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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Benson who work in office and administrative support (19.72%), sales jobs (13.77%), and teaching (8.78%).

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Benson is worth considering.

Benson is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The education level of Benson citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.65% of adults 25 and older in Benson have a college degree.

The per capita income in Benson in 2010 was $19,239, 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 $76,956 for a family of four.

Benson is a very 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 20.79% 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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