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Benton, Arkansas
—  City  —
Saline Country Court House, located in the heart of downtown Benton.
Location in Saline County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 34°34′15″N 92°34′37″W / 34.57083°N 92.57694°W / 34.57083; -92.57694Coordinates: 34°34′15″N 92°34′37″W / 34.57083°N 92.57694°W / 34.57083; -92.57694
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Saline
Area
 - Total 18.4 sq mi (47.8 km2)
 - Land 17.9 sq mi (46.5 km2)
 - Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation 407 ft (124 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 21,906
 - Density 1,190.5/sq mi (458.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-05290[1]
GNIS feature ID 0046394[2]

Benton is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, Arkansas, United States. It was established in 1837.[3] According to a 2006 Special Census conducted at the request of the city government, the population of the city is 27,717, ranking it as the state's 16th largest city, behind Texarkana.[4] It is part of the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city of Benton, first settled in 1833 and named after a Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton, was formally chartered in 1836 when Arkansas became a state. According to the 2007 US Census, Benton has a population of 28,352.

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Geography

Benton is located at 34°34′15″N 92°34′37″W / 34.570773°N 92.577025°W / 34.570773; -92.577025.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.4 square miles (47.8 km²), of which, 17.9 square miles (46.5 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) of it (2.71%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 21,906 people, 8,713 households, and 6,186 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,221.2 people per square mile (471.5/km²). There were 9,315 housing units at an average density of 519.3/sq mi (200.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.81% White, 4.46% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. 1.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,713 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. There are 226 unmarried partner households: 208 heterosexual, 11 same-sex male, and 7 same-sex female. (Note: Census figures on numbers of same-sex couples may be inaccurate.) 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,503, and the median income for a family was $51,064. Males had a median income of $32,493 versus $22,386 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,797. About 5.8% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.

Historical figures[6]
Year Population
1940 3,500
1950 6,300
1960 10,400
1970 16,500
1980 17,400
1990 18,200
2000 21,906

Notable people with ties to Benton

Education

Students from Benton go to Benton High School (Arkansas) and Bryant High School (Arkansas).

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Benton, Arkansas
—  City  —
Coordinates: 34°34′15″N 92°34′37″W / 34.57083°N 92.57694°W / 34.57083; -92.57694Coordinates: 34°34′15″N 92°34′37″W / 34.57083°N 92.57694°W / 34.57083; -92.57694
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Saline
Area
 - Total 18.4 sq mi (47.8 km2)
 - Land 17.9 sq mi (46.5 km2)
 - Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation 407 ft (124 m)
Population (2007)
 - Total 28,354
 Density 1,190.5/sq mi (458.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-05290[1]
GNIS feature ID 0046394[2]

Benton is a city and the county seat of Saline County in the state of Arkansas in the United States. 27,717 people were living in Benton as of 2006.

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