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Demographics Analysis

The people of Benson City, Minnesota give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Male:

Under 5 years : 121

5 to 9 years : 34

10 to 14 years : 140

15 to 17 years : 87

18 and 19 years : 65

20 years : 7

21 years : 0

22 to 24 years : 92

25 to 29 years : 48

30 to 34 years : 67

35 to 39 years : 132

40 to 44 years : 148

45 to 49 years : 128

50 to 54 years : 107

55 to 59 years : 61

60 and 61 years : 43

62 to 64 years : 20

65 and 66 years : 0

67 to 69 years : 75

70 to 74 years : 50

75 to 79 years : 21

80 to 84 years : 63

85 years and over : 64

Female:

Under 5 years : 83

5 to 9 years : 110

10 to 14 years : 75

15 to 17 years : 62

18 and 19 years : 22

20 years : 0

21 years : 16

22 to 24 years : 87

25 to 29 years : 43

30 to 34 years : 63

35 to 39 years : 44

40 to 44 years : 56

45 to 49 years : 157

50 to 54 years : 114

55 to 59 years : 72

60 and 61 years : 20

62 to 64 years : 49

65 and 66 years : 42

67 to 69 years : 64

70 to 74 years : 49

75 to 79 years : 32

80 to 84 years : 120

85 years and over : 105


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 1,397

Multiple ancestry : 1,493

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 57

Ancestry not reported : 111


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Benson City, Minnesota)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 3,023

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 0

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 16

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 9

Not a U.S. citizen : 10


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Total:

Under 5 years : 204

5 to 17 years : 508

18 to 24 years : 289

25 to 34 years : 221

35 to 44 years : 380

45 to 54 years : 506

55 to 59 years : 133

60 and 61 years : 63

62 to 64 years : 69

65 to 74 years : 280

75 years and over : 405

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 204

5 to 17 years : 450

18 to 24 years : 254

25 to 34 years : 143

35 to 44 years : 262

45 to 54 years : 316

55 to 59 years : 125

60 and 61 years : 63

62 to 64 years : 69

65 to 74 years : 202

75 years and over : 334

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 58

18 to 24 years : 35

25 to 34 years : 78

35 to 44 years : 108

45 to 54 years : 165

55 to 59 years : 8

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 78

75 years and over : 71

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 16

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 10

45 to 54 years : 9

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 1,281

Female : 1,141

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 292

Female : 309

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 0

Female : 16

Foreign born:

Male : 0

Female : 19


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Born in state of residence : 2,394

Born in other state in the United States : 601

Native: born outside the United States : 16

Foreign born : 19


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 447

Now married, except separated : 1,066

Divorced : 104

Separated : 0

Widowed : 273

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 71

Now married, except separated : 383

Divorced : 37

Separated : 0

Widowed : 79

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 0

Divorced : 16

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 19

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Speak only English : 2,801

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 36

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

German:

Speak English "very well" : 8

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Scandinavian languages:

Speak English "very well" : 9

Speak English less than "very well" : 0


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Benson City, Minnesota

  • German: 1,533   (34.0%)
  • Norwegian: 1,324   (29.4%)
  • Irish: 282   (6.3%)
  • Swedish: 271   (6.0%)
  • English: 206   (4.6%)
  • French (except Basque): 188   (4.2%)
  • Polish: 137   (3.0%)
  • Danish: 96   (2.1%)
  • United States Or American: 95   (2.1%)
  • Other Groups: 66   (1.5%)
  • Scotch-irish: 52   (1.2%)
  • Dutch: 51   (1.1%)
  • Belgian: 30   (0.7%)
  • Czech: 24   (0.5%)
  • Scandinavian: 22   (0.5%)
  • European: 22   (0.5%)
  • Scottish: 20   (0.4%)
  • French Canadian: 17   (0.4%)
  • Swiss: 13   (0.3%)
  • Austrian: 9   (0.2%)
  • Canadian: 8   (0.2%)
  • Northern European: 7   (0.2%)
  • Russian: 7   (0.2%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 6   (0.1%)
  • Icelander: 6   (0.1%)
  • Italian: 5   (0.1%)
  • Luxemburger: 3   (0.1%)
  • Ukrainian: 3   (0.1%)
  • Lithuanian: 3   (0.1%)
  • Slovak: 2   (0.0%)
  • Croatian: 2   (0.0%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Benson City, Minnesota is 3,058



