Benson, UT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Benson Census Designated Place had a population of 1,578 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,578
Daytime Population: Workers 92
Daytime Population: Residents 983
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,075
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 1,383
Population in Familes 1,301
Population in Group Qrtrs 195
Population Density2 52
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $58,028
Average Household Income $66,986
Per Capita Income $20,592


Total Housing Units 493 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 357 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 99 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $216,071
Average Home Value $244,972


Total Households 456
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 402
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 0.84% 0.34%
Households 0.78% 0.35%
Families 0.82% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

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, 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 # 138 58th
Population Density # 278 15th
Diversity Index # 41 88th
Median Household Income # 157 52nd
Per Capita Income # 244 25th

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