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Benton is a town in and the parish seat of Bossier Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The population was 2,035 at the 2000 census but declined to 1,948 in 2010. The town is named for 19th century U.S. Senator Thomas Hart Benton, a Democrat from Missouri and an ally of U.S. President Andrew Jackson. The larger Bossier City is located south of Benton. In Benton Square downtown near the Bossier Parish School Board office, the town maintains several historical buildings, including primitive cabins, a one-room schoolhouse museum, and the boyhood home of William Clark Hughes, who was the Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1926 to 1928. Benton is the eighth-largest city in the Ark-La-Tex region.


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Facts and Stats for Benton*

  • Pollution Statistics in Benton

    Know the pollution level of Benton before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 15 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Benton: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Benton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Benton.

    • Burglary and Theft 64.29 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 78.57 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 83.33 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 82.14 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 71.43 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 60.71 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 82.14 (Very High)
  • Living in Benton - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 27.16 (Low)
    • Climate Index 87.05 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 29.08 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 72.26 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 25.93 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.27 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 88.38 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Benton

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Benton

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.25 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 62 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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