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Benson County, North Dakota (ND)

County population in 2016: 7,003 (all rural); it was 6,964 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 472
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,045
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,590
Renter-occupied apartments: 716 (it was 738 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

35%

Land area: 1381 sq. mi.

Water area: 58.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 5 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Benson County: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (50.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 31%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 64%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Benson County, North Dakota:

  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (56.0%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (39.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
Median resident age:

30.6 years
North Dakota median age:

35.0 years
Males: 3,614  (51.6%)
Females: 3,389  (48.4%)
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Benson County,ND real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Benson County:

2.0 people
North Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2016: $42,613 ($26,688 in 1999)
This county:

$42,613
North Dakota:

$60,656

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $261 (lower quartile is $177, upper quartile is $400)
This county:

$261
State:

$709


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $73,415 (it was $32,200 in 2000)
Benson:

$73,415
North Dakota:

$184,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $35,767 - $140,662
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $975
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $366

Institutionalized population: 13
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $110,300
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $194,700
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $310,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Benson, ND residents
Average permit cost in Benson, ND
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $699 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $439 (0.6%)

Benson County household income distribution in 2013 Benson County home values distribution in 2013 Benson County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 32.2%
Benson County:

32.2%
North Dakota:

10.7%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 80.0% for Black residents, 33.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.8% for American Indian residents, 8.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 30.6 years old
(Males: 31.3 years old, Females: 30.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.6 years old, Black residents: 49.1 years old, American Indian residents: 22.4 years old, Asian residents: 33.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 16.0 years old, Other race residents: 18.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Benson County is $390 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $475 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $655 a month.

Cities in this county include: Fort Totten, Maddock, Leeds, Minnewaukan, Esmond, Oberon, Warwick, Knox, Brinsmade, York.

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

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Neighboring counties: Aroostook County, Maine , Beltrami County, Minnesota , Boundary County, Idaho , Dunn County , Jefferson County, Washington , King County, Washington , Glacier County, Montana , Kittson County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 169
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 32 (41.9% naturalized citizens)

Benson County:

0.5%
Whole state:

3.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 182000 to 2009
  • 11990 to 1999
  • 41980 to 1989
  • 31970 to 1979
  • 14Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.9%

Benson County marital status for males Benson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,332
  • One, attached: 15
  • Two: 56
  • 3 or 4: 93
  • 5 to 9: 79
  • 10 to 19: 40
  • 20 or more: 35
  • Mobile homes: 394

Housing units in Benson County with a mortgage: 383 (3 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,066

Here:

99.7% with mortgage
State:

53.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Benson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,6388
Mainline Protestant1,73214
Evangelical Protestant3016
Other18-
None971-
Benson County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Benson County:

4.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Benson County:

4.32 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

4.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Benson County:

11.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Benson County:

31.5%
State:

27.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.2%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Benson County:

Average size of farms: 1293 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $97,389
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $103.98
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 22.86%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $95,224
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 55.90%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.61%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $135,155
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.65%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.43
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.63%
Corn for grain: 20341 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 145026 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 21690 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Benson County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 590.2 miles away from Benson County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 229.5 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 267.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 221.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 411.2 miles away from Benson County center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 412.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 25, 2014 to July 02, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4190: August 19, 2014, FEMA Id: 4190, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 17, 2013 to June 17, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4128: July 12, 2013, FEMA Id: 4128, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: April 22, 2013 to May 16, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4118: May 29, 2013, FEMA Id: 4118, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: April 05, 2011 to July 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3318: April 07, 2011, FEMA Id: 3318, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2011 to July 20, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1981: May 10, 2011, FEMA Id: 1981, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: April 01, 2010 to April 03, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1901: April 21, 2010, FEMA Id: 1901, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • North Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: February 26, 2010 to July 15, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1907: April 30, 2010, FEMA Id: 1907, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: February 26, 2010 to April 30, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3309: March 14, 2010, FEMA Id: 3309, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 13, 2009 to August 10, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1829: March 24, 2009, FEMA Id: 1829, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North Dakota Severe Winter Storm and Record and/or Near Record Snow, Incident Period: October 04, 2005 to October 06, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1616: November 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 1616, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
  • 17 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Benson County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 22, Storms: 12, Snows: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Management occupations (24%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (33%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (15%)
  • Canada (12%)
  • Hungary (9%)
  • Russia (9%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • Germany (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Benson County


