Benton County Information

Benton in Arkansas occupies 880 square miles and has a 2006 population of 196,045, a change from a 2000 population of 153,346 and 97,530 in 1990. 13.8% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 14.7% percent is 25-35, and 14.8% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 295 acts of violent crime reported in Benton in 2004, a change from 211 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 3,459 people: 3.4% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 2.8%.

Read more about Benton, Arkansas in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyBenton 
StateArkansas 
Land Area880 sq. milesRanked 1,021 of 3,140
Population 2006196,045Ranked 303 of 3,140
Population 2005187,381 
Population 2000153,346Ranked 346 of 3,140
Population 199097,530Ranked 472 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion93.8% 
African American1.1% 
Asian American1.7% 
Native American1.6% 
Pacific Islander.2% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 57.3% 
Population 5 to 1414.5% 
Population 15 to 2413.8% 
Population 25 to 3414.7% 
Population 35 to 4414.8% 
Population 45 to 5412.6% 
Population 55 to 649.7% 
Population 65 to 746.8% 
Population 75 and up5.8% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes295211
Murders / Manslaughters5 
Forcible Rapes94 
Robberies25 
Aggravated Assaults171 
Total Property Crimes4,7753,457
Burglaries687 
Larceny Thefts3,909 
Motor Vehicle Thefts179 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population102,81476,889
Unemployed Population3,4592,125
Unemployment Rate3.4%2.8%

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