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Benson, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Benson had a population of 5,244 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Benson, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,244
Population in Households 5,183
Population in Familes 3,949
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density2 126
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $39,467
Average Household Income $56,207
Per Capita Income $26,351


Total Housing Units 3,091 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,647 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 816 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 628 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $124,779
Average Home Value $148,998


Total Households 2,463
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 1,467
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.32% 0.41%
Households 0.47% 0.45%
Families 0.52% 0.47%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   3.93%

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, 2018 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 # 97 79th
Population Density # 261 42nd
Diversity Index # 168 63rd
Median Household Income # 227 50th
Per Capita Income # 130 71st

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