Benton, Louisiana Population 2024

2,074

Benton is a city located in Bossier Parish Louisiana. Benton has a 2024 population of 2,074. It is also the county seat of Bossier Parish.Benton is currently growing at a rate of 0.19% annually and its population has increased by 1.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,048 in 2020.

The average household income in Benton is $82,511 with a poverty rate of 16.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Benton is 38.5 years, 38.3 years for males, and 39.2 years for females.

Benton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Benton was:

  • White: 49.5%
  • Black or African American: 29.09%
  • Two or more races: 9.26%
  • Native American: 8.01%
  • Other race: 3.86%
  • Asian: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
959.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.27% (26)
The current population of Benton, Louisiana is 2,074 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,048.

Benton, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,18149.5%
Black or African American69429.09%
Two or more races2219.26%
Native American1918.01%
Other race923.86%
Asian70.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Benton Population by Race

Benton Population Pyramid 2024

Benton Median Age

38.5

Total

38.3

Male

39.2

Female

Benton Adults

There are 1,810 adults, (335 of whom are seniors) in Benton.

Benton Age Dependency

61.8

Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton Sex Ratio

Female1,28753.94%
Male1,09946.06%

Benton Population by Age

Benton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9162.66931
Married5193.0294.45.6
Non Family2821.0836.563.5
Female805.1648.851.3
Male352.970100
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3.26

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

69.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Benton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Benton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Benton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$55,511

Average Earnings

$56,125

Average Male

$55,038

Average Female

Benton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Benton Language

95.59% of Benton residents speak only English, while 4.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.5% of the population.

Benton Language

Benton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black69423634.01%
Multiple2219743.89%
White1,181544.57%
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16.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.29%

Male Poverty Rate

17.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton is Multiple, with 43.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton is White, with 4.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.44%.

Benton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.76%
High School23.54%
Bachelors or Greater3.23%
Some College2.68%
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Benton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Employed7.66%
Female Employed2.79%
Male Unemployed
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Benton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Benton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Benton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Benton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Benton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

98

Number of Veterans

58

Male Veterans

40

Female Veterans

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Benton Veterans by War

count

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Benton Veterans by Age

count

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Benton Veterans by Race

Benton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

61.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

2%

Unemployment Rate

Benton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Benton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Benton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

86.42%

Born in Benton

98.49%

Native Born

1.51%

Foreign Born

0.92%

Non Citizen

0.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.49% of Benton residents were born in the United States, with 86.42% having been born in Louisiana. 0.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Benton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,09440.19%
20282,09040.19%
20272,08640.19%
20262,08240.19%
20252,07840.19%
20242,07440.19%
20232,07040.19%
20222,06640.19%
20212,062140.68%
20202,048-46-2.2%
20192,09480.38%
20182,08650.24%
20172,081190.92%
20162,06280.39%
20152,054-8-0.39%
20142,062-24-1.15%
20132,086452.2%
20122,041603.03%
20111,98140.2%
20101,977
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Benton Population by Year