Benson is a city located in Swift County Minnesota. It is also the county seat of Swift County. With a 2020 population of 3,001, it is the 211th largest city in Minnesota and the 6265th largest city in the United States . Benson is currently declining at a rate of -0.69% annually and its population has decreased by -7.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,240 in 2010. Benson reached it's highest population of 3,678 in 1960. Spanning over 3 miles, Benson has a population density of 966 people per square mile.
The average household income in Benson is $60,790 with a poverty rate of 16.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $693 per month, and the median house value is $106,000. The median age in Benson is 44.3 years, 39.4 years for males, and 45.8 years for females.