85602 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Benson, AZ (3.52%), Mescal, AZ (0.65%), Pimaco Two, AZ (0.60%)
Counties: Cochise County, AZ (76.59%), Pima County, AZ (23.41%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 9,291
Zip code population in 2010: 9,464
Zip code population in 2000: 8,879

Houses and condos: 4,996
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,005
% of renters here:

25%
State:

38%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 85602: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 748.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 12 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.7% ($896)
Arizona:

0.8% ($1,321)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $935 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $804 (0.9%)

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Males: 4,796  (51.6%)
Females: 4,495  (48.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 85602:

For population 15 years and over in 85602:

Zip code 85602 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 85602

  • Zip code 85602 races chart
    • 7,452White population
    • 56Black population
    • 65American Indian population
    • 46Asian population
    • 11Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 5Some other race population
    • 142Two or more races population
    • 1,687Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 4,512
Rural population: 4,778

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $128,100
85602:

$128,100
Arizona:

$166,000



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in 85602 zip code as of August 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 85602 to the number of sex offenders is 869 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

52.6 years
Arizona median age:

36.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Arizona:

2.7 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 85602, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $44,922 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$44,922
State:

$57,644

Salary/wage: $40,397 (reported on 72.8% of returns)
Here:

$40,397
State:

$47,932
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 64.1% for AGIs below $25k, 66.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 67.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 73.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 71.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 31.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,225 (reported on 30.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,225
Arizona:

$2,064
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,317 (reported on 15.6% of returns)
Here:

$3,317
State:

$7,268
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$8,341 (reported on 11.6% of returns)
Here:

+$8,341
State:

+$15,530
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 16.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,991 (reported on 14.2% of returns)
Here:

+$6,991
State:

+$12,323
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.2% for AGIs below $25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $12,972 (reported on 12.4% of returns)
85602:

$12,972
Arizona:

$18,280
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.5% for AGIs below $25k, 3.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $19,938 (24% of AGI, reported on 28.0% of returns)
Here:

$19,938
State:

$23,651

Here:

23.9% of AGI
State:

20.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.2% for AGIs below $25k, 9.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 13.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,007 (reported on 21.6% of returns)
Here:

$4,007
State:

$4,114
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $5,035 (reported on 27.7% of returns)
85602:

$5,035
State:

$6,509
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,114 (reported on 20.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,114
State:

$2,432
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 85602, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $36,758 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$36,758
State:

$50,097

Salary/wage: $33,228 (reported on 76.1% of returns)
Here:

$33,228
State:

$42,146
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 131.4% for AGIs below $10k, 66.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 76.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 74.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 74.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 46.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,685 (reported on 42.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,685
Arizona:

$2,374
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.8% for AGIs below $10k, 3.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,672 (reported on 17.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,672
State:

$3,888
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.2% for AGIs below $10k, 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$13,638 (reported on 15.7% of returns)
Here:

+$13,638
State:

+$17,569
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,737 (reported on 17.1% of returns)
Here:

+$7,737
State:

+$11,088
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 25.4% for AGIs below $10k, 4.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.1% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,988 (reported on 2.5% of returns)
85602:

$2,988
Arizona:

$3,023
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $16,269 (23% of AGI, reported on 27.3% of returns)
Here:

$16,269
State:

$19,781

Here:

23.4% of AGI
State:

21.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 21.2% for AGIs below $10k, 7.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 11.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,283 (5% of AGI, reported on 23.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,283
State:

$3,389

Here:

4.6% of AGI
State:

3.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $10k, 1.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,926 (reported on 71.9% of returns)
85602:

$4,926
State:

$8,323
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.3% for AGIs below $10k, 3.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,656 (reported on 18.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,656
State:

$1,786

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 62.1%
Here:

62%
State:

60%
(% for various income ranges: 54.7% for AGIs below $10k, 65.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 62.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 64.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 62.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 64.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$39,984
Arizona:

$48,510
Benson, AZ (85602) map Nearest zip codes: 85627, 85641, 85609, 85730, 85749, 85748.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

40.8%
Arizona:

47.4%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

5.3%
Arizona:

7.4%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 499
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,590


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 29 (0 now married, 29 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,437 (639 now married, 798 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 85602 with a mortgage: 1,477 (173 second mortgage, 87 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,607

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,213
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S308

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

14.3%
Whole state:

18.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

4.6%
Whole state:

