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  Benton County is the richest county in Arkansas. Rogers is the largest city located within this county.
  The population of Benton county is estimated at 258,704. In 2017 there were 3,692 births and 1,701 deaths in Benton county. Benton county has 41,797 housing units that are owned with a mortgage or a loan, 14,182 that are owned free and clear and 26,108 that are renter occupied.


  The good residents of Benton County filed 113,120 federal tax returns in 2017. This amount represents 9.3% of all Arkansas filings and 0.076% of the entire nation. Benton had an impressive combined total federal tax liability of $2,051,199,000 on earned income of $11,843,101,000. Other notable statistics from Benton County were 2,850 unemployment claims which collected a total of $11,791,000 and 27,700 charitable contributions valued at $1,005,746,000. 29,950 filings from Benton County paid a combined total of $75,002,000 in property taxes and 27,290 filings paid $199,262,000 on mortgage interest costs.

  In 2010 Benton county had 295 religious congregations with an estimated 109,019 members.

31.7% of the Benton population has a college level Bachelors degree or higher. 12.5% have less than a highschool diploma level education.


About 36% of Benton County voted in the presidential election of 2016. This is an increase from the 2012 election by 16,737 votes.

At $64,728 the median income is 141.0% of the Arkansas average. An estimated 3,849 people claimed to be unemployed last year in Benton, the equivalant of around 2.9% of the county population. This represents an increase in the level of unemployment from the previous year's value of 2.9%.


Top 15 Industries in Benton County.
Total # EmployedIndustry Job Type
10,143Retail trade
9,219Manufacturing
8,862Transportation and warehousing
8,290Accommodation and food services
8,091Health care and social assistance
7,617Food services and drinking places
7,260Restaurants and other eating places
6,232Professional, scientific, and technical services
3,240Food manufacturing
3,215Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services
3,143Limited-service restaurants
3,122General merchandise stores
2,980Ambulatory health care services
2,560Finance and insurance
2,550Wholesale trade


In 2018 the average price reduction was 2.32% in Benton County (averaging across 8 zip codes a sample of which are; 72714, 72761, 72719, 72715 and 72756).

In 2018 16.97% of listings in Benton County (averaging across 11 zip codes a sample of which are; 72732, 72718, 72751, 72745 and 72761) dropped their price.


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