Benton, Louisiana

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Benton, Louisiana

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High Points

Benton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Louisiana):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 3% trophy Benton Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
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Top 5% trophy Benton Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Benton, Louisiana

Comparing Benton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Louisiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 10
Male Share of the Population 6 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 3
Female Share of the Population 5 3
Senior Citizens 3 3
Well-Paid Single Women 3 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 6
Age of the Population 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 5
Portion of People Married 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 4
People in Middle Class or Better 2 6
Median Family Income 2 6
People Above Poverty 2 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 5
Housing Recently Built 8 7
Affordability of Rents 7 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
People Living Alone 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Benton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,035 100%
Male 988 48.6%
Female 1,047 51.4%
Under 18 580 28.5%
18+ 1,455 71.5%
65+ 235 11.5%
Median Age 33.7
Average Family Size 3.13
White 1,112 54.6%
African-American 858 42.2%
Asian 1 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 0.5%
Other 9 0.4%
Mixed Race 40 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 63 3.1%

Estimated Benton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,886
Growth 851
Growth % 41.8%

Benton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 54.1%
US/American 19%
Irish 6.2%
German 5.1%
English 3.4%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
Italian 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
French Canadian 1.1%
African 0.9%
British 0.7%
Dutch 0.6%
Portuguese 0.6%
European 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Czech 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Benton 2,035 $31,953
Belcher 272 $40,469
Blanchard 2,050 $58,047
Bossier City 56,461 $42,642
Gilliam 178 $39,375
Mooringsport 833 $40,625
Shreveport 200,145 $37,126
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Benton High Schools (2004)

6136 HIGHWAY 3
Serves 638 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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