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Benson is a town in Johnston County, in the Raleigh-Cary metro area.
The community was named for M.C. Benson, landowner.
The latitude of Benson is 35.381N. The longitude is -78.548W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 243 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,031.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Benson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Johnston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Raleigh-Durham area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27504 ZIP code.
5% of Benson residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Benson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Benson was $14,350, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Benson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Benson include Benson Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Benson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $298. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,050.
Libraries in Benson include Mary Duncan Public Library ... View libraries
Johnston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Benson political report.
The average commute time for Benson workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Benson include Days Inn Benson.
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