Benson is located 45 miles from Tucson on I-10 at Hwy 80, a very high-traffic intersection.
City Population 5,125 Area Population 12,000 Average Age 52.5
Average Household Income
Median Housing Value
Cost of Living
81.3 (U.S. Average: 100)
2350 of 2749 potential workers (ADOC estimates, 2010)
14.5% (August 2012)
Typically warm, dry and sunny
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Benson proper 5,125 (2012 census) Area 12,000 (per Arizona Dept. of Commerce)
Cochise College Benson Primary School Benson Midle School Benson High School New West School San Pedro Valley School Grace Christian Academy
High School Graduates 77.1% College Degrees 14.7% Postgraduate/Professional Degrees 3.6%
•White alone - 3,788 (74.2%) •Hispanic - 1,126 (22.1%) •Two or more races - 86 (1.7%) •Black alone - 43 (0.8%) •American Indian alone - 32 (0.6%) •Asian alone - 25 (0.5%) •Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 5 (0.10%)
Benson Hospital Sierra Vista Regional Health Center Southeast Arizona Medical Center Northern Cochise Community Hospital
Benson is a very safe community Crime Rate 32.6 crimes per 1000 residents (2008) Law Enforcement Full-time Employees 25 Officers per 1000 population 2.90 Arizona Average 1.97
Arizona's G&T Cooperatives
Benson Unified School District
Benson Hospital Corporation
Southeastern Arizona Behavioral Health Services
Benson Visitor Center--Train Depot Kartchner Caverns State Park The Amerind Foundation Cochise Stronghold Gammons Gulch Ghost Town San Pedro Valley Arts and Historical Society/ Benson Museum Holy Trinity Monastery San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area Coronado National Monument Chiricahua National Monument Ft. Bowie National Historic Site Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park