Benton has the 908th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 12.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Benton is part of the Little Rock metro area. Unemployment in the Little Rock area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Little Rock has the 65th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Benton is below average at $42,530, and the median cost of a home in Benton is $135,700, which is below the national average. 27% of workers in Benton hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 87% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Benton. 84% of Benton workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 3% walk. People in Benton spend an average of 24 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.