Benson Profile

Welcome to Benson!

Welcome to Benson

"City of Parks" as Benson is known, is the Swift County seat and home to some of Swift County's largest employers such as: world class manufacturer CNHi, food-grade and efficiency pioneer Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co-op, ISO 9001 certified Custom Roto-Mold, rural health center Swift County Benson Hospital & Clinic, and assisted living center Meadow Lane Rehabilitation Healthcare Center.  Benson takes pride in being a great place to live, work and raise a family.  In Benson you will enjoy the high quality of life, affordable cost of living, homes for every style, and preK-12 Benson Public Schools now offering on-site child care services by Discovery Kids Child Care.  Four full-season recreation opportunities including the Benson Water Park and 18-hole Benson Golf Club, camping & trails at Ambush Park and Benson Ice Rink at the Civic Center. 


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Benson

Population

Total Population

3,104

Population
Growth Rate

-0.05%

Median Age

46

Diversity Index

16.600

Housing & Income

Households

1,393

Total Housing Units

1,550


Owner Occupied

883

Renter Occupied

510

Vacant

157

Median Home Value

$118,056


Average Home Value

$140,505

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.11%


Per Capita Income

2.02%

Income Projection

Median Household

$46,775 $50,802


Average Household

$58,921 $65,263


Per Capita

$26,559 $29,350

Workforce

Total Businesses

187

Total Employed

1,623

Workers 16+

1,544

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

15

Employed

266

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

7

Employed

239

2020 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

22

Employed

230

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

25

Employed

214

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

13

Employed

142

2020 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

11

Employed

121

Some
High School

172

Graduated
High School

630

Associates
Degree

394

Bachelor's
Degree

352

Graduate
Degree

93

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

1,273

Non-Resident Commuters

264

Drive Alone

1,254

Carpooled

156

Public

6

Work At Home

56