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.
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.
|Population in Households||2,201|
|Population in Familes||1,770|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||0|
|Average Household Size||2.47|
|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)|
|Median Household Income||1.73%|
|Per Capita Income||1.85%|
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.
|Total Population||# 191||60th|
|Population Density1||# 128||73rd|
|Diversity Index2||# 62||87th|
|Median Household Income||# 285||40th|
|Per Capita Income||# 267||44th|
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