Benson, Arizona

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Population in 2017: 4,837 (79% urban, 21% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.7%
 
Males: 2,154  (44.5%)
Females: 2,683  (55.5%)
Median resident age:

58.5 years
Arizona median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 85602, 85627, 85630.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,657 (it was $28,289 in 2000)
Benson:

$45,657
AZ:

$56,581

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,411 (it was $17,315 in 2000)

Benson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $101,664 (it was $52,400 in 2000)
Benson:

$101,664
AZ:

$223,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $142,412; detached houses: $172,187; mobile homes: $102,465; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $85,980

Median gross rent in 2017: $650.

March 2019 cost of living index in Benson: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.8%
(25.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.1% for Black residents, 20.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.2% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Benson, AZ (2017)
    • 3,44571.2%White alone
    • 1,23425.5%Hispanic
    • 741.5%American Indian alone
    • 410.8%Black alone
    • 180.4%Two or more races
    • 100.2%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Benson, Arizona as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Benson is 349 to 1.


Crime rates in Benson by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2012

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(39.4)
1
(19.5)
1
(20.4)
2
(40.0)
6
(115.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(78.1)
4
(81.4)
2
(40.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(98.5)
6
(117.1)
5
(101.8)
6
(120.1)
3
(57.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
57
(1,123)
55
(1,074)
50
(1,018)
48
(961.0)
25
(479.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
157
(3,093)
163
(3,182)
157
(3,196)
98
(1,962)
105
(2,012)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
26
(512.2)
28
(546.6)
33
(671.7)
8
(160.2)
6
(115.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.5)
1
(20.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)294.5308.6313.9226.6226.7

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City-data.com crime index in Benson, AZ

Crime rate in Benson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 22 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.12
Arizona average:

1.77
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Benson, AZ City Guides:

Ancestries: American (12.5%), English (11.7%), European (11.1%), German (9.2%), Irish (4.0%), Italian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Incorporated in 1924

Elevation: 3583 feet

Land area: 35.7 square miles.

Population density: 135 people per square mile   (very low).

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110 residents are foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

This city:

2.3%
Arizona:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,125 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $555 (1.2%)

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 )

Latitude: 31.95 N, Longitude: 110.31 W

Area code: 520

Distribution of median household income in Benson, AZ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Benson, AZ in 2017
Benson satellite photo by USGS

Benson tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Arizona:

4.6%
Historical population in Benson, AZ
Historical housing units in Benson, AZ

Population change in the 1990s: +856 (+22.2%).
Most common industries in Benson, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (17.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.6%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Utilities (6.0%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (13.0%)
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Utilities (8.9%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.2%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Public administration (10.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Utilities (2.6%)
Most common occupations in Benson, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (14.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.4%)
  • Electricians (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Registered nurses (5.6%)

Average climate in Benson, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Benson 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 Benson 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 (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, 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 schools in Benson:

  • BENSON PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 418, Location: 360 S PATAGONIA STREET)
  • BENSON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 364, Location: 360 S. PATAGONIA)
  • BENSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 332, Location: 360 S PATAGONIA STREET)
  • VISIONS UNLIMITED ACADEMY (Students: 36, Location: 1275 EAST BARNEY LANE, Charter school)
  • SAN PEDRO VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 28, Location: 197 E. 7TH STREET, Charter school)
  • SAN PEDRO VALLEY ONLINE ACADEMY (Location: 197 E. 7TH ST.)
  • CTD - BENSON HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 360 S. PATAGONIA ST.)
  • CTD - COCHISE TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL (Location: 360 S. PATAGONIA STREET)
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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Benson:

Marital status in Benson, AZ
  • Never married: 17.2%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 16.3%

For population 25 years and over in Benson:

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 12.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Arizona average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Benson
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Benson, AZ (based on Cochise County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic26,61516
Evangelical Protestant13,773131
Other8,38430
Mainline Protestant3,38626
Black Protestant8623
Orthodox501
None78,276-
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: 16
This county:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

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

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

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

4.38 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

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

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cochise County:

8.4%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

22.4%
Arizona:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cochise County:

9.0%
State:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Benson:

51.3%
State:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Benson:

47.1%
Arizona:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Benson:

28.7
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Benson:

20.4%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.7%
Arizona:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
Benson:

36.5%
Arizona:

33.3%

General health condition:
Benson:

54.0%
State:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Benson:

74.7%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Benson, AZ Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 12$60,366$60,3660$0
Police - Other 8$25,417$38,1260$0
Other and Unallocable 7$22,561$38,6762$696
Parks and Recreation 6$17,718$35,4360$0
Streets and Highways 6$24,539$49,0780$0
Gas Supply 5$21,148$50,7550$0
Water Supply 4$13,113$39,3390$0
Financial Administration 4$14,940$44,8202$2,328
Local Libraries 4$10,215$30,6453$1,587
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$11,958$47,8320$0
Sewerage 3$10,903$43,6120$0
Health 2$5,763$34,5780$0
Judicial and Legal 2$15,584$93,5042$2,471
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 20$33,641
Transit 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 66$254,225$46,22329$40,723

Benson government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,998,000 ($413.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,935,000 ($400.04)
    Central Staff Services: $1,358,000 ($280.75)
    Sewerage: $949,000 ($196.20)
    Gas Utilities: $934,000 ($193.09)
    Water Utilities: $755,000 ($156.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $657,000 ($135.83)
    Regular Highways: $547,000 ($113.09)
    Air Transportation: $290,000 ($59.95)
    Public Welfare - Other: $26,000 ($5.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $207,000 ($42.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $269,000 ($55.61)
    Regular Highways: $183,000 ($37.83)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,547,000 ($319.83)

Benson government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $719,000 ($148.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $632,000 ($130.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $600,000 ($124.04)
    Other: $306,000 ($63.26)
    Air Transportation: $9,000 ($1.86)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $434,000 ($89.73)
    Air Transportation: $190,000 ($39.28)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $52,000 ($10.75)
    Fines and Forfeits: $20,000 ($4.13)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($2.27)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $899,000 ($185.86)
    Water Utilities: $726,000 ($150.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,167,000 ($241.27)
    Other: $415,000 ($85.80)
    Highways: $304,000 ($62.85)
    Public Welfare: $150,000 ($31.01)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,817,000 ($582.39)
    Property: $230,000 ($47.55)
    Public Utilities Sales: $163,000 ($33.70)
    Other License: $137,000 ($28.32)
    Other: $52,000 ($10.75)

Benson government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,265,000 ($1088.48)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,055,000 ($1045.07)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $210,000 ($43.42)

Benson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,025,000 ($832.13)

8.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,219 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.03%
Arizona average:

6.11%

0.30% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,133 average AGI)
Cochise County:

0.30%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Pima County, AZ  1.09% ($35,622 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.60% ($36,335)
from San Diego County, CA  0.16% ($46,569)


8.67% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,161 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.67%
Arizona average:

5.15%

0.35% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,398 average AGI)
Cochise County:

0.35%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pima County, AZ  1.62% ($45,155 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.88% ($35,331)
to Montgomery County, TN  0.21% ($45,011)
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

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)
Benson fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Benson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 56Number of bridges
  • 381ft / 116mTotal length
  • $36,000Total costs
  • 531,392Total average daily traffic
  • 93,081Total average daily truck traffic
  • 504,898Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Benson, AZ - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51930-1939
  • 61940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 201960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 12000-2009
  • 62010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Benson, AZ
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Benson)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Benson, AZ)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 80 (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: 130 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Benson)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 26 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Benson)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 44. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 76 took place in 2010, and the least - 3 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Benson, AZ When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (50.1%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (24.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Benson, AZ
    • 35350.1%Outside Fires
    • 17524.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 13519.2%Structure Fires
    • 415.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Benson, AZ

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Benson, Arizona:

  • Comfort Inn, Benson, 630 S Village Loop, Benson, Arizona 85602 , Phone: (520) 586-8800, Fax: (520) 586-1370
  • Days Inn Benson, 621 W Commerce Dr, Benson, Arizona 85602 , Phone: (520) 586-3000, Fax: (520) 586-7000
  • Quality Inn Benson, 699 N Ocotillo Rd, Benson, Arizona 85602 , Phone: (520) 586-3646, Fax: (520) 586-7035
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Benson, Arizona
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Benson, AZ
  • 58.3%Utility gas
  • 19.2%Electricity
  • 18.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Benson, AZ
  • 54.8%Utility gas
  • 43.7%Electricity
  • 1.4%No fuel used


Benson compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Benson on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of robberies per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people driving a car to work alone (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: real estate and rental and leasing (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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