Benson, Pennsylvania Population 2024

180

Benson is a city located in Somerset County Pennsylvania. Benson has a 2024 population of 180. Benson is currently declining at a rate of -0.55% annually and its population has decreased by -3.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 186 in 2020.

The average household income in Benson is $66,814 with a poverty rate of 5.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Benson is 52.9 years, 47.1 years for males, and 57.1 years for females.

Benson Demographics

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

  • White: 94.96%
  • Two or more races: 5.04%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
509.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.23% (-6)
The current population of Benson, Pennsylvania is 180 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 186.

Benson, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13294.96%
Two or more races75.04%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Benson Population by Race

Benson Population Pyramid 2024

Benson Median Age

52.9

Total

47.1

Male

57.1

Female

Benson Adults

There are 114 adults, (24 of whom are seniors) in Benson.

Benson Age Dependency

54.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Benson Sex Ratio

Female5035.97%
Male8964.03%

Benson Population by Age

Benson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All582.491.48.6
Married362.8194.45.6
Non Family1301000
Male92.7866.733.3
Female0000

2.8

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

91.4%

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 Grade10.92%
9th to 12th Grade109.17%
High School Graduate6660.55%
Some College1412.84%
Associates Degree1110.09%
Bachelors Degree76.42%
Graduate Degree00%

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
White102967
2+ Races720

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.12%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 6.86%.

Benson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$45,833$53,750$34,250
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$49,063$63,000$35,313
Some College$40,500$41,750$0
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$45,833

Average Earnings

$53,750

Average Male

$34,250

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

100% of Benson residents speak only English, while 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

Benson Language

Benson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13275.3%

5.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.25%

Male Poverty Rate

10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benson is White, with 5.3% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benson is White, with 5.3% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 5%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 3.64%.

Benson Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Some College8%
High School1.52%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Benson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed5.56%
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$51,875$66,814
Families$70,625$72,544
Married Families-$-999,999,999
Non Families$49,063$46,977

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Benson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

59.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

80.4%

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

12

Number of Veterans

12

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War1
First Gulf War1
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Benson Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 546
75+4
55 to 642
18 to 340
65 to 740

Benson Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1211.21%

Benson Veterans by Race

Benson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

16.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.5%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

0%

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

92.81%

Born in Benson

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Benson residents were born in the United States, with 92.81% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Benson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029172-2-1.15%
2028174-1-0.57%
2027175-2-1.13%
2026177-1-0.56%
2025178-2-1.11%
2024180-1-0.55%
2023181-2-1.09%
2022183-2-1.08%
2021185-1-0.54%
202018600%
2019186-1-0.53%
2018187-1-0.53%
2017188-2-1.05%
2016190-2-1.04%
2015192-2-1.03%
2014194-2-1.02%
2013196-2-1.01%
2012198-1-0.5%
2011199-2-1%
201020100%

Benson Population by Year