Benson County, North Dakota Population 2021

Benson County, North Dakota's estimated population is 6,580 with a growth rate of -1.88% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Benson County, North Dakota is the 20th largest county inNorth Dakota. The 2010 Population was 6,677 and has seen a growth of -1.45% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,580-126-1.88%
20206,706-126-1.84%
20196,832-126-1.81%
20186,958420.61%
20176,916761.11%
20166,840200.29%
20156,820-65-0.94%
20146,885-14-0.20%
20136,8991281.89%
20126,771831.24%
20116,688110.16%
20106,677-521-7.24%
19907,198-746-9.39%
19807,944-301-3.65%
19708,245-1,190-12.61%
19609,435-1,240-11.62%
195010,675-1,954-15.47%
194012,629-698-5.24%
193013,3272321.77%
192013,0954143.26%
191012,6814,36152.42%
19008,3205,860238.21%
18902,4600.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.88% (-126)
County Website
Founded
June 4, 1884
County Seat
2010 Population
6,677
Growth Since 2010
-1.45% (-97)
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Benson County, North Dakota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
American Indian and Alaska Native3,80155.30%
White2,79340.64%
Two or More Races2543.70%
Some Other Race140.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.06%
Asian40.06%
Black or African American30.04%
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Benson County, North Dakota Population by Race

Benson County, North Dakota Population Pyramid $2021

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Benson County, North Dakota Median Age

30.5


Total

29.9


Male

30.9


Female

Benson County, North Dakota Adults

There are 4,485 adults, (914 of whom are seniors) in Benson County, North Dakota.

Benson County, North Dakota Age Dependency

92.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

66.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Benson County, North Dakota Sex Ratio

Female

3,351

48.76%

Male

3,522

51.24%

Benson County, North Dakota Population by Age

Benson County, North Dakota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Benson County, North Dakota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male41.4%58.6%
Female55.1%44.9%
Non Family59.2%40.8%
All67%33%
Married83.7%16.3%

67.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Benson County, North Dakota Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2483.0567
Married9463.3583.7
Non Family6451.1959.2
Female4374.555.1
Male2204.3541.4

3.64

Average Family Size

3.05

Average Household Size

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Benson County, North Dakota Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1453.71%
9th to 12th Grade3919.99%
High School Graduate1,15329.47%
Some College92723.70%
Associates Degree66416.97%
Bachelors Degree48712.45%
Graduate Degree1453.71%
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Benson County, North Dakota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benson County, North Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,1361,981528
Native American1,6451,26799
2+ Races1041044
Hispanic2927
Other Race99
Islander44
Asian44
Black321

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 black people with a rate of 33.33%.

Benson County, North Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,674$39,637$32,104
Less Than 9th Grade$18,750$16,786$25,833
High School Graduate$26,930$26,532$27,264
Some College$37,197$47,083$31,250
Bachelors Degree$43,393$53,438$42,063
Graduate Degree$57,083$57,083$57,083

$34,674

Average Earnings

$39,637

Average Male

$32,104

Average Female

Benson County, North Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benson County, North Dakota Language by Age

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Benson County, North Dakota Language

92.55% of Benson County, North Dakota residents speak only English, while 7.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 6.49% of the population.

Benson County, North Dakota Language

Benson County, North Dakota Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native3,7581,87349.84%
White2,7762478.90%
Multiple2525220.63%
Hispanic632336.51%

31.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.83%

Male Poverty Rate

34.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benson County, North Dakota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benson County, North Dakota is Native, with 49.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benson County, North Dakota is White, with 8.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.50%.

Benson County, North Dakota Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.47%
High School24.41%
Some College20.15%
Bachelors or Greater2.37%

Benson County, North Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed88.33%
Male Unemployed40.86%
Female Employed11.69%
Male Employed9.71%

Benson County, North Dakota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benson County, North Dakota Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,667$65,093
Families$54,962$69,206
Married Families$77,625-
Non Families$30,774$49,264
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Income by Household Type

Benson County, North Dakota Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Benson County, North Dakota Married by Age and Sex

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Benson County, North Dakota 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 55-64.

Benson County, North Dakota Marital Status by Race

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Benson County, North Dakota Marital Status

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352

Number of Veterans

338

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam161
First Gulf War60
Second Gulf War56
Korea42
World War II5

Benson County, North Dakota Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74103
55 to 6486
75+80
35 to 5458
18 to 3425

Benson County, North Dakota Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White23410.05%
Native American1105.52%
Hispanic1230.77%
Other Race777.78%
Black133.33%

Benson County, North Dakota Veterans by Race

Benson County, North Dakota Veterans by Education

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7.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benson County, North Dakota Veterans by Education

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55.2%

Labor Force Participation

52%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Benson County, North Dakota Employment by Age

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Benson County, North Dakota Employment by Race

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Benson County, North Dakota 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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89.98%

Born in Benson County, North Dakota

99.65%

Native Born

0.35%

Foreign Born

0.15%

Non Citizen

0.20%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.65% of Benson County, North Dakota residents were born in the United States, with 89.98% having been born in North Dakota. 0.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Benson County, North Dakota Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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