Benton County, Arkansas (AR)

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County population in 2012: 232,268 (75% urban, 25% rural); it was 153,406 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 41,797
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 14,182
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 42,028
Renter-occupied apartments: 26,108 (it was 16,184 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

33%

Land area: 846 sq. mi.

Water area: 34.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 269 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Benton County: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.2%), Construction (12.3%), Retail trade (10.2%), Manufacturing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 53%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 43%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Benton County, Arkansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (76.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (15.5%)
  • Asian alone (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.2%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.0 years
Males: 109,124  (34.2%)
Females: 112,215  (65.8%)
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Benton County,AR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Benton County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $56,570 ($40,281 in 1999)

This county:

$56570
Arkansas:

$40511

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $621 (lower quartile is $458, upper quartile is $778)
This county:

$621
State:

$489


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $143,500 (it was $92,900 in 2000)
Benton:

$143,500
Arkansas:

$109,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $97,100 - $222,300

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $181,341
Here:

$181,341
State:

$153,111

Townhouses or other attached units: $130,986
Here:

$130,986
State:

$138,575

In 2-unit structures: $136,815
Here:

$136,815
State:

$100,537

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $121,243
Here:

$121,243
State:

$190,663

Mobile homes: $69,703
Here:

$69,703
State:

$52,675
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,122
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $341

Institutionalized population: 868

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Benton County, AR map from a distance

Health of residents in Benton County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is worse than average.
71.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
46.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
99.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
68.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 157 pounds. This is about average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1125 buildings, average cost: $149,200
  • 2008: 613 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2009: 568 buildings, average cost: $194,900

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,075 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $967 (0.7%)

Benton County household income distribution in 2009 Benton County home values distribution Benton County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.7%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Black residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.1% for American Indian residents, 72.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.1% for other race residents, 26.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.7%
Benton County:

11.7%
Arkansas:

19.7%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.3% for Black residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.0% for American Indian residents, 72.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 17.0% for other race residents, 28.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 35 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Benton County is $443 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $554 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $807 a month.

Cities in this county include: Rogers, Bentonville, Bella Vista, Siloam Springs, Lowell, Little Flock, Pea Ridge, Gentry, Centerton, Prairie Creek.

Benton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Benton County: Green Valley Bible Campground (A), Fairmount Community Hall (B), Spring Harbor Landing (C), Camp Ozark (D), Lookout (E), Centerton State Fish Hatchery (F), Dawn Hill Country Club (G), Corinth Community Hall (H), Pea Ridge Battlefield (I), Shady Grove Community Hall (J), Appleglen Dairy (K), Boling Farms (L), Camden Farm (M), Circle L Ranch (N), D and J Farms (O), Eagle Rock Farms (P), Eldred Farms (Q), Everlasting Farms (R), Pruitt Farm (S), R B Farms (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Benton County include: Pleasant Hill Church (A), Bethel Heights Church (B), Blackjack Church (C), Miller Church (D), Mount Olive Church (E), New Home Church (F), Nicodemus Community Church (G), Zion Baptist Church (H), War Eagle Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Banks Cemetery (1), Liberty Cemetery (2), Martin Cemetery (3), Lone Elm Cemetery (4), Sharp Cemetery (5), Bethel Cemetery (6), Oakes Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Siloam Springs Lake (A), Lake Flint Creek (B), Upper Pond (C), Crystal Lake (D), Guerrero Lake Number One (E), Gurrero Lake Number Two (F), Guerrero Lake Number Three (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Flint Creek (A), Cincinnati Creek (B), Joe Creek (C), Fords Creek (D), Indian Creek (E), Horn Branch (F), Columbia Hollow Creek (G), Hickory Creek (H), Cross Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Benton County include: War Eagle Public Use Area (1), Rocky Branch Public Use Area (2), Horseshoe Bend Public Use Area (3), Prairie Creek Public Use Area (4), Indian Creek Public Use Area (5), Ventris Public Use Area (6), Lost Bridge Public Use Area (7), Pea Ridge National Military Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Adair County, Oklahoma , Barry County, Missouri , Carroll County , Delaware County, Oklahoma , Madison County , McDonald County, Missouri , Washington County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.8%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 5,637
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 9,856 (24% naturalized citizens)

Benton County:

6.4%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 3,328
  • 1990 to 1994: 2,101
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,811
  • 1980 to 1984: 972
  • 1975 to 1979: 698
  • 1970 to 1974: 382
  • 1970 to 1974: 145
  • 1965 to 1969: 419

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.4%

Benton County marital status for males Benton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Benton County with a mortgage: 22,523 (1,815 second mortgage, 1,236 home equity loan, 32 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,597

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

60.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Benton County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant72,566228
Catholic16,7574
Mainline Protestant14,83943
Other4,85720
None112,320-
Benton County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Benton County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Here:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 79
Benton County:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 130
This county:

6.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Benton County:

7.9%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Benton County:

27.0%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
State:

13.6%

Agriculture in Benton County:

Average size of farms: 132 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $151,908
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $59.46
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.32%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.69%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $109,775
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.45%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.84%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $46,902
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.69%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 36.33
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.02%
All wheat for grain: 1213 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 482 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,078 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 187 acres

