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Benson is a town in Rutland County, in the Rutland metro area.
The community is believed named for Egbert Benson, judge.
The latitude of Benson is 43.758N. The longitude is -73.258W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 479 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,039.
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8% of Benson residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $15,931, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Benson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Benson include Benson Village ... View historic districts
Median rent in Benson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $373. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $885.
Libraries in Benson include Benson Public ... View libraries
The average commute time for Benson workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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