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Benton, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Benton had a population of 2,201 as of July 1, 2016. Benton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Benton is located at latitude 32.6921 and longitude -93.7403 in Bossier Parish. 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. Bossier Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 210 feet.

The Town of Benton (GNIS ID: 2405245) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Benton is located within Parish Governing Authority District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bossier Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Benton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Benton, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,201
Population in Households 2,201
Population in Familes 1,770
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,126
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 891
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 564
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 998 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 453 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 438 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $86,111
Average Home Value $122,418


Median Household Income $36,864
Average Household Income $50,906
Per Capita Income $20,672
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.97% 1.86%
Households 2.21% 2.03%
Families 1.85% 1.75%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 191 60th
Population Density1 # 128 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 62 87th
Median Household Income # 285 40th
Per Capita Income # 267 44th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.