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People

Total Population 3,478
Male Share of the Population 42.1%
Female Share of the Population 57.9%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 1,096
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 45%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $33,173
% Above Poverty Level 63.9%
% Below Poverty Level 36.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.6%
Median Gross Rent $524
Median House Value $117,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.9%
US/American 0%
English 10.3%
Irish 5.5%

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

Benson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 27 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Johnston
Metro Area Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill
Standard Zip Codes 27504
Phone Area Codes 919
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.381
Longitude -78.548

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 DUNN 4 NW
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48.5 inches
Station CLAYTON WTP
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 72 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station CLINTON 2 NE
Distance 29.4 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 52 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Angier 4,855 $55,130
Buies Creek 2,668 $51,920
Coats 2,628 $50,938
Dunn 9,654 $41,712
Erwin 4,601 $46,006
Four Oaks 1,900 $46,250

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

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Benson High Schools

WEST JOHNSTON HIGH
5935 RALEIGH ROAD
919-934-7333
Serves 1,299 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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