Benson, UT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Benson Census Designated Place had a population of 1,580 as of July 1, 2016. Benson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Utah. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Benson is located at latitude 41.7529 and longitude -111.9258 in Cache County. The formal boundaries for the Benson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 30.44 sq. miles and a water area of 2.97 sq. miles. Cache County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,429 feet.

The Benson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407829) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Utah is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Benson Census Designated Place is located within Logan Division of Cache 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, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,580
Population in Households 1,402
Population in Familes 1,321
Population in Group Qrtrs 178
Population Density1 52
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 461
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 408
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 491 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 361 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $206,466
Average Home Value $241,066


Median Household Income $53,758
Average Household Income $64,079
Per Capita Income $19,821
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.0% 0.26%
Households 1.08% 0.3%
Families 1.19% 0.29%
Median Household Income   0.01%
Per Capita Income   1.2%
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, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benson to the other 325 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah 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 # 138 58th
Population Density1 # 279 14th
Diversity Index2 # 41 88th
Median Household Income # 201 38th
Per Capita Income # 256 22nd

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