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Population in 2012: 3,419 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +17.0%
 

Males: 1,525  (44.6%)
Females: 1,894  (55.4%)

Median resident age:  37.9 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 27504, 27521, 27524.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $20,905 (it was $26,582 in 2000)
Benson:

$20,905
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,146

Benson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $111,537 (it was $79,000 in 2000)
Benson:

$111,537
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $132,923; Detached houses: $150,551; Townhouses or other attached units: $162,238; In 2-unit structures: $132,464; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $81,423; Mobile homes: $38,916

Median gross rent in 2012: $497.

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  • White alone - 1,908 (57.6%)
  • Black alone - 873 (26.4%)
  • Hispanic - 463 (14.0%)
  • Two or more races - 32 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 16 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Benson: 94.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (10.2%), English (7.2%), Scotch-Irish (5.9%), Scottish (5.2%), Subsaharan African (2.7%), Russian (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1300 feet

Land area: 2.12 square miles.

Population density: 1,614 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Benson:

  • High school or higher: 65.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 21.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benson town:

  • Never married: 32.3%
  • Now married: 39.2%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

274 residents are foreign born (1.1% Asia).

This town:  8.2%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Benson, North Carolina as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Benson to the number of sex offenders is 190 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,544 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,248 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, NC (30.3 miles , pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (30.7 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (369.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Dunn, NC (2.5 miles ), Coats, NC (2.7 miles ), Four Oaks, NC (2.9 miles ), Erwin, NC (2.9 miles ), Plain View, NC (3.0 miles ), Buies Creek, NC (3.3 miles ), Spiveys Corner, NC (3.6 miles ), Godwin, NC (3.7 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2007: 18 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $141,400
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $144,600
  • 2012: 18 buildings, average cost: $170,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 35.38 N, Longitude: 78.55 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +781 (+23.3%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 326 (29.2%)

Area code: 919

Benson household income distribution Benson home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Benson by Year
Type 2001 2002 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.029.80.0
Rapes 001031020
per 100,000 0.00.029.90.086.428.10.059.60.0
Robberies 141412178141497
per 100,000 470.9463.4358.5496.8230.5393.9385.5268.4204.9
Assaults 311672202221331322
per 100,000 1042.7529.62151.2584.5633.8590.9908.6387.7644.0
Burglaries 140132816046917610795
per 100,000 4709.04369.42420.11753.41325.32560.52092.53191.22781.0
Thefts 251204209175145113148158163
per 100,000 8442.76752.76244.45114.04177.53179.54074.94712.24771.7
Auto thefts 352216191224191417
per 100,000 1177.3728.2478.0555.2345.7675.3523.1417.5497.7
Arson 010111000
per 100,000 0.033.10.029.228.828.10.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.0) 1065.1842.6976.7611.1529.6593.5621.7681.1590.0

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 13 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.51
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Benson, North Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.7%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -242 (-7.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Benson-area historical tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 63% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.4 miles away from the Benson town center killed 3 people and injured 149 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1957, a category F4 tornado 30.0 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 70 people.

Earthquake activity:

Benson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 87.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.2 miles away from Benson center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Johnston County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Ice Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benson topographic map

Birthplace of: Earl Stephenson - Baseball player, John Raynor - Baseball player and coach, Matthew Johnson - College basketball player (Campbell Fighting Camels).


Hospital/medical center in Benson:

  • LIBERTY COMMONS NSG AND REH JOHN (Nursing Home, 2315 HIGHWAY 242 NORTH)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Benson:

  • BLESSED HEALTH AND REHAB OF DUNN, LLC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DUNN, NC)
  • DUNN KIDNEY CENTER INC (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; DUNN, NC)
  • BETSY JOHNSON REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 8 miles away; DUNN, NC)

Political contributions by individuals in Benson, NC

Amtrak station near Benson:

  • 19 miles: SELMA-SMITHFIELD (SELMA, 401 E. RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website: WWW.TOWNOFBENSON.COM

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benson:

  • Campbell University Inc (about 12 miles; Buies Creek, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,229)
  • Johnston Community College (about 15 miles; Smithfield, NC; FT enrollment: 2,166)
  • Wake Technical Community College (about 21 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 4,554)
  • Shaw University (about 28 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 2,283)
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh (about 29 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 26,736)
  • Fayetteville State University (about 30 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,481)
  • Mount Olive College (about 30 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 2,812)

Public high school in Benson:

Public elementary/middle schools in Benson:

Private elementary/middle school in Benson:

  • ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE EDUC CNTR (Students: 6; Location: 102 W PARRISH DR; Grades: 9 - 11)
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Tourist attractions: Coats Museum (109 South McKinley Street), American Legion Banner Post 109 (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 605 North Wall Street), Coats Police Department (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 237 North McKinley Street).

