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

3,066

Population
Growth Rate

-0.19%

Median Age

45

Diversity Index

15.600

Housing & Income

Households

1,385

Total Housing Units

1,544


Owner Occupied

881

Renter Occupied

503

Vacant

159

Median Home Value

$107,057


Average Home Value

$129,966

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.19%


Per Capita Income

2.24%

Income Projection

Median Household

$47,469 $51,362


Average Household

$59,119 $65,951


Per Capita

$26,803 $29,939

Workforce

Total Businesses

197

Total Employed

1,688

Workers 16+

1,507

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Mining

Businesses

1

Employed

4

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

11

Employed

50

Manufacturing

Businesses

8

Employed

91

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

9

Employed

49

Some
High School

201

Graduated
High School

669

Associates
Degree

382

Bachelor's
Degree

303

Graduate
Degree

105

Average Commute Time

14 min.



Resident Commuters

1,269

Non-Resident Commuters

234

Drive Alone

1,166

Carpooled

137

Public

2

Work At Home

50