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Demographics

People

Total Population3,542
Male Share of the Population41.8%
Female Share of the Population58.2%
Senior Citizens14.2%
Employed Population 16+1,158
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married47.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.8%
Median Earnings25+$25,357
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,037
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,125

Wealth

Median Family Income$37,083
% Above Poverty Level65.3%
% Below Poverty Level34.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone30.9%
Median Gross Rent$510
Median House Value$113,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.8%
English13.2%
Irish5.4%
German5%
Italian1.5%
French Except Basque1.1%
African0.8%
Polish0.7%
Swedish0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
West Indian0.3%
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Benson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Johnston County
Standard Zip Codes27504
Phone Area Codes919
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.37
Approximate Longitude-78.54

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)

StationDUNN 4 NW
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp29 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip48.5 inches
StationCLAYTON WTP
Distance18 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 72 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationCLINTON 2 NE
Distance29.4 miles
Jan Temp32 to 52 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Angier5,079$54,985
Buies Creek2,248$72,917
Coats2,344$52,656
Dunn9,762$41,985
Erwin4,774$46,133
Four Oaks2,150$41,574

Benson Public Schools

Benson Elementary
2040 Hwy 50 N
ZIP: 27504
(919) 894-4233
Primary
Total Enrollment 642
Benson Middle
1600 N Wall Street
ZIP: 27504
(919) 894-3889
Middle
Total Enrollment 440
Mcgee's Crossroads Middle
13353 Nc Highway 210
ZIP: 27504
(919) 894-6003
Middle
Total Enrollment 895
Meadow School
7507 Nc Hwy 50 S
ZIP: 27504
(919) 894-4226
Primary
Total Enrollment 681
West Johnston High
5935 Raleigh Road
ZIP: 27504
(919) 934-7333
High
Total Enrollment 1359

Benson Private Schools

Gateway Christian School
10781 Nc Highway 50 N
ZIP: 27504
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
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