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Demographics

People

Total Population1,909
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens13.1%
Employed Population 16+810
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married34.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.5%
Median Earnings25+$31,875
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,893
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,917

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,179
% Above Poverty Level72.6%
% Below Poverty Level27.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone29.5%
Median Gross Rent$684
Median House Value$90,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.9%
Irish9.6%
German4.8%
English4%
French Except Basque3.9%
African1.2%
Dutch1%
Italian0.8%
Swedish0.6%
Welsh0.2%
Scottish0.2%
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Benton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bossier Parish
Standard Zip Codes71006
Phone Area Codes318
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.69
Approximate Longitude-93.74

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)

StationPLAIN DEALING
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp49 to 76 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp50 to 78 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches
StationRED RIVER RESEARCH STN
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp33 to 56 F
Apr Temp51 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp51 to 79 F
Annual Precip51.4 inches
StationHOMER 3 SSW
Distance39.5 miles
Jan Temp33 to 54 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 76 F
Annual Precip55.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belcher308$56,250
Blanchard2,973$78,404
Bossier City67,152$59,886
Gilliam102$0
Mooringsport722$43,438
Shreveport198,571$48,485

Benton Public Schools

Benton Elementary School
562 Highway 162
ZIP: 71006
(318) 549-5170
Primary
Total Enrollment 823
Benton Middle School
6140 Highway 3
ZIP: 71006
(318) 549-5310
Middle
Total Enrollment 831
Benton High School
6136 Highway 3
ZIP: 71006
(318) 549-5240
High
Total Enrollment 905
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