Benson, AZ


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Benson is a somewhat small city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 4,888 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Benson is the 72nd largest community in Arizona.

Unlike some cities, Benson isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Benson are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Benson is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Benson who work in office and administrative support (22.50%), sales jobs (13.87%), and teaching (7.95%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Benson has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Benson a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Being a small city, Benson does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Benson who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.17% of the adults in Benson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Benson in 2010 was $19,725, which is middle income relative to Arizona, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,900 for a family of four.

Benson is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Benson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Benson residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Benson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.13% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Benson include English, Irish, French , and European.

The most common language spoken in Benson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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