Benson, North Carolina Population 2020

3,968

Benson is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 3,968, it is the 176th largest city in North Carolina and the 5428th largest city in the United States. Benson is currently growing at a rate of 1.74% annually and its population has increased by 19.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,311 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Benson has a population density of 1,416 people per square mile.

The average household income in Benson is $60,026 with a poverty rate of 22.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $722 per month, and the median house value is $123,100. The median age in Benson is 46.2 years, 34.8 years for males, and 48.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 67.9 males.

Benson Demographics

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

  • White: 77.46%
  • Black or African American: 17.53%
  • Native American: 2.60%
  • Other race: 1.70%
  • Asian: 0.55%
  • Two or more races: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Benson, North Carolina is 3,968, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,832.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,311.

Benson, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,82877.46%
Black or African American64017.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native952.60%
Some Other Race621.70%
Asian200.55%
Two or More Races60.16%

Benson Population Pyramid 2020

Benson Median Age

46.2


Total

34.8


Male

48.6


Female

Benson Adults

There are 2,892 adults, (655 of whom are seniors) in Benson.

Benson Age Dependency

63.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Benson Sex Ratio

Female

2,174

59.55%

Male

1,477

40.45%

Benson Households and Families

Benson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Benson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male73.5%26.5%
Married66.1%33.9%
All55%45%
Female43.9%56.1%
Non Family39.8%60.2%

55.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,4082.5155
Married7043.266.1
Non Family4721.1739.8
Female1643.4343.9
Male682.5673.5

3.19

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

0%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Benson Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2549.25%
9th to 12th Grade32811.95%
High School Graduate65723.93%
Some College52319.05%
Associates Degree1726.27%
Bachelors Degree51218.65%
Graduate Degree29910.89%

Benson Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,0461,734773
Black44036438
Hispanic23945
Native American95
Asian2020

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 37.78%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,183$20,898$32,821
Less Than High School$21,108$17,347$
High School Grad$22,031$$30,764
Some College$33,237$32,500$33,237
Bachelors Degree$$$41,563
Graduate Degree$$$

$27,183

Average Earnings

$20,898

Average Male

$32,821

Average Female

Benson Language

Benson Language by Age

Benson Language

87.67% of Benson residents speak only English, while 12.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.73% of the population.

Benson Poverty

Benson Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic60431952.81%
White2,29825711.18%
Black62322836.60%

22.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.99%

Male Poverty Rate

25.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benson is Hispanic, with 52.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benson is White, with 11.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.57%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.64%
High School17.17%
Some College3.31%
Bachelors or Greater1.49%
Name Poverty
Male Employed12.97%
Female Employed7.98%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Benson Income

Benson Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,184$60,026
Families$50,793$68,580
Married Families$59,706-
Non Families$25,648$43,063

Benson Marital Status

Benson Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

69.0%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Benson Married by Age and Sex

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 20-34.

Benson Marital Status by Race

Benson Veterans

113

Number of Veterans

113

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam85
Korea22
First Gulf War14
World War II8
Second Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7468
75+31
35 to 5414
55 to 64
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White994.45%
Black142.90%

$Benson Veterans by Education

15.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benson Employment Status

52.5%

Labor Force Participation

46.9%

Employment Rate

10.7%

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

74.23%

Born in North Carolina

93.56%

Native Born

6.44%

Foreign Born

5.89%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.56% of Benson residents were born in the United States, with 74.23% having been born in North Carolina. 5.89% 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
20203,968681.74%
20193,900681.77%
20183,8321123.01%
20173,720681.86%
20163,6521062.99%
20153,546571.63%
20143,489391.13%
20133,450551.62%
20123,395290.86%
20113,366451.36%
20103,3213981.28%
20002,9231130.40%
19902,810180.06%
19802,7920.00%