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Population in 2012: 419 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.7%
 

Males: 202  (48.4%)
Females: 217  (51.6%)

Median resident age:  36.1 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61516.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,854 (it was $40,500 in 2000)
Benson:

$44,854
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,640

Benson village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $73,319 (it was $65,900 in 2000)
Benson:

$73,319
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $90,793; Detached houses: $90,793

Median gross rent in 2012: $650.

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  • White alone - 418 (98.8%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Benson: 86.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (45.2%), Irish (13.6%), English (8.4%), United States (5.9%), Dutch (2.7%), Italian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/17/1894

Elevation: 769 feet

Land area: 0.17 square miles.

Population density: 2,402 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Benson:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benson village:

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 61.1%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

1 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.2%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Benson, Illinois as of September 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Benson to the number of sex offenders is 210 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,786 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,271 (1.7%)

Benson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bloomington, IL (26.8 miles , pop. 64,808).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (101.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Roanoke, IL (2.3 miles ), Minonk, IL (2.4 miles ), Panola, IL (2.6 miles) , Secor, IL (2.8 miles ), El Paso, IL (3.1 miles ), Rutland, IL (3.2 miles ), Washburn, IL (3.2 miles ), Toluca, IL (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $47,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $78,300
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $123,000
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 40.85 N, Longitude: 89.12 W

Area code: 309

Benson household income distribution Benson home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -4 (-1.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Benson-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 175% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/13/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.5 miles away from the Benson village center injured 3 people.

On 6/29/1976, a category F4 tornado 27.7 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Benson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 43.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.4 miles away from Benson center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Woodford County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Benson:

  • HERITAGE HEALTH-MINONK (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MINONK, IL)
  • APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ROANOKE, IL)
  • HERITAGE HEALTH-EL PASO (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; EL PASO, IL)

Political contributions by individuals in Benson, IL

Airports located in Benson:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benson:

  • Heartland Community College (about 23 miles; Normal, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,524)
  • Illinois Central College (about 24 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,496)
  • Illinois State University (about 25 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,494)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 26 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • Bradley University (about 28 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,105)
  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 32 miles; Oglesby, IL; FT enrollment: 2,082)
  • Parkland College (about 67 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 4,831)

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Notable locations in Benson: Benson Ambulance Service (A), Benson Community Fire Protection District (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Benson include: Benson Baptist Church (A), Saint Johns Catholic Church (B), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoir: Benson Water Tower (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Woodford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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AQI  PM2.5 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.9. This is about average.
City:

33.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.6
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

29.8
U.S.:

28.3

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

BENSON (Address: 418 FRONT ST , Population served: 408, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between FEB-08-2006 and APR-07-2006, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-09-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-07-2006)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-08-2006 and APR-07-2006, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-09-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-07-2006)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2004 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-07-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2005), St Public Notif received (APR-07-2006)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between OCT-1993 and JUN-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-1994)
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.0%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  68.8%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Benson, IL

Benson compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Benson (2011 data):

  • Flanagan State Bank: Benson Branch at 403 State Street, branch established on 1999/01/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $143.5 mil, Deposits: $124.6 mil, headquarters in Flanagan, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Hometown Financial Group, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Benson travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (92%)
  • Electricity (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Benson village (based on Woodford County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.31%
Here56.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist Church Inc. Apostolic Christian Church of AmericaUnited Church of ChristLutheran Church
Adherents28.3%13.1%12.9%7.6%7.1%
Congregations12.7%14.3%6.3%6.3%7.9%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaMennonite Church USAAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents5.6%4.6%4.5%3.0%13.3%
Congregations4.8%6.3%4.8%1.6%34.9%
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: 8
Here:

2.11 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Woodford County:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
This county:

3.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Woodford County:

8.17 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Woodford County:

8.9%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.1%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.5%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 4$824
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$231
Water Supply 0$0 7$1,262
Totals for Government 0$0 18$2,317

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $81,000 ($193.32)
    Water Utilities: $80,000 ($190.93)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($33.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $102,000 ($243.44)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $32,000 ($76.37)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $11,000 ($26.25)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($14.32)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($52.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $44,000 ($105.01)
    Highways: $11,000 ($26.25)
    All Other: $8,000 ($19.09)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($28.64)
    NEC: $4,000 ($9.55)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $139,000 ($331.74)

6.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($53,113 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.80%
Illinois average:

5.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Tazewell County, IL  1.56% ($43,876 average AGI)
from Peoria County, IL  1.50% ($61,474)
from McLean County, IL  0.83% ($47,252)


6.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,067 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.66%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Tazewell County, IL  1.58% ($35,895 average AGI)
to Peoria County, IL  1.06% ($35,435)
to McLean County, IL  0.96% ($36,522)

Strongest AM radio stations in Benson:

  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WVEL (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PEKIN, IL)
  • WMBD (1470 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benson:

