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Benson, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Benson had a population of 5,215 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Benson, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,215
Daytime Population: Workers 3,377
Daytime Population: Residents 3,643
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,020
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.35
Population in Households 5,156
Population in Familes 3,878
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density2 125
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $39,267
Average Household Income $52,966
Per Capita Income $24,837


Total Housing Units 3,087 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,616 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 835 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 636 (20.6%)
Median Home Value $115,161
Average Home Value $144,790


Total Households 2,451
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 1,459
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.29% 0.33%
Households 0.46% 0.37%
Families 0.52% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   3.22%

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, 2017 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 Density # 262 42nd
Diversity Index # 169 63rd
Median Household Income # 210 54th
Per Capita Income # 121 73rd

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