Benton is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 2,055 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Benton is the 171st largest community in Louisiana.
Unlike some towns, Benton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Benton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Benton is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Benton who work in office and administrative support (12.39%), personal care services (9.64%), and healthcare (8.69%).
Being a small town, Benton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Benton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.72% of the adults in Benton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Benton in 2018 was $30,835, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,340 for a family of four. However, Benton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Benton is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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, English, German, Norwegian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Benton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Korean.