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Benson City, Minnesota: 1,573
Female Population in Benson City, Minnesota: 1,485


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Benson City, Minnesota: 39.8
Median Female Resident Age in Benson City, Minnesota: 47.3


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Minnesota is 37


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Benson City, Minnesota


White


Both sexes

44.5

Male

41.2

Female

48.8

Black or African American


Both sexes

16.5

Male

25.5

Female

10.5

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

30.7

Male

30.8

Female

30.5

Asian


Both sexes

25.5

Male

25.5

Female

21.0

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

51.5

Male

52.5

Female

50.5

Other


Both sexes

14.5

Male

15.0

Female

12.5

Two or More Races


Both sexes

12.8

Male

10.5

Female

14.0

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

20.2

Male

23.3

Female

20.0

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

44.8

Male

41.4

Female

49.1


(updated 2010)



Races in Benson City, Minnesota


  • White: 3,030
  • African American: 28
  • American Indian: 0
  • Asian: 0
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 0
  • Two or More Races: 0



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Benson City, Minnesota citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Benson City, Minnesota

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 4   (0.38%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 87   (8.37%)
  • 9th Grade: 20   (1.92%)
  • 10th Grade: 40   (3.85%)
  • 11th Grade: 21   (2.02%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 32   (3.08%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 341   (32.82%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 72   (6.93%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 101   (9.72%)
  • Associate Degree: 63   (6.06%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 192   (18.48%)
  • Master's Degree: 46   (4.43%)
  • Professional School Degree: 20   (1.92%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 4   (0.31%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 163   (12.78%)
  • 9th Grade: 25   (1.96%)
  • 10th Grade: 34   (2.67%)
  • 11th Grade: 59   (4.63%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 7   (0.55%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 401   (31.45%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 93   (7.29%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 206   (16.16%)
  • Associate Degree: 69   (5.41%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 193   (15.14%)
  • Master's Degree: 12   (0.94%)
  • Professional School Degree: 7   (0.55%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 2   (0.16%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Benson City, Minnesota

  • Benson Public School District


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 1400 Montana Avenue, Benson, MN 56215, Phone: (320) 843-2710, Students: 1,050 )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Benson City, Minnesota

  • Northside Elementary


    ( Grades: K-6, Location: 1800 W Nevada Avenue, Benson, MN 56215, Phone: (320) 843-2710, Students: 493 )

  • Benson Targeted Services


    ( Location: 1400 Montana Avenue, Benson, MN 56215, Phone: (320) 843-2710, )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Benson City, Minnesota

  • Benson Secondary


    ( Grades: 7-12, Location: 1400 Montana Avenue, Benson, MN 56215, Phone: (320) 843-2710, Students: 520 )

  • Heartland Girls Ranch


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 1400 Montana Avenue, Benson, MN 56215, Phone: (320) 843-4815, Students: 19 )

  • Benson Area Learning Center


    ( Grades: 10-12, Location: 1400 Montana Avenue, Benson, MN 56215, Phone: (320) 843-2710, Students: 18 )

Largest Schools (Private) In Benson City, Minnesota

  • Benson Christian School


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: Po Box 195, Benson, MN 56215, Phone: (320) 843-2515, Students: 13 )

Public Libraries (Branch) In Benson City, Minnesota

  • Benson Public Library


    200 13th Street North, Benson, MN 56215

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Benson City, Minnesota


(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Benson City, Minnesota affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Benson City, Minnesota.

Area Features of Benson City, Minnesota


Airport


(1) Lorenz Airport  

Building


(1) Benson City Hall   (2) Benson Fire Department   (3) Benson Police Department   (4) Benson Public Library   (5) Swift County - Benson Hospital Ambulance   (6) Swift County Courthouse   (7) Swift County Historical Museum   (8) Swift County Jail   (9) Swift County Law Enforcement Center   (10) Swift County Sheriff S Office  

Canal


(1) County Ditch Number Eight   (2) Judicial Ditch Number Five  

Cemetery


(1) Benson City Cemetery   (2) Lake Hazel Lutheran Cemetery   (3) Molin Cemetery Historical   (4) Our Redeemer Cemetery   (5) Saint Francis Cemetery   (6) Saint Pauli Cemetery   (7) Swift Falls Cemetery  

