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Demographics

People

Total Population458
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+199
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married54.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.9%
Median Earnings25+$37,222
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,333

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,179
% Above Poverty Level86.2%
% Below Poverty Level13.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.9%
Median Gross Rent$630
Median House Value$103,700

Ancestry

German50.2%
Irish9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)6.6%
English5%
Swedish3.1%
Polish3.1%
Italian2.8%
French Except Basque2.4%
Scottish2.2%
Turkish2%
Swiss1.1%
Russian1.1%
Norwegian0.7%
Belgian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Austrian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
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Benson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Woodford County
Standard Zip Codes61516
Phone Area Codes309
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude40.85
Approximate Longitude-89.12

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)

StationMINONK
Distance6.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 66 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches
StationCHENOA
Distance22.7 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp40 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip34.6 inches
StationPEORIA GTR PEORIA AP
Distance32 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip36 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
El Paso2,749$60,882

Benson Public Schools

Roanoke-benson Jr High School
131 W Reiter St
ZIP: 61516
(309) 394-2233
Middle
Total Enrollment 169
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