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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.


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Median household income
Local
$26,582
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Benson demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Mule Days - Sept. 20-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Benson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Benson Museum of Local History

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Benson was $14,350, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Benson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Benson include Benson Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Benson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $298.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,050.


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Libraries in Benson include Mary Duncan Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Johnston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Benson political report.

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The average commute time for Benson workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Benson include Days Inn Benson.

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