Church


(1) Assembly Of God Church   (2) First Baptist Church   (3) First Evangelical Free Church   (4) Our Redeemer Church   (5) Pilgrim Congregational United Church   (6) Saint Francis Catholic Church   (7) Saint Mark S Lutheran Church   (8) Shepherd Of The Hills Church   (9) Trinity Lutheran Church  

Civil


(1) City Of Benson   (2) Township Of Benson   (3) Township Of Camp Lake   (4) Township Of Torning  

Dam


(1) Swift Falls Dam  

Hospital


(1) Affiliated Community Medical Center   (2) Homestead Place   (3) Homestead Place South   (4) Meadow Lane Health Care Center   (5) Swift County - Benson Hospital  

Lake


(1) Frovold Lake   (2) Lake Moore  

Locale


(1) Ambush Park Campground   (2) Benson   (3) Benson Golf Club  

Park


(1) Ambush Park   (2) Bench State Wildlife Management Area   (3) Benson Park   (4) Brock Field   (5) Hoiland Park   (6) Lathrop Park   (7) Roosevelt Park  

Populated Place


(1) Benson   (2) Benson Mobile Manor   (3) Swift Falls  

Post Office


(1) Benson Post Office   (2) Swift Falls Post Office Historical  

Reservoir


(1) Swift Falls Reservoir  

School


(1) Benson Junior Senior High School   (2) North Side School   (3) Saint Francis School   (4) School Number 2191   (5) School Number 2193   (6) School Number 2233   (7) South Side School  

Stream


(1) East Branch Chippewa River   (2) Mud Creek  

Tower


(1) Kscr-am Benson   (2) Kscr-fm Benson  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Benson City, Minnesota

56215 (pop. 4,977)


Cities Nearby Benson City, Minnesota

Torning Township, MN  (pop. 446) 3.1 Miles
Benson Township, MN  (pop. 362) 3.4 Miles
Six Mile Grove Township, MN  (pop. 214) 4.2 Miles
Clontarf City, MN  (pop. 155) 5.5 Miles
Clontarf Township, MN  (pop. 94) 6.3 Miles
De Graff City, MN  (pop. 96) 7.6 Miles
Danvers City, MN  (pop. 101) 7.7 Miles
Kildare Township, MN  (pop. 161) 8.0 Miles
Cashel Township, MN  (pop. 166) 8.2 Miles
Swenoda Township, MN  (pop. 127) 8.6 Miles



Area Code(s) in Benson City, Minnesota

320



Elevation in Benson City, Minnesota is 1,043.0 ft. (318.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Benson City, Minnesota

Lat: 45.315175 N        Long: -95.603873 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Benson City, Minnesota need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Minnesota

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.80 5.98 4.14 6.72 0.00 5.33
  Total Electric Industry 6.80 5.98 4.14 6.72 0.00 5.33
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.92 6.07 4.26 6.93 0.00 5.46
  Total Electric Industry 6.92 6.07 4.26 6.93 0.00 5.46
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.01 6.13 4.33 6.94 0.00 5.52
  Total Electric Industry 7.01 6.13 4.33 6.94 0.00 5.52
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.09 6.19 4.40 7.17 0.00 5.60
  Total Electric Industry 7.09 6.19 4.40 7.17 0.00 5.60
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.16 6.25 4.41 7.21 0.00 5.63
  Total Electric Industry 7.16 6.25 4.41 7.21 0.00 5.63
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.17 6.19 4.30 7.21 0.00 5.58
  Total Electric Industry 7.17 6.19 4.30 7.21 0.00 5.58
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.13 6.14 4.26 7.26 0.00 5.54
  Total Electric Industry 7.13 6.14 4.26 7.26 0.00 5.54
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.23 6.23 4.33 7.12 0.00 5.61
  Total Electric Industry 7.23 6.23 4.33 7.12 0.00 5.61
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.33 6.28 4.45 7.48 0.00 5.71
  Total Electric Industry 7.33 6.28 4.45 7.48 0.00 5.71
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.41 6.31 4.56 7.49 0.00 5.83
  Total Electric Industry 7.41 6.31 4.56 7.49 0.00 5.83
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.52 6.36 4.57 7.60 0.00 5.87
  Total Electric Industry 7.52 6.36 4.57 7.60 0.00 5.87
2001              
  Full-Service Providers 7.61 6.03 4.34 7.43 0.00 5.97
  Total Electric Industry 7.61 6.03 4.34 7.43 0.00 5.97
2002              
  Full-Service Providers 7.49 5.88 4.07 7.36 0.00 5.80
  Total Electric Industry 7.49 5.88 4.07 7.36 0.00 5.80
2003              
  Full-Service Providers 7.65 6.12 4.36 0.00 0.00 6.01
  Total Electric Industry 7.65 6.12 4.36 0.00 0.00 6.01
2004              
  Full-Service Providers 7.92 6.31 4.63 0.00 6.75 6.24
  Total Electric Industry 7.92 6.31 4.63 0.00 6.75 6.24
2005              
  Full-Service Providers 8.28 6.59 5.02 0.00 6.21 6.61
  Total Electric Industry 8.28 6.59 5.02 0.00 6.21 6.61
2006              
  Full-Service Providers 8.70 7.02 5.29 0.00 7.95 6.98
  Total Electric Industry 8.70 7.02 5.29 0.00 7.95 6.98