Tornado activity:

Benton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 2490756.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 24 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/12/2006, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 12 people and caused $5 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Benton County-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 139.9 miles away from Benton County center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 140.7 miles away from the county 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 224.9 miles away from the county 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 246.5 miles away from the county 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 170.0 miles away from Benton County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 267.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Benton County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (54%)
  • El Salvador (13%)
  • Guatemala (4%)
  • India (4%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Canada (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Benton County (%):

  • United States or American (18%)
  • German (18%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Benton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 57,259 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 9,136 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 53 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 25 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 4 (0%)
  • Taxi: 66 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 44 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 106 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,400 (2%)
  • Other means: 513 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,316 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Benton County, Arkansas in 2000:

  • 851 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 769 people in nursing homes
  • 247 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 87 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 59 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 37 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 37 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 28 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 24 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 8 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Benton County, Arkansas in 2010:

  • 880 people in college/university student housing
  • 788 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 125 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 91 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 68 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 46 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 19 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 17 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 15 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,925.

8.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,678 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.71%
Arkansas average:

6.94%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($748 average AGI)
Benton County:

0.05%
Arkansas average:

0.03%

2.98% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($13,086 average AGI)
5.69% relocated from other states ($35,844 average AGI)
Benton County:

5.69%
Arkansas average:

3.02%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washington County, AR  1.98% ($37,183 average AGI)
from Greene County, MO  0.54% ($23,124)
from McDonald County, MO  0.16% ($28,943)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.13% ($56,657)
from Delaware County, OK  0.13% ($30,971)
from Sebastian County, AR  0.12% ($39,394)
from Adair County, OK  0.10% ($26,329)


7.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,471 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.30%
Arkansas average:

6.84%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($511 average AGI)
Benton County:

0.05%
Arkansas average:

0.03%

2.66% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($12,567 average AGI)
4.59% relocated to other states ($42,392 average AGI)
Benton County:

4.59%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washington County, AR  1.86% ($33,096 average AGI)
to McDonald County, MO  0.15% ($30,672)
to Delaware County, OK  0.14% ($38,813)
to Dallas County, TX  0.11% ($58,679)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.11% ($40,988)
to Tulsa County, OK  0.11% ($41,976)
to Barry County, MO  0.10% ($27,438)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 14.9

Births per 1000 population in Benton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 6.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Benton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Benton County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 25,122 (21,636 aged, 3,486 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 26.0. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 120.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 72.2
  • Poisoning - 21.9
  • Suffocation - 20.3
  • Other - 6.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 219,278

Size of family households: 24,931 2-persons, 12,848 3-persons, 11,891 4-persons, 5,911 5-persons, 2,438 6-persons, 1,452 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 18,438 1-person, 3,518 2-persons, 458 3-persons, 139 4-persons, 32 5-persons, 10 6-persons, 21 7-or-more-persons.

30,348 married couples with children.
7,207 single-parent households (1,930 men, 5,277 women).

89.8% of residents of Benton County speak English at home.
8.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (42% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 16% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $629,599,000 ($3503 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $40,823,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $394,678,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $123,047,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,337,000
Federal grants: $71,078,000
Federal procurement contracts: $13,566,000 ($8,494,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $25,893,000 ($2,222,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,202,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $168,734,000
Federal Government insurance: $44,306,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 13,407
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,735
Here:

36 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,836
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +24,312
Here:

+130 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Benton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 17.73 millions of gallons per day (5% from ground, 95% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,700
  • 2000 to 2004: 26,541
  • 1990 to 1999: 26,213
  • 1980 to 1989: 15,769
  • 1970 to 1979: 12,598
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,949
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,023
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,947
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,982
Rooms in houses/apartments in Benton County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 57
  • 2 rooms: 293
  • 3 rooms: 1,385
  • 4 rooms: 4,336
  • 5 rooms: 12,485
  • 6 rooms: 10,854
  • 7 rooms: 6,060
  • 8 rooms: 3,370
  • 9+ rooms: 3,188
  • 1 room: 366
  • 2 rooms: 1,494
  • 3 rooms: 2,431
  • 4 rooms: 4,939
  • 5 rooms: 3,811
  • 6 rooms: 1,985
  • 7 rooms: 714
  • 8 rooms: 225
  • 9+ rooms: 219
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Benton County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 188
  • 1 bedroom: 1,013
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,809
  • 3 bedrooms: 24,516
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,619
  • 5+ bedrooms: 883
  • no bedroom: 508
  • 1 bedroom: 3,009
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,163
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,756
  • 4 bedrooms: 606
  • 5+ bedrooms: 142
Cars and other vehicles available in Benton County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,144
  • 1 vehicle: 10,160
  • 2 vehicles: 21,809
  • 3 vehicles: 6,632
  • 4 vehicles: 1,719
  • 5+ vehicles: 564
  • no vehicle: 1,369
  • 1 vehicle: 7,866
  • 2 vehicles: 5,693
  • 3 vehicles: 989
  • 4 vehicles: 188
  • 5+ vehicles: 79

46% of Benton County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 28% lived in Arkansas.

