: $185,000 ($89.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $89,000 ($43.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $28,000 ($13.57)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $49,000 ($23.75)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $337,000 ($163.35)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $66,000 ($31.99)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $227,000 ($110.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $109,000 ($52.84)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $585,000 ($283.57)
    Interest Earnings: $81,000 ($39.26)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $507,000 ($245.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $380,000 ($184.20)
    General Support: $3,000 ($1.45)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $616,000 ($298.59)
    NEC: $113,000 ($54.77)
    Property: $64,000 ($31.02)
    Public Utilities: $45,000 ($21.81)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $880,000 ($426.56)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $400,000 ($193.89)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $375,000 ($181.77)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $860,000 ($416.87)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $25,000 ($12.12)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($9.69)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,629,000 ($1274.36)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $937,000 ($454.19)

11.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,530 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.52%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

0.50% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,532 average AGI)
Bossier Parish:

0.50%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Caddo Parish, LA  3.73% ($37,686 average AGI)
from Webster Parish, LA  0.49% ($39,778)
from Ouachita Parish, LA  0.19% ($40,780)


10.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,012 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.46%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

0.33% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,151 average AGI)
Bossier Parish:

0.33%
Louisiana average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Caddo Parish, LA  4.03% ($32,668 average AGI)
to Webster Parish, LA  0.41% ($34,866)
to Dallas County, TX  0.17% ($34,726)

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: 119
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 176
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 34
  • Fatalities: 129
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 309
  • 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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