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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. In 2014, the population increased again to 33,625 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.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.4sqmi, of which 17.9sqmi is land and 0.5sqmi (2.71%) is water.Benton is in Arkansas (AR). Plan the details of your Benton holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use United States trip planner .
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