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Total population: 2,969 (Urban population: 2,960 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 9 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 1,565 (1,449 occupied: 1,022 owner occupied, 427 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

37%

Housing density: 631 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $202,863.


Median contract rent in 2009: $409 (lower quartile is $243, upper quartile is $523)


Median gross rent in Benson, MN in 2009: $461


Housing units in Benson with a mortgage: 565 (25 second mortgage, 49 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 398


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $55,685


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $31,750


Median monthly housing costs: $522





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Benson, Minnesota Age and Sex of Residents


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $87,034 (it was $63,700 in 2000)
Benson:

$87,034
Minnesota:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,842 - $143,037

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $131,217
Here:

$131,217
State:

$247,637

Townhouses or other attached units: $109,686
Here:

$109,686
State:

$193,158

Mobile homes: $14,282
Here:

$14,282
State:

$34,666

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,239
  • In family households: 2,627 (716 male householders, 185 female householders)
    773 spouses, 887 children (826 natural, 11 adopted, 50 stepchildren), 6 grandchildren, 16 brothers or sisters, 16 parents, 2 other relatives, 26 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 612 (183 male householders (155 living alone)), 379 female householders (375 living alone)), 50 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 125 (93 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 443 2-persons, 194 3-persons, 153 4-persons, 103 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 530 1-person, 32 2-persons.

615 married couples with children.
142 single-parent households (28 men, 114 women).

96.6% of residents of Benson speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 32 (1.0%)
(40.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

3.7

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Benson, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 3
  • 4 rooms: 93
  • 5 rooms: 207
  • 6 rooms: 257
  • 7 rooms: 169
  • 8 rooms: 170
  • 9 or more rooms: 123
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 67
  • 3 rooms: 97
  • 4 rooms: 117
  • 5 rooms: 54
  • 6 rooms: 34
  • 7 rooms: 35
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 13
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Benson, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 14
  • 2 bedrooms: 232
  • 3 bedrooms: 507
  • 4 bedrooms: 232
  • 5+ bedrooms: 37
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 162
  • 2 bedrooms: 169
  • 3 bedrooms: 79
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Benson, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 37
  • 1 vehicle: 294
  • 2 vehicles: 491
  • 3 vehicles: 163
  • 4 vehicles: 26
  • 5+ vehicles: 11
  • no vehicle: 130
  • 1 vehicle: 232
  • 2 vehicles: 50
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 19
  • 2000 to 2004: 88
  • 1990 to 1999: 285
  • 1980 to 1989: 142
  • 1970 to 1979: 208
  • 1960 to 1969: 168
  • 1950 to 1959: 218
  • 1940 to 1949: 121
  • 1939 or earlier: 326

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Benson, MN house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Benson, MN:

  • Less than $10,000: 7
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 4
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 4
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 4
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 8
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 10
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 13
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 31
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 31
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 86
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 58
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 61
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 64
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 190
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 119
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 85
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 46
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 47
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 11
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 8
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 10
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 1
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 0
  • $1,000,000 or more: 0
 


Benson rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Benson:

  • Less than $100: 0 people
  • $100 to $149: 10
  • $150 to $199: 10
  • $200 to $249: 81
  • $250 to $299: 30
  • $300 to $349: 57
  • $350 to $399: 17
  • $400 to $449: 53
  • $450 to $499: 39
  • $500 to $549: 74
  • $550 to $599: 0
  • $600 to $649: 16
  • $650 to $699: 7
  • $700 to $749: 0
  • $750 to $799: 22
  • $800 to $899: 97
  • $900 to $999: 10
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 10
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 0
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 0
  • $2,000 or more: 0
  • No cash rent: 23
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 7
  • 1990 to 1994: 5
  • 1985 to 1989: 7
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 8


Benson, MN Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 87.0%
Number of people working at home: 41 (2.6% of all workers)


Benson commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 372
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 582
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 244
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 75
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 44
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 21
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 55
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 12
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 37
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 67
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 21
  • 90 or more minutes: 32
 


Benson mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 1,338 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 80 (5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 16 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 9 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 24 (1%)
  • Walked: 88 (5%)
  • Other means: 7 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 41 (3%)
 


Benson, MN household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 157
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 104
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 99
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 167
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 150
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 134
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 56
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 98
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 94
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 140
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 149
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 79
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 20
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 12
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 2
  • $200,000 or more: 2
 

First ancestries reported:

 Norwegian: 1101
 German: 1023
 Irish: 158
 Swedish: 148
 United States or American: 95
 French (except Basque): 83
 English: 80
 Other groups: 63
 Polish: 62
 Danish: 42
 Dutch: 24
 Belgian: 23
 European: 22
 Scandinavian: 22
 Scottish: 20
 Czech: 11
 Scotch-Irish: 9
 Northern European: 7
 Russian: 7
 Icelander: 5
 French Canadian: 5
 Italian: 5
 Czechoslovakian: 4
 Austrian: 4
 Lithuanian: 3
 Croatian: 2
 Luxemburger: 2
 Slovak: 2


Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):



  • Canada (25%)
  • Micronesia (22%)
  • Peru (22%)
  • India (16%)
  • Mexico (16%)


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

  • This state: 2889
  • Northeast: 17
  • Midwest: 305
  • South: 38
  • West: 77

63% of Benson residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Minnesota.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 4
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 87
  • 9th grade: 20
  • 10th grade: 40
  • 11th grade: 21
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 32
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 341
  • Less than 1 year of college: 72
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 101
  • Associate degree: 63
  • Bachelor's degree: 192
  • Master's degree: 46
  • Professional school degree: 20
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 4
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 163
  • 9th grade: 25
  • 10th grade: 34
  • 11th grade: 59
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 7
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 401
  • Less than 1 year of college: 93
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 206
  • Associate degree: 69
  • Bachelor's degree: 193
  • Master's degree: 12
  • Professional school degree: 7
  • Doctorate degree: 2

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 7.2%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 1.8%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $38,597
  • Two or more races householders: $94,357
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $31,004
Benson household income for White non-Hispanic householders

Benson marital status for males
Benson marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $87,580
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $51,236

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,149
  • One, attached: 48
  • Two: 32
  • 3 or 4: 15
  • 5 to 9: 34
  • 10 to 19: 87
  • 20 to 49: 95
  • 50 or more: 61
  • Mobile homes: 44

Median worth of mobile homes: $11,884


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 years ago


Renter moved in on average 5 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Benson:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Benson
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (86.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.7%)
  • Electricity (3.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.7%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (82.7%)
  • Electricity (10.1%)
  • Other fuel (3.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

2.1%
Minnesota:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7
Here:

3.0%
Minnesota:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Minnesota:

24.6%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


 

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