Benson Cochise County, Arizona

Benson: City in Arizona

About

Benson is a city located in the county of Cochise in the U.S. state of Arizona. Its population at the 2010 census was 5,105. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 4,890 inhabitants.

The city was created 142 years ago in 1879.

Benson Quick Facts

Population : 4,890 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Arizona (United States)
County : Cochise County
Postal code : 85602
Phone Area Codes : 520
Water as percent of area : 0.12%
Land as percent of area : 99.88%
Altitude : 3,586 feet / 1093 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1880 (142 years ago)
Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 03:55:09 (29th September 2022)
Population growth : -4.4% (2010-2020)
Benson locator map
Location of Benson on Arizona map.
Benson station image
Benson station
Benson station image

Geography

Benson is located at 31°58'4"N 110°17'40"W (31.9678600, -110.2945200).

Benson map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Benson decreased by 4.4% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 5,105 - census
2011 5,186 1.56% estimation process
2012 5,132 -1.05% estimation process
2013 5,040 -1.83% estimation process
2014 4,951 -1.8% estimation process
2015 4,909 -0.86% estimation process
2016 4,863 -0.95% estimation process
2017 4,839 -0.5% estimation process
2018 4,859 0.41% estimation process
2019 4,880 0.43% estimation process
2020 4,890 0.2% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 42,571
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 35,709
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 19.2%
April 1, 2020 Population : 38,499
April 1, 2010 Population : 35,840
People under 5 years old, percentage : 3.9%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 16.4%
People over 65 (%) : 33.0%
Female persons, % : 51.3%
White only, percent : 92.8%
Black or African American alone, percent : 1.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 1.1%
Asians alone % : 1.0%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.0%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 15.4%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 79.6%
2015-2019 Veterans : 4,876
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 6.5%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 78.0%

Benson zip code is 85602. County name: Cochise, County fips: 04003

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 78.0%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $105,600
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,069
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $371
2015-2019 median gross rent : $814
2015-2019 Households : 17,606
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.30
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 79.8%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 12.5%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 87.0%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 75.9%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 87.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 16.5%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 15.0%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 11.9%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 45.7%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 43.3%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 28,908
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 104,197
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 515,015
2012 total retail sales per capita : $14,066
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 28.5
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $45,653
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $26,637
Percentage of people living in poverty : 13.9%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,784
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 822
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 594
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 318
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,325
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 136
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,521
2010 population per square mile : 1,024.2
2010 land area in square miles : 34.99
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 86.8%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $109,800
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,017
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $540
2015-2019 median gross rent : $865
2015-2019 Households : 2,607
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.40
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 94.5%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 2.3%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 90.1%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 84.3%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 90.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 12.8%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 4.4%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 10.1%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 67.6%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 65.9%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 15,754
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 4,683
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 79,290
2012 total retail sales per capita : $12,304
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 19.8
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $52,636
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $26,130
Percentage of people living in poverty : 6.1%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 559
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 292
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 203
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 26
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 504
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 71
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 446
2010 population per square mile : 790.4
2010 land area in square miles : 8.19

People born in Benson (1)

American actor Nick Gomez was born in Benson

Schools in Benson

College & universities near Benson, AZ

Code Name City ZIP
104425 Cochise County Community College District Sierra Vista (AZ) 85635-2317

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Benson, AZ

Code Name Address Type
BEN Benson 105 E. 4th Street RAIL
TUS Tucson 400 North Toole Avenue RAIL

Post offices near Benson

Post Office Name City ZIP
Benson Post Office Benson (AZ) 85602

Other places with the same name (7)

Other cities in Cochise County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Cochise County , AZ.

City Name Population Title
Sierra Vista 43,948 City in Arizona, USA
Douglas 16,458 City in Cochise County, Arizona, United States
Bisbee 5,154 City in and county seat of Cochise County, Arizona, United States
Willcox 3,508 City in Cochise County, Arizona, United States
Whetstone 2,617 Census-designated place in Cochise County, Arizona
Pirtleville 1,744 Census-designated place in Cochise County, Arizona
Huachuca City 1,734 Town of the United States
Tombstone 1,310 City in Arizona, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Benson distances to largest Arizona cities