Bensley, Virginia Population 2024

6,020

Bensley is a city located in Chesterfield County and Richmond city Virginia. Bensley has a 2024 population of 6,020. Bensley is currently declining at a rate of -0.1% annually and its population has decreased by -0.4% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,044 in 2020.

The average household income in Bensley is $60,972 with a poverty rate of 21.91%. The median age in Bensley is 31 years: 30.7 years for males, and 31.1 years for females.

Bensley Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bensley was:

  • White: 40.67%
  • Other race: 29.36%
  • Black or African American: 25.35%
  • Two or more races: 2.49%
  • Native American: 1.14%
  • Asian: 0.99%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,094.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.4% (-24)
The current population of Bensley, Virginia is 6,020 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,044.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,45340.67%
Other race1,77129.36%
Black or African American1,52925.35%
Two or more races1502.49%
Native American691.14%
Asian600.99%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bensley Population by Race

Bensley Population Pyramid 2024

Bensley Median Age

31

Total

30.7

Male

31.1

Female

Bensley Adults

There are 4,587 adults, (577 of whom are seniors) in Bensley.

Bensley Age Dependency

50.4

Age Dependency Ratio

14.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Bensley Sex Ratio

Female3,22453.45%
Male2,80846.55%

Bensley Population by Age

Bensley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,2502.6839.260.8
Non Family7721.452872
Female6873.0930.369.7
Married5643.5171.628.4
Male2273.623.376.7

3.12

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

39.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bensley Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade46311.97%
Associates Degree2466.36%
Bachelors Degree3448.89%
Graduate Degree922.38%
High School Graduate1,35435.01%
Less Than 9th Grade63116.31%
Some College73819.08%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bensley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bensley Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,5091,158151
Hispanic1,435792142
Other Race1,016580156
Black77469694
2+ Races12512219
Asian41193
Native American23230

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 15.35%.

Bensley Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$72,969$62,321$73,778
Graduate Degree$58,929$120,583$0
High School Graduate$29,275$29,798$26,402
Less Than 9th Grade$24,900$34,808$20,652
Overall$30,952$34,183$29,043
Some College$28,415$26,864$32,614

$30,952

Average Earnings

$34,183

Average Male

$29,043

Average Female

Bensley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bensley Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bensley Language

59.77% of Bensley residents speak only English, while 40.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 39.09% of the population.

Bensley Language

Bensley Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,53155521.93%
Black1,52943328.32%
Other1,71742024.46%
White1,77932218.1%
Native696391.3%

21.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.43%

Male Poverty Rate

24.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bensley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bensley is Native, with 91.3% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bensley is White, with 18.1% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.15%.

Bensley Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.48%
Some College20.22%
High School13.52%
Bachelors or Greater0.69%

Bensley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed38.58%
Male Unemployed20.78%
Female Employed15.47%
Male Employed10.41%

Bensley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bensley Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$44,405$65,541
Households$44,026$60,972
Married Families$64,255$-999,999,999
Non Families$41,424$48,000

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bensley Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

27.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.5%

Male Marriage Rate

27.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Bensley Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bensley Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Bensley Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bensley Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

312

Number of Veterans

205

Male Veterans

107

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War158
Vietnam56
First Gulf War16
World War II7
Korea4

Bensley Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
18 to 34139
65 to 7448
55 to 6446
75+46
35 to 5433

Bensley Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Other Race14010.98%
Hispanic1407.89%
White994.77%
Black575.56%
2+ Races1612.6%

Bensley Veterans by Race

Bensley Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

8.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bensley Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67%

Labor Force Participation

61.3%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Bensley Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bensley Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bensley Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

52.55%

Born in Bensley

74.04%

Native Born

25.96%

Foreign Born

22.21%

Non Citizen

3.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

74.04% of Bensley residents were born in the United States, with 52.55% having been born in Virginia. 22.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bensley Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20246,020-6-0.1%
20236,026-6-0.1%
20226,032871.46%
20215,945-99-1.64%
20206,044-48-0.79%
20196,092-235-3.71%
20186,327-36-0.57%
20176,3633325.5%
20166,031-197-3.16%
20156,2283636.19%
20145,8653927.16%
20135,473991.84%
20125,374-500-8.51%
20115,874550.95%
20105,81900%

Bensley Population by Year