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People

Total Population 3,435
Male Share of the Population 42.7%
Female Share of the Population 57.3%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 1,210
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 37.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.9%
Median Earnings25+ $20,357
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,185
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,458

Wealth

Median Family Income $30,972
% Above Poverty Level 56.2%
% Below Poverty Level 43.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.7%
Median Gross Rent $549
Median House Value $113,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 57%
US/American 0%
English 8.6%
Irish 3.4%

Benson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 27 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Johnston
Metro Area Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill
Standard Zip Codes 27504
Phone Area Codes 919
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.381
Longitude -78.548

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 DUNN 4 NW
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48.5 inches
Station CLAYTON WTP
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 72 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station CLINTON 2 NE
Distance 29.4 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 52 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Angier 4,760 $55,833
Buies Creek 2,772 $51,106
Coats 2,405 $48,654
Dunn 9,570 $43,554
Erwin 4,551 $48,333
Four Oaks 2,068 $37,500
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Benson High Schools

WEST JOHNSTON HIGH
5935 RALEIGH ROAD
919-934-7333
Serves 1,299 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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