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Benton, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Benton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bossier Parish at latitude 32.6921 and longitude -93.7403. Bossier Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 210 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Benton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Benton, Louisiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Benton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Benton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Benton, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,075
Population in Households 2,075
Population in Familes 1,669
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,061
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 840
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 533
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 928 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 446 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 395 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $113,362
Average Home Value $151,065


Median Household Income $40,813
Average Household Income $52,718
Per Capita Income $21,384
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.5% 1.59%
Households 1.85% 1.73%
Families 1.37% 1.39%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Benton, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benton to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 194 59th
Population Density1 # 140 71st
Diversity Index2 # 61 87th
Median Household Income # 211 56th
Per Capita Income # 196 59th

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