Benson, Arizona

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Population in 2013: 5,005 (79% urban, 21% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.2%
 
Males: 2,563  (51.2%)
Females: 2,442  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  52.5 years
Arizona median age:  33.8 years

Zip codes: 85602, 85627, 85630.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,457 (it was $28,289 in 2000)
Benson:

$30,457
AZ:

$47,826
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,707 (it was $17,315 in 2000)

Benson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $87,126 (it was $52,400 in 2000)
Benson:

$87,126
AZ:

$151,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $112,610; Detached houses: $134,573; Mobile homes: $102,863; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $46,774

Median gross rent in 2012: $653.

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  • White alone - 3,457 (67.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1,405 (27.3%)
  • Two or more races - 153 (3.0%)
  • Black alone - 29 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 24 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 12 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 5 (0.10%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Benson: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (13.4%), German (12.7%), Irish (11.8%), French (4.4%), United States (4.3%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Incorporated in 1924

Elevation: 3583 feet

Land area: 35.7 square miles.

Population density: 140 people per square mile   (very low).

Benson,AZ real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Benson:

  • High school or higher: 82.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 12.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benson city:

  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 44.0%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 15.5%

366 residents are foreign born

This city:  7.1%
Arizona:  13.4%



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Benson, Arizona as of April 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Benson to the number of sex offenders is 424 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $678 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $602 (0.7%)

Benson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tucson, AZ (40.1 miles , pop. 486,699).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (149.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: St. David, AZ (2.5 miles ), Mescal, AZ (2.8 miles ), Pimaco Two, AZ (2.9 miles ), Dragoon, AZ (4.1 miles ), Whetstone, AZ (4.2 miles ), Tombstone, AZ (4.7 miles ), Huachuca City, AZ (4.7 miles ), Vail, AZ (4.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $49,400
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $64,700
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $61,500
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $63,600
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $181,500
  • 2006: 104 buildings, average cost: $192,600
  • 2007: 25 buildings, average cost: $205,600
  • 2008: 64 buildings, average cost: $191,400
  • 2009: 38 buildings, average cost: $92,300
  • 2010: 28 buildings, average cost: $220,900
  • 2011: 16 buildings, average cost: $215,800
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $179,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 31.95 N, Longitude: 110.31 W

Area code: 520

Benson household income distribution Benson home values distribution

Crime rates in Benson by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2012
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000021126
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.039.419.520.440.0115.0
Robberies 131104420
per 100,000 20.559.920.719.90.078.181.440.00.0
Assaults 9431056563
per 100,000 184.779.862.2199.198.5117.1101.8120.157.5
Burglaries 173042355755504825
per 100,000 348.9598.8870.8696.91122.91073.61017.7961.0479.0
Thefts 11712514614515716315798105
per 100,000 2401.02495.03027.22887.33093.03181.73195.61962.02011.9
Auto thefts 2522192826283386
per 100,000 513.0439.1393.9557.5512.2546.6671.7160.2115.0
Arson 300001100
per 100,000 61.60.00.00.00.019.520.40.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 309.0) 201.3207.4228.4250.5289.7303.6308.8222.9223.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Benson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 23 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.68
Arizona average:

1.99

Benson tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.9%
Arizona:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +856 (+22.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (18%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Electricians (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)

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

Average climate in Benson, Arizona

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Earthquake activity:

Benson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arizona state average. It is 278% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 392.4 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 326.1 miles away from Benson center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 322.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 317.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 396.3 miles away from Benson center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 283.6 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 Cochise County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Benson:

  • BENSON HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 450 SOUTH OCOTILLO STREET)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY-QUIBURI MISSION (850 SOUTH HIGHWAY 80)

Airports located in Benson:

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Amtrak station:

BENSON (4TH & SAN PEDRO STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benson:

  • Pima Community College (about 39 miles; Tucson, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 18,794)
  • Pima Medical Institute-Tucson (about 42 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • University of Arizona (about 43 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 36,324)
  • Cochise College (about 55 miles; Douglas, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,597)
  • Eastern Arizona College (about 70 miles; Thatcher, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,810)
  • Central Arizona College (about 105 miles; Coolidge, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,893)
  • Arizona State University-Polytechnic (about 124 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,311)

Public elementary/middle schools in Benson:

Private elementary/middle schools in Benson:

  • GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 16; Location: 1050 S POST RD; Grades: PK - 9)
  • FULL GOSPEL ASSEMBLY SCHOOL (Students: 14; Location: 151 E WALKER ST; Grades: 1 - 10)
See full list of schools located in Benson

Library in Benson:

  • BENSON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $241,677; Location: 300 S. HUACHUCA; 36,389 books; 2,819 audio materials; 2,781 video materials; 39 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 64 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Benson: Post Ranch (A), Whetstone Business Park (B), Cochise Terrace Recreational Vehicle Resort (C), Pato Blanco Recreational Vehicle Resort (D), San Pedro Recreational Vehicle Resort (E), Turquoise Hills Family Golf Center (F), City of Benson Wastewater Treatment Plant (G), Benson Public Library (H), Quiburi Mission Samaritan Center (I), Benson Police Department (J), Benson Fire Department (K), Benson City Hall (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Benson include: Our Lady of Lourdes Church (A), Grace Chapel of Benson (B), Bethlehem Lutheran Church (C), Benson First Baptist Church (D), Benson First Assembly of God (E), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (F), Community Presbyterian Church (G), Church of Christ (H), Benson Heights Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Benson Cemetery (1), Cochise Gardens of Rest Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Jog Tank (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Benson Museum (180 South San Pedro Street) (1), San Pedro Valley Arts & Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 180 South San Pedro Street) (2), Skywatchers Inn (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1294 South Astronomers Road) (3), Benson Town Government (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 300 South Huachuca Street) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Days Inn (621 West Commerce Drive) (1), C G Motel (757 West 4th Street) (2), Best Western Quail Hollow Inn (699 North Ocotillo Street) (3), Motel 6 (637 South Whetstone Commerce D) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Cochise County Government - Justice Of The Peace Court #3 (126 West 5th Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Benson and their reported violations in the past:

BENSON CITY OF (Address: 120 W 6TH ST , Population served: 6,306, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-11-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-06-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 24 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.7%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 27.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 58.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 67.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.3%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.7%
Whole state:  7.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Benson in 2010:

  • 50 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 22 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
64 people in nursing homes in 2000
27 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000

Benson, Arizona environmental map by EPA

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Benson compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.

Banks with branches in Benson (2011 data):

  • National Bank of Arizona: Benson Branch at 625 West 4th Street, branch established on 1946/07/11. Info updated 2008/09/11: Bank assets: $4,485.6 mil, Deposits: $3,731.3 mil, headquarters in Tucson, AZ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 73 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Benson Branch at 149 West 4th Street, branch established on 1962/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Benson, Arizona:

  • Best Western Quail Hollow Inn, 699 N Ocotillo St, Benson, AZ 85602 , Phone: (520) 586-3646
  • Comfort Inn, Benson, 630 S Village Loop, Benson, AZ 85602 , Phone: (520) 586-8800, Fax: (520) 586-1370
  • Motel 6, 637 S Whetstone Commerce Dr, Benson, AZ 85602 , Phone: (520) 586-0066
  • Days Inn Benson, 621 W Commerce Dr, Benson, AZ 85602 , Phone: (520) 586-3000, Fax: (520) 586-7000
  • Benson Super 8 Motel, 855 North Ocotillo Rd, Benson, AZ 85602 , Phone: (520) 586-1530, Fax: (520) 586-1534
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Benson, Arizona

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (50%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Benson city (based on Cochise County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.77%
Here: 40.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents53.8%12.5%10.9%4.6%3.1%
Congregations11.4%12.8%10.7%11.4%6.7%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents1.5%1.3%1.3%1.1%10.0%
Congregations2.7%6.0%1.3%3.4%33.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Cochise County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Cochise County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Cochise County:

4.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 100
Here:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Cochise County:

22.4%
Arizona:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.0%
State:

14.2%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$14,940$44,8202$2,328
Other Government Administration 0$0 20$33,641
Judicial and Legal 2$15,584$93,5042$2,471
Police Protection - Officers 12$60,366$60,3660$0
Police - Other 8$25,417$38,1260$0
Streets and Highways 6$24,539$49,0780$0
Health 2$5,763$34,5780$0
Sewerage 3$10,903$43,6120$0
Parks and Recreation 6$17,718$35,4360$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$11,958$47,8320$0
Water Supply 4$13,113$39,3390$0
Gas Supply 5$21,148$50,7550$0
Local Libraries 4$10,215$30,6453$1,587
Other and Unallocable 7$22,561$38,6762$696
Totals for Government 66$254,225$46,22329$40,723

Benson government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $925,000 ($184.82)
    Regular Highways: $295,000 ($58.94)
    Air Transportation: $247,000 ($49.35)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $1,012,000 ($202.20)
    Police Protection: $990,000 ($197.80)
    Gas Utilities: $635,000 ($126.87)
    Water Utilities: $561,000 ($112.09)
    Sewerage: $511,000 ($102.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $456,000 ($91.11)
    Regular Highways: $451,000 ($90.11)
    Parks & Recreation: $339,000 ($67.73)
    Libraries: $206,000 ($41.16)
    Fire Protection: $164,000 ($32.77)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $67,000 ($13.39)
    Air Transportation: $16,000 ($3.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($2.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Libraries: $20,000 ($4.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,156,000 ($430.77)

Benson government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,264,000 ($252.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $366,000 ($73.13)
    All Other: $10,000 ($2.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($1.40)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $198,000 ($39.56)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $91,000 ($18.18)
    Interest Earnings: $71,000 ($14.19)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $839,000 ($167.63)
    Water Utilities: $433,000 ($86.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $824,000 ($164.64)
    Highways: $353,000 ($70.53)
    All Other: $303,000 ($60.54)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,530,000 ($305.69)
    Property: $289,000 ($57.74)
    NEC: $175,000 ($34.97)
    Other Selective Sales: $72,000 ($14.39)
    Public Utilities: $71,000 ($14.19)

