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Population in 2012: 3,164 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.3%
 

Males: 1,555  (49.2%)
Females: 1,609  (50.8%)

Median resident age:  43.6 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56215.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,193 (it was $32,234 in 2000)
Benson:

$43,193
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,762

Benson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,320 (it was $63,700 in 2000)
Benson:

$78,320
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $108,566; Detached houses: $109,223; Townhouses or other attached units: $114,863; Mobile homes: $13,358

Median gross rent in 2012: $552.

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  • White alone - 3,108 (95.9%)
  • Hispanic - 83 (2.6%)
  • Black alone - 16 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.06%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Benson: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (34.1%), Norwegian (25.0%), Irish (10.7%), Swedish (6.5%), English (4.5%), French (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1040 feet

Land area: 2.48 square miles.

Population density: 1,275 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Benson:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benson city:

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 14.7%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

46 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.4%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $816 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $774 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (71.5 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (116.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (463.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Clontarf, MN (2.3 miles) , De Graff, MN (2.8 miles) , Danvers, MN (2.8 miles) , Murdock, MN (3.5 miles ), Hancock, MN (3.9 miles ), Holloway, MN (4.0 miles) , Kerkhoven, MN (4.1 miles ), Sunburg, MN (4.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $80,800
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $105,800
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $119,400
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $131,300
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $168,400
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $144,200
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $185,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 45.32 N, Longitude: 95.60 W

Area code: 320

Benson household income distribution Benson home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Benson by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 32251N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 87.958.160.2151.230.7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Robberies 010000010000
per 100,000 0.029.00.00.00.00.00.032.80.00.00.00.0
Assaults 256412434249
per 100,000 58.6145.1180.6121.030.762.3129.298.5132.768.3122.5280.0
Burglaries 13121022141922155232125
per 100,000 381.0348.3300.9665.5429.8591.9710.6492.6165.9785.0643.2777.8
Thefts 836181453558554341356079
per 100,000 2432.61770.72437.61361.21074.61806.91776.51412.21360.31194.51837.72458.0
Auto thefts 12487910335316
per 100,000 351.7116.1240.7211.7276.3311.596.998.5165.9102.430.6186.7
Arson 001000001000
per 100,000 0.00.030.10.00.00.00.00.033.20.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 243.7196.4231.2273.9131.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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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: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Minnesota average:

1.66

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Benson, Minnesota accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +129 (+4.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Benson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 40% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/25/2000, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.9 miles away from the Benson city center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $20 million in damages.

On 6/18/1964, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.7 miles away from the city center injured 13 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Benson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 32.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 41.6 miles away from Benson center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 69.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Swift County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Mark Kennedy (politician) - Businessman and politician, Sandra Peterson (politician) - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers in Benson:

  • SWIFT CTY BENSON HOSP HH CARE (Home Health Center, 2125 MINNESOTA AVENUE)
  • SWIFT COUNTY BENSON HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, 1815 WISCONSIN AVENUE)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - MEADOW LANE (Nursing Home, 2209 UTAH AVENUE)
  • MEADOW LANE HOME (Nursing Home, WEST HIGHWAY 9)

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Local government website: www.bensonmn.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benson:

  • Ridgewater College (about 29 miles; Willmar, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,670)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 61 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 65 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • Rasmussen College-St Cloud (about 70 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,762)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 72 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)
  • Saint Cloud Technical College (about 72 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 73 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,908)

Public high schools in Benson:

Public elementary/middle schools in Benson:

Private elementary/middle school in Benson:

  • BENSON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 13; Location: 1045 PACIFIC AVE; Grades: PK - 10)
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Notable locations in Benson: Benson Golf Club (A), Ambush Park Campground (B), Benson (C), Ambush Park Campground (D), Swift County Historical Museum (E), Benson City Hall (F), Benson Fire Department (G), Swift County Law Enforcement Center (H), Swift County Courthouse (I), Benson Public Library (J), Swift County Historical Museum (K), Swift County Law Enforcement Center (L), Swift County Courthouse (M), Benson Public Library (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Benson include: Trinity Lutheran Church (A), Saint Francis Catholic Church (B), First Evangelical Free Church (C), Pilgrim Congregational United Church (D), Saint Mark's Lutheran Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Trinity Lutheran Church (G), Assembly of God Church (H), Saint Francis Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Our Redeemer Cemetery (1), Benson City Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: East Branch Chippewa River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Benson include: Ambush Park (1), Roosevelt Park (2), Lathrop Park (3), Hoiland Park (4), Brock Field (5), Ambush Park (6), Roosevelt Park (7), Lathrop Park (8), Hoiland Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Benson Inn (600 22nd Street South), Motel One (620 Atlantic Avenue Apt 12), Country Inn-Suites Benson (300 14th Street South), Rob's Motel (198 Highway 9 Northeast), Carriage House (720 Atlantic Avenue).

