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Demographics Analysis

The people of Benson Township, 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 Township, Minnesota)

Male:

Under 5 years : 2

5 to 9 years : 7

10 to 14 years : 7

15 to 17 years : 11

18 and 19 years : 6

20 years : 6

21 years : 3

22 to 24 years : 10

25 to 29 years : 6

30 to 34 years : 10

35 to 39 years : 16

40 to 44 years : 11

45 to 49 years : 7

50 to 54 years : 17

55 to 59 years : 7

60 and 61 years : 2

62 to 64 years : 8

65 and 66 years : 5

67 to 69 years : 8

70 to 74 years : 6

75 to 79 years : 7

80 to 84 years : 21

85 years and over : 2

Female:

Under 5 years : 7

5 to 9 years : 3

10 to 14 years : 6

15 to 17 years : 4

18 and 19 years : 0

20 years : 0

21 years : 0

22 to 24 years : 33

25 to 29 years : 1

30 to 34 years : 5

35 to 39 years : 2

40 to 44 years : 13

45 to 49 years : 3

50 to 54 years : 10

55 to 59 years : 8

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 8

65 and 66 years : 5

67 to 69 years : 2

70 to 74 years : 25

75 to 79 years : 38

80 to 84 years : 4

85 years and over : 0


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Benson Township, Minnesota)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 126

Multiple ancestry : 215

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 6

Ancestry not reported : 15


(updated 2009)



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

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 347

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

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 0

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 15

Not a U.S. citizen : 0


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Benson Township, Minnesota)

Total:

Under 5 years : 9

5 to 17 years : 38

18 to 24 years : 58

25 to 34 years : 22

35 to 44 years : 42

45 to 54 years : 37

55 to 59 years : 15

60 and 61 years : 2

62 to 64 years : 16

65 to 74 years : 51

75 years and over : 72

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 9

5 to 17 years : 36

18 to 24 years : 54

25 to 34 years : 9

35 to 44 years : 37

45 to 54 years : 29

55 to 59 years : 15

60 and 61 years : 2

62 to 64 years : 11

65 to 74 years : 40

75 years and over : 54

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 2

18 to 24 years : 4

25 to 34 years : 13

35 to 44 years : 5

45 to 54 years : 8

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 2

65 to 74 years : 11

75 years and over : 6

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 : 0

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 : 0

45 to 54 years : 0

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 3

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 12


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Benson Township, Minnesota)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 149

Female : 147

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 33

Female : 18

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 0

Female : 0

Foreign born:

Male : 3

Female : 12


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Benson Township, Minnesota)

Born in state of residence : 296

Born in other state in the United States : 44

Native: born outside the United States : 0

Foreign born : 15


(updated 2009)



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

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 78

Now married, except separated : 169

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 17

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 18

Now married, except separated : 33

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 0

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 3

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 12


(updated 2009)



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

Speak only English : 349

Scandinavian languages:

Speak English "very well" : 4

Speak English less than "very well" : 0


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Benson Township, Minnesota

  • Norwegian: 167   (36.4%)
  • German: 143   (31.2%)
  • English: 27   (5.9%)
  • Irish: 23   (5.0%)
  • Swedish: 18   (3.9%)
  • French (except Basque): 17   (3.7%)
  • Other Groups: 12   (2.6%)
  • Dutch: 10   (2.2%)
  • United States Or American: 7   (1.5%)
  • Danish: 7   (1.5%)
  • Czech: 6   (1.3%)
  • Polish: 6   (1.3%)
  • Scotch-irish: 4   (0.9%)
  • Scandinavian: 3   (0.7%)
  • British: 2   (0.4%)
  • Scottish: 2   (0.4%)
  • French Canadian: 2   (0.4%)
  • Italian: 2   (0.4%)
  • Russian: 1   (0.2%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Benson Township, Minnesota is 362



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Benson Township, Minnesota: 185
Female Population in Benson Township, Minnesota: 177


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Benson Township, Minnesota: 44.2
Median Female Resident Age in Benson Township, Minnesota: 55.8


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Minnesota is 37


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Benson Township, Minnesota


White


Both sexes

42.2

Male

41.5

Female

42.8

Black or African American


Both sexes

0.0

Male

0.0

Female

0.0

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

0.0

Male

0.0

Female

0.0

Asian


Both sexes

22.5

Male

0.0

Female

22.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

0.0

Male

0.0

Female

0.0

Other


Both sexes

0.0

Male

0.0

Female

0.0

Two or More Races


Both sexes

15.5

Male

15.5

Female

0.0

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

25.5

Male

26.5

Female

13.0

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

42.5

Male

42.0

Female

43.3


(updated 2010)



