Benjamin, Utah

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Population in 2010: 1,145. Population change since 2000: +11.3%
Males: 587  (51.3%)
Females: 558  (48.7%)
Median resident age:  33.6 years
Utah median age:  30.7 years

Zip codes: 84651, 84660.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $73,040 (it was $46,458 in 2000)
Benjamin:

$73,040
UT:

$65,977

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,587 (it was $18,569 in 2000)

Benjamin CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $387,202 (it was $171,100 in 2000)
Benjamin:

$387,202
UT:

$250,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $351,189; Detached houses: $344,076

Median gross rent in 2016: $878.

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  • Races in Benjamin, UT (2010)

    Benjamin races chart
    • 1,10796.7%White alone
    • 232.0%Hispanic
    • 80.7%Two or more races
    • 40.3%Asian alone
    • 20.2%Black alone
    • 10.09%American Indian alone

Races in Benjamin detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Benjamin: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (35.8%), American (11.5%), German (8.3%), Norwegian (6.6%), Danish (6.3%), Swiss (2.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4529 feet

Land area: 12.3 square miles.

Population density: 93 people per square mile   (very low).

Benjamin,UT real estate house value index trend

Benjamin, Utah map

For population 25 years and over in Benjamin:

  • High school or higher: 95.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benjamin CDP:

  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 71.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 0.7%

42 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.6% North America, 0.6% Latin America).

This place:

2.5%
Utah:

8.3%



According to our research of Utah and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Benjamin, Utah as of December 10, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Benjamin to the number of sex offenders is 1,714 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,449 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,476 (0.4%)

Benjamin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Provo, UT (11.1 miles , pop. 105,166).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (329.9 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (454.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Lake Shore, UT (1.6 miles ), Palmyra, UT (1.8 miles ), Payson, UT (1.9 miles ), West Mountain, UT (1.9 miles ), Salem, UT (2.0 miles ), Spanish Fork, UT (2.1 miles ), Elk Ridge, UT (2.4 miles ), Spring Lake, UT (2.5 miles ).

Latitude: 40.09 N, Longitude: 111.72 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 801

Benjamin household income distribution Benjamin home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Utah:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Other services, except public administration (19%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Other services, except public administration (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in Benjamin: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Benjamin, Utah

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Benjamin-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Utah state average. It is 273% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 314.2 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 306.0 miles away from Benjamin center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 295.6 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 138.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 357.5 miles away from Benjamin center
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 339.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Utah County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fires: 2, Landslides: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benjamin topographic map

Birthplace of: Franklin S. Harris - Educator.

Hospitals and medical centers near Benjamin:

  • MEDSHARES CENTRAL UTAH (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; PAYSON, UT)
  • PARKWAY HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; PAYSON, UT)
  • ABSOLUTE COMPASSION HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; PAYSON, UT)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; PAYSON, UT)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW HOSPITAL CONTINUING CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; PAYSON, UT)
  • PAYSON REGIONAL DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; PAYSON, UT)
  • MAPLE CREEK HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; SPANISH FORK, UT)

Amtrak station near Benjamin:

  • 10 miles: PROVO (600 SOUTH & 3OO WEST) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benjamin:

  • Brigham Young University-Provo (about 12 miles; Provo, UT; Full-time enrollment: 33,525)
  • Utah Valley University (about 13 miles; Orem, UT; FT enrollment: 24,403)
  • Stevens-Henager College-Murray (about 41 miles; Murray, UT; FT enrollment: 6,395)
  • Western Governors University (about 42 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 31,481)
  • Salt Lake Community College (about 42 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 20,797)
  • Westminster College (about 45 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • University of Utah (about 47 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 28,454)

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Notable location: Benjamin Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Benjamin: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Benjamin Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Utah County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 94.6. This is worse than average.

City:

94.6
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.451. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.451
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 17.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.4
U.S.:

6.4

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 26.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.2
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 2.8%
(3.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.3 people
Utah:  3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  88.2%
Whole state:  75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  1.7%
Whole state:  4.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
Utah average:

10.5

Benjamin travel time to work - commute Benjamin mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Benjamin CDP (based on Utah County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other459,8471,303
Catholic6,7924
Evangelical Protestant2,54026
Mainline Protestant4236
Black Protestant2111
None46,751-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 43
Utah County:

0.84 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Utah County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 90
Utah County:

1.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 146
Here:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.4%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Utah County:

24.5%
Utah:

23.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

53.0%
Utah:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Benjamin:

50.7%
Utah:

45.5%

Average BMI:
Benjamin:

27.1
State:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.1%
Utah:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.3%
Utah:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
Utah:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

29.8%
Utah:

31.6%

General health condition:
Here:

59.5%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Benjamin:

79.2%
Utah:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Benjamin, UT Residents

