Benson, Minnesota Population 2024

3,414

Benson is a city located in Pope County and Swift County Minnesota. Benson has a 2024 population of 3,414. It is also the county seat of Swift County. Benson is currently declining at a rate of -0.41% annually and its population has decreased by -1.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,470 in 2020.

The average household income in Benson is $74,999 with a poverty rate of 8.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Benson is 41 years, 39 years for males, and 45.5 years for females.

Benson Demographics

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

  • White: 94.61%
  • Two or more races: 4.81%
  • Other race: 0.43%
  • Black or African American: 0.12%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,074.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.61% (-56)
The current population of Benson, Minnesota is 3,414 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,470.

Benson, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,26794.61%
Two or more races1664.81%
Other race150.43%
Black or African American40.12%
Native American10.03%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Benson Population by Race

Benson Population Pyramid 2024

Benson Median Age

41

Total

39

Male

45.5

Female

Benson Adults

There are 2,649 adults, (796 of whom are seniors) in Benson.

Benson Age Dependency

86.3

Age Dependency Ratio

43

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Benson Sex Ratio

Female1,73950.36%
Male1,71449.64%

Benson Population by Age

Benson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4862.2463.336.7
Married6162.8878.421.6
Non Family5021.144.255.8
Female2002.9443.556.5
Male1682.4688.711.3

2.76

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

63.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Benson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade702.98%
9th to 12th Grade572.42%
High School Graduate63727.08%
Some College54923.34%
Associates Degree34314.58%
Bachelors Degree61326.06%
Graduate Degree833.53%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,2722,166685
Hispanic50301
2+ Races372910
Other Race15150
Black110
Native American100

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.15%.

Benson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$41,547$51,311$34,835
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$22,273$38,750$16,429
Some College$37,813$40,536$37,679
Bachelors Degree$51,540$65,417$45,977
Graduate Degree$79,375$70,455$0

$41,547

Average Earnings

$51,311

Average Male

$34,835

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

98.65% of Benson residents speak only English, while 1.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.35% of the population.

Benson Language

Benson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,0312137.03%
Hispanic1785832.58%
Multiple1662112.65%

8.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.58%

Male Poverty Rate

5.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benson is Hispanic, with 32.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benson is White, with 7.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.19%.

Benson Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
High School12.35%
Less Than 9th Grade10.08%
Some College9.19%
Bachelors or Greater2.88%

Benson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed70.73%
Female Employed3.42%
Male Employed1.11%
Female Unemployed0%

Benson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$50,435$74,999
Families$56,364$87,934
Married Families$102,188$-999,999,999
Non Families$21,860$45,132

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Benson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

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 Over 65, 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

166

Number of Veterans

143

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam94
Korea15
World War II12
Second Gulf War11
First Gulf War0

Benson Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7482
75+49
55 to 6420
35 to 5415
18 to 340

Benson Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1666.59%
Hispanic1213.79%

Benson Veterans by Race

Benson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

2.5%

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

81.38%

Born in Benson

99.36%

Native Born

0.64%

Foreign Born

0.64%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.36% of Benson residents were born in the United States, with 81.38% having been born in Minnesota. 0.64% 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
20293,344-14-0.42%
20283,358-14-0.42%
20273,372-14-0.41%
20263,386-14-0.41%
20253,400-14-0.41%
20243,414-14-0.41%
20233,428-14-0.41%
20223,442-15-0.43%
20213,457-13-0.37%
20203,47042613.99%
20193,044-11-0.36%
20183,055-35-1.13%
20173,090-19-0.61%
20163,109270.88%
20153,082-39-1.25%
20143,121-28-0.89%
20133,149-29-0.91%
20123,178-24-0.75%
20113,202-29-0.9%
20103,231-145-4.3%
20003,3761414.36%
19903,235-421-11.52%
19803,6561724.94%
19703,484-194-5.27%
19603,6782808.24%
19503,39866924.51%
19402,72900%
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Benson Population by Year