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People

Total Population 5,075
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 36.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,471
Age of the Population 57

Families

% of people married 48%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.2%
Median Earnings25+ $26,635
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $10,040
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,500

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,229
% Above Poverty Level 78.7%
% Below Poverty Level 21.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 34.7%
Median Gross Rent $606
Median House Value $75,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.4%
US/American 0%
English 14.5%
Irish 10%

Benson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 41 miles SE of Tucson, Arizona
County Cochise
Standard Zip Codes 85602
Phone Area Codes 520
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.967
Longitude -110.293

Benson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station APACHE POWDER COMPANY
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 63 F
Apr Temp 41 to 79 F
Jul Temp 65 to 95 F
Oct Temp 46 to 81 F
Annual Precip 14.2 inches
Station CASCABEL
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 65 F
Apr Temp 40 to 82 F
Jul Temp 65 to 100 F
Oct Temp 47 to 84 F
Annual Precip 14.3 inches
Station PEARCE SUNSITES
Distance 27.1 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 59 F
Apr Temp 41 to 77 F
Jul Temp 64 to 93 F
Oct Temp 46 to 79 F
Annual Precip 13.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Benson, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cascabel (85602)

Mescal (85602)

Redington (85602)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Tombstone 1,674 $39,063

Benson Hospitals

BENSON HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
450 SOUTH OCOTILLO STREET
(520) 586-2261
Emergency Service: Yes

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Benson High Schools

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BENSON HIGH SCHOOL
360 S. PATAGONIA
520-586-2213
A Title I School.
Serves 398 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

NEW WEST SCHOOLS
98 N. OAK DR.
520-586-1976
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 67 students.

NEW WEST SCHOOL
3225 W. NAVAJO TRAIL
520-586-1976
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 40 students.

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