Benton

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,600
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$693
National
$904
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%

Benton Rankings

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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
$58,750
National
$53,046
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

6 reviews
  • Excellent
    0
  • Very Good
    0
  • Average
    5
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
This place is a beautiful close knit area with such wonderful lakes and sights that it is a widely known tourist attraction. Although I may not live here when I get older, I still will miss this wonderful place.
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago
Apart from the expensive lake houses outside of town, most of the houses are often run down and on the poorer end of things. Teenagers and young adults are often found in gangs.
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago
People tend to care more about themselves then I would like. Tourists often visit-so there are a lot of strangers in town.
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago