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Benton, Louisiana

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The location of Benton

Welcome to Benton ...

The town of Benton is located in Bossier Parish and is the Parish Seat for Bossier Parish.

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 2,083 people<2> (see below for details).

Benton is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Benton is within the boundaries of the (318) area code.

The ZIP code for Benton: 71006<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Benton had a population of 1,948 people. This makes Benton the parish's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Benton represents 0.04% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 118th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,948 people, the population of Benton decreased 4.28% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,035 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Benton had an population of 2,083 people. This is an increase of 6.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.36% 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.

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

Community   2017
Belcher   [Map]   253   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Blanchard   [Map]   3,134   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bossier City   [Map]   68,554   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Haughton   [Map]   3,432   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hosston   [Map]   311   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mooringsport   [Map]   776   W   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, 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, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (3), 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.

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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Bossier Parish

About Louisiana

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 Bossier Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

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 town (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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Benton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Benton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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: 32.6921, Longitude: -93.7404     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Benton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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