  • WRVP (98.5 FM; EUREKA, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WSWT (106.9 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCBU (89.9 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: BRADLEY UNIVERSITY)
  • WXMP (105.7 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WBNH (88.5 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: CENTRAL ILLINOIS RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WGLO (95.5 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WPBG (93.3 FM; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWGN (88.9 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WIXO (99.9 FM; BARTONVILLE, IL; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, INC.)
  • WRVY-FM (100.5 FM; HENRY, IL; Owner: WZOE, INC)
  • WPMJ (94.3 FM; CHILLICOTHE, IL; Owner: KELLY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTRX-FM (93.7 FM; PONTIAC, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WBZG (100.9 FM; PERU, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WBNQ (101.5 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYST (107.7 FM; FAIRBURY, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WALS (102.1 FM; OGLESBY, IL; Owner: LACO RADIO, INC.)
  • WIHN (96.7 FM; NORMAL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WCIC (91.5 FM; PEKIN, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WDQX (102.3 FM; MORTON, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WGLT (89.1 FM; NORMAL, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Benson:

  • WYZZ-TV (Channel 43; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: WYZZ LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WAOE (Channel 59; PEORIA, IL; Owner: FOUR SEASONS PEORIA, LLC)
  • WHOI (Channel 19; PEORIA, IL; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF PEORIA, LLC)
  • WEEK-TV (Channel 25; PEORIA, IL; Owner: WEEK-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTVP (Channel 47; PEORIA, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS VALLEY PUB TELECOMM CORP)
  • WMBD-TV (Channel 31; PEORIA, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF PEORIA, L.L.C.)
  • W51CT (Channel 51; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Benson)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 131 Reiter St (Lat: 40.852972 Lon: -89.123444), Type: Bant, Structure height: 8 m, Overall height: 13 m, Call Sign: WPAL346
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.205 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/27/2012, Expiration Date: 09/10/2022
    Registrant: Supreme Radio Communications, Inc., 40147 N Prospect Rd, Peoria Heights, IL 61616, Phone: (309) 256-0660, Email:
  • Fire Station 418 Front St (Lat: 40.842250 Lon: -89.101472), Call Sign: WQB812, Licensee ID: L00115343
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.220 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/04/2005, Expiration Date: 07/02/2015
    Registrant: Benson Community Fire Prot Dist, 418 Front St, Benson, IL 61516, Phone: (309) 394-2447

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • BENSON, 1600 N 2250 East Rr (Lat: 40.822806 Lon: -89.118667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 80.8 m, Call Sign: WMQ695
    Assigned Frequencies: 6635.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/04/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • STATION, Rte 116 .5 Mi W Of (Lat: 40.855306 Lon: -89.132000), Overall height: 92.4 m, Call Sign: WSW78
    Assigned Frequencies: 6665.00 MHz, 6605.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/24/1994, Expiration Date: 03/24/1999, Cancellation Date: 12/10/1997
    Registrant: Phone: (312) 294-2723
  • Woodford, 1.5 Miles E. Of Benson On Route 116 (Lat: 40.851861 Lon: -89.090639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 58.8 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQKM477
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/14/2009, Expiration Date: 07/14/2019, Certifier: James O Bortscheller
    Registrant: Special System Services, 100 Mahogany Way, Upper Gwynedd, PA 19446-6084, Phone: (215) 699-4427, Fax: (215) 699-4427, Email:
  • BENSON, 1600 N 2250 E Rr (Lat: 40.822778 Lon: -89.118611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 80.8 m, Call Sign: WQPS797
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6375.14 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/07/2012, Expiration Date: 08/07/2022, Certifier: Christopher Pickard
    Registrant: Peg Bandwidth, LLC, 5904 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 130, The Colony, TX 75056, Phone: (214) 770-8791, Email:
  • STATION, 3/4 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 40.855306 Lon: -89.132000), Overall height: 92.4 m, Call Sign: KSF47
    Assigned Frequencies: 6685.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/06/1995, Expiration Date: 09/06/2000, Cancellation Date: 12/22/1999
    Registrant: Phone: (217) 424-6731

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N9JPB, Licensee ID: L00206825
    Grant Date: 03/29/2010, Expiration Date: 05/08/2020, Certifier: Timothy W Smith
    Registrant: Timothy W Smith, 109 W Tr 116, Benson, IL 61516

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CULVER LCA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 20988 , Serial Number: 117, Year manufactured: 1940, Airworthiness Date: 10/20/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Keith R Unzicker, 2218 County Road 1600 N, Benson, IL 61516
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2803P , Serial Number: 22-3095, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 07/28/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Keith R Unzicker, 2218 County Road 1600 N, Benson, IL 61516
  • Aircraft: ERCOUPE 415-CD (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 3194H , Serial Number: 3819
    Registrant (Partnership): Scott M Gerdes, Po Box 436, Benson, IL 61516, Other Owners: Arthur J Gerdes



Most common first names in Benson, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William773.7 years
George677.3 years
Dorothy582.2 years
Edward581.6 years
Marie584.2 years
Robert574.2 years
Albert475.2 years
Mabel482.8 years
Lena492.2 years
Henry490.2 years
Most common last names in Benson, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Koch977.8 years
Johnson886.6 years
Kolb785.0 years
Kapraun777.3 years
Moritz776.4 years
Haase666.7 years
Weber679.5 years
Gerdes661.5 years
Gries587.4 years
Miller567.8 years

Benson on our top lists:

  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Motor vehicle and parts dealers"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers"
  • #27 (61516) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Turkish first ancestries"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Steven R. Thompson (3)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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