Benton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 36,593 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Benton is the 12th largest community in Arkansas. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Benton, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Benton, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Benton’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Benton does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $60,813.00.
Benton real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Benton house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Also of interest is that Benton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The overall education level of Benton is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.14% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Benton in 2018 was $31,728, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,912 for a family of four. However, Benton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Benton is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Benton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Benton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Benton include Irish, German, English, Scottish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Benton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.