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People

Total Population 3,139
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 24.5%
Employed Population 16+ 1,547
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 50.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,104
% Above Poverty Level 83.3%
% Below Poverty Level 16.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 11 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.9%
Median Gross Rent $542
Median House Value $89,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.2%
US/American 0%
English 5.5%
Irish 9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Benson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 71 miles W of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 116 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Swift
Standard Zip Codes 56215
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.315
Longitude -95.599

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 BENSON
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.9 inches
Station MILAN 1 NW
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 24.7 inches
Station MELROSE
Distance 45.1 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clontarf 125 $74,500
De Graff 126 $63,750
Hancock 835 $56,250
Holloway 95 $63,750
Kerkhoven 793 $58,352

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Benson Hospitals

SWIFT COUNTY BENSON HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
1815 WISCONSIN AVENUE
(320) 843-4232
Emergency Service: Yes

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Benson High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

BENSON SEC.
1400 MONTANA AVE.
320-843-2710
Serves 541 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

BENSON ALC
1400 MONTANA AVE.
320-843-2710
A Non-traditional School
Serves 22 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

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