Benson, Arizona Population 2020

4,823
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Benson is a city located in Arizona. With a 2020 population of 4,823, it is the 62nd largest city in Arizona and the 4855th largest city in the United States. Benson is currently declining at a rate of -0.52% annually and its population has decreased by -5.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,105 in 2010. Benson reached it's highest population of 5,186 in 2011. Spanning over 42 miles, Benson has a population density of 116 people per square mile.

The average household income in Benson is $44,865 with a poverty rate of 24.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $717 per month, and the median house value is $89,400. The median age in Benson is 50.6 years, 50.3 years for males, and 52.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 85.4 males.

Benson Demographics

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

  • White: 92.61%
  • Native American: 1.88%
  • Two or more races: 1.80%
  • Other race: 1.74%
  • Black or African American: 1.13%
  • Asian: 0.84%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Benson, Arizona is 4,823, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,873.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,105.

Benson, Arizona Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,52392.61%
American Indian and Alaska Native921.88%
Two or More Races881.80%
Some Other Race851.74%
Black or African American551.13%
Asian410.84%
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Benson Population Pyramid 2020

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Benson Median Age

50.6


Total

50.3


Male

52.9


Female

Benson Adults

There are 3,931 adults, (1,549 of whom are seniors) in Benson.

Benson Age Dependency

105

Age Dependency Ratio

65

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Benson Sex Ratio

Female

2,634

53.93%

Male

2,250

46.07%

Benson Households and Families

Benson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Benson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.5%11.5%
All66.7%33.3%
Non Family65.9%34.1%
Male51.7%48.3%
Female25.6%74.4%

66.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2362.1566.7
Non Family9361.1865.9
Married8242.7388.5
Female3873.0925.6
Male892.8951.7

2.73

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

8.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Benson Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1534.10%
9th to 12th Grade3098.29%
High School Graduate1,12930.28%
Some College1,08028.97%
Associates Degree3569.55%
Bachelors Degree43511.67%
Graduate Degree2667.14%
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Benson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,8182,477571
Hispanic75563449
Native American7171
Other Race7070
Multiple Races555551
Black4343
Asian303030

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,888$28,856$17,568
Less Than High School$28,021$28,125$
High School Grad$16,471$13,938$
Some College$17,460$54,297$16,736
Bachelors Degree$$74,391$
Graduate Degree$86,050$$85,900

$21,888

Average Earnings

$28,856

Average Male

$17,568

Average Female

Benson Language

Benson Language by Age

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Benson Language

84.41% of Benson residents speak only English, while 15.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.43% of the population.

Benson Poverty

Benson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,55284323.73%
Hispanic1,07229127.15%
Native922223.91%
Asian411126.83%
Black55610.91%

24.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.11%

Male Poverty Rate

26.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benson is Hispanic, with 27.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benson is Black, with 10.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.33%.

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Name Poverty
High School22.18%
Less Than High School22.17%
Some College20.60%
Bachelors or Greater9.99%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed83.33%
Male Unemployed65.69%
Female Employed23.45%
Male Employed4.89%

Benson Income

Benson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$31,132$44,865
Families$48,045$53,886
Married Families$54,521-
Non Families$20,921$30,822
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Benson Marital Status

Benson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

37.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Benson Married by Age and Sex

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Benson 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 Over 65.

Benson Marital Status by Race

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Benson Veterans

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641

Number of Veterans

542

Male Veterans

99

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam255
First Gulf War131
Korea118
Second Gulf War77
World War II19
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Age Group Veterans
75+286
65 to 74160
55 to 64115
35 to 5470
18 to 3410
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Name Veterans % of Total
White61516.79%
Hispanic11813.85%
Other1622.86%
Indian1014.08%

Benson Veterans by Education

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6.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benson Employment Status

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38.9%

Labor Force Participation

35.4%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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34.17%

Born in Arizona

97.73%

Native Born

2.27%

Foreign Born

0.80%

Non Citizen

1.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.73% of Benson residents were born in the United States, with 34.17% having been born in Arizona. 0.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,823-25-0.52%
20194,848-25-0.51%
20184,873310.64%
20174,842-25-0.51%
20164,867-37-0.75%
20154,904-48-0.97%
20144,952-88-1.75%
20135,040-93-1.81%
20125,133-53-1.02%
20115,186601.17%
20105,1264150.85%
20004,7118872.11%
19903,824-366-0.91%
19804,1901,3513.97%
19702,8390.00%