Benson Somerset County, Pennsylvania

Benson: Borough of Pennsylvania

About

Benson is a city located in the county of Somerset in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its population at the 2010 census was 191 and a population density of 546 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 184 inhabitants.

The city was created 142 years ago in 1879.

Benson Quick Facts

Population : 184 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
County : Somerset County
Area : 0.35 km2
Establishment : January 01, 1880 (142 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 17:23:20 (23rd May 2022)
Density : 526 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.8% (2010-2020)

Geography

Benson is located at 40°12'30"N 78°55'40"W (40.2084100, -78.9278000).

Benson map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Benson decreased by 3.8% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 191 - census
2011 199 4.02% estimation process
2012 198 -0.51% estimation process
2013 196 -1.02% estimation process
2014 194 -1.03% estimation process
2015 192 -1.04% estimation process
2016 190 -1.05% estimation process
2017 188 -1.06% estimation process
2018 187 -0.53% estimation process
2019 186 -0.54% estimation process
2020 184 -1.09% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 10,394
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 10,587
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -1.8%
April 1, 2020 Population : 10,659
April 1, 2010 Population : 10,594
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.5%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 19.5%
People over 65 (%) : 26.0%
Female persons, % : 50.6%
White only, percent : 98.6%
Black or African American alone, percent : 0.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.0%
Asians alone % : 0.0%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 0.7%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 2.1%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 97.0%
2015-2019 Veterans : 765
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 1.8%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 78.9%

Benson, Bethel

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 78.9%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $140,800
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,207
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $492
2015-2019 median gross rent : $890
2015-2019 Households : 4,403
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.34
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 89.6%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 0.9%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 91.4%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 84.7%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 89.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 27.7%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 11.4%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 5.9%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 54.6%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 47.3%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 18,643
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 21,721
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 150,260
2012 total retail sales per capita : $14,301
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 28.3
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $63,715
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $39,623
Percentage of people living in poverty : 7.7%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 813
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 536
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 118
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 761
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 80
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 644
2010 population per square mile : 994.3
2010 land area in square miles : 10.66

Schools in Benson

College & universities near Benson, PA

Code Name City ZIP
212975 Commonwealth Technical Institute Johnstown (PA) 15905-3092

Stations (14)

Amtrak & bus stations near Benson, PA

Code Name Address Type
JST Johnstown 47 Walnut Street RAIL
LAB Latrobe station 329 McKinley Ave RAIL
GNB Greensburg Harrison Ave. and Seton Hill Dr. RAIL
ALT Altoona Transportation Center 1231 11th Avenue RAIL
GTV Grantsville, MD 3000 Chestnut Ridge Road BUS

Post offices near Benson

Post Office Name City ZIP
Hollsoppl Post Office Hollsopple (PA) 15935

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Other cities in Somerset County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Somerset County , PA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Williams 6,115 Township in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Somerset 5,817 Borough in Pennsylvania, United States
Windber 3,789 Borough of in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States
Forward 3,018 Township of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Glade 2,143 Township in Warren County, Pennsylvania, United States
Meyersdale 2,087 Borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States
Berlin 1,931 Borough in Pennsylvania, USA
Randolph 1,679 Unincorporated community in Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Kimmel 1,537 Township in Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Friedens 1,523 Census designated place
Huston 1,352 Township in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
Boswell 1,180 Town in Choctaw County, Oklahoma, United States
Davidsville 1,130 Census designated place
Milford 985 Borough in Pike County, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Paint 930 Borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States
Rockwood 815 Borough of Pennsylvania