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

2,999

Population
Growth Rate

-0.35%

Median Age

45

Diversity Index

16.600

Housing & Income

Households

1,352

Total Housing Units

1,542


Owner Occupied

894

Renter Occupied

458

Vacant

190

Median Home Value

$132,021


Average Home Value

$157,542

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.37%


Per Capita Income

1.91%

Income Projection

Median Household

$45,033 $50,469


Average Household

$70,215 $77,215


Per Capita

$31,729 $34,875

Workforce

Total Businesses

181

Total Employed

1,619

Workers 16+

1,504

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

14

Employed

264

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

22

Employed

241

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

7

Employed

223

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

25

Employed

193

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

13

Employed

148

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

11

Employed

125

Some
High School

126

Graduated
High School

550

Associates
Degree

452

Bachelor's
Degree

414

Graduate
Degree

79

Average Commute Time

18 min.



Resident Commuters

1,157

Non-Resident Commuters

334

Drive Alone

1,226

Carpooled

169

Public

8

Work At Home

59