Races in Benson Township, Minnesota


  • White: 355
  • African American: 7
  • 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 Township, Minnesota citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

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

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 0   (0%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 2   (1.8%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 3   (2.7%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 6   (5.41%)
  • 9th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 10th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 11th Grade: 2   (1.8%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 3   (2.7%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 35   (31.53%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 10   (9.01%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 22   (19.82%)
  • Associate Degree: 10   (9.01%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 14   (12.61%)
  • Master's Degree: 2   (1.8%)
  • Professional School Degree: 2   (1.8%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 0   (0%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 2   (1.75%)
  • 9th Grade: 2   (1.75%)
  • 10th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 11th Grade: 5   (4.39%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 0   (0%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 38   (33.33%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 10   (8.77%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 19   (16.67%)
  • Associate Degree: 10   (8.77%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 26   (22.81%)
  • Master's Degree: 2   (1.75%)
  • Professional School Degree: 0   (0%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Benson Township, 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 Township, 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 Township, 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 Township, 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 Township, Minnesota

  • Benson Public Library


    200 13th Street North, Benson, MN 56215

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Benson Township, Minnesota


(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Benson Township, 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 Township, Minnesota.

Area Features of Benson Township, 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 Township, Minnesota

56215 (pop. 4,977)


Cities Nearby Benson Township, Minnesota

Benson City, MN  (pop. 3,058) 3.4 Miles
Clontarf City, MN  (pop. 155) 4.9 Miles
Torning Township, MN  (pop. 446) 5.2 Miles
Clontarf Township, MN  (pop. 94) 6.0 Miles
Langhei Township, MN  (pop. 198) 6.9 Miles
Six Mile Grove Township, MN  (pop. 214) 7.2 Miles
Camp Lake Township, MN  (pop. 206) 7.6 Miles
Kildare Township, MN  (pop. 161) 8.6 Miles
De Graff City, MN  (pop. 96) 8.7 Miles
Hoff Township, MN  (pop. 139) 8.7 Miles



Area Code(s) in Benson Township, Minnesota

320



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





Latitude/Longitude of Benson Township, Minnesota

Lat: 45.360942 N        Long: -95.578751 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Benson Township, 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 Township, Minnesota

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 2   (1.3%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 4   (2.5%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 17   (10.6%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 14   (8.8%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 17   (10.6%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 32   (20.0%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 39   (24.4%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 12   (7.5%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 5   (3.1%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 4   (2.5%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 0   (0.0%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 0   (0.0%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 2   (1.3%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 12   (7.5%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Benson Township, Minnesota)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 159

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 15

In 3-person carpool : 0

In 4-person carpool : 0

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 : 0

Other means : 0

Worked at home : 13


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Benson Township, Minnesota)

Less than 5 minutes : 17

5 to 9 minutes : 53

10 to 14 minutes : 34

15 to 19 minutes : 32

20 to 24 minutes : 4

25 to 29 minutes : 3

30 to 34 minutes : 16

35 to 39 minutes : 4

40 to 44 minutes : 3

45 to 59 minutes : 5

60 to 89 minutes : 3

90 or more minutes : 0


(updated 2009)



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

With Social Security income : 84

No Social Security income : 80


(updated 2009)



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

With retirement income : 30

No retirement income : 134


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Benson Township, Minnesota)

Less than $10,000 : 0

$10,000 to $14,999 : 13

$15,000 to $19,999 : 0

$20,000 to $24,999 : 7

$25,000 to $29,999 : 6

$30,000 to $34,999 : 9

$35,000 to $39,999 : 6

$40,000 to $44,999 : 0

$45,000 to $49,999 : 13

$50,000 to $59,999 : 6

$60,000 to $74,999 : 25

$75,000 to $99,999 : 16

$100,000 to $124,999 : 9

$125,000 to $149,999 : 0

$150,000 to $199,999 : 5

$200,000 or more : 2


(updated 2009)



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

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $56,875


(updated 2009)



AM Radio Stations Near Benson Township, 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 Township, 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 Township, 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 Township, Minnesota

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 29  (31.9%)
  • Service Occupations: 8  (8.8%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 19  (20.9%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 0  (0.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 14  (15.4%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 35  (42.7%)
  • Service Occupations: 13  (15.9%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 23  (28.0%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 0  (0.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 0  (0.0%)


(updated 2010)





There are 261 Farms In Benson Township, Minnesota


(updated 2008)



Banks In Benson Township, 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 Township, Minnesota

