Benson, Arizona Population 2024

5,340

Benson is a city located in Cochise County Arizona. Benson has a 2024 population of 5,340. Benson is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually and its population has decreased by -0.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,350 in 2020.

The average household income in Benson is $63,496 with a poverty rate of 10.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Benson is 50.1 years, 50.2 years for males, and 50 years for females.

Benson Demographics

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

  • White: 84.04%
  • Two or more races: 10.7%
  • Other race: 3.29%
  • Asian: 0.94%
  • Native American: 0.85%
  • Black or African American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Arizona
Land Area (mi²)
41.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
128.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.19% (-10)
The current population of Benson, Arizona is 5,340 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,350.

Benson, Arizona Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,46984.04%
Two or more races56910.7%
Other race1753.29%
Asian500.94%
Native American450.85%
Black or African American100.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Benson Population by Race

Benson Population Pyramid 2024

Benson Median Age

50.1

Total

50.2

Male

50

Female

Benson Adults

There are 4,343 adults, (1,608 of whom are seniors) in Benson.

Benson Age Dependency

94.4

Age Dependency Ratio

58.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Benson Sex Ratio

Female2,66150.04%
Male2,65749.96%

Benson Population by Age

Benson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,3232.2865.334.7
Married9502.8788.411.6
Non Family9481.2957.742.3
Female4113.1628.571.5
Male142.711000
showing: 5 rows

2.87

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

65.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Benson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Benson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62%.

Benson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,393

Average Earnings

$44,167

Average Male

$26,925

Average Female

Benson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Benson Language

90.66% of Benson residents speak only English, while 9.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.21% of the population.

Benson Language

Benson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,7372657.09%
Hispanic1,15920217.43%
Multiple56911720.56%
Other1753922.29%
Asian501938%
Native451124.44%
Black1010100%
showing: 7 rows

10.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.36%

Male Poverty Rate

6.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benson is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benson is White, with 7.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.17%.

Benson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School17.29%
Some College16.31%
Less Than 9th Grade11.88%
Bachelors or Greater
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Benson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed83.72%
Male Unemployed63.97%
Male Employed5.94%
Female Employed1.98%
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Benson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Benson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Benson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Benson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Benson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Benson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

587

Number of Veterans

569

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

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Benson Veterans by War

count

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Benson Veterans by Age

count

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Benson Veterans by Race

Benson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.6%

Labor Force Participation

47.6%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Benson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Benson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Benson 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

37.93%

Born in Benson

95.99%

Native Born

4.01%

Foreign Born

1.64%

Non Citizen

2.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.99% of Benson residents were born in the United States, with 37.93% having been born in Arizona. 1.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Benson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,310-6-0.11%
20285,316-6-0.11%
20275,322-6-0.11%
20265,328-6-0.11%
20255,334-6-0.11%
20245,340-6-0.11%
20235,346-6-0.11%
20225,352-6-0.11%
20215,35880.15%
20205,3504659.52%
20194,885280.58%
20184,857190.39%
20174,838-27-0.55%
20164,865-45-0.92%
20154,910-41-0.83%
20144,951-88-1.75%
20135,039-91-1.77%
20125,130-53-1.02%
20115,183611.19%
20105,1224118.72%
20004,71188723.2%
19903,824-366-8.74%
19804,1901,35147.59%
19702,839
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Benson Population by Year