Benton, LA


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Benton, LA 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 Q1 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 2,015, 657 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $115,479, house prices in Benton are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Benton, accounting for 68.46% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Benton include mobile homes or trailers ( 14.79%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 8.25%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.07%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Benton are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The town has a mixture of owners and renters, with 59.06% owning and 40.94% renting.

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 1940-1969 ( 32.85%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 7.20%). There's also some housing in Benton built before 1939 ( 4.32%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Benton. Fully 14.01% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Benton homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Benton real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Benton Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Benton has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Benton real estate appreciated 32.83% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.88%, putting Benton in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Benton definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Benton's appreciation rate, at 4.72%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Benton's appreciation rate has been -0.51%, which annualizes to a rate of -2.04%.

Relative to Louisiana, our data show that Benton's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in Louisiana.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,097,000 0.0
$822,001 - $1,097,000 0.0
$548,001 - $822,000 0.0
$439,001 - $548,000 0.0
$329,001 - $439,000 1.7
$220,001 - $329,000 3.5
$110,001 - $220,000 50.1
$55,001 - $110,000 28.1
$0 - $55,000 16.6

Average for LA
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
67.9831243407946 48.0836236933798

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Benton Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
77.12% 3.37% 9 9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$938 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 59.06
Renters 40.94
Vacant 14.01

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 7.2
1970 - 1999 55.6
1940 - 1969 32.9
1939 or Older 4.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 68.5
Townhomes 1.4
Small Apt. Buildings 7.1
Apt. Complexes 8.2
Mobile Homes 14.8
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.26
1 Bedroom 5.76
2 Bedrooms 23.17
3 Bedrooms 61.13
4 Bedrooms 7.85
5 or more bedrooms 1.83

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Zip Codes in Benton, LA