Benton, Louisiana Population 2021

2,087
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Benton is a city located in Bossier Parish Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 2,087, it is the 112th largest city in Louisiana and the 7455th largest city in the United States . Benton is currently growing at a rate of 0.19% annually and its population has increased by 7.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,948 in 2010. Benton reached it's highest population of 2,087 in 2021. Spanning over 2 miles, Benton has a population density of 966 people per square mile.

The average household income in Benton is $73,519 with a poverty rate of 17.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $698 per month, and the median house value is $146,500. The median age in Benton is 39.3 years, 34.2 years for males, and 43 years for females.

Benton Demographics

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

  • White: 55.52%
  • Black or African American: 39.58%
  • Native American: 2.54%
  • Two or more races: 1.29%
  • Asian: 1.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Benton, Louisiana is 2,087 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,075.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,948.

Benton, Louisiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,20255.52%
Black or African American85739.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native552.54%
Two or More Races281.29%
Asian231.06%
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Benton Population by Race

Benton Population Pyramid $2021

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Benton Median Age

39.3


Total

34.2


Male

43


Female

Benton Adults

There are 1,699 adults, (240 of whom are seniors) in Benton.

Benton Age Dependency

48.4

Age Dependency Ratio

16.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Benton Sex Ratio

Female

1,113

51.41%

Male

1,052

48.59%

Benton Population by Age

Benton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Benton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.4%10.6%
All73.4%26.6%
Female65.8%34.2%
Non Family61.7%38.3%
Male42.9%57.1%

73.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8502.5573.4
Married3673.0589.4
Non Family3341.3761.7
Female1144.0265.8
Male353.7742.9

3.23

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Benton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade362.29%
9th to 12th Grade714.51%
High School Graduate63840.51%
Some College45328.76%
Associates Degree1268.00%
Bachelors Degree16710.60%
Graduate Degree845.33%
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Benton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White883855173
Black58450547
Native American36366
2+ Races282819
Asian23236
Hispanic2121

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 67.86%.

Benton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,694$51,985$37,432
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$33,500$44,500$27,727
Some College$50,455$60,787$39,271
Bachelors Degree$50,542$53,250$50,417
Graduate Degree$$83,047$36,250

$42,694

Average Earnings

$51,985

Average Male

$37,432

Average Female

Benton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benton Language by Age

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Benton Language

97.34% of Benton residents speak only English, while 2.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.53% of the population.

Benton Language

Benton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black82025531.10%
White1,1321039.10%
Multiple281760.71%

17.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.64%

Male Poverty Rate

19.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benton is Multiple, with 60.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benton is White, with 9.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.96%.

Benton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.36%
High School20.22%
Some College12.44%
Bachelors or Greater3.19%

Benton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed40.00%
Female Employed10.25%
Male Employed6.30%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Benton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,493$73,519
Families$72,692$84,309
Married Families$94,063-
Non Families$33,295$53,381
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Income by Household Type

Benton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.9%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Benton Married by Age and Sex

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Benton Marriage

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

Benton Marital Status by Race

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Benton Marital Status

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126

Number of Veterans

116

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War41
Vietnam29
First Gulf War17
Korea5
World War II

Benton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5431
65 to 7426
55 to 6424
18 to 3424
75+21

Benton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black7912.50%
White414.25%
Asian626.09%

Benton Veterans by Race

Benton Veterans by Education

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17.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benton Veterans by Education

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68.5%

Labor Force Participation

65.3%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Benton Employment by Age

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Benton Employment by Race

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Benton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.80%

Born in Benton

98.24%

Native Born

1.76%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

1.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.24% of Benton residents were born in the United States, with 75.80% having been born in Louisiana. 0.00% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,08740.19%
20202,08340.19%
20192,07940.19%
20182,07560.29%
20172,069180.88%
20162,051110.54%
20152,040-9-0.44%
20142,049-24-1.16%
20132,073462.27%
20122,027603.05%
20111,96730.15%
20101,9640.00%

Benton Population by Year