Benson County , North Dakota

Benson County: County in North Dakota, United States

About

Benson County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,660 and a population density of 2 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 6,762 inhabitants. Its county seat is Minnewaukan. The county was created 137 years ago in 1884.

Benson County Quick Facts

Population : 6,762 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Dakota (United States)
Area : 3728 km2
Water as percent of area : 3.5%
Land as percent of area : 96.5%
Named for : Bertil W. Benson
Altitude : 1,647 feet / 502 meters
Capital : Minnewaukan
Establishment : June 06, 1884
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 15:02:03 (3rd December 2021)
Density : 2 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 1.51% (2010-2020)
Weather : 25℉ Mostly Cloudy 7-days weather
Benson County locator map
Location of Benson County on North Dakota map.
Benson County Courthouse 2009 image
Benson County Courthouse 2009
Benson County Courthouse 2009 image

Geography

Benson County is located at 48°4'10"N 99°21'58"W (48.0693900, -99.3660300). It has 6 neighbors: Eddy County, Nelson County, Ramsey County, Towner County, Wells County and Pierce County.

Benson County map

The largest city of Benson County is Maddock with a population of 375. Other cities include, Minnewaukan population 195, Pleasant Lake population 71, Warwick population 67 and Oberon population 64. See all Benson County cities & populated places.

Benson County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Benson County.

City Name Population Title
Lallie 498 Township in Benson County, North Dakota
Maddock 375 Human settlement in Benson County, North Dakota, United States of America
Minnewaukan 195 Human settlement in Benson County, North Dakota, United States of America
Pleasant Lake 71 Unincorporated community in North Dakota
Warwick 67 Human settlement in Benson County, North Dakota, United States of America
Oberon 64 City in North Dakota
Leeds 61 City in North Dakota, United States
Hesper 54 Unincorporated community in North Dakota
Isabel 47 Unincorporated community in North Dakota
Baker 41 Unincorporated community in North Dakota
Esmond 36 City in Benson County, North Dakota, United States
Brinsmade 34 City in Benson County, North Dakota, United States
Fillmore 34 Unincorporated community in North Dakota
Knox 27 City in Benson County, North Dakota, United States
York 26 City in North Dakota, USA

Weather

Benson County forecast: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. West southwest wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. more

Benson County has 6 neighbours.

  • Minnewaukan

Demographics

The population of Benson County increased by 1.51% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 6,660 - census
2011 6,688 0.42% estimation process
2012 6,771 1.23% estimation process
2013 6,899 1.86% estimation process
2014 6,885 -0.2% estimation process
2015 6,820 -0.95% estimation process
2016 6,840 0.29% estimation process
2017 6,916 1.1% estimation process
2018 6,958 0.6% estimation process
2019 6,832 -1.84% estimation process
2020 6,762 -1.04% estimation process

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Local Places in Benson County

People born in Benson County (2)

People born in Benson County, including naval sailor Marvin Lee Ramsden, Norwegian politician and farmer Kristian Lian, you can see a list of people who born in Benson County.

Other places with the same name (1)

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