Benson, Arizona

ASSET INVENTORY

This asset inventory is a service of Cochise County (Economic Development)


Benson is a city in Cochise County, Arizona


Benson, AZ

Population Estimates & Projections

2019:  5,054

2025:  5,288

2035:  5,550

2045:  5,870

2055:  6,291

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)


Educational Attainment

Less than 9th grade:  153  (4.1%)

9th to 12th grade (no diploma):  309  (8.3%)

High school graduate (includes equivalency):  1,129  (30.3%)

Some college (no degree):  1,080  (29.0%)

Associate’s degree:  356  (9.5%)

Bachelor’s degree:  435  (11.7%)

Graduate or professional degree:  266  (7.1%)

High school graduate or higher:  3,266  (87.6%)

Bachelor’s degree or higher:  701  (18.8%)

Note. Population 25 years old and over. Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2014-2018)


School Enrollment

Nursery school, preschool:  13

Kindergarten:  39

Elementary school (grades 1-8):  494

High school (grades 9-12)259

College or graduate school:  334

Note. Population 3 years old and over. Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2014-2018)


Income

Median Household Income:  $31,132

Per Capita Income:  $20,680

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2014-2018)


Poverty

Individuals:  24.2%

Families:  18.8%

Children:  35.7%

Seniors:  9.5%

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2014-2018)

Benson, Arizona

 

Labor Force & Unemployment

Civilian Labor Force:  1,723

Employed:  1,598

Unemployed:  125

Unemployment Rate:  7.3%

Source: Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity (2019)


Workforce (by occupation)

Management, business, science & arts:  560  (38.8%)

Service:  351  (24.3%)

Sales & office:  432  (29.9%)

Natural resources, construction & maintenance:  60  (4.2%)

Production, transportation & material moving:  41  (2.8%)

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2014-2018)


Workforce (by industry)

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting & mining:  0  (0.0%)

Construction:  18  (1.2%)

Manufacturing:  58  (4.0%)

Wholesale trade:  0  (0.0%)

Retail trade:  271  (​18.8%)

Transportation, warehousing & utilities:  114  (7.9%)

Information:  0  (0.0%)

Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing:  69  (4.8%)

Professional, scientific, management, administrative & waste management services:  142  (9.8%)

Educational services, health care & social assistance:  405  (28.0%)

Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food services:  228  (15.8%)

Other services (except public administration):  7  (0.5%)

Public Administration:  132  (9.1%)

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2014-2018)


Average Travel Time to Work

23.9 min

Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2014-2018)


Housing Units

Total housing units:  2,963

Occupied housing units:  2,236  (75.5%)

Vacant housing units:  727  (24.5%)

Homeowner vacancy rate:  5.3%

Rental vacancy rate:  20.3%

Owner-occupied:  1,491  (66.7%)

Renter-occupied:  745  (33.3%)

Median home value:  $89,400

Median monthly homeowner cost:  $1,096*

Homeowners paying 30% or more of income for housing:  223  (31.9%)*

Median gross monthly rent:  $717

Renters paying 30% or more of income for housing:  472  (70.5%)

*Includes only housing units with a mortgage. Source: US Census Bureau (American Community Survey, 2014-2018)

Benson, Arizona

Real Estate & Development

Commercial Property (For Sale)

Commercial Property (Lease)

Land for Sale

Homes for Sale

Rentals (Residential)

City of Benson Building Department

Planning and Zoning

Economic Development


Quality of Life

Weather and Climate

Events

Attractions

Kartchner Caverns

Library

Golf


Health Care

Benson Hospital

Physicians

Dentists


Education

K-12

Benson Unified School District

St. David Unified School District

Higher Education

Cochise College


Hospitality

Hotels

Restaurants

Benson, Arizona

Transportation & Shipping

Major Metro Markets

Tucson (46 mi)

Phoenix (160 mi)

Commercial Airports

Tucson International Airport (42 mi)

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (156 mi)

General Aviation Airports

Benson Municipal Airport

Rail

Amtrak

Arizona Eastern Railway

Union Pacific Railroad

San Pedro Valley Railroad

Shipping

Trucking Companies

Shipping Services (Parcel)


Utilities & Telecommunications

Electricity

Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Co-op (SSVEC)

Natural Gas, Water, Wastewater

Benson Municipal

Telecommunications

CenturyLink

Cox

Internet Service


Financial Services

National Bank of Arizona

Washington Federal

American Southwest Credit Union

Southeastern Arizona Federal Credit Union


Incentives, Taxes & Regulation

Arizona Incentives

Business Taxes

Individual Income Tax

Withholding Tax

Worker’s Compensation

Unemployment Insurance

Sales Tax (TPT)

Property Tax

Minimum Wage

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Cochise County Asset Inventories (County, Municipalities & Census Designated Places)

Cochise County, Sierra Vista, Douglas, Bisbee, Benson, Willcox, Huachuca City, TombstoneBowie, Dragoon, Elfrida, McNeal, Mescal, Miracle ValleyNacoPalominasPirtleville, San Simon, Sierra Vista Southeast, St. David, Sunizona, Whetstone


This asset inventory is a service of Cochise County (Economic Development)