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

3,242

Population
Growth Rate

0.01%

Median Age

45

Diversity Index

15.200

Housing & Income

Households

1,459

Total Housing Units

1,601


Owner Occupied

977

Renter Occupied

481

Vacant

142

Median Home Value

$100,676


Average Home Value

$124,259

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.08%


Per Capita Income

2.06%

Income Projection

Median Household

$45,830 $50,394


Average Household

$62,639 $69,739


Per Capita

$28,499 $31,563

Workforce

Total Businesses

203

Total Employed

1,753

Workers 16+

1,501

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

1

Employed

10

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

12

Employed

51

Manufacturing

Businesses

10

Employed

169

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

6

Employed

40

Some
High School

240

Graduated
High School

708

Associates
Degree

353

Bachelor's
Degree

309

Graduate
Degree

127

Average Commute Time

12 min.



Resident Commuters

1,330

Non-Resident Commuters

171

Drive Alone

1,115

Carpooled

155

Public

10

Work At Home

86