Benson is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 3,591 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Benson is the 234th largest community in North Carolina.
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 town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Benson who work in teaching (12.23%), management occupations (11.32%), and sales jobs (8.68%).
Benson is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The overall education level of Benson is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.93% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Benson in 2010 was $19,764, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,056 for a family of four. However, Benson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Benson also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 43.80% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Benson is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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. Benson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.25% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Benson include Scots-Irish, Irish, Scottish, and German.
The most common language spoken in Benson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hindi.