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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Benson is a town in North Carolina