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.
Benson is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Benson is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Benson who work in sales jobs (10.16%), office and administrative support (9.71%), and management occupations (8.62%).
The overall crime rate in Benson is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Benson has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Benson has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Benson than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Benson may be for you.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Benson spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.57 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The citizens of Benson are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.82% of adults in Benson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Benson in 2010 was $27,246, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,984 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, Polish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Benson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Scandinavian languages.