The City of Benson had a population of 3,242 as of July 1, 2018.
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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Benson: City of Benson.
|Population in Households||3,155|
|Population in Familes||2,329|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||87|
|Median Household Income||$45,830|
|Average Household Income||$62,639|
|Per Capita Income||$28,499|
|Total Housing Units||1,601 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||977 (61.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||481 (30.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||142 ( 8.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$100,676|
|Average Home Value||$124,259|
|Average Household Size||2.16|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.92%|
|Per Capita Income||2.06%|
The table below compares Benson to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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||# 200||78th|
|Population Density||# 256||72nd|
|Diversity Index||# 397||56th|
|Median Household Income||# 732||19th|
|Per Capita Income||# 519||43rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.