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People

Total Population 1,864
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 9.5%
Employed Population 16+ 840
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 37.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12%
Median Earnings25+ $27,017
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,534

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,250
% Above Poverty Level 75.2%
% Below Poverty Level 24.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 0.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.9%
Median Gross Rent $661
Median House Value $102,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 55.2%
US/American 0%
English 3.9%
Irish 7.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Benton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles N of Shreveport, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 178 miles E of Dallas, Texas
County Bossier
Metro Area Shreveport - Bossier City
Standard Zip Codes 71006
Phone Area Codes 318
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.694
Longitude -93.741

Benton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PLAIN DEALING
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 50 to 78 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Station RED RIVER RESEARCH STN
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 51 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 79 F
Annual Precip 51.4 inches
Station HOMER 3 SSW
Distance 39.5 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 54 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 55.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Benton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Ivan (71006)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belcher 288 $54,000
Blanchard 2,920 $72,250
Bossier City 66,093 $61,296
Gilliam 119 $50,833
Mooringsport 740 $36,250
Shreveport 200,015 $48,852

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Benton High Schools

BENTON HIGH SCHOOL
6136 HIGHWAY 3
318-549-5240
Serves 638 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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