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Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Benson is 183. Benson, Pennsylvania is the 16,747th largest city in the US.
The peak population of Benson was in 1990, when its population was 277. In 1990, Benson was the 15,525th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 16,747th largest city in the US. Benson is currently 33.9% smaller than it was in 1990.
Benson has shrunk 5.6% since the year 2000. Benson, Pennsylvania is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 72% of similarly sized cities since 2000.
The total voting age population of Benson, Pennsylvania, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 146. The voting age population is 58.2% male and 41.8% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 10.0% of the residents of Benson are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Benson are 100.0% White.
In Benson, 26.1% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 37.9%. On a per-household basis, 20.0% of families are below the poverty line in Benson.
Among those aged 16 and older, 65.6% of Benson residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 82.5% of Benson residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 5.1% have a bachelor's degree and 1.5% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Benson residents aged 5 and older, 0.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.0% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.0% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Benson is 13.3%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Benson, 7.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Benson is $55,714.
In Benson, 86.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 13.5% of housing units in Benson.
Of all the housing units in Benson, 71.4% of them were build before 1940.
In Benson, 4.8% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Benson is $-1,333,333,334.
In Benson, 81.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.