Benton County:

46.2%
State average:

54.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $87,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Benton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (51.8%)
  • Electricity (25.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.1%)
  • Wood (5.2%)
  • Utility gas (52.4%)
  • Electricity (35.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.3%)
  • Wood (1.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,487
Here:

8.1%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 585
Here:

7.0%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,449
Here:

29.2%
Arkansas:

14.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Benton County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,445,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,866,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,234,000
    Financial Administration: $5,043,000
    Police Protection: $4,886,000
    General - Other: $4,516,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,321,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,612,000
    General Public Buildings: $912,000
    Local Fire Protection: $599,000
    Health - Other: $405,000
    Solid Waste Management: $96,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $479,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $17,114,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $46,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $493,000
    Police Protection: $416,000
    Central Staff Services: $155,000
    General Public Building: $155,000
    Local Fire Protection: $111,000
    Financial Administration: $61,000
    Regular Highways: $53,000
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000
    Health - Other: $18,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,579,000

Benton County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,639,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,123,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $789,000
    Interest Earnings: $684,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,105,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,519,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $27,208,000
    Property: $13,981,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $33,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $28,000

Benton County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,488,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,250,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,844,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,000,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $606,000

Benton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,672,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,488,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Benton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Benton County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full 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 ORIGINATED2,062$131,4401,430$178,8205,623$163,082582$44,94324$1,334,125634$161,524129$39,853
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED46$129,39174$180,892303$173,06953$23,9810$032$95,37523$76,826
APPLICATIONS DENIED319$123,605253$130,5141,623$172,651202$31,4061$480,000127$125,95344$83,205
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN167$131,766161$147,4161,082$167,62554$60,4070$083$116,39812$77,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS59$140,06846$177,043178$170,91619$36,1050$014$91,7141$25,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED222$208,955143$196,89510$162,300
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED65$161,16958$226,3979$125,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED37$227,75747$201,7668$167,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$203,14318$174,3893$137,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS15$144,2007$187,1437$117,571

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Benton County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1,01576.6 years
James95472.5 years
John89775.7 years
Mary76979.1 years
Robert68773.3 years
Charles60374.4 years
George42975.4 years
Ruth34480.3 years
Helen30179.3 years
Donald27770.4 years
Most common last names in Benton County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith56775.9 years
Johnson33977.7 years
Jones32076.4 years
Brown24276.7 years
Davis22676.9 years
Williams22477.2 years
Miller20876.0 years
Wilson17375.8 years
Clark17274.7 years
Moore15379.5 years
Businesses in Benton County, AR
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La Quinta2
ALDO1La-Z-Boy1
AT&T11Lane Bryant1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lane Furniture4
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's3
Aeropostale1Lowe's4
American Eagle Outfitters1MainStay1
Ann Taylor1Marriott6
Applebee's2MasterBrand Cabinets8
Arby's7Maurices2
AutoZone5Mazda1
BMW1McDonald's16
Bakers1Men's Wearhouse1
Banana Republic1Microtel2
Barnes & Noble1Motherhood Maternity2
Bath & Body Works2New Balance8
Bed Bath & Beyond1New York & Co1
Best Western1Nike17
Blockbuster2Nissan1
Budget Car Rental2Office Depot2
Buffalo Wild Wings2Old Navy1
Burger King3Olive Garden1
Cache1On The Border1
Charlotte Russe1Outback1
Chevrolet3Outback Steakhouse1
Chick-Fil-A3Panera Bread1
Chico's1Papa John's Pizza1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless2
Church's Chicken1Penske3
Cinnabon 1PetSmart1
Clarion1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut7
Coldwater Creek1Plato's Closet1
Comfort Suites2Popeyes1
Cracker Barrel1Pottery Barn1
Cricket Wireless5Quality1
Curves3Quiznos4
DHL3RadioShack4
Dairy Queen2Ramada1
Days Inn1Red Lobster1
Dennys2Red Robin1
Domino's Pizza4Ruby Tuesday1
DressBarn1Rue212
Dressbarn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Eddie Bauer1SONIC Drive-In15
Extended Stay America1Sam's Club1
Famous Footwear1Sears3
FedEx36Sephora1
Finish Line1Sleep Inn2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sprint Nextel1
Ford2Staples1
Forever 211Starbucks5
GNC4Steak 'n Shake1
GameStop2Suburban1
Gap2Subway17
Goodwill3Super 83
Gymboree1T-Mobile5
H&R Block10T.J.Maxx1
Hardee's1Taco Bell7
Haworth1Target1
Hilton7The Room Place2
Hobby Lobby1Toyota1
Holiday Inn4Travelodge1
Hollister Co.1True Value2
Home Depot1U-Haul20
Honda1UPS31
Hot Topic1Vans2
Hyatt1Verizon Wireless4
IHOP1Victoria's Secret1
J. Jill1Village Inn1
JCPenney1Volkswagen1
JoS. A. Bank1Waffle House2
Jones New York10Walgreens5
Journeys1Walmart10
Justice2Wendy's3
KFC6Wet Seal1
Kincaid1Wingate1
Kmart1World Gym4
Kohl's1YMCA1

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