6.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,758 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
Utah average:

6.32%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($184 average AGI)
Utah County:

0.03%
Utah average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Salt Lake County, UT  1.68% ($40,074 average AGI)
from Davis County, UT  0.25% ($32,022)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.21% ($38,508)


7.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,124 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.14%
Utah average:

6.46%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($168 average AGI)
Utah County:

0.06%
Utah average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Salt Lake County, UT  1.98% ($35,270 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.25% ($31,599)
to Davis County, UT  0.23% ($36,659)

Strongest AM radio stations in Benjamin:

  • KOVO (960 AM; 5 kW; PROVO, UT; Owner: MILLCREEK BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KHQN (1480 AM; 1 kW; SPANISH FORK, UT; Owner: SACE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KTKK (630 AM; 10 kW; SANDY, UT; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEYY (1450 AM; 1 kW; PROVO, UT; Owner: BIBLICAL MINISTRIES WORLDWIDE)
  • KKDS (1060 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH SALT LAKE, UT; Owner: HOLIDAY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBEE (860 AM; 10 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLLB (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WEST JORDAN, UT; Owner: UNITED SECURITY FINANCIAL, INC.)
  • KSRR (1400 AM; 1 kW; PROVO, UT; Owner: ROBERT MOREY)
  • KWDZ (910 AM; 5 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KMTI (650 AM; 10 kW; MANTI, UT; Owner: SANPETE COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benjamin:

  • KTCE (92.3 FM; PAYSON, UT; Owner: MOENKOPI COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K264AC (100.7 FM; RURAL UTAH COUNTY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • K208BZ (89.5 FM; SPANISH FORK, UT; Owner: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY)
  • KQMB (102.7 FM; MIDVALE, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • KXRK (96.3 FM; PROVO, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • KENZ (107.5 FM; OREM, UT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZHT (94.9 FM; PROVO, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K217CL (91.3 FM; PROVO, UT; Owner: STOCKTON CHRISTIAN LIFE COLLEGE, INC)
  • KMXU (105.1 FM; MANTI, UT; Owner: MILLCREEK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KSOP-FM (104.3 FM; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: KSOP, INC.)
  • K272DP (102.3 FM; TOOELE, UT; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KRCL (90.9 FM; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: LISTENERS COMMUNITY RADIO OF UTAH)
  • KBZN (97.9 FM; OGDEN, UT; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOSY-FM (106.5 FM; SPANISH FORK, UT; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRSP-FM (103.5 FM; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • KBER (101.1 FM; OGDEN, UT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KISN-FM (97.1 FM; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKAT (101.9 FM; OGDEN, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSFI (100.3 FM; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • KUBL-FM (93.3 FM; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Benjamin:

  • KUPX (Channel 16; PROVO, UT; Owner: PAXSON SALT LAKE CITY LICENSE, INC.)
  • KUTV (Channel 2; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: KUTV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K34DW (Channel 34; PROVO, UT; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KCBU (Channel 32; PROVO, UT; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST, GARY M. COCOLA TRUSTEE)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 32m105ftTotal length
  • 72,760Total average daily traffic
  • 11,720Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 5 Miles West Of Benjamin, Atop West Mountain (Lat: 40.089389 Lon: -111.822167), Type: Mast, Structure height: 31.1 m, Overall height: 32.3 m, Call Sign: KNKA728, Licensee ID: L00129894
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 02/05/2008, Expiration Date: 01/22/2018, Certifier: Erik YoungRegistrant: Verizon Wireless (Vaw) LLC

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • West Mountain, Lat: 40.089139 Lon: -111.821833, Type: Pipe, Structure height: 2.4 m, Overall height: 6.4 m, Call Sign: WQLY676
    Assigned Frequencies: 3661.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/28/2010, Expiration Date: 05/28/2020, Certifier: Omni H FluxRegistrant: Jc Mickelson Inc., 656 N Main #7, Nephi, UT 84648, Phone: (435) 623-7010, Email:
  • PROWESTMTN, 5 Mi W Of Benjamin (Lat: 40.089389 Lon: -111.822139), Type: Mast, Structure height: 35.7 m, Call Sign: WLV754, Licensee ID: L00129894
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHzGrant Date: 07/07/2010, Expiration Date: 08/01/2020, Certifier: Brian D KidneyRegistrant: Verizon Wireless (Vaw) LLC

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Benjamin)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$170,2485$190,57036$218,0361$96,1001$197,3901$67,390
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$329,4705$254,6340$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$200,72011$314,7230$02$101,0901$194,270
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$99,2200$05$189,6960$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$401,4400$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0105.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$212,160
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0105.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (50%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Other fuel (8%)
  • No fuel used (8%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)

Benjamin compared to Utah state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 3 other airmen in this city.
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