This asset inventory is a project of Cochise County Economic Development

City of Benson1

Benson is part of Cochise County, Arizona

 

Benson, Arizona

ASSET INVENTORY

Population Estimates and Projections

2016: 4,981

2020: 5,309

2030: 5,962

2040: 6,629

2050: 7,482

Source: Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity


Age Groups

Under 5:  4.9%

5 to 9:  4.8%

10 to 14:  5.0%

15 to 19:  5.2%

20 to 24:  4.3%

25 to 29:  4.8%

30 to 34:  4.7%

35 to 39:  4.2%

40 to 44:  3.9%

45 to 49:  5.6%

50 to 54:  6.1%

55 to 59:  7.4%

60 to 64:  8.0%

65 to 69:  8.8%

70 to 74:  8.0%

75 to 79:  5.8%

80 to 84:  4.6%

85 and over:  4.1%

Median age (years):  52.5

16 years and over:  84.4%

18 years and over:  82.0%

21 years and over:  79.4%

62 and over:  36.1%

65 and over:  31.3%

Source: US Census Bureau (Census 2010)


Race & Ethnicity

White:  87.8%

Black or African American:  1.0%

American Indian & Alaska Native:  1.0%

Asian:  0.7%

Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander:  ​0.2%

Some other race (including 2 or more races): 9.4%

Hispanic or Latino (of any race):  22.1%

Source: US Census Bureau (Census 2010)


Income

Median Household Income: $32,010

Per Capita Income: $19,239

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2011-2015)


Educational Attainment

Less than 9th grade:  4.9%

9th to 12th grade (no diploma):  7.1%

High school graduate (includes equivalency):  27.6%

Some college (no degree):  28.5%

Associate's degree:  ​11.2%

Bachelor's degree:  9.5%

Graduate or professional degree:  11.2%

High school graduate or higher:  88.0%

Bachelor's degree or higher:  20.7%

Note. Population 25 years old and over. Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2011-2015).


Poverty

Individuals:  22.1%

Families:  16.8%

Children: 26.7%

Seniors:  15.5%

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2011-2015)

 

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Labor Force & Unemployment

Civilian Labor Force (2016):  1,683

Unemployment Rate (2016):  5.3%

Source: Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity 


Workforce (by occupation)

Management, business, science & arts:  25.7%

Service:  19.6%

Sales & office:  33.5%

Natural resources, construction & maintenance:  6.1%

Production, transportation & material moving:  15.1%

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2011-2015) 


Workforce (by industry)

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting & mining:  0.0%

Construction:  6.1%

Manufacturing:  5.5%

Wholesale trade:  3.8%

Retail trade:  ​17.0%

Transportation, warehousing & utilities:  3.2%

Information:  0.0%

Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing:  4.8%

Professional, scientific, management, administrative & waste management services: 8.3%

Educational services, health care & social assistance:  27.5%

Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food services:  6.2%

Other services (except public administration):  3.4%

Public Administration:  14.0%

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2011-2015) 


Housing Units

Total housing units:  2.992

Occupied housing units:  80.6%

Vacant housing units:  19.4%

Owner-occupied:  70.3%

Renter-occupied:  29.7%

Homeowner vacancy rate:  1.5%

Rental vacancy rate: 31.3%

Median home value:  $85,400

Median monthly homeowner cost:  $1,038

Homeowners paying 30% or more of income for housing:  41.3%

Median gross monthly rent:  $673

Renters paying 30% or more of income for housing:  52.1%

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2011-2015)


Average Travel Time to Work

20.6 min

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2011-2015)

 

 

This asset inventory is a project of Cochise County Economic Development