 
Swift County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

BENSON (Address: Benson City Hall , Population served: 3376, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SWIFT FALLS PARK (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-16-2002), St Boil Water Order (JUL-16-2002), St Public Notif requested (JUL-16-2002), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-16-2002), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUL-16-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-16-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUL-30-2002)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Benson that have no violations reported:

  • SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WEB CAFE (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OUTDOORS/INN (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • QUIET COUNTRY LIVING (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.4%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 8.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.4%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Benson, MN

People in group quarters in Benson in 2010:

  • 62 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 19 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Benson in 2000:

  • 80 people in nursing homes
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Benson compared to Minnesota state average:

Benson, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with branches in Benson (2011 data):

  • State Bank of Danvers: Benson Branch at 2010 Minnesota Avenue, branch established on 1999/07/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $43.0 mil, Deposits: $36.4 mil, headquarters in Danvers, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: West 12 Bancorporation, Inc.
  • First Security Bank - Sleepy Eye: Benson Branch at 215 13th Street, South, branch established on 1876/01/01. Info updated 2011/03/15: Bank assets: $184.1 mil, Deposits: $157.6 mil, headquarters in Sleepy Eye, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: First Sleepy Eye Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Bank of the West: Benson Branch at 1302 Atlantic Avenue, branch established on 1896/05/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • RiverWood Bank: 1329 Pacific Ave Branch at 1329 Pacific Avenue, branch established on 1922/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $162.3 mil, Deposits: $128.6 mil, headquarters in Baxter, MN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices

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 (83%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.28%
Here81.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Free Church of America
Adherents44.2%28.2%14.9%3.3%2.7%
Congregations31.3%18.8%15.6%6.3%6.3%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchBaptist General ConferenceLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.6%1.5%1.3%1.2%1.2%
Congregations3.1%6.3%3.1%3.1%6.3%
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: 3
This county:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Swift County:

6.30 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Swift County:

11.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.7%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.2%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Swift County:

12.5%
Minnesota:

13.0%

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 3$11,595$46,3800$0
Other Government Administration 1$5,916$70,9925$1,280
Police Protection - Officers 6$24,668$49,3362$3,496
Police - Other 1$2,843$34,1160$0
Firefighters 0$0 1$200
Streets and Highways 5$17,216$41,3182$3,162
Sewerage 3$11,426$45,7040$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,307$27,6841$77
Water Supply 1$4,539$54,4680$0
Electric Power 1$2,827$33,9241$1,548
Transit 1$2,582$30,9845$5,221
Other and Unallocable 5$13,235$31,7645$3,002
Totals for Government 28$99,154$42,49522$17,986

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $59,000 ($18.65)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,738,000 ($549.30)
    Liquor Stores: $775,000 ($244.94)
    Police Protection: $472,000 ($149.18)
    Sewerage: $430,000 ($135.90)
    Regular Highways: $403,000 ($127.37)
    Financial Administration: $313,000 ($98.93)
    Water Utilities: $283,000 ($89.44)
    General - Other: $244,000 ($77.12)
    Parks & Recreation: $205,000 ($64.79)
    Transit Utilities: $143,000 ($45.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $128,000 ($40.46)
    Fire Protection: $125,000 ($39.51)
    Air Transportation: $56,000 ($17.70)
    Libraries: $54,000 ($17.07)
    Central Staff Services: $39,000 ($12.33)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $28,000 ($8.85)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $218,000 ($68.90)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $101,000 ($31.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $2,412,000 ($762.33)
    Sewerage: $139,000 ($43.93)
    Water Utilities: $73,000 ($23.07)
    Transit Utilities: $50,000 ($15.80)
    Police Protection: $40,000 ($12.64)
    Parks & Recreation: $39,000 ($12.33)
    General - Other: $34,000 ($10.75)
    Liquor Stores: $20,000 ($6.32)
    Fire Protection: $13,000 ($4.11)
    Libraries: $11,000 ($3.48)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($1.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $786,000 ($248.42)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($12.01)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $28,000 ($8.85)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $461,000 ($145.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $153,000 ($48.36)
    All Other: $57,000 ($18.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $32,000 ($10.11)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($3.79)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $46,000 ($14.54)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $641,000 ($202.59)
    Interest Earnings: $157,000 ($49.62)
    Special Assessments: $14,000 ($4.42)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,203,000 ($696.27)
    Liquor Stores: $790,000 ($249.68)
    Water Utilities: $326,000 ($103.03)
    Transit Utilities: $23,000 ($7.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,048,000 ($331.23)
    All Other: $235,000 ($74.27)
  • Tax - Property: $567,000 ($179.20)
    NEC: $24,000 ($7.59)
    Public Utilities: $15,000 ($4.74)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $3,635,000 ($1148.86)
    Water Utilities: $781,000 ($246.84)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,776,000 ($561.31)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $925,000 ($292.35)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Electric Utilities: $3,635,000 ($1148.86)
    Water Utilities: $725,000 ($229.14)
    Other, NEC: $542,000 ($171.30)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $309,000 ($97.66)
    Water Utilities: $56,000 ($17.70)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $427,000 ($134.96)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,159,000 ($3526.86)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $105,000 ($33.19)

