Benson, Illinois Population 2021

401
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Benson is a city located in Woodford County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 401, it is the 945th largest city in Illinois and the 14268th largest city in the United States . Benson is currently declining at a rate of -0.99% annually and its population has decreased by -5.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 423 in 2010. Benson reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 0 miles, Benson has a population density of 2,455 people per square mile.

The average household income in Benson is $68,562 with a poverty rate of 13.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $692 per month, and the median house value is $101,700. The median age in Benson is 35 years, 38.1 years for males, and 32.8 years for females.

Benson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bensonwas:

  • White: 99.81%
  • Black or African American: 0.19%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Benson, Illinois is 401 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 409.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 423.

Benson, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White53999.81%
Black or African American10.19%
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Benson Population by Race

Benson Population Pyramid $2021

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Benson Median Age

35


Total

38.1


Male

32.8


Female

Benson Adults

There are 410 adults, (82 of whom are seniors) in Benson.

Benson Age Dependency

64.6

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Benson Sex Ratio

Female

285

52.78%

Male

255

47.22%

Benson Population by Age

Benson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Benson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female44%56%
Non Family83.1%16.9%
All83.6%16.4%
Married93.2%6.8%
Male100%0%

83.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2142.5283.6
Married1033.2193.2
Non Family831.2283.1
Female254.0444
Male32.33100

3.3

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Benson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10.30%
9th to 12th Grade216.21%
High School Graduate13038.46%
Some College7321.60%
Associates Degree6318.64%
Bachelors Degree3610.65%
Graduate Degree144.14%
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Benson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benson Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.49%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.79%.

Benson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,964$50,769$27,750
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$36,250$48,542$25,313
Some College$32,250$53,750$28,500
Bachelors Degree$55,625$56,563$53,125
Graduate Degree$$$

$36,964

Average Earnings

$50,769

Average Male

$27,750

Average Female

Benson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benson Language by Age

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Benson Language

99.41% of Benson residents speak only English, while 0.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.59% of the population.

Benson Language

Benson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5347213.48%
Black11100.00%

13.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.00%

Male Poverty Rate

18.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benson

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 White, with 13.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.54%.

Benson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College13.24%
High School7.69%
Less Than 9th Grade4.55%
Bachelors or Greater2.00%

Benson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed50.00%
Male Employed2.60%
Female Employed2.40%

Benson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$65,242$68,562
Families$76,250$82,124
Married Families$90,288-
Non Families$39,792$43,795
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Income by Household Type

Benson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.4%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Benson Marital Status by Race

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Benson Marital Status

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36

Number of Veterans

32

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War13
First Gulf War9
Vietnam6
Korea3
World War II

Benson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5413
18 to 3411
65 to 746
75+3
55 to 643

Benson Veterans by Age

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Benson Veterans by Race

Benson Veterans by Education

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11.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benson Veterans by Education

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69.8%

Labor Force Participation

65.8%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Benson Employment by Age

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Benson Employment by Race

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Benson Employment by Education

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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88.70%

Born in Benson

99.63%

Native Born

0.37%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.63% of Benson residents were born in the United States, with 88.70% 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.

Benson Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021401-4-0.99%
2020405-4-0.98%
2019409-4-0.97%
2018413-2-0.48%
2017415-6-1.43%
2016421-2-0.47%
2015423-5-1.17%
2014428-2-0.47%
20134300.00%
2012430-2-0.46%
2011432-2-0.46%
20104340.00%

Benson Population by Year