Benton is located close to the center of Arkansas. Benton is between the Saline, Grant county. Benton has 22.24 square miles of land area and 0.51 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Benton population is 32,208, which has grown 47.03% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 10.24% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Benton median household income is $52,341 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 26.11% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 28.22% and is about the same as the national average rate of 27.36%. Benton median house value is $135,700 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 56.16% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 49.31% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Benton is much better than the state average in quality. The Benton area code is 501.