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Benson, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Benson had a population of 407 as of July 1, 2016. Benson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Benson is located at latitude 40.8507 and longitude -89.1211 in Woodford County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Benson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Woodford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 761 feet.

The Village of Benson (GNIS ID: 2398096) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Benson is located within Township of Clayton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Woodford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Benson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Benson, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 407
Population in Households 407
Population in Familes 344
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,495
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 167
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 118
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 186 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (78.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (10.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $86,039
Average Home Value $97,789


Median Household Income $59,416
Average Household Income $66,502
Per Capita Income $26,380
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.62% -0.45%
Households -0.56% -0.36%
Families -0.13% -0.34%
Median Household Income   0.08%
Per Capita Income   0.6%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Benson, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benson to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1004 27th
Population Density1 # 181 87th
Diversity Index2 # 1208 12th
Median Household Income # 416 70th
Per Capita Income # 614 55th

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