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Benson, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Benson had a population of 425 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Benson, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 425
Daytime Population: Workers 66
Daytime Population: Residents 194
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 260
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 425
Population in Familes 360
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,606
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $60,251
Average Household Income $69,223
Per Capita Income $27,398


Total Housing Units 189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 153 (81.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $87,963
Average Home Value $101,471


Total Households 174
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 123
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.07% 0.19%
Households 0.08% 0.23%
Families 0.46% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

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, 2017 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 # 992 28th
Population Density # 166 88th
Diversity Index # 1203 12th
Median Household Income # 427 69th
Per Capita Income # 625 54th

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