Benson, Illinois

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Benson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles N of Bloomington, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 103 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Woodford
Metro Area Peoria - Pekin
Standard Zip Codes 61516
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.85
Longitude -89.122

Benson Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MINONK
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station CHENOA
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 32 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
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Benson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 408 100%
Male 202 49.5%
Female 206 50.5%
Under 18 99 24.3%
18+ 309 75.7%
65+ 104 25.5%
Median Age 40.1
Average Family Size 2.92
White 405 99.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Benson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 407
Growth -1
Growth % -0.2%

Benson Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 61.9%
English 8.1%
Irish 7.2%
US/American 5.4%
Swiss 3.9%
Italian 3.6%
Turkish 2.4%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Polish 1.5%
Norwegian 0.9%
French Canadian 0.9%
Swedish 0.6%
Canadian 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Dutch 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Benson 408 $55,536
El Paso 2,695 $55,286
Minonk 2,168 $50,379
Roanoke 1,994 $54,750
Rutland 354 $47,708
Secor 379 $44,722
Washburn 1,147 $50,385
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