5.24% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

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 Kandiyohi County, MN  0.96% ($31,811 average AGI)
from Chippewa County, MN  0.26% ($29,100)
from Lac qui Parle County, MN  0.26% ($27,800)


6.65% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,008 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

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 Kandiyohi County, MN  0.87% ($30,853 average AGI)
to Chippewa County, MN  0.51% ($30,000)
to Yellow Medicine County, MN  0.31% ($28,583)

Strongest AM radio stations in Benson:

  • KBMO (1290 AM; 1 kW; BENSON, MN; Owner: QUEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KMRS (1230 AM; 1 kW; MORRIS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benson:

  • KSCR-FM (93.5 FM; BENSON, MN; Owner: QUEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRSU (91.3 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNCM (88.5 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KQIC (102.5 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRVY-FM (97.3 FM; STARBUCK, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLFN (106.5 FM; SUNBURG, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KIKV-FM (100.7 FM; SAUK CENTRE, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KULO (94.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KDJS-FM (95.3 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKOK-FM (95.7 FM; MORRIS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOLV (100.1 FM; OLIVIA, MN; Owner: BOLD RADIO, INC.)
  • KMGK (107.1 FM; GLENWOOD, MN; Owner: BRANSTOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Benson:

  • KWCM-TV (Channel 10; APPLETON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • KCCO-TV (Channel 7; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSAX (Channel 42; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • K49ED (Channel 49; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K15DC (Channel 15; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K19CW (Channel 19; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K25EI (Channel 25; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K31BT (Channel 31; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K17CS (Channel 17; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K23DF (Channel 23; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K29CC (Channel 29; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K33CR (Channel 33; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K52AH (Channel 52; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K54AK (Channel 54; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K56BZ (Channel 56; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K58EO (Channel 58; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K60AB (Channel 60; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K21AK (Channel 21; APPLETON, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA, INC.)
  • K17FA (Channel 17; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K39FE (Channel 39; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K52GK (Channel 52; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K14LF (Channel 14; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K54GG (Channel 54; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K20GD (Channel 20; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: UHF TV, INC.)
  • K27CK (Channel 27; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: WILLMAR ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH)

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

Benson, Minnesota:
  • Fatal accident count: 6
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 6
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Minnesota average:
  • Fatal accident count: 74
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 115
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 80
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 189
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9

Benson fatal accident list:

May 6, 2004 01:20 PM, M58, Idaho Avenue, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 14, 1997 04:17 AM, M31, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Feb 9, 1996 03:06 PM, M33, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 24, 1988 09:50 PM, 12, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 1, 1980 02:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 29, 1975 05:05 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total average daily traffic: 2,947
Total average daily truck traffic: 442
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 2,350

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Benson)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Benson, MN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (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: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Benson)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Benson)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 23
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - Benson


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Benson, MN

Most common first names in Benson, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4576.9 years
Mary3881.0 years
Clara3285.3 years
Carl2879.8 years
Arthur2877.8 years
Anna2888.1 years
Richard2570.5 years
Henry2382.5 years
William2282.1 years
Mabel2286.0 years
Most common last names in Benson, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6280.8 years
Hanson3880.5 years
Olson3781.0 years
Anderson3679.4 years
Nelson3380.3 years
Larson2881.2 years
Lee2680.3 years
Thompson2280.2 years
Pederson2283.0 years
Knutson1880.5 years
Businesses in Benson, MN
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1H&R Block1
Dairy Queen1Jones New York1
FedEx1True Value1
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • John Paul Honermann (4)
  • Rex L. Ruppert (3)
  • Rex Leroy Ruppert (2)
  • John Honermann (2)
  • Jon Ellingson (2)
  • Jerry Walton (1)
  • James Keppers (1)
  • John P. Honermann (1)
  • Bruce Norris Moen (1)
  • Ed Lagred (1)

Total of 19 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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