The City of Benson had a population of 3,107 as of July 1, 2017.
The primary coordinate point for Benson is located at latitude 45.3149 and longitude -95.6071 in Swift County. The formal boundaries for the City of Benson (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Swift County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,047 feet.
The City of Benson (GNIS ID: 2394138) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Benson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Benson: City of Benson.
|Daytime Population: Workers||1,963|
|Daytime Population: Residents||1,332|
|Total Daytime Population (TDP)||3,295|
|Ratio TDP/Total Population1||1.06|
|Population in Households||3,020|
|Population in Familes||2,244|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||87|
|Median Household Income||$43,606|
|Average Household Income||$62,134|
|Per Capita Income||$28,642|
|Total Housing Units||1,600 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||936 (58.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||478 (29.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||185 (11.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$98,397|
|Average Home Value||$122,761|
|Average Household Size||2.13|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||3.89%|
|Per Capita Income||3.71%|
The table below compares Benson to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 204||78th|
|Population Density||# 267||71st|
|Diversity Index||# 428||53rd|
|Median Household Income||# 753||17th|
|Per Capita Income||# 444||51st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.