Benson, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Benson, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Benson had a population of 188 as of July 1, 2016. Benson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Benson is located at latitude 40.2027 and longitude -78.9294 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Benson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,529 feet.

The Borough of Benson (GNIS ID: 1215581) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Benson: Bethel.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 188
Population in Households 187
Population in Familes 155
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 532
Diversity Index2 5
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 78
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 54
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 83 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $83,000
Average Home Value $93,033
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,682
Average Household Income $51,181
Per Capita Income $21,820
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.25% -0.43%
Households 0.0% -0.26%
Families -0.58% -0.75%
Median Household Income   0.42%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benson to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania 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 # 1638 7th
Population Density1 # 1381 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 1465 16th
Median Household Income # 778 56th
Per Capita Income # 1348 24th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.