Benton, Louisiana

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Population in 2019: 2,079 (88% urban, 13% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.2%
Males: 1,019  (49.0%)
Females: 1,060  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

39.9 years
Louisiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 71006.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $56,614 (it was $25,708 in 2000)
Benton:

$56,614
LA:

$51,073

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,376 (it was $12,289 in 2000)

Benton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $146,585 (it was $56,200 in 2000)
Benton:

$146,585
LA:

$172,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $229,460; detached houses: $256,880; townhouses or other attached units: $243,805; in 2-unit structures: $247,248; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $91,953; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $172,978; mobile homes: $72,866; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $213,334

Median gross rent in 2019: $691.

March 2019 cost of living index in Benton: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.8%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.1% for Black residents, 60.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Benton, LA (2019)
    • 1,14553.1%White alone
    • 85839.8%Black alone
    • 552.5%American Indian alone
    • 472.2%Hispanic
    • 261.2%Two or more races
    • 231.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Benton, Louisiana as of December 01, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Benton is 69 to 1.


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Benton, LA City Guides:

Ancestries: American (14.7%), Irish (5.0%), African (2.3%), French (1.5%), Norwegian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 215 feet

Land area: 1.92 square miles.

Population density: 1,086 people per square mile   (low).

Benton, Louisiana map

38 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.7%
Louisiana:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $785 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $319 (0.3%)

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 )

Latitude: 32.69 N, Longitude: 93.74 W

Area code: 318

Distribution of median household income in Benton, LA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Benton, LA in 2019
Benton satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $123,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Benton, LA residents
Average permit cost in Benton, LA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.7%
Louisiana:

8.1%
Most common industries in Benton, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Public administration (7.9%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.3%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.0%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Truck transportation (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.5%)
  • Public administration (10.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.8%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Benton, LA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Cashiers (7.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)

Average climate in Benton, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Benton, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.2. This is about average.

City:

66.2
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.82. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.82
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.773. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.773
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 18.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.80. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.80
U.S.:

8.46

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 significantly above Louisiana state average. It is 369% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 64.6 miles away from Benton center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 261.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 315.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/2013 at 23:51:15, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 67.6 miles away from Benton center
On 9/2/2013 at 21:52:38, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 68.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/25/2013 at 07:01:19, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bossier Parish (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benton topographic map

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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Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Mississippi Winn - African- supercentenarian.

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

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
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Benton:

Marital status in Benton, LA
  • Never married: 33.6%
  • Now married: 44.5%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

For population 25 years and over in Benton:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Louisiana average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Benton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Benton, LA (based on Bossier Parish data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant49,17799
Mainline Protestant7,09919
Black Protestant6,88432
Catholic5,8904
Other1,4053
None46,524-
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: 15
Bossier Parish:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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
Bossier Parish:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

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:
This county:

10.3%
State:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.1%
State:

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

13.2%
Louisiana:

13.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Benton:

48.8%
Louisiana:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.2%
Louisiana:

46.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.8
State:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.5%
State:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Benton:

12.8%
Louisiana:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Benton:

6.7
Louisiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

38.3%
State:

34.5%

General health condition:
Here:

54.9%
State:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.9%
Louisiana:

80.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Benton, LA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 6$18,007$36,0141$468
Sewerage 5$14,526$34,8620$0
Solid Waste Management 4$9,947$29,8412$2,613
Other Government Administration 3$11,074$44,2965$425
Other and Unallocable 2$4,229$25,3740$0
Water Supply 2$6,731$40,3860$0
Police - Other 1$2,746$32,9520$0
Financial Administration 1$3,720$44,6400$0
Totals for Government 24$70,979$35,4908$3,506

Benton government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $6,000 ($2.89)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,644,000 ($790.76)
    Police Protection: $536,000 ($257.82)
    Sewerage: $468,000 ($225.11)
    General - Other: $330,000 ($158.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $165,000 ($79.37)
    Regular Highways: $162,000 ($77.92)
    Central Staff Services: $61,000 ($29.34)
    Financial Administration: $40,000 ($19.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000 ($11.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $644,000 ($309.76)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($3.85)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $931,000 ($447.81)

Benton government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $460,000 ($221.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $155,000 ($74.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $130,000 ($62.53)
    Interest Earnings: $23,000 ($11.06)
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000 ($6.25)
    Rents: $7,000 ($3.37)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,178,000 ($566.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $54,000 ($25.97)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($1.92)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.48)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,275,000 ($613.28)
    Amusements Sales: $210,000 ($101.01)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $194,000 ($93.31)
    Property: $110,000 ($52.91)
    Public Utilities Sales: $45,000 ($21.65)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $10,000 ($4.81)
    Other License: $7,000 ($3.37)

Benton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,698,000 ($3702.74)

9.87% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,449 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.87%
Louisiana average:

6.26%

0.34% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,740 average AGI)
Bossier Parish:

0.34%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Caddo Parish, LA  3.93% ($38,577 average AGI)
from Webster Parish, LA  0.49% ($39,258)
from Ouachita Parish, LA  0.15% ($43,831)


10.14% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,027 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.14%
Louisiana average:

6.56%

0.24% of residents moved to foreign countries ($989 average AGI)
Bossier Parish:

0.24%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Caddo Parish, LA  3.51% ($36,185 average AGI)
to Webster Parish, LA  0.35% ($39,771)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.19% ($57,235)
Businesses in Benton, LA
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
SONIC Drive-In1

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)
Benton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Benton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 292ft / 89.1mTotal length
  • $1,582,000Total costs
  • 20,820Total average daily traffic
  • 1,995Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,448Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Benton, LA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Benton, LA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private 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 Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 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: 02/09/2016, Expiration Date: 04/26/2026, Certifier: Albert Doughty, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 4601 Palmetto Road (Lat: 32.650833 Lon: -93.713083), Type: Nntann, Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: WQHK692,
    Assigned Frequencies: 4980.00 MHz, Grant Date: 08/17/2017, Expiration Date: 08/23/2027, Certifier: Bill Bell, Registrant: Shreveport Communication Service, LLC, 933 Stoner Avenue, 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: 01/09/2018, Expiration Date: 01/17/2028, 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:
  • Lat: 32.666139 Lon: -93.746833, Call Sign: WRDR927,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.262 MHz, 466.850 MHz, 467.300 MHz, 469.312 MHz, 469.412 MHz, Grant Date: 07/09/2019, Expiration Date: 07/09/2029, Certifier: Teri Howe, Registrant: Shreveport Communications, 933 Stoner Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71101, Phone: (318) 425-5977, Fax: (318) 227-8955, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

77 (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:

15 (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 in Benton, LA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Benton, LA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 66. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 98 took place in 2005, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Benton, LA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (69.7%), and Structure Fires (19.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Benton, LA
    • 78669.7%Outside Fires
    • 21819.3%Structure Fires
    • 1008.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 232.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Benton, LA
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Benton, LA
  • 67.8%Utility gas
  • 30.3%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Benton, LA
  • 77.4%Electricity
  • 21.2%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Benton compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Benton on our top lists:

  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 1,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 24 pilots and 29 other airmen in this city.
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  • John Glawe (2)
  • Dale Bennett (1)
  • Daniel Shorkey (1)
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  • John Frederick Courtney (1)
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Total of 14 patent applications in 2008-2022.