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Benson City, Minnesota

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 33   (2.1%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 24   (1.5%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 105   (6.7%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 113   (7.2%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 141   (9.0%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 259   (16.6%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 356   (22.8%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 199   (12.7%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 79   (5.1%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 43   (2.8%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 11   (0.7%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 14   (0.9%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 105   (6.7%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 80   (5.1%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 1,169

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 110

In 3-person carpool : 9

In 4-person carpool : 10

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 0

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 0

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 0

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 0

Bicycle : 0

Walked : 78

Other means : 16

Worked at home : 45


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Less than 5 minutes : 306

5 to 9 minutes : 567

10 to 14 minutes : 201

15 to 19 minutes : 41

20 to 24 minutes : 69

25 to 29 minutes : 49

30 to 34 minutes : 36

35 to 39 minutes : 9

40 to 44 minutes : 25

45 to 59 minutes : 53

60 to 89 minutes : 19

90 or more minutes : 17


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Benson City, Minnesota)

With Social Security income : 598

No Social Security income : 917


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Benson City, Minnesota)

With retirement income : 182

No retirement income : 1,333


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Less than $10,000 : 16

$10,000 to $14,999 : 12

$15,000 to $19,999 : 56

$20,000 to $24,999 : 110

$25,000 to $29,999 : 65

$30,000 to $34,999 : 61

$35,000 to $39,999 : 63

$40,000 to $44,999 : 54

$45,000 to $49,999 : 47

$50,000 to $59,999 : 93

$60,000 to $74,999 : 77

$75,000 to $99,999 : 135

$100,000 to $124,999 : 60

$125,000 to $149,999 : 31

$150,000 to $199,999 : 12

$200,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $45,865


(updated 2009)



AM Radio Stations Near Benson City, Minnesota

  • KMRS (1230 AM; 1.0 kW; Morris, MN; Owner: Iowa City Broadcasting Company)
  • KBMO (1290 AM; 0.33 kW; Benson, MN; Owner: Quest Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • KWLM (1340 AM; 1.0 kW; Willmar, MN; Owner: Lakeland Broadcasting Company)
  • KDMA (1460 AM; 1.0 kW; Watson, MN; Owner: Iowa City Broadcasting Company)
  • KDMA (1460 AM; 1.0 kW; Watson, MN; Owner: Iowa City Broadcasting Company)
  • KDJS (1590 AM; 1.0 kW; Willmar, MN; Owner: Iowa City Broadcasting Company, Inc.)

