Benson Population By Year

Population Graph For Benson, 1990 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2023 4,401 5,218 2.8%
2022 4,282 5,261 4.4%
2021 4,103 5,373 3.5%
2020 3,965 5,445 1.8%
2010 3,311 5,832 0.9%
2000 3,013 5,871 -0.4%
1990 3,146 5,371

What is the current population of Benson?

Based on the latest 2024 data from the US census, the current population of Benson is 4,401. Benson, North Carolina is the 5,218th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Benson?

The current population of Benson (4,401) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Benson growing?

Benson has grown 46.0% since the 2000. Benson, North Carolina is growing moderately quickly; it is growing faster than 79% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2023
5112 Farmville 4,546 2.5%
5114 Raeford 4,544 18.9%
5115 Sunset Beach 4,544 114.4%
5158 Newport 4,494 34.1%
5168 Edenton 4,485 -10.1%
5207 Canton 4,418 10.0%
5218 Benson 4,401 46.0%
5229 Southport 4,377 79.8%
5251 Wingate 4,342 78.9%
5254 North Wilkesboro 4,338 4.0%
5265 Franklin 4,328 13.2%
5282 Spindale 4,284 7.5%
5304 Mount Olive 4,261 -6.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2023
5212 Sykesville, Maryland 4,412 4.8%
5213 Tulia, Texas 4,408 -13.2%
5214 Medford, Wisconsin 4,406 0.0%
5215 Goodland, Kansas 4,403 -10.7%
5216 Harrogate, Tennessee 4,403 8.2%
5217 Stone Park, Illinois 4,402 -14.0%
5218 Benson, North Carolina 4,401 46.0%
5219 Pocomoke City, Maryland 4,401 7.1%
5220 Minersville, Pennsylvania 4,400 -3.1%
5221 Russell, Kansas 4,400 -6.0%
5222 Clayton, Delaware 4,399 236.0%
5223 Chalfont, Pennsylvania 4,396 12.5%
5224 Argo, Alabama 4,386 154.8%

What is the voting age population of Benson, North Carolina?

The total voting age population of Benson, North Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 2,578. The voting age population is 30.3% male and 69.7% female.

What percentage of Benson, North Carolina residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 18.7% of the residents of Benson are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Benson, North Carolina?

The racial demographics of Benson are 57.5% White, 38.0% Black, 1.7% Other, 1.4% American Indian, 0.9% Two or more races and 0.4% Asian. Additionally, 18.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Benson, North Carolina residents are below the poverty line?

In Benson, 31.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 61.5%. On a per-household basis, 25.8% of families are below the poverty line in Benson.

What percentage of Benson, North Carolina residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 57.3% of Benson residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Benson, North Carolina residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 79.8% of Benson residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 17.8% have a bachelor's degree and 4.0% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Benson, North Carolina residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Benson residents aged 5 and older, 13.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 12.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.0% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.5% speak an Asian language.

What is the unemployment rate in Benson, North Carolina?

The unemployment rate in Benson is 7.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Benson, North Carolina residents work for the government?

In Benson, 14.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Benson, North Carolina?

The median household income in Benson is $35,635.

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Benson, North Carolina?

In Benson, 48.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Benson, North Carolina?

Renters occupy 51.5% of housing units in Benson.

What percentage of Benson, North Carolina housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Benson, 16.4% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Benson, North Carolina housing units were built after 2000?

In Benson, 18.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 280 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Benson, North Carolina?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Benson is $735.

What percentage of households in Benson, North Carolina have broadband internet?

In Benson, 64.7% of households have an active broadband internet connection.


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