Hotels: Days Inn (202 N Honeycutt St), Dutch Inn (I 95 South).

 
Johnston County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.6. This is about average.
City:

29.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2000 was 27.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.1
U.S.:

25.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.86. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.86
U.S.:

9.59

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

BENSON, TOWN OF (Population served: 4671, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-10-2003), St Public Notif requested (JUN-10-2003), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-03-1999), St Public Notif requested (MAY-03-1999), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-1999), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-2004), St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2004)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between JUL-17-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and DEC-03-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2001), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-26-2001), St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and NOV-19-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-1999)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-1998), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-26-1998)
  • One minor monitoring violation
JEFFREY LEE MLC NO 296 (Population served: 38, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-02-2002), St Public Notif requested (AUG-02-2002), St Public Notif received (AUG-14-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-29-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-29-2003), St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2003), St Public Notif received (SEP-08-2003), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2004)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between JAN-09-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

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

  • BENSON, TOWN OF (301 NORTH) (Population served: 1227, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 45.4%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 78.4% for Black residents, 96.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 96.5% for other race residents, 3.9% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  60.5%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Benson, NC

128 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
32 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Benson compared to North Carolina state average:

Benson, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with branches in Benson (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Benson Branch at 400 South Wall Street, branch established on 1967/03/20. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • First Federal Bank: Benson Branch at 105 North Johnson Street, branch established on 1958/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $172.9 mil, Deposits: $151.2 mil, headquarters in Dunn, NC, negative income in the last year, 7 total offices
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Benson Branch at 100 West Main Street, branch established on 1970/06/15. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Benson Main Branch at 307 East Main Street, branch established on 1980/01/02. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Four Oaks Bank & Trust Company: Benson Branch at 200 East Church Street, branch established on 1997/07/14. Info updated 2010/03/10: Bank assets: $916.5 mil, Deposits: $747.3 mil, headquarters in Four Oaks, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Four Oaks Fincorp, Inc.

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:

  • Electricity (72%)
  • Utility gas (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Benson town (based on Johnston County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.21%
Here35.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchOriginal Free Will BaptistsChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic Church
Adherents40.9%14.9%13.3%5.0%4.9%
Congregations27.8%11.7%12.8%7.8%0.6%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.9%3.6%3.5%1.9%8.2%
Congregations3.9%8.3%6.1%1.1%20.0%
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: 33
Here:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Johnston County:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 71
This county:

4.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 97
Johnston County:

6.18 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Johnston County:

8.3%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.9%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.0%
North Carolina:

15.6%

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 6$12,529$25,0580$0
Other Government Administration 3$11,615$46,4607$1,701
Police Protection - Officers 14$33,205$28,4610$0
Police - Other 1$2,429$29,1480$0
Firefighters 1$2,567$30,8040$0
Parks and Recreation 4$10,468$31,4040$0
Water Supply 4$11,459$34,3770$0
Electric Power 4$11,419$34,2570$0
Local Libraries 2$3,806$22,8360$0
Other and Unallocable 8$16,655$24,9830$0
Totals for Government 47$116,152$29,6567$1,701

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $3,179,000 ($929.80)
    Sewerage: $1,015,000 ($296.87)
    Central Staff Services: $593,000 ($173.44)
    Police Protection: $509,000 ($148.87)
    Water Utilities: $435,000 ($127.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $308,000 ($90.08)
    Parks & Recreation: $275,000 ($80.43)
    Regular Highways: $197,000 ($57.62)
    Fire Protection: $148,000 ($43.29)
    General - Other: $98,000 ($28.66)
    General Public Buildings: $89,000 ($26.03)
    Libraries: $80,000 ($23.40)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $25,000 ($7.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $94,000 ($27.49)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $191,000 ($55.86)
    Electric Utilities: $140,000 ($40.95)
    Water Utilities: $117,000 ($34.22)
    Police Protection: $50,000 ($14.62)
    General - Other: $22,000 ($6.43)
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($5.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,391,000 ($406.84)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,240,000 ($362.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $228,000 ($66.69)
    All Other: $96,000 ($28.08)
    Parks & Recreation: $86,000 ($25.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $314,000 ($91.84)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $56,000 ($16.38)
    Interest Earnings: $41,000 ($11.99)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,523,000 ($1030.42)
    Water Utilities: $532,000 ($155.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $208,000 ($60.84)
    General Support: $198,000 ($57.91)
    Highways: $109,000 ($31.88)
  • Tax - Property: $898,000 ($262.65)
    NEC: $97,000 ($28.37)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,565,000 ($457.74)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $275,000 ($80.43)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,098,000 ($321.15)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $192,000 ($56.16)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,554,000 ($454.52)

9.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,811 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.30%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($197 average AGI)
Johnston County:

0.08%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Wake County, NC  3.04% ($42,851 average AGI)
from Harnett County, NC  0.45% ($32,327)
from Wayne County, NC  0.33% ($32,632)


6.95% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,698 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.95%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($103 average AGI)
Johnston County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Wake County, NC  2.52% ($41,311 average AGI)
to Harnett County, NC  0.44% ($29,664)
to Wayne County, NC  0.28% ($28,933)

Strongest AM radio stations in Benson:

  • WPYB (1130 AM; daytime; 7 kW; BENSON, NC; Owner: BENSON-DUNN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCKB (780 AM; 7 kW; DUNN, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WLLN (1370 AM; 5 kW; LILLINGTON, NC; Owner: ESTUARDO VALDEMAR RODRIGUEZ)
  • WMPM (1270 AM; 5 kW; SMITHFIELD, NC; Owner: CAROLINA BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRBZ (850 AM; 10 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP #1)
  • WHPY (1590 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, NC; Owner: FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WDJS (1430 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT OLIVE, NC; Owner: MOUNT OLIVE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCRY (1460 AM; 5 kW; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC)
  • WGTM (590 AM; 5 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: SPIRIT BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benson:

  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WCCE (90.1 FM; BUIES CREEK, NC; Owner: CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY, INCORPORATED)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBBB (96.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WYMY (96.9 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WUAW (88.3 FM; ERWIN, NC; Owner: CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCLN-FM (107.3 FM; CLINTON, NC; Owner: CHRISTIAN LISTENING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQSM (98.1 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNNL (103.9 FM; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPE (89.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CORPORATION)
  • WRSN (93.9 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WUNC (91.5 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WRCQ (103.5 FM; DUNN, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSHA (88.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SHAW UNIVERSITY)
  • WWMY (102.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WWND, L.L.C.)
  • WKIX (102.3 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W276AX (103.1 FM; PRINCETON, ETC., NC; Owner: GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)

TV broadcast stations around Benson:

  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WACN-LP (Channel 34; APEX, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W64CN (Channel 64; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WARZ-LP (Channel 34; SMITHFIELD/SELMA, NC; Owner: WATERS & BROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHOA-LP (Channel 60; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W66DF (Channel 66; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WUNC-TV (Channel 4; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WWIW-LP (Channel 66; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W68BK (Channel 68; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SAINT AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE)
  • W58CD (Channel 58; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHFL-LP (Channel 56; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: FREE LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)

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

Benson, North Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 29
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 39
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 35
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 97
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 10
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 108
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 167
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 117
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 289
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

See more detailed statistics of Benson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Benson, NC)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • BENSON, 1900' Nw Of Int Of Sr 50 & Sr 11 (Lat: 35.367639 Lon: -78.514444), Overall height: 126.5 m, Call Sign: WMM383
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/19/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Glenn S Rabin
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • BENSON TOWER, Nc 50 (Lat: 35.367778 Lon: -78.514444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Call Sign: WPSG609
    Assigned Frequencies: 6755.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/02/2011, Expiration Date: 04/18/2021, Certifier: Jason Barbour
    Registrant: Johnston County 911 Communications, 120 South Third Street, Smithfield, NC 27577, Phone: (919) 989-5059, Fax: (919) 989-5009, Email:
  • RA21XC300, 2395 Barefoot Rd (Lat: 35.305417 Lon: -78.409917), Type: Mast, Structure height: 93 m, Overall height: 96.6 m, Call Sign: WQQV288
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2013, Expiration Date: 03/08/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • RA03XC052, 1740 Woodmen Rd (Lat: 35.390722 Lon: -78.523306), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.1 m, Overall height: 60.1 m, Call Sign: WQQV289
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2013, Expiration Date: 03/08/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Benson)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$111,1801$172,1205$153,8741$68,760
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$01$208,0500$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$178,9500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0414.00 , 0415.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$173,050
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0414.00 , 0415.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 146
  • Hazardous Condition: 68
  • Good Intent Call: 11

Incident types - Benson


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

Most common first names in Benson, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13166.1 years
William8771.7 years
John8469.5 years
Mary6474.4 years
Robert3668.7 years
George3270.2 years
Charles3168.5 years
Joseph2974.6 years
Willie2671.4 years
Thomas2463.2 years
Most common last names in Benson, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson16973.9 years
Mclamb13874.4 years
Lee11872.1 years
Barefoot7973.0 years
Barbour5676.8 years
Byrd5575.5 years
Allen5471.6 years
Norris5169.1 years
Wood5172.5 years
Smith5072.9 years
Businesses in Benson, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Subway2
CVS1Taco Bell1
Days Inn1U-Haul1
Domino's Pizza1UPS2
FedEx1Waffle House1
KFC2
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