FM Radio Stations Near Benson City, Minnesota

  • KOLV (100.1 FM; Clara City, MN; Owner: Bold Radio, Inc.)
  • KIKV-FM (100.7 FM; Villard, MN; Owner: Bdi Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • KQIC (102.5 FM; Pennock, MN; Owner: Lakeland Broadcasting Company)
  • KLFN (106.5 FM; Sunburg, MN; Owner: Lakeland Broadcasting Company)
  • KMGK (107.1 FM; Glenwood, MN; Owner: Branstock Communications, Inc.)
  • KMGK (107.1 FM; Villard, MN; Owner: Branstock Communications, Inc.)
  • KNCM (88.5 FM; Appleton, MN; Owner: Minnesota Public Radio)
  • KBPG (89.5 FM; Watson, MN; Owner: American Family Association)
  • KUMM (89.7 FM; Morris, MN; Owner: University Of Minnesota, Morris)
  • KUMM (89.7 FM; Morris, MN; Owner: University Of Minnesota, Morris)
  • KRFG (90.5 FM; Lowry, MN; Owner: Refuge Media Group)
  • KKLW (90.9 FM; Spicer, MN; Owner: Educational Media Foundation)
  • KRSU (91.3 FM; Appleton, MN; Owner: Minnesota Public Radio)
  • KLQP (92.1 FM; Louisburg, MN; Owner: Lac Qui Parle Broadcasting Co., Inc.)
  • KSCR-FM (93.5 FM; Benson, MN; Owner: Quest Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • KDJS-FM (95.3 FM; Clara City, MN; Owner: Iowa City Broadcasting Company, Inc.)
  • KKOK-FM (95.7 FM; Morris, MN; Owner: Iowa City Broadcasting Company)
  • KRVY-FM (97.3 FM; Starbuck, MN; Owner: Iowa City Broadcasting Company, Inc.)

TV Broadcast Stations Near Benson City, Minnesota

  • KWCM-TV (Channel 10; Appleton, MN; Owner: West Central Minnesota Educational Television Company)
  • KSAX (Channel 42; Villard, MN; Owner: Ksax-tv, Inc.)
  • KCCO-TV (Channel 7; Villard, MN; Owner: Cbs Broadcasting Inc.)

(updated 2008)



Occupations in Benson City, Minnesota

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 208  (25.8%)
  • Service Occupations: 52  (6.5%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 150  (18.6%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 12  (1.5%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 139  (17.2%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 255  (31.5%)
  • Service Occupations: 152  (18.8%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 314  (38.8%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 6  (0.7%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 2  (0.2%)


(updated 2010)





There are 261 Farms In Benson City, Minnesota


(updated 2008)



Banks In Benson City, Minnesota

State Bank Of Danvers - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $47.1k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 2

Bank Of The West - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $69.1m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 603

First Security Bank - Sleepy Eye - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $198.5k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 7

Riverwood Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $314.6k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 11

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Benson City, Minnesota

  • Willmar Municipal-John L. Rice Field


    (about 26.8 miles in Willmar, Minnesota; Airport Code: ILL)

  • Willmar Municipal


    (about 28.5 miles in Willmar, Minnesota; Airport Code: ILL)

  • Chandler Field


    (about 39.5 miles in Alexandria, Minnesota; Airport Code: AXN)

  • Ortonville Municipal-Martinson Field


    (about 39.9 miles in Odessa, Minnesota; Airport Code: MN3)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Benson City, Minnesota

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

83.47%

Carpooled

4.99%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

1.00%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.56%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

1.50%

Walked

5.49%

Other Means

0.44%

Worked At Home

2.56%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Benson City, Minnesota, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.