  • Willmar Municipal-John L. Rice Field


    (about 27.6 miles in Willmar, Minnesota; Airport Code: ILL)

  • Willmar Municipal


    (about 29.2 miles in Willmar, Minnesota; Airport Code: ILL)

  • Chandler Field


    (about 36.1 miles in Alexandria, Minnesota; Airport Code: AXN)

  • Ortonville Municipal-Martinson Field


    (about 41.3 miles in Odessa, Minnesota; Airport Code: MN3)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Benson Township, Minnesota

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

83.82%

Carpooled

8.67%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.0%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.0%

Walked

0.0%

Other Means

0.0%

Worked At Home

7.51%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Benson Township, 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 Township, Minnesota)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 102

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 15

Female householder, no husband present : 0

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 37

Householder not living alone : 10


(updated 2009)



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

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 13

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 6

All other households : 145


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Benson Township, Minnesota)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 83

Renter-occupied housing units : 19

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 11

Renter-occupied housing units : 4

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 0

Renter-occupied housing units : 0

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 25

Renter-occupied housing units : 22


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Benson Township, Minnesota)

Less than $10,000 : 0

$10,000 to $14,999 : 16

$15,000 to $19,999 : 0

$20,000 to $24,999 : 7

$25,000 to $29,999 : 6

$30,000 to $34,999 : 11

$35,000 to $39,999 : 6

$40,000 to $44,999 : 0

$45,000 to $49,999 : 4

$50,000 to $59,999 : 45

$60,000 to $74,999 : 31

$75,000 to $99,999 : 22

$100,000 to $124,999 : 9

$125,000 to $149,999 : 0

$150,000 to $199,999 : 5

$200,000 or more : 2


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Benson Township, Minnesota)

Total : 172


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Benson Township, Minnesota)

Occupied : 164

Vacant : 8


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Benson Township, Minnesota)

Median number of rooms : 6


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Benson Township, Minnesota)

Built 2005 or later : 12

Built 2000 to 2004 : 25

Built 1990 to 1999 : 9

Built 1980 to 1989 : 22

Built 1970 to 1979 : 28

Built 1960 to 1969 : 23

Built 1950 to 1959 : 13

Built 1940 to 1949 : 21

Built 1939 or earlier : 19


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Benson Township, Minnesota)

Utility gas : 40

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 60

Electricity : 33

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 27

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 2

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 2

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Benson Township, Minnesota)

Less than $10,000 : 0

$10,000 to $14,999 : 0

$15,000 to $19,999 : 0

$20,000 to $24,999 : 2

$25,000 to $29,999 : 0

$30,000 to $34,999 : 0

$35,000 to $39,999 : 0

$40,000 to $49,999 : 0

$50,000 to $59,999 : 3

$60,000 to $69,999 : 2

$70,000 to $79,999 : 11

$80,000 to $89,999 : 6

$90,000 to $99,999 : 5

$100,000 to $124,999 : 26

$125,000 to $149,999 : 7

$150,000 to $174,999 : 10

$175,000 to $199,999 : 18

$200,000 to $249,999 : 1

$250,000 to $299,999 : 21

$300,000 to $399,999 : 2

$400,000 to $499,999 : 3

$500,000 to $749,999 : 2

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Benson Township, 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 : 2

Home equity loan only : 4

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 69

Housing units without a mortgage : 44


(updated 2009)



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

Built 2005 or later :

Built 2000 to 2004 :

Built 1990 to 1999 : $275,000

Built 1980 to 1989 : $179,200

Built 1970 to 1979 : $110,000

Built 1960 to 1969 : $111,300

Built 1950 to 1959 :

Built 1940 to 1949 : $256,300

Built 1939 or earlier : $165,000


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Benson Township, Minnesota: 74.4%

Percentage of Family Households in Minnesota: 64.6%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Benson Township, 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 Township, MN): $47,143
Median Household Income In 2000 (Minnesota): $47,111


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Benson Township): $86,700
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Minnesota): $118,100


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Benson Township): $469
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Minnesota): $566


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Benson Township, Minnesota

Utility Gas: 13.1%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 48.4%
Electricity: 7.4%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 27.9%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 3.3%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.0%
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 Township, Minnesota are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Benson Township, 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 Township, 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 Township, 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 Township, Minnesota

Name: Monticello
Address: 2807 West Highway 75; Monticello, MN 55362
Distance: 87 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Benson Township, 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 Township, 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 Township, Minnesota is based on over 50 years of data.















Storms In Benson Township, Minnesota

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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 Township, Minnesota directly or research local government web sites.

Crime in Benson Township, 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 Township, 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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