Benson, IL 61516 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 61516: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Benson, IL 61516

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 20
  • Single Family Addresses: 104
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Woodford County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.851, Longitude -89.12
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Benson, IL 61516 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 718
Population in Households 717
Population in Familes 609
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 21
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 276
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 198
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 240 (78.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $88,462
Average Home Value $101,458


Median Household Income $58,922
Average Household Income $67,091
Per Capita Income $25,853
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.31% -0.14%
Households -0.29% -0.15%
Families -0.4% -0.2%
Median Household Income   -0.09%
Per Capita Income   0.59%
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 61516 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 61516 to the other 1,378 ZIP Codes 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 # 1042 24th
Population Density1 # 1056 24th
Diversity Index2 # 1206 12th
Median Household Income # 461 67th
Per Capita Income # 749 46th

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