Benson, Johnston County, North Carolina

Benson: Town in North Carolina, United States

About

Benson is a town located in the county of Johnston in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 3,311 and a population density of 458 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 4,024 inhabitants.

The town was created 148 years ago in 1873.

Quick Facts about Benson

Population : 4,024 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
County : Johnston County
Postal code : 27504
Phone Area Codes : 919
Area : 7.22 km2
Altitude : 243 feet / 74, 74 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1874 (148 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 07:31:05 (3rd December 2022)
Density : 557 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 17.72% (2010-2020)
Main Street in Benson image
Main Street in Benson
Main Street in Benson image

Geography

Benson is located at 35°22'56"N 78°32'55"W (35.3821100, -78.5486200).

Benson map

Demographics

The population of Benson increased by 17.72% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1890 191 -
2010 3,311 94.23% census
2011 3,371 1.78% estimation process
2012 3,400 0.85% estimation process
2013 3,455 1.59% estimation process
2014 3,494 1.12% estimation process
2015 3,550 1.58% estimation process
2016 3,656 2.9% estimation process
2017 3,724 1.83% estimation process
2018 3,844 3.12% estimation process
2019 3,922 1.99% estimation process
2020 4,024 2.53% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 10,122
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 10,051
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 0.7%
April 1, 2020 Population : 9,425
April 1, 2010 Population : 10,051
People under 5 years old, percentage : 3.9%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 15.5%
People over 65 (%) : 18.7%
Female persons, % : 43.8%
White only, percent : 89.1%
Black or African American alone, percent : 6.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.2%
Asians alone % : 0.5%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.2%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.3%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 5.7%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 85.6%
2015-2019 Veterans : 710
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 3.2%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 56.0%

Benson zip code is 27504. County name: Johnston, County fips: 37101

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 56.0%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $92,100
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,120
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $603
2015-2019 median gross rent : $750
2015-2019 Households : 3,977
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.12
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 80.2%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 17.6%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 85.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 74.1%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 84.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 12.4%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 19.4%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 13.5%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 47.6%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 57.1%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 5,223
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 96,726
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 20,706
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 71,860
2012 total retail sales per capita : $7,376
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 16.9
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $39,130
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $21,057
Percentage of people living in poverty : 18.5%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 490
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 289
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 138
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 446
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 91
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 362
2010 population per square mile : 163.1
2010 land area in square miles : 61.62
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 44.9%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $187,800
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,425
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $578
2015-2019 median gross rent : $844
2015-2019 Households : 7,563
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.18
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 73.8%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 9.1%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 87.6%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 82.0%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 91.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 38.8%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 10.3%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 5.0%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 61.9%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 58.9%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 68,134
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 152,572
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 843,712
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 469,406
2012 total retail sales per capita : $24,863
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 18.2
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $48,612
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $30,663
Percentage of people living in poverty : 15.8%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,532
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 865
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 463
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 157
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,231
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 161
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,194
2010 population per square mile : 3,376.8
2010 land area in square miles : 5.53

People born in Benson (6)

People born in Benson, including composer Hunter Johnson, baseball player and coach John Raynor, baseball player Earl Stephenson, .

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Schools in Benson

College & universities near Benson, NC

Code Name City ZIP
198677 Heritage Bible College Dunn (NC) 28334

Stations (14)

Amtrak & bus stations near Benson, NC

Code Name Address Type
SSM Selma–Smithfield 500 East Railroad Street RAIL
RGH Raleigh Union Station 320 West Cabarrus Street RAIL
NSF North Carolina State Fair station 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd. RAIL
FAY Fayetteville 472 Hay Street RAIL
CYN Cary 211 North Academy Street RAIL

Post offices near Benson

Post Office Name City ZIP
Benson Post Office Benson (NC) 27504

Other places with the same name (7)

Other cities in Johnston County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Johnston County , NC.

City Name Population Title
Clayton 26,458 Town in North Carolina
Smithfield 13,333 County seat of Johnston County, North Carolina
Selma 7,323 Town of the United States
Archer Lodge 5,322 City in North Carolina, United States of America
Four Oaks 2,387 Town of the United States
Wilsons Mills 2,277 Park in the United States of America
Pine Level 1,861 City in Johnston County, North Carolina, United States of America
Kenly 1,624 Town of the United States
Princeton 1,425 Town in Johnston County, North Carolina, United States
Micro 553 Town of the United States

Distance to Other Cities

Benson distances to largest North Carolina cities