Benson, Minnesota Population 2020

3,034

Benson is a city located in Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 3,034, it is the 210th largest city in Minnesota and the 6212th largest city in the United States. Benson is currently declining at a rate of -0.59% annually and its population has decreased by -6.36% 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 976 people per square mile.

The average household income in Benson is $59,297 with a poverty rate of 19.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $672 per month, and the median house value is $106,300. The median age in Benson is 43.1 years, 35.9 years for males, and 46.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.3 males.

Benson Demographics

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

  • White: 92.38%
  • Black or African American: 6.25%
  • Asian: 0.84%
  • Other race: 0.45%
  • Native American: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Benson, Minnesota is 3,034, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,070.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,240.

Benson, Minnesota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,85192.38%
Black or African American1936.25%
Asian260.84%
Some Other Race140.45%
American Indian and Alaska Native20.06%

Benson Population Pyramid 2020

Benson Median Age

43.1


Total

35.9


Male

46.6


Female

Benson Adults

There are 2,357 adults, (716 of whom are seniors) in Benson.

Benson Age Dependency

88.1

Age Dependency Ratio

43.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Benson Sex Ratio

Female

1,613

52.27%

Male

1,473

47.73%

Benson Households and Families

Benson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Benson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76%24%
Male65%35%
All54.8%45.2%
Non Family39.7%60.3%
Female36%64%

54.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,4712.0354.8
Non Family6551.0939.7
Married6012.7776
Female1753.0336
Male401.965

2.77

Average Family Size

2.03

Average Household Size

3.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Benson Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade652.96%
9th to 12th Grade1617.32%
High School Graduate65029.56%
Some College53724.42%
Associates Degree37917.24%
Bachelors Degree31814.46%
Graduate Degree894.05%

Benson Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,0331,871392
Black10349
Hispanic744615
Other Race1414
Asian77

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 hispanic people with a rate of 20.27%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,521$41,875$25,217
Less Than High School$$24,511$
High School Grad$28,556$30,441$16,932
Some College$31,396$56,458$26,316
Bachelors Degree$47,500$98,393$
Graduate Degree$88,750$81,250$

$31,521

Average Earnings

$41,875

Average Male

$25,217

Average Female

Benson Language

Benson Language by Age

Benson Language

96.62% of Benson residents speak only English, while 3.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.46% of the population.

Benson Poverty

Benson Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,69938514.26%
Black19013068.42%
Hispanic1136557.52%
Asian191263.16%

19.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.71%

Male Poverty Rate

25.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benson is Black, with 68.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benson is White, with 14.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.23%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.82%
High School13.64%
Some College11.79%
Bachelors or Greater2.47%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed15.84%
Male Employed8.21%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Benson Income

Benson Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,281$59,297
Families$64,130$82,968
Married Families$84,408-
Non Families$22,813$29,745

Benson Marital Status

Benson Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Benson Married by Age and Sex

Benson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Benson Marital Status by Race

Benson Veterans

183

Number of Veterans

144

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam84
Korea27
Second Gulf War22
World War II20
First Gulf War8
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7484
75+61
18 to 3416
35 to 5414
55 to 648
Name Veterans % of Total
White1838.25%
Hispanic1012.99%

$Benson Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benson Employment Status

64.3%

Labor Force Participation

63.5%

Employment Rate

1.2%

Unemployment Rate

Benson Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

81.50%

Born in Minnesota

98.87%

Native Born

1.13%

Foreign Born

0.75%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.87% of Benson residents were born in the United States, with 81.50% having been born in Minnesota. 0.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,034-18-0.59%
20193,052-18-0.59%
20183,070-22-0.71%
20173,092-18-0.58%
20163,110230.75%
20153,087-39-1.25%
20143,126-27-0.86%
20133,153-30-0.94%
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%