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Benton is a city in Saline County, in the Little Rock metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Sen. Thomas Hart Benton of MO
The latitude of Benton is 34.564N. The longitude is -92.586W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 407 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,749.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Benton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saline County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Little Rock area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 72002 ZIP code.
13% of Benton residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Benton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Benton was $19,797, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Benton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Benton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $386. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $828.
Libraries in Benton include Saline County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Benton include Benton Courier
Saline County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Benton political report.
The average commute time for Benton workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Benton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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