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Benton, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Benton had a population of 2,277 as of July 1, 2019. 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 32.6949 and longitude -93.7418 in Bossier Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Benton 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.


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Benton, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Benton, LA Housing Affordability Index is 163
State of Louisiana Housing Affordability Index is 143
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Benton, LA Wealth Index is 40
State of Louisiana Wealth Index is 71
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,277 (100%)
Population in Households 2,277 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,839 (80.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,054
Diversity Index2 58
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,061
Average Household Income $52,054
Per Capita Income $20,886
Wealth Index4 40

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,015 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 471 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 445 (43.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $123,370
Housing Affordability Index3 163
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 916
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 584
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.16% 1.05%
Households 1.3% 1.13%
Families 0.97% 0.87%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

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, 2019 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 # 190 60th
Population Density # 143 70th
Diversity Index # 66 86th
Median Household Income # 303 36th
Per Capita Income # 274 42nd

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