Demographics

People

Total Population496
Male Share of the Population51.6%
Female Share of the Population48.4%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+255
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married54.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.6%
Median Earnings25+$40,938
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,143

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,750
% Above Poverty Level87.7%
% Below Poverty Level12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36.2%
Median Gross Rent$688
Median House Value$96,800

Ancestry

German51.6%
Irish15.7%
English3.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)3.2%
Swiss2.2%
Swedish1.8%
Italian1.8%
Polish1.6%
Norwegian1.2%
Dutch1.2%
Welsh0.8%
French Except Basque0.6%
Slovak0.2%
Danishn0.2%
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Benson Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyWoodford 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 Paso2,820$70,667
Rutland251$65,893

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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