  • Norwegian (12%)
  • German (8%)
  • American (1%)
  • Swedish (1%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • English (1%)

Benson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,857 (72.7%)
  • Carpooled: 314 (12.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 18 (0.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 15 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 84 (3.3%)
  • Worked at home: 268 (10.5%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
42 people in nursing homes
10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
13 people in federal detention centers
3 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,754.

3.93% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,210 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.93%
North Dakota average:

8.08%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.93% relocated from other counties in North Dakota ($35,210 average AGI)
1.07% relocated from other states ($6,667 average AGI)
Benson County:

1.07%
North Dakota average:

4.83%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ramsey County, ND  1.75% ($30,861 average AGI)


4.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,840 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
North Dakota average:

9.36%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.81% relocated to other counties in North Dakota ($30,840 average AGI)
1.20% relocated to other states ($9,120 average AGI)
Benson County:

1.20%
North Dakota average:

6.08%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ramsey County, ND  2.11% ($28,068 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 20.6

Births per 1000 population in Benson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Benson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Benson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Benson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Benson County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Benson County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Benson County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Benson County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Benson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,040 (899 aged, 141 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 194 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Benson County, North Dakota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (79)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (59)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (58)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (57)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (35)
  • Person injured in unspecified motor-vehicle accident, traffic (29)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (27)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (21)
  • Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver (19)
  • Intentional self-harm by hanging, strangulation and suffocation (19)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,843
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 757

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 14

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,003
  • In family households: 6,130 (710 male householders, 917 female householders)
    969 spouses, 2,403 children (2,272 natural, 71 adopted, 62 stepchildren), 467 grandchildren, 54 brothers or sisters, 27 parents, 288 other relatives, 238 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 823 (425 male householders (356 living alone)), 272 female householders (236 living alone)), 123 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 13

Size of family households: 691 2-persons, 255 3-persons, 248 4-persons, 195 5-persons, 104 6-persons, 149 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 592 1-person, 104 2-persons, 1 3-persons, 4 4-persons.

769 married couples with children.
938 single-parent households (388 men, 550 women).

97.7% of residents of Benson speak English at home.
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
2.8% of residents speak other language at home (90% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $125,601,000 ($18,025 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,987,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $14,678,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,265,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $21,361,000
Federal grants: $41,395,000
Federal procurement contracts: $31,528,000 ($4,663,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,374,000 ($67,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,029,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,135,000
Federal Government insurance: $59,263,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 719
Here:

103 per 1000 residents
State:

64 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 342
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +12
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -341
Here -49 per 1000 residents
State -29 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Benson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.11 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.0

