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Benton, Arkansas

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The location of Benton

Welcome to Benton ...

The city of Benton is located in Saline County and is the County Seat for Saline County.

The location of Benton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Benton has a population of 35,789 people<2> (see below for details).

Benton was established in 1833.

The community of Benton is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Benton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Benton: (501)

The ZIP codes for Benton: 72015, 72018, 72158<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Benton had a population of 30,681 people (which is 28.64% of the total population of Saline County). This makes Benton the county's most populous community.

The population of Benton represents 1.05% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 30,681 people, the population of Benton increased 40.06% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 21,906 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Benton had an population of 35,789 people. This is an increase of 16.65% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 63.38% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Benton.

Communities near Benton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Benton and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Alexander   [Map]   3,057   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cammack Village   [Map]   738   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Haskell   [Map]   4,575   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Poyen   [Map]   288   S   18 miles [29 km]
Prattsville   [Map]   305   S   18 miles [29 km]
Rockport   [Map]   759   SW   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Benton.

Communities Also Named Benton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 40 communities that are also named Benton - they are located in Alabama, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee (2), Texas and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Benton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Benton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Benton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Benton. Our list includes 18 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Benton:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Benton ...

Looking for more information about Benton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Benton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Benton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Saline County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Benton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Saline County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Benton.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Benton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Benton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Benton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Benton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Benton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Benton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5776, Longitude: -92.5711     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Benton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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