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The City of Benson had a population of 2,999 as of July 1, 2021.
The primary coordinate point for Benson is located at latitude 45.315 and longitude -95.6 in Swift County. The formal boundaries for the City of Benson 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 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Benson: City of Benson.
|Total Population||2,999 (100%)|
|Population in Households||2,915 (97.2%)|
|Population in Families||2,156 (71.9%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||84 ( 2.8%)|
|Median Household Income||$45,033|
|Average Household Income||$70,215|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||12%|
|Per Capita Income||$31,729|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||1,542 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||894 (58.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||458 (29.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||190 (12.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$132,021|
|Average Home Value||$157,542|
|Housing Affordability Index3||196|
|Average Household Size||2.16|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.31%|
|Per Capita Income||1.91%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.07%|
The table below compares Benson to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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||# 212||77th|
|Population Density||# 297||67th|
|Median Household Income||# 836||8th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 576||64th|
|Per Capita Income||# 454||50th|
|Diversity Index||# 408||55th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.