Benson, Minnesota Population 2021

3,001
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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.

Benson Demographics

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

  • White: 92.79%
  • Black or African American: 5.43%
  • Two or more races: 0.75%
  • Asian: 0.62%
  • Other race: 0.39%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Benson, Minnesota is 3,001 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,064.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,240.

Benson, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,85692.79%
Black or African American1675.43%
Two or More Races230.75%
Asian190.62%
Some Other Race120.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native10.03%
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Benson Population by Race

Benson Population Pyramid $2021

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Benson Median Age

44.3


Total

39.4


Male

45.8


Female

Benson Adults

There are 2,334 adults, (716 of whom are seniors) in Benson.

Benson Age Dependency

90.2

Age Dependency Ratio

44.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46

Child Dependency Ratio

Benson Sex Ratio

Female

1,633

53.05%

Male

1,445

46.95%

Benson Population by Age

Benson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Benson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.8%24.2%
Male73.8%26.2%
All54.9%45.1%
Female43.1%56.9%
Non Family39.2%60.8%

54.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,4692.0354.9
Non Family6281.139.2
Married5672.7475.8
Female2322.843.1
Male422.2173.8

2.69

Average Family Size

2.03

Average Household Size

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Benson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade642.91%
9th to 12th Grade1225.55%
High School Graduate60827.64%
Some College48822.18%
Associates Degree45720.77%
Bachelors Degree37817.18%
Graduate Degree833.77%
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Benson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benson Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,0241,897461
Black10353
Hispanic5737
2+ Races1515
Asian1313
Other Race1212

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.78%.

Benson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,674$50,568$26,348
Less Than 9th Grade$$30,500$
High School Graduate$28,367$35,547$15,744
Some College$32,404$52,692$30,044
Bachelors Degree$55,766$101,406$39,000
Graduate Degree$72,500$72,500$

$33,674

Average Earnings

$50,568

Average Male

$26,348

Average Female

Benson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benson Language by Age

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Benson Language

97.05% of Benson residents speak only English, while 2.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.19% of the population.

Benson Language

Benson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,71032411.96%
Black16310161.96%
Hispanic1018079.21%
Multiple231565.22%

16.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.02%

Male Poverty Rate

21.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benson is Hispanic, with 79.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benson is White, with 11.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.68%.

Benson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.25%
Some College13.53%
High School11.79%
Bachelors or Greater1.74%

Benson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed13.82%
Male Employed6.63%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Benson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,063$60,790
Families$60,625$79,107
Married Families$85,694-
Non Families$22,500$33,712
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Income by Household Type

Benson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.9%

Male Marriage Rate

39.8%

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 35-44, 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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179

Number of Veterans

144

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam85
Korea31
World War II19
Second Gulf War19
First Gulf War7

Benson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7485
75+59
35 to 5413
18 to 3413
55 to 649

Benson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1798.18%
Hispanic913.85%

Benson Veterans by Race

Benson Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benson Veterans by Education

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62.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

1.1%

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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80.90%

Born in Benson

98.96%

Native Born

1.04%

Foreign Born

0.84%

Non Citizen

0.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.96% of Benson residents were born in the United States, with 80.90% having been born in Minnesota. 0.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Benson Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,001-21-0.69%
20203,022-21-0.69%
20193,043-21-0.69%
20183,064-26-0.84%
20173,090-19-0.61%
20163,109220.71%
20153,087-39-1.25%
20143,126-28-0.89%
20133,154-29-0.91%
20123,183-24-0.75%
20113,207-29-0.90%
20103,236-140-0.42%
20003,3761410.43%
19903,235-421-1.22%
19803,6561720.48%
19703,484-194-0.54%
19603,6782800.79%
19503,3986692.22%
19402,7290.00%

Benson Population by Year