A small town in Arizona, Benson has approximately 5,000 residents. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (36%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the town. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just over 49, are older than most cities in Arizona. Renters tend to be in the minority in the town, and 69% of residents own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $671/month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Arizona. Over the course of a year, renters in Benson will save around $4,500 compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 22 minutes, outperforming most cities in Arizona, Benson residents know that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Many residents (28%) drive to work, while public transportation is not used. Few residents commute to work on foot.
Sales is the most popular career field in Benson, making up 6% of the population. With an average annual income of about $42K, Benson workers bring in around $28,000 less than their peers elsewhere in Arizona. The town's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Benson has a high number of residents over the age of 25 who possess an Associate's degree (8%) compared to the national average (5%). Further, 7% possess a Bachelor's degree and 5% have a Master's degree or Doctorate.