(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 768

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 69

Female householder, no husband present : 55

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 595

Householder not living alone : 28


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 43

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 19

All other households : 1,453


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 675

Renter-occupied housing units : 93

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 25

Renter-occupied housing units : 44

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 27

Renter-occupied housing units : 28

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 232

Renter-occupied housing units : 391


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Less than $10,000 : 156

$10,000 to $14,999 : 122

$15,000 to $19,999 : 167

$20,000 to $24,999 : 164

$25,000 to $29,999 : 107

$30,000 to $34,999 : 121

$35,000 to $39,999 : 79

$40,000 to $44,999 : 62

$45,000 to $49,999 : 62

$50,000 to $59,999 : 107

$60,000 to $74,999 : 102

$75,000 to $99,999 : 153

$100,000 to $124,999 : 70

$125,000 to $149,999 : 31

$150,000 to $199,999 : 12

$200,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Total : 1,575


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Occupied : 1,515

Vacant : 60


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Built 2005 or later : 19

Built 2000 to 2004 : 88

Built 1990 to 1999 : 285

Built 1980 to 1989 : 142

Built 1970 to 1979 : 208

Built 1960 to 1969 : 168

Built 1950 to 1959 : 218

Built 1940 to 1949 : 121

Built 1939 or earlier : 326


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Utility gas : 1,185

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 43

Electricity : 201

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 37

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 0

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 0

No fuel used : 49


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Less than $10,000 : 7

$10,000 to $14,999 : 8

$15,000 to $19,999 : 16

$20,000 to $24,999 : 19

$25,000 to $29,999 : 20

$30,000 to $34,999 : 27

$35,000 to $39,999 : 6

$40,000 to $49,999 : 72

$50,000 to $59,999 : 54

$60,000 to $69,999 : 62

$70,000 to $79,999 : 91

$80,000 to $89,999 : 98

$90,000 to $99,999 : 43

$100,000 to $124,999 : 69

$125,000 to $149,999 : 146

$150,000 to $174,999 : 86

$175,000 to $199,999 : 39

$200,000 to $249,999 : 65

$250,000 to $299,999 : 12

$300,000 to $399,999 : 10

$400,000 to $499,999 : 0

$500,000 to $749,999 : 9

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 67

Home equity loan only : 104

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 412

Housing units without a mortgage : 376


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Benson City, Minnesota)

Built 2005 or later : $260,400

Built 2000 to 2004 : $175,000

Built 1990 to 1999 : $153,700

Built 1980 to 1989 :

Built 1970 to 1979 : $136,400

Built 1960 to 1969 : $91,800

Built 1950 to 1959 : $78,000

Built 1940 to 1949 : $75,800

Built 1939 or earlier : $66,700


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Benson City, Minnesota: 56.4%

Percentage of Family Households in Minnesota: 64.6%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Benson City, Minnesota

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 8.99%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 69.66%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 21.35%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Benson City, Minnesota

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 22 22 $2,511,700
  Two Family 1 2 $196,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

23 24 $2,707,700
2000        
  Single Family 7 7 $757,212
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

7 7 $757,212
2001        
  Single Family 8 8 $955,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 6 $200,000
  Total

9 14 $1,155,000
2002        
  Single Family 18 18 $2,364,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

18 18 $2,364,000
2003        
  Single Family 6 6 $751,600
  Two Family 1 2 $160,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

7 8 $911,600
2004        
  Single Family 7 7 $806,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

7 7 $806,000
2005        
  Single Family 19 19 $2,835,635
  Two Family 1 2 $250,000
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $450,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

21 25 $3,535,635
2006        
  Single Family 18 18 $2,529,352
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

18 18 $2,529,352


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Benson City, MN): $32,234
Median Household Income In 2000 (Minnesota): $47,111


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Benson City): $63,700
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Minnesota): $118,100


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Benson City): $349
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Minnesota): $566


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Benson City, Minnesota

Utility Gas: 85.4%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 3.0%
Electricity: 5.1%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 4.7%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.8%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 1.1%
No Fuel Used: 0.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Benson City, Minnesota are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Benson City, Minnesota

Swift Cty Benson Hosp Hh Care


     Address: 2125 Minnesota Avenue, Benson, Minnesota 56215
     Ownership: Government - Local
     Certified Date: 8/4/1986

Minnewaska Home Care


     Address: 500 Holly Ridge Drive, Po Box 265, Starbuck, Minnesota 56381
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Religious Affiliations
     Certified Date: 9/29/1998

Concerned Care


     Address: 824 North 11th Street, Montevideo, Minnesota 56265
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 5/8/1986

Appleton Hosp Home Health


     Address: 30 South Behl Street, Appleton, Minnesota 56208
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Other
     Certified Date: 6/29/1993

Glacial Ridge Home Care


     Address: 10 Fourth Avenue Southeast, Glenwood, Minnesota 56334
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Other
     Certified Date: 11/14/1985

Hospitals Close To Benson City, Minnesota

Swift County Benson Hospital


     Address: 1815 Wisconsin Avenue, Benson, Minnesota 56215
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Hospital District Or Authority

Chippewa County Hospital


     Address: 824 North 11th Street, Montevideo, Minnesota 56265
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Glacial Ridge Hospital


     Address: 10 4th Avenue Southeast, Glenwood, Minnesota 56334
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Hospital District Or Authority

