Benton

7 reviews
  1. Town in Maine
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$121,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$704
National
$904
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,449
National
$53,046
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    48%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    14%

    Reviews

    7 reviews
    • Excellent
      0
    • Very Good
      3
    • Average
      4
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    Crime has increased in the local area, I think mainly due to the rise in opiate addiction. Addicts are getting more desperate to find the drugs and there are more dealers coming to Maine from other states and making money from them! This is very scary to me and it seems to be getting worse. It seems that the police have had some busts and found some of the big time dealers but still of great concern.
    • Niche User
    • 9 months ago
    There are a few vacant buildings that have been foreclosed on by banks. Fortunately, gradually these homes have been auctioned off and people are moving into them! I have noticed this is improving. I wish the banks would try to help homeowners stay in their homes more rather than leave the home vacant and the families homeless!
    • Niche User
    • 9 months ago
    I enjoy living in this area as there are employment opportunities for young adults and there is lots to do. Living expenses aren't terribly high here. There are lots of walking trails, with more popping up all the time!
    • Niche User
    • 9 months ago