Benton is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 2,015 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Benton is the 160th largest community in Louisiana.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Benton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Benton is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Benton who work in food service (12.91%), sales jobs (10.92%), and office and administrative support (9.27%).
The percentage of people in Benton with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.02% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Benton in 2010 was $19,478, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,912 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Benton include German, French , English, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Benton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.