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Benton is in Bossier Parish, in the Shreveport-Bossier City metro area.
It is the parish seat.
The latitude of Benton is 32.694N. The longitude is -93.741W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 207 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,922.
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6% of Benton residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $12,289, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Benton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Benton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $282. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $637.
Libraries in Benton include Benton Branch ... View libraries
Bossier Parish 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 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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