For population 25 years and over in Benson:
For population 15 years and over in Benson town:
4 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (35.6 miles , pop. 61,821).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bronx, NY (167.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).
Nearest cities: Hope, NY (2.3 miles ), Northville, NY (2.4 miles ), Northampton, NY (2.4 miles ), Bleecker, NY (2.9 miles ), Edinburg, NY (3.1 miles ), Mayfield, NY (3.2 miles ), Wells, NY (3.5 miles ).
Latitude: 43.25 N, Longitude: 74.28 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 518
Work and jobs in Benson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Benson, New York
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Benson-area historical tornado activity is near New York state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.8 miles away from the Benson town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 6/16/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.5 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Benson-area historical earthquake activity is above New York state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 48.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 89.9 miles away from Benson center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 47.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.5 miles away from Benson center
On 4/8/2003 at 15:06:14, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.2 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Hamilton County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Helen Corbitt - Legendary cook and author who defined Texas cooking for nearly 50 years.
Hospitals/medical centers near Benson:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benson:
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.437. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Benson compared to New York state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Benson (based on Hamilton County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.82%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,014 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,608 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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TV broadcast stations around Benson:
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 19 meters (62ft)
Total costs: $5,645,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,990
Total average daily truck traffic: 271
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 5,574
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2013.