Benson County, North Dakota Population 2024

5,754

Benson County, North Dakota's estimated 2024 population is 5,754 with a growth rate of -0.14% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Benson County, North Dakota is the 21st largest county in North Dakota. The 2010 population was 6,677 and has seen a growth of -13.82% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,714-8-0.14%
20285,722-8-0.14%
20275,730-8-0.14%
20265,738-8-0.14%
20255,746-8-0.14%
20245,754-8-0.14%
20235,762-8-0.14%
20225,770-8-0.14%
20215,778-153-2.58%
20205,931-906-13.25%
20196,837-97-1.4%
20186,934140.2%
20176,920721.05%
20166,848260.38%
20156,822-65-0.94%
20146,887-13-0.19%
20136,9001291.91%
20126,771831.24%
20116,688110.16%
20106,677
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%
18902,460-3,254-56.95%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.14% (-8)
County Website
Benson County
County Seat
2010 Population
6,677
Area
1389 mi²
Density
4 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-13.82% (-923)
Founded
June 4, 1884

Benson County, North Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American3,26854.83%
White2,39140.12%
Two or more races2273.81%
Asian350.59%
Black or African American150.25%
Other race150.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander90.15%
showing: 7 rows

Native American

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Benson County, North Dakota Population by Race

Benson County, North Dakota Population Pyramid 2024

Benson County, North Dakota Median Age

31

Total

29.9

Male

31.5

Female

Benson County, North Dakota Adults

There are 3,871 adults, (837 of whom are seniors) in Benson County, North Dakota.

Benson County, North Dakota Age Dependency

96.4

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

68.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Benson County, North Dakota Sex Ratio

Female2,88048.32%
Male3,08051.68%

Benson County, North Dakota Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,8693.1871.728.3
Married8043.4583.516.5
Non Family5531.269.630.4
Female3734.9658.441.6
Male1394.6748.251.8
showing: 5 rows

3.89

Average Family Size

3.18

Average Household Size

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Benson County, North Dakota Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Benson County, North Dakota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Benson County, North Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Benson County, North Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,421

Average Earnings

$52,608

Average Male

$41,181

Average Female

Benson County, North Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Benson County, North Dakota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Benson County, North Dakota Language

90.68% of Benson County, North Dakota residents speak only English, while 9.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 6.96% of the population.

Benson County, North Dakota Language

Benson County, North Dakota Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native3,2551,26438.83%
White2,36928311.95%
Multiple2274318.94%
Asian351337.14%
Black131184.62%
Hispanic8178.64%
showing: 6 rows

27.2%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.57%

Male Poverty Rate

28.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Benson County, North Dakota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Benson County, North Dakota is Black, with 84.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Benson County, North Dakota is Hispanic, with 8.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.55%.

Benson County, North Dakota Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.2%
High School30.11%
Some College16.61%
Bachelors or Greater3.74%
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Benson County, North Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed76.92%
Male Unemployed23.53%
Male Employed9.85%
Female Employed6.17%
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Benson County, North Dakota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Benson County, North Dakota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Benson County, North Dakota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.3%

Male Marriage Rate

41.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Benson County, North Dakota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Benson County, North Dakota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

313

Number of Veterans

298

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

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Benson County, North Dakota Veterans by War

count

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Benson County, North Dakota Veterans by Age

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Benson County, North Dakota Veterans by Race

Benson County, North Dakota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.6%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Benson County, North Dakota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.4%

Labor Force Participation

50.2%

Employment Rate

2.2%

Unemployment Rate

Benson County, North Dakota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Benson County, North Dakota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Benson County, North Dakota 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

87.89%

Born in Benson County, North Dakota

99.01%

Native Born

0.99%

Foreign Born

0.67%

Non Citizen

0.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.01% of Benson County, North Dakota residents were born in the United States, with 87.89% having been born in North Dakota. 0.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Benson County, North Dakota Place of Birth

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