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Demographics

People

Total Population3,113
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens22.9%
Employed Population 16+1,507
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married44.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.1%
Median Earnings25+$31,795
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,536

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,615
% Above Poverty Level83.5%
% Below Poverty Level16.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone43.2%
Median Gross Rent$628
Median House Value$108,000

Ancestry

Norwegian32.9%
German29.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.9%
Irish9.1%
Polish8.3%
English4%
French Except Basque3.7%
Swedish3.5%
Scottish2.4%
Dutch2.3%
Italian0.8%
Czech0.7%
Russian0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Finnish0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Icelander0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
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Benson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Swift County
Standard Zip Codes56215
Phone Area Codes320
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude45.31
Approximate Longitude-95.6

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)

StationBENSON
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp1 to 20 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip27.9 inches
StationMILAN 1 NW
Distance20.5 miles
Jan Temp0 to 22 F
Apr Temp34 to 59 F
Jul Temp59 to 85 F
Oct Temp35 to 61 F
Annual Precip24.7 inches
StationMELROSE
Distance45.1 miles
Jan Temp0 to 20 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip27.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clontarf126$76,429
De Graff159$91,875
Hancock816$57,500
Holloway110$54,375
Kerkhoven691$61,406
Murdock285$51,667

Benson Hospitals

Swift County Benson Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
1815 Wisconsin Avenue
(320) 843-4230

Benson Public Schools

Benson Area Learning Center
1400 Montana Ave
ZIP: 56215
(320) 843-2710
High
Total Enrollment 21
Benson Day Treatment
1400 Montana Ave
ZIP: 56215
(320) 843-2710
Other
Total Enrollment 11
Benson Secondary
1400 Montana Ave
ZIP: 56215
(320) 843-2710
High
Total Enrollment 372
Heartland Girls Ranch
1400 Montana Ave
ZIP: 56215
(320) 843-4815
High
Total Enrollment 17
Northside Elementary
1800 W Nevada Ave
ZIP: 56215
(320) 842-2717
Primary
Total Enrollment 448

Benson Private Schools

Benson Christian School
1045 Pacific Ave
ZIP: 56215
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 7
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