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Benton, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Benton had a population of 2,197 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Benton, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,197
Daytime Population: Workers 1,792
Daytime Population: Residents 1,304
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,096
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.41
Population in Households 2,197
Population in Familes 1,761
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,124
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $39,320
Average Household Income $55,204
Per Capita Income $22,309


Total Housing Units 978 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 459 (46.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 426 (43.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $95,441
Average Home Value $133,115


Total Households 885
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 558
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.67% 1.63%
Households 1.81% 1.72%
Families 1.44% 1.46%
Median Household Income   -0.31%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

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, 2017 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 # 193 59th
Population Density # 130 73rd
Diversity Index # 63 87th
Median Household Income # 247 48th
Per Capita Income # 221 54th

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