9.8%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.9
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.3
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 85602: Bar L Y Ranch (A), Barney Ranch (B), Cascabel Ranch (C), Double X Ranch (D), Ashrama Ranch (E), French Joe Camp (F), Gibson Ranch (G), Jay Six Ranch (H), Bayless Ranch (I), Last Chance Ranch (J), Post Ranch (K), Pride Ranch (L), Round Corral (M), Siemond Ranch (N), Bingham Ranch (O), Soza Ranch (P), Spear Ranch (Q), Ventana Windmill (R), Williams Ranch (S), Youtcy Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 85602 include: Peace in the Valley Lutheran Church (A), Our Lady of Lourdes Church (B), Grace Chapel of Benson (C), Bethlehem Lutheran Church (D), Benson First Baptist Church (E), Benson First Assembly of God (F), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (G), Community Presbyterian Church (H), Community Bible Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: White Cross Cemetery (1), Apodaca Cemetery (2), Benson Cemetery (3), Cochise Gardens of Rest Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Willow Lake (A), Split Tank (B), Big Tank (C), Bill Williams Tank (D), Boulder Tank (E), Pink Tank (F), Old Dirt Tank (G), Ventana Tank (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sheep Wash (A), Bear Creek (B), Bollen Wash (C), Gibb Wash (D), Paige Creek (E), Redrock Creek (F), Martinez Wash (G), Hot Springs Canyon Creek (H), Deer Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Park in zip code 85602: Kartchner Caverns State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built

  • 322010 or later
  • 1,3242000 to 2009
  • 1,2711990 to 1999
  • 7981980 to 1989
  • 8431970 to 1979
  • 2641960 to 1969
  • 1011950 to 1959
  • 1941940 to 1949
  • 1691939 or earlier

Zip code 85602 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Benson, AZ (85602)

  • 51no bedroom
  • 4231 bedroom
  • 8092 bedrooms
  • 1,3813 bedrooms
  • 3994 bedrooms
  • 215+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benson, AZ (85602)

  • 13no bedroom
  • 1451 bedroom
  • 4732 bedrooms
  • 3513 bedrooms
  • 234 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Benson, AZ (85602) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 152no vehicle
  • 1,0501 vehicle
  • 1,1272 vehicles
  • 4263 vehicles
  • 3054 vehicles
  • 245+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Benson, AZ (85602) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 220no vehicle
  • 2721 vehicle
  • 4402 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 144 vehicles
  • 595+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $668.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $128,100
85602:

$128,100
Arizona:

$166,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,800 - $192,400

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $235,977
Here:

$235,977
State:

$244,313

Mobile homes: $100,512
Here:

$100,512
State:

$63,477

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $38,588
Here:

$38,588
State:

$32,935

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 12.0%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 71.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,202

Size of family households: 1,660 2-persons, 548 3-persons, 345 4-persons, 112 5-persons, 70 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,090 1-person, 240 2-persons, 10 3-persons, 14 4-persons

1,100 married couples with children.
398 single-parent households (114 men, 284 women).

88.6% of residents of 85602 zip code speak English at home.
10.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% very well, 10% well, 3% not well, 3% not at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% very well, 17% well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 342 (3.7%)
(57.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

3.7%
Whole state:

13.5%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 25%Mexico
  • 18%Colombia
  • 15%Honduras
  • 12%El Salvador
  • 10%Germany
  • 10%England
  • 6%Canada

Most common first ancestries reported in 85602 (%)

  • 26%Other groups
  • 11%English
  • 10%German
  • 8%American
  • 7%Irish
  • 4%French (except Basque)
  • 3%Scottish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 602000 to 2009
  • 1231990 to 1999
  • 171Before 1990

Zip code 85602 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 85602:

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Zip code 85602 marital status for males
Zip code 85602 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 38%Utility gas
  • 32%Electricity
  • 22%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5%Wood
  • 2%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 6,141. Population change in the 1990s: +2,738 (+44.6%).

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


47% of the 85602 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Arizona.

86% of the 85602 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 18% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 74
Here:

9.2%
Arizona:

7.0%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 124
Here:

26.4%
Arizona:

6.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 30
Here:

7.9%
Arizona:

12.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 110,153Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 54,286Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 53,915Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 48,056Health technologists and technicians
  • 44,523Business and financial operations occupations
  • 43,854Education, training, and library occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


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 (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 50 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 22 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 64 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally ill

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 23
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 7
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 8
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Most common first names in zip code 85602 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5669.6 years
Robert5370.0 years
William4976.0 years
James4772.8 years
Charles4074.3 years
Mary3980.2 years
George3176.8 years
Richard2871.8 years
Helen2579.4 years
Frank2279.9 years
Most common last names in zip code 85602 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3275.6 years
Johnson1574.4 years
Campbell1476.9 years
Jones1475.9 years
Williams1376.1 years
Brown1271.0 years
Crawford1180.5 years
Davis1079.2 years
Stewart1077.8 years
Miller980.2 years
Businesses in zip code 85602
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Safeway1
Best Western1Starbucks1
Dairy Queen1Subway2
Days Inn1Super 81
FedEx2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Jack In The Box1UPS2
KFC1Vons1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Motel 61Wendy's1
RadioShack1

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