Year house built in Benson County, North Dakota
  • Year house built in Benson County, North Dakota
  • 112014 or later
  • 612010 to 2013
  • 1862000 to 2009
  • 2681990 to 1999
  • 3471980 to 1989
  • 6711970 to 1979
  • 4061960 to 1969
  • 2401950 to 1959
  • 1951940 to 1949
  • 5951939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Benson County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Benson County, North Dakota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Benson County, North Dakota
  • 01 room
  • 12 rooms
  • 343 rooms
  • 1314 rooms
  • 3335 rooms
  • 3176 rooms
  • 2107 rooms
  • 1218 rooms
  • 2939+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benson County, North Dakota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benson County, North Dakota
  • 41 room
  • 552 rooms
  • 653 rooms
  • 2014 rooms
  • 2425 rooms
  • 1676 rooms
  • 677 rooms
  • 228 rooms
  • 369+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Benson County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Benson County, North Dakota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Benson County, North Dakota
  • 3no bedroom
  • 261 bedroom
  • 2612 bedrooms
  • 7063 bedrooms
  • 3244 bedrooms
  • 1365+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benson County, North Dakota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benson County, North Dakota
  • 4no bedroom
  • 1061 bedroom
  • 2262 bedrooms
  • 3573 bedrooms
  • 1044 bedrooms
  • 565+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Benson County, North Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Benson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Benson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 27no vehicle
  • 2831 vehicle
  • 5572 vehicles
  • 2823 vehicles
  • 1524 vehicles
  • 1485+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Benson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Benson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 134no vehicle
  • 4501 vehicle
  • 1962 vehicles
  • 553 vehicles
  • 184 vehicles
  • 135+ vehicles

92.3% of Benson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in North Dakota.

Benson County:

92.3%
State average:

83.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 6,027
  • Other state: 763
  • Northeast: 10
  • Midwest: 441
  • South: 87
  • West: 224
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Benson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 52.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 37.7%Electricity
  • 6.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.4%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 41.7%Electricity
  • 38.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.0%Utility gas
  • 6.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

0.2%
North Dakota:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1
Here:

0.2%
North Dakota:

6.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8
Here:

3.7%
North Dakota:

12.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Benson County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $717,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $79,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $876,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,659,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,077,000
    Central Staff Services: $752,000
    General - Other: $613,000
    Police Protection: $496,000
    Health - Other: $194,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $186,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,659,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $88,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $79,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $470,000
    General Revenue - Other: $80,000
    Interest Earnings: $51,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $126,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,864,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $963,000
    Other: $888,000
    Public Welfare: $536,000
    Highways: $521,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,190,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,270,000

Benson County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $717,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $79,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $876,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,659,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,077,000
    Central Staff Services: $752,000
    General - Other: $613,000
    Police Protection: $496,000
    Health - Other: $194,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $186,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,659,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $88,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $79,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $470,000
    General Revenue - Other: $80,000
    Interest Earnings: $51,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $126,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,864,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $963,000
    Other: $888,000
    Public Welfare: $536,000
    Highways: $521,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,190,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,270,000

Benson County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $717,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $79,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $876,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,659,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,077,000
    Central Staff Services: $752,000
    General - Other: $613,000
    Police Protection: $496,000
    Health - Other: $194,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $186,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,659,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $88,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $79,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $470,000
    General Revenue - Other: $80,000
    Interest Earnings: $51,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $126,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,864,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $963,000
    Other: $888,000
    Public Welfare: $536,000
    Highways: $521,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,190,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,270,000

Benson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $717,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $79,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $876,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,659,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,077,000
    Central Staff Services: $752,000
    General - Other: $613,000
    Police Protection: $496,000
    Health - Other: $194,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $186,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,659,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $88,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $79,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $470,000
    General Revenue - Other: $80,000
    Interest Earnings: $51,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $126,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,864,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $963,000
    Other: $888,000
    Public Welfare: $536,000
    Highways: $521,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,190,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,270,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 194
  • Number of aged recipients: 14
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 180
  • Number of recipients under 18: 34
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 115
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 45
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 74
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 90
Benson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Benson County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Benson County, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3180.9 years
Mary2778.2 years
George2076.3 years
Emma1981.4 years
Carl1679.3 years
Oscar1478.6 years
Marie1486.0 years
William1375.3 years
Anna1380.8 years
Melvin1375.4 years
Most common last names in Benson County, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson5079.8 years
Anderson3578.9 years
Olson2982.5 years
Nelson2480.6 years
Jacobson1582.3 years
Larson1479.9 years
Smith1379.3 years
Hanson1276.7 years
Togstad1084.9 years
Fossen1081.2 years