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Demographics

People

Total Population4,974
Male Share of the Population44.4%
Female Share of the Population55.6%
Senior Citizens37.5%
Employed Population 16+1,421
Age of the Population57

Families

% of people married50.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.7%
Median Earnings25+$22,894
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,125
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,588

Wealth

Median Family Income$38,820
% Above Poverty Level75.2%
% Below Poverty Level24.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.1%
Median Gross Rent$637
Median House Value$83,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.5%
German18.2%
English15.7%
Irish10.3%
French Except Basque6%
Dutch2.8%
Italian2.6%
Polish2.1%
Scottish1.8%
Danishn1.8%
Canadian1.7%
Swedish1.7%
Russian1.1%
Arab1.1%
Lebanese1.1%
Norwegian0.9%
Welsh0.9%
Portuguese0.8%
Swiss0.6%
Slovene0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Ukrainian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Czech0.2%
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Benson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cochise County
Standard Zip Codes85602
Phone Area Codes520
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude32.19
Approximate Longitude-110.38

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)

StationAPACHE POWDER COMPANY
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp29 to 63 F
Apr Temp41 to 79 F
Jul Temp65 to 95 F
Oct Temp46 to 81 F
Annual Precip14.2 inches
StationCASCABEL
Distance25.2 miles
Jan Temp31 to 65 F
Apr Temp40 to 82 F
Jul Temp65 to 100 F
Oct Temp47 to 84 F
Annual Precip14.3 inches
StationPEARCE SUNSITES
Distance27.1 miles
Jan Temp30 to 59 F
Apr Temp41 to 77 F
Jul Temp64 to 93 F
Oct Temp46 to 79 F
Annual Precip13.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Tombstone1,479$38,750

Benson Public Libraries

Benson Public Library
300 SOUTH HUACHUCA STREET
Benson, Arizona
(520) 586-9535

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Benson Hospitals

Benson Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
450 S. Ocotillo
(520) 586-2260

Benson Public Schools

Benson High School
360 S. Patagonia
ZIP: 85602
High
Total Enrollment 408
Benson Middle School
360 S Patagonia Street
ZIP: 85602
Middle
Total Enrollment 366
Benson Primary School
360 S Patagonia Street
ZIP: 85602
Primary
Total Enrollment 470
Ctd - Benson High School
360 S. Patagonia St.
ZIP: 85602
High
Ctd - Cochise Technology School
360 S. Patagonia Street
ZIP: 85602
High
Total Enrollment 5
New West School
3225 W. Navajo Trail
ZIP: 85602
New West School
98 N. Oak Dr.
ZIP: 85602
San Pedro Valley High School
197 E. 7th Street
ZIP: 85602
High
Total Enrollment 37
San Pedro Valley Online Academy
197 E. 7th St.
ZIP: 85602
Other
Total Enrollment 7
Visions Unlimited Academy
1275 East Barney Lane
ZIP: 85602
Primary
Total Enrollment 48
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