Benson government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $214,000 ($42.76)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $214,000 ($42.76)

Benson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,485,000 ($296.70)

9.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,290 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.13%
Arizona average:

5.73%

0.47% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,431 average AGI)
Cochise County:

0.47%
Arizona average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pima County, AZ  1.20% ($30,798 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.68% ($33,010)
from Bell County, TX  0.17% ($47,615)


9.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,126 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.13%
Arizona average:

5.60%

0.52% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,436 average AGI)
Cochise County:

0.52%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pima County, AZ  1.63% ($34,200 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.70% ($32,552)
to El Paso County, TX  0.18% ($49,711)

Strongest AM radio stations in Benson:

  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KUAZ (1550 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KQTL (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAHUARITA, AZ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF TUCSON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTKT (990 AM; 10 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORP.)
  • KEVT (1030 AM; 10 kW; CORTARO, AZ; Owner: ONE MART CORP.)
  • KHIL (1250 AM; 5 kW; WILLCOX, AZ; Owner: LAKESHORE MEDIA, LLC)
  • KNST (790 AM; 5 kW; TUCSON, AZ)
  • KJLL (1330 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH TUCSON, AZ; Owner: HUDSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KNXN (1470 AM; 3 kW; SIERRA VISTA, AZ; Owner: GOOD MUSIC, INC.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSAZ (580 AM; 5 kW; MARANA, AZ; Owner: OWL BROADCASTING & DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benson:

  • KAVV-FM1 (97.7 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: STEREO 97, INC.,)
  • KAVV (97.7 FM; BENSON, AZ; Owner: STEREO 97, INC.)
  • KGMG (106.3 FM; ORACLE, AZ; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • K255AC (98.9 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUN. COLLEGE DIST)
  • KXCI (91.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FOUNDATION FOR CREATIVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZLZ-FM2 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K263AA (100.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KUAT-FM (90.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • K292CM (106.3 FM; SUMMERHAVEN, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORPORATION)
  • KZLZ-FM1 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KXKQ (94.1 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWCX-FM (104.9 FM; WILLCOX, AZ; Owner: LAKESHORE MEDIA, LLC)
  • KRMB (90.1 FM; BISBEE, AZ; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KCDQ (95.3 FM; DOUGLAS, AZ; Owner: COCHISE BROADCASTING, LLC (A WYOMING LLC))
  • KWCD (92.3 FM; BISBEE, AZ; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KWRB (90.9 FM; BISBEE, AZ; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KWFM-FM (97.1 FM; GREEN VALLEY, AZ; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCDX (103.1 FM; FLORENCE, AZ; Owner: DESERT WEST AIR RANCHERS CORPORATION)
  • K261CK (100.1 FM; SAN XAVIER, AZ; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KLPX (96.1 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORPORATION)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Benson, Arizona:
  • Fatal accident count: 32
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 42
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 9
  • Fatalities: 35
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 86
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 7
Arizona average:
  • Fatal accident count: 276
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 440
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 101
  • Fatalities: 298
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 783
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 50
See more detailed statistics of Benson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 25
Total length: 94 meters (308ft)
Total costs: $8,389,000
Total average daily traffic: 276,900
Total average daily truck traffic: 77,152

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 7
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 7
  • 1980-1989: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Benson, AZ
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Benson)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Benson, AZ)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 100 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Benson)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 34 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Benson)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Benson

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Benson, AZ
Most common first names in Benson, AZ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5669.6 years
Robert5370.0 years
William4976.0 years
James4772.8 years
Charles4074.3 years
Mary3980.2 years
George3176.8 years
Richard2871.8 years
Helen2579.4 years
Frank2279.9 years
Most common last names in Benson, AZ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3275.6 years
Johnson1574.4 years
Campbell1476.9 years
Jones1475.9 years
Williams1376.1 years
Brown1271.0 years
Crawford1180.5 years
Davis1079.2 years
Stewart1077.8 years
Miller980.2 years
Businesses in Benson, AZ
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Best Western1Safeway1
Circle K2Starbucks1
Dairy Queen1Subway2
Days Inn1Super 81
Dennys1Taco Bell1
FedEx2U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS2
Jack In The Box1Vons1
KFC1Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
Motel 61

Benson on our top lists:

  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores"
  • #15 (85630) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #73 (85630) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Northern European first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Timothy J. Knowlton (8)
  • Earle Ellsworth (3)
  • Ronald David Martens (2)
  • Craig O. Shott (2)
  • James Mitchell Ratliff (2)
  • Kenneth John Tibbs (1)
  • Robert Mcclure (1)
  • Damian Hagge (1)
  • Peter J. Drake (1)
  • Ronald D. Martens (1)

Total of 24 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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