Benton, AR


Highest Appreciating Benton Neighborhoods Since 2000

Benton, AR Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Benton Housing Market Information

With a population of 34,177, 11,923 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $150,833, Benton real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Benton home values aren't among America's most expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Benton, accounting for 78.05% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Benton include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 9.52%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.79%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 5.27%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Benton. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 67.06% of Benton's homes, and 66.17% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Benton built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Benton built between 2000 and later ( 31.48%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 24.00%). There's also some housing in Benton built before 1939 ( 3.09%).

Benton Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Benton's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging 0.28% during the period.

Over the last year, Benton appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Benton's appreciation rate has been 2.97%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Benton were at 2.03%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.35%.

Relative to Arkansas, our data show that Benton's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Arkansas.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Benton differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Benton - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Benton real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,069,000 0.1
$802,001 - $1,069,000 0.1
$535,001 - $802,000 0.2
$428,001 - $535,000 1.1
$321,001 - $428,000 2.2
$214,001 - $321,000 10.9
$107,001 - $214,000 52.7
$53,001 - $107,000 24.0
$0 - $53,000 8.7

Very High for AR
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
52.0346624509632 13.7323943661972

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Benton Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q2 - 2017 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q3
27.06% 1.36% 2 2
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,052 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 67.06
Renters 32.94
Vacant 7.77

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 31.5
1970 - 1999 41.4
1940 - 1969 24.0
1939 or Older 3.1

Types of Homes

Single-Family 78.1
Townhomes 1.2
Small Apt. Buildings 5.8
Apt. Complexes 9.5
Mobile Homes 5.3
Other 0.2

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.03
1 Bedroom 4.81
2 Bedrooms 25.20
3 Bedrooms 52.53
4 Bedrooms 13.64
5 or more bedrooms 1.79