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Benton, Arkansas

Benton, Arkansas
Administration
Full nameBenton, Arkansas
Official nameBenton, Arkansas
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountySaline
Geography
Total Area18.4 sq mi (47.7 km2)
Land Area17.9 sq mi (46.4 km2)
Water Area0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation407 ft (124.1 m)
Demography
Total Population21906 (2000)
Density (pop.)459.5/km2 (1190.5/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code501
FIPS code05-05290 
GNIS feature ID0046394 

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Benton is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, Arkansas, United States and a suburb of Little Rock. It was established in 1837. According to a 2006 Special Census conducted at the request of the city government, the population of the city is 27,717, ranking it as the state's 16th largest city, behind Texarkana. However in the 2010 census, the city population increased to 30,681, making it the 12th largest city in the state of Arkansas. It is part of the Little Rock - North Little Rock - Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city of Benton, first settled in 1833 and named after Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton, was formally chartered in 1836 when Arkansas became a state.

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Yankee Dixie: Cashman Travels To Arkansas To Meet Free Agent Cliff Lee - AHN | All Headline News Tweet this news
AHN | All Headline News---Benton-, -AR-, United States (AHN) - New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is in familiar territory. Though he might not be too familiar with Benton, ... - Date : Thu, 11 Nov 2010 03:57:12 GMT+00:00
Attorney Fees To Be Decided Tuesday - NWAOnline (subscription) Tweet this news
NWAOnline (subscription)--A -Benton- County justice of the peace said he will vote against any appropriation measure for the county to pay Judge Dave Bisbee's attorney fees. ... - Date : Mon, 09 Aug 2010 09:45:23 GMT+00:00
AMERICAN LEAGUE: Lee wins first with Rangers - NWAOnline (subscription) Tweet this news
NWAOnline (subscription)--Lee (-Benton-, -Arkansas- Razorbacks) allowed five hits over 8 1 /3 innings to outpitch fellow All-Star Jered Weaver, and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles ... - Date : Fri, 23 Jul 2010 09:10:09 GMT+00:00
Benton woman tied up, robbed, police say - Arkansas Online (subscription) Tweet this news
Arkansas Online (subscription)--Read tomorrow's -Arkansas- Democrat-Gazette for full details. Thank you for coming to the Web site of the -Arkansas- Democrat-Gazette. We're working to keep you ... - Date : Sun, 01 Aug 2010 23:57:44 GMT+00:00
Benton's Cliff Lee Headed To The Big Apple? - ArkansasSports360.com Tweet this news
ArkansasSports360.com--Lee, a -Benton- native, has generally shied away from the spotlight and seems to prefer a seat in a deer stand to a seat in a press conference. ... - Date : Fri, 09 Jul 2010 15:45:00 GMT+00:00
Children In Poverty Worsens - Fort Smith Times Record Tweet this news
Fort Smith Times Record--LITTLE ROCK - More -Arkansas- children are living in poverty now than a generation ago, according to a report released Thursday. ... - Date : Fri, 11 Jun 2010 15:34:59 GMT+00:00
Womack wins 3rd District runoff; to face Whitaker in November - The City Wire Tweet this news
The City Wire--But -Benton- County had yet to come in. With 40% of the precincts reporting, less than 20% of -Benton- County had been counted as of 9:50 pm And then it all ... - Date : Wed, 09 Jun 2010 05:02:07 GMT+00:00

Historical figures
Year Population
1940 3,500
1950 6,300
1960 10,400
1970 16,500
1980 17,400
1990 18,200
2000 21,906
2010 30,681

Municipalities and communities of Saline County, Arkansas

County seat: Benton
CitiesBenton * Bryant * Haskell * Shannon Hills
TownsAlexander * Bauxite * Traskwood
CDPsEast End * Hot Springs Village * Salem
Unincorporated
communities
Brooks * Lakeside
FootnotesThis populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties



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