Stevens Community Medical Center


     Address: "400 East First Street, Po Box 660", Morris, Minnesota 56267
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Johnson Memorial Hospital


     Address: 1282 Walnut Street, Dawson, Minnesota 56232
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Hospital District Or Authority

Nursing Homes Close To Benson City, Minnesota

Golden Livingcenter - Meadow Lane


     Address: 2209 Utah Avenue, Benson, Minnesota 56215
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 42
     Percent Occupied: 61%

Minnewaska Lutheran Home


     Address: 605 Main Street, Po Box 40, Starbuck, Minnesota 56381
     Ownership: Non Profit - Church Related
     Number of Residents: 70
     Percent Occupied: 97%

Luther Haven


     Address: 1109 East Highway 7, Montevideo, Minnesota 56265
     Ownership: Non Profit - Church Related
     Number of Residents: 91
     Percent Occupied: 99%

Appleton Municipal Hospital


     Address: 30 South Behl Street, Appleton, Minnesota 56208
     Ownership: Government - City
     Number of Residents: 69
     Percent Occupied: 97%

Good Samaritan Society - Glenwood Lakeview


     Address: 515 Franklin Street South, Glenwood, Minnesota 56334
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 33
     Percent Occupied: 94%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Benson City, Minnesota

Name: Monticello
Address: 2807 West Highway 75; Monticello, MN 55362
Distance: 88 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Benson City, Minnesota

    Retired Workers: 795
    Disabled Workers: 120
    Widowers Workers: 155
    Spouses Workers: 80
    Children Workers: 95


(updated 2007)



Swift County, Minnesota Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 55.19%
  • Bush & Cheney 43.26%
  • Other 1.55%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Benson City, Minnesota citizens.

Relocation to Swift County, MN

5.24 % of Swift County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $27,901

Minnesota Average 7.79 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Swift County, MN (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Kandiyohi County , MN 0.96 % ($31,811 AGI )
  • Chippewa County , MN 0.26 % ($29,100 AGI )
  • Lac Qui Parle County , MN 0.26 % ($27,800 AGI )

Relocation away from Swift County, MN

6.65 % of Swift County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $32,008

Minnesota Average 7.84 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Swift County, MN (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Kandiyohi County , MN 0.87 % ($30,853 AGI )
  • Chippewa County , MN 0.51 % ($30,000 AGI )
  • Yellow Medicine Coun , MN 0.31 % ($28,583 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Minnesota

Low Bracket: $21,800 (5.35%)
High Bracket: $71,591 (7.85%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Minnesota

6.50%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Benson City, Minnesota is based on over 50 years of data.















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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Benson City, Minnesota directly or research local government web sites.

Crime in Benson City, Minnesota

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murder 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rape 3 2 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 88 58 60 151 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 0 0 0 0
Assault 2 5 6 4 1 2 4 3 4 2 4 9 5
    per 100,000 59 145 181 121 31 62 129 99 133 68 123 280 159
Burglary 13 12 10 22 14 19 22 15 5 23 21 25 12
    per 100,000 381 348 301 665 430 592 711 493 166 785 643 778 382
Larceny Theft 83 61 81 45 35 58 55 43 41 35 60 79 80
    per 100,000 2,433 1,771 2,438 1,361 1,075 1,807 1,776 1,412 1,360 1,195 1,838 2,458 2,546
Vehicle Theft 12 4 8 7 9 10 3 3 5 3 1 6 0
    per 100,000 352 116 241 212 276 312 97 99 166 102 31 187 0
Arson 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 0 0 0
CityMelt Violent Crime Index
U.S. Average = 40
1 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 1
CityMelt Property Crime Index
U.S. Average = 277
27 19 25 19 15 22 20 15 13 15 21 28 23
CityMelt Crime Index
U.S. Average = 158
14 11 14 10 8 11 11 8 7 8 11 15 12


(updated 2013)



Number of Sex Offenders In Minnesota

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
15,819 13,885 14,097 20,336 14,714 15,875 16,207 16,948 17,541 17,859


(updated 2014)



Jails in Benson City, Minnesota


  • Swift County Jail


    301 14th Street North, Benson, MN 56215
    Capacity: 12
    Confined: 10
    Avg. Population: 8
    Year Built: 1985


(updated 2006)



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