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Benson is a village in Woodford County, in the Peoria metro area.

The latitude of Benson is 40.850N. The longitude is -89.122W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 764 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 408.


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$40,500
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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56% of Benson residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $19,358, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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5% of Benson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Benson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $344.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $770.


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Woodford 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 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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