The City of Benson had a population of 3,096 as of July 1, 2016.
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, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Benson: City of Benson.
|Population in Households||3,010|
|Population in Familes||2,238|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||86|
|Average Household Size||2.14|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||1,602 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||940 (58.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||466 (29.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||196 (12.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$96,656|
|Average Home Value||$119,229|
|Median Household Income||$41,780|
|Average Household Income||$59,525|
|Per Capita Income||$27,322|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.08%|
|Per Capita Income||1.27%|
The table below compares Benson to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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||# 203||78th|
|Population Density1||# 267||71st|
|Diversity Index2||# 452||50th|
|Median Household Income||# 740||18th|
|Per Capita Income||# 466||49th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.