Benson is a city located in Woodford County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 410, it is the 969th largest city in Illinois and the 20330th largest city in the United States. Benson is currently declining at a rate of -0.24% annually and its population has decreased by -10.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 460 in 2020. Spanning over 0 miles, Benson has a population density of 2,510 people per square mile.
The average household income in Benson is $68,562 with a poverty rate of 11.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $700 per month, and the median house value is $99,000. The median age in Benson is 35 years, 38.1 years for males, and 32.8 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bensonwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.97%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.10%.
97.10% of Benson residents speak only English, while 2.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.23% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Benson is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Benson is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.57%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Benson
99.35% of Benson residents were born in the United States, with 85.87% having been born in Illinois. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.