Benson, Woodford County, Illinois

Benson: Village in Illinois, USA

About

Benson is a village located in the county of Woodford in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 423 and a population density of 2,644 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 401 inhabitants.

Quick Facts about Benson

Population : 401 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Woodford County
Plate code : 309
Phone Area Codes : 309
Area : 0.16 km2
Altitude : 2,507 feet / 764 meters
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 14:08:42 (26th November 2022)
Postal code : 61516
Density : 2,506 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -5.49% (2010-2020)

Geography

Benson is located at 40°51'2"N 89°7'20"W (40.8505900, -89.1223000).

Benson map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Benson decreased by 5.49% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 423 - census
2011 432 2.08% estimation process
2012 430 -0.47% estimation process
2013 430 0% estimation process
2014 428 -0.47% estimation process
2015 423 -1.18% estimation process
2016 421 -0.48% estimation process
2017 415 -1.45% estimation process
2018 413 -0.48% estimation process
2019 409 -0.98% estimation process
2020 401 -2% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 350,365
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 336,109
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 4.2%
April 1, 2020 Population : 346,824
April 1, 2010 Population : 336,265
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.5%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 24.0%
People over 65 (%) : 11.6%
Female persons, % : 50.7%
White only, percent : 66.4%
Black or African American alone, percent : 2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.5%
Asians alone % : 16.8%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.4%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 3.3%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 54.3%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 24.2%
2015-2019 Veterans : 9,462
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 36.5%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 44.9%

Benson zip code is 61516. County name: Woodford, County fips: 17203

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 44.9%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $575,600
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $2,473
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $572
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,651
2015-2019 Households : 101,658
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 3.39
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 88.7%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 61.1%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 93.8%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 89.1%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 76.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 25.5%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 5.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 13.4%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 67.3%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 60.2%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,589,090
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 2,204,716
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 4,824,368
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 3,757,876
2012 total retail sales per capita : $10,948
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 28.9
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $71,763
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $28,465
Percentage of people living in poverty : 14.8%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 29,541
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 15,475
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 10,359
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 17,152
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 11,181
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,731
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 26,489
2010 population per square mile : 6,747.5
2010 land area in square miles : 49.84
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 74.4%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $237,500
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,895
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $873
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,418
2015-2019 Households : 10,819
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.89
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 89.7%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 45.8%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 95.9%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 93.1%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 87.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 43.4%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 3.7%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 9.1%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 70.9%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 65.6%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 53,234
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 26,961
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 451,601
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 332,541
2012 total retail sales per capita : $10,642
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 28.4
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $93,027
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $38,538
Percentage of people living in poverty : 5.0%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 2,941
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,749
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 948
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 589
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,263
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 213
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,579
2010 population per square mile : 3,247.7
2010 land area in square miles : 9.57

People born in Benson (1)

American male wheelchair curler Justin Marshall was born in Benson

Schools in Benson

College & universities near Benson, IL

Code Name City ZIP
144971 Eureka College Eureka (IL) 61530

Stations (15)

Amtrak & bus stations near Benson, IL

Code Name Address Type
BNL Uptown Station 100 East Parkinson St. RAIL
PON Pontiac station 721 West Washington St. RAIL
PIA Peoria, Illinois 6100 West Everett M. Dirksen Parkway BUS
DWT Dwight station 119 West Main St. RAIL
PCT Princeton 107 Bicentennial Dr. RAIL

Post offices near Benson

Post Office Name City ZIP
Benson Post Office Benson (IL) 61516

Other places with the same name (7)

Other cities in Woodford County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Woodford County , IL. (more)

City Name Population Title
Hickory Point 17,401 Township in Macon County, Illinois
Eureka 5,232 City in Woodford County, Illinois, United States
Metamora 3,648 Village in Woodford County, Illinois
Germantown Hills 3,390 City in Woodford County, Illinois, United States of America
El Paso 2,700 City in Woodford County, Illinois
Roanoke 1,966 Village in Illinois, United States
Minonk 1,948 City in Woodford County, Illinois, United States
Cazenovia 1,688 Township in Woodford County, Illinois
Cruger 1,668 Township in Woodford County, Illinois
Washburn 1,064 Village mostly in Woodford County, Illinois, USA
Goodfield 986 Village mostly in Woodford County, Illinois, USA
Congerville 494 City in Woodford County, Illinois, United States of America
Spring Bay 456 Township in Woodford County, Illinois
Secor 351 City in Woodford County, Illinois, United States of America
Kappa 247 Village in Woodford County, Illinois
Panola 51 Township in Woodford County, Illinois