Benson, MN (City Center)




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About Benson, MN (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Benson is $100,516, which is less expensive than 91.6% of Minnesota neighborhoods and 91.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Benson City Center is currently $940, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 58.1% of Minnesota neighborhoods.

Benson City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Benson, Minnesota.

Real estate in the City Center of Benson, MN is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.2% in Benson City Center. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 55.5% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Benson City Center neighborhood has more Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 31.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Norwegian ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Benson City Center neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 75.7% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in Benson City Center choose to walk to work each day (14.7%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Notable & Unique: People

If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Benson City Center neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 5.2% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Minnesota, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Minnesota.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Benson are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 46.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 12.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 59.7% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Benson City Center neighborhood, 34.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 29.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (26.0%), and 9.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the City Center neighborhood in Benson, MN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (34.4%). There are also a number of people of Norwegian ancestry (31.9%), and residents who report Irish roots (9.9%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (5.8%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (4.6%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Benson City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.6%).

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Benson City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (75.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (74.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (14.7%) and 5.3% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Benson 0.101011101001110
Minnesota 2.43
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City Center 0.101011101001110
Benson 0.101011101001110
Minnesota 22.22
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Minnesota 21

Neighborhood Public School Data

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BENSON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MN Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Benson Secondary
1400 Montana Avenue
Benson, MN, 56215
07-12
Benson Area Learning Center
1400 Montana Avenue
Benson, MN, 56215
07-12
Benson Day Treatment
1400 Montana Avenue
Benson, MN, 56215
KG-12
Heartland Girls Ranch
1400 Montana Avenue
Benson, MN, 56215
07-12
Northside Elementary
1800 W Nevada Ave
Benson, MN, 56215
PK-06

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