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People

Total Population 427
Male Share of the Population 56.7%
Female Share of the Population 43.3%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 212
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 56.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,500
% Above Poverty Level 90.6%
% Below Poverty Level 9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.2%
Median Gross Rent $593
Median House Value $93,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.7%
Irish 14.1%

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

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

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • 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
Station PEORIA GTR PEORIA AP
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
El Paso 2,694 $53,654

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

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