Benton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Louisiana):
Affordability of Property Taxes
Comparing Benton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Louisiana (State):
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|Male Share of the Population|
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|Age of the Population|
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|People in Middle Class or Better|
|Median Family Income|
|People Above Poverty|
|Short Commute Times|
|Walking and Biking to Work|
|Public Transportation Use|
|Working at Home|
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|Nearest Medium City||11 miles N of Shreveport, Louisiana (center to center)|
|Nearest Large City||178 miles E of Dallas, Texas|
|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.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Average Family Size||3.13|
|American Indian & Alaskan||10||0.5%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||63||3.1%|
|Est. 2005 Population||2,886|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||54.1%|
|French (except Basque)||3.1%|
According to the US Postal Service, Benton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:Ivan (71006)
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