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Benson, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Benson had a population of 5,149 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Benson is located at latitude 31.9145 and longitude -110.3286 in Cochise County. The formal boundaries for the City of Benson (see map below) encompass a land area of 41.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Cochise County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,586 feet.

The City of Benson (GNIS ID: 2409835) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Benson is located within Benson Division of Cochise County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Benson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Benson, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,149
Population in Households 5,090
Population in Familes 3,831
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density1 124
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 2,434
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 1,448
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,077 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,599 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 834 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 643 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $102,703
Average Home Value $137,954


Median Household Income $37,842
Average Household Income $50,190
Per Capita Income $23,719
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.13% 1.73%
Households 0.43% 2.07%
Families 0.48% 2.31%
Median Household Income   -0.41%
Per Capita Income   1.07%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Benson, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benson to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 98 78th
Population Density1 # 268 41st
Diversity Index2 # 168 63rd
Median Household Income # 223 51st
Per Capita Income # 124 73rd

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