Benson is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 3,075 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Benson is the 199th largest community in Minnesota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Benson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Benson is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Benson who work in management occupations (11.64%), sales jobs (9.83%), and maintenance occupations (9.07%).
Overall, Benson’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
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.
One of the benefits of Benson is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.75 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The percentage of adults in Benson who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.13% of the adults in Benson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Benson in 2010 was $29,802, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,208 for a family of four. However, Benson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Benson include Norwegian, Irish, English, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Benson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Scandinavian languages.