Who lives in Benson?

Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Under 5 years 159 5.2%
5-9 years 280 9.1%
10-14 years 176 5.7%
15-17 years 114 3.7%
18-24 years 158 5.1%
25-34 years 394 12.8%
35-44 years 319 10.3%
45-54 years 392 12.7%
55-64 years 378 12.2%
65-74 years 346 11.2%
75-84 years 205 6.6%
85 years and older 165 5.3%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Male 1,473 47.7%
Female 1,613 52.3%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
White 2,851 92.4%
Of Color 235 7.6%
Black or African American 193 6.3%
American Indian and Alaskan Native suppressed
Asian or Pacific Islander suppressed
Other suppressed
Two or more races suppressed
Hispanic or Latino suppressed
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Language spoken (2014-2018)
Population (5 years and older) 2,927 100.0%
English only 2,828 96.6%
Language other than English suppressed
Speaks English less than "very well" suppressed
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Total population for whom disability status is determined 3,010 100.0%
Population with a disability 533 17.7%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Foreign-born residents suppressed
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Residence one year ago (2014-2018)
Population (1 year and over in US) 3,049 100.0%
Same residence 2,647 86.8%
Different residence in the U.S. 391 12.8%
Different residence outside the U.S. suppressed

What's Benson's quality of life?

Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Household income (2018 dollars) (2014-2018)
Total households 1,471 100.0%
Less than $35,000 701 47.7%
$35,000-$49,999 173 11.8%
$50,000-$74,999 216 14.7%
$75,000-$99,999 86 5.8%
$100,000 or more 295 20.1%
Median household income (2018 dollars) $38,281 100%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
All people for whom poverty status is determined 3,003 100.0%
Less than $35,000 701 47.7%
With income below poverty 574 19.1%
With income 100%-149% of poverty 285 9.5%
With income 150%-199% of poverty 233 7.8%
With income 200% of poverty or higher 1,911 63.6%
17 years and younger (percent of people under age 18) 1,032 34.3%
18-24 (percent of people age 18-24) suppressed
25-34 (percent of people age 25-34) 1,065 35.5%
35-44 (percent of people age 35-44) suppressed
45-54 (percent of people age 45-54) suppressed
55-64 (percent of people age 55-64) 342 11.4%
18-64 (percent of people age 18-64) 485 16.2%
65 years and older (percent of people age 65+) 292 9.7%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Health coverage (2014-2018)
Total population age 65 and under for whom health insurance coverage status is determined 3,010 100.0%
Population 65 and under without health insurance coverage 88 2.9%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Total housing units (2014-2018)
Total housing units 1,570 100.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Owned and Rental Housing (2014-2018)
Vacant housing units (seasonal units included) 99 6.3%
Occupied housing units 1,471 93.7%
Average household size 2.0
Owner-occupied 806 51.3%
Average household size 2.2
Renter-occupied 665 42.4%
Average household size 1.8
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Year built (2014-2018)
2000 or later 165 10.5%
1970-1999 413 26.3%
1940-1969 686 43.7%
1939 or earlier 306 19.5%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Households (2014-2018)
Total households 1,471 100.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Households by type (2014-2018)
Family households 816 55.5%
With children under 18 years 434 29.5%
Married-couple family households 601 40.9%
With children under 18 years 272 18.5%
Single-person family households 215 14.6%
With children under 18 years 162 11.0%
Nonfamily households 655 44.5%
Householder living alone 605 41.1%
65 years and over 367 24.9%
Households with one or more children under 18 years 441 30.0%
Households with one or more people 65 years and over 552 37.5%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Year householder moved into unit (2014-2018)
Moved in 2010 or later 582 39.6%
Moved in 2000-2009 398 27.1%
Moved in 1990-1999 281 19.1%
Moved in 1989 or earlier 281 19.1%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
All households for which cost burden is calculated 1,411 100.0%
Cost-burdened households 350 24.8%
Owner households for which cost burden is calculated 806 100.0%
Cost-burdened owner households 102 12.7%
Renter households for which cost burden is calculated 605 100.0%
Cost-burdened renter households 248 41.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Rent paid (2014-2018)
Households paying rent 632
Median rent paid (2018 dollars) $672
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Vehicles per household (2014-2018)
No vehicles 134 9.1%
1 vehicle available 516 35.1%
2 vehicles available 631 42.9%
3 or more vehicles available 190 12.9%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Transportation to work (2014-2018)
Workers (16 years and older) 1,544 100.0%
Car, truck, or van (including passengers) 1,410 91.3%
Public transportation suppressed
Walked, biked, worked at home, or other 128 8.3%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Travel time to work (2014-2018)
Total workers age 16+ (not home based) 1,488 100.0%
Less than 10 minutes 912 61.3%
10-19 minutes 205 13.8%
20-29 minutes 56 3.8%
30 minutes or longer 315 21.2%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Educational attainment (2014-2018)
Population (25 years and older) 2,199 100.0%
Less than high school 226 10.3%
High school diploma or GED 650 29.6%
Some college or associate’s degree 916 41.7%
Bachelor’s Degree 318 14.5%
Graduate or professional Degree 89 4.0%
High school graduate or higher 1,973 89.7%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 407 18.5%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Working Adults (2014-2018)
Total civilian non-institutionalized population, age 18-64 1,622 100.0%
Working age adults who are employed 1,365 84.2%
Civilian labor force 1,376 100.0%
Unemployed suppressed
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Total employed workers (LEHD) (2017)
Total employed workers 1,622 100.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Worker age (2017)
Age 29 or younger 395 24.3%
Age 30 to 54 781 48.2%
Age 55 or older 446 27.5%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by earnings (2017)
$15,000 per year or less 487 30.0%
$15,001 to $39,999 per year 498 30.7%
$40,000 or more per year 638 39.3%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by industry of employment (2017)
Accommodation and food services 123 7.6%
Administration & support, waste management, and remediation suppressed
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 38 2.3%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 16 1.0%
Construction 68 4.2%
Educational services 150 9.2%
Finance and insurance 38 2.3%
Health care and social assistance 298 18.4%
Information 16 1.0%
Management of companies and enterprises 11 0.7%
Manufacturing 292 18.0%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction suppressed
Other services (excluding public administration) 58 3.6%
Professional, scientific, and technical services 51 3.2%
Public administration 107 6.6%
Real estate and rental and leasing 18 1.1%
Retail trade 143 8.8%
Transportation and warehousing 40 2.4%
Utilities 19 1.2%
Wholesale trade 86 5.3%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by race (2017)
White alone 1,581 97.4%
Black or African American alone 18 1.1%
American Indian or Alaska Native alone suppressed
Asian alone suppressed
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander alone suppressed
Two or more race groups suppressed
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by educational attainment (2017)
Less than high school 120 7.4%
High school or equivalent, no college 346 21.3%
Some college or associate degree 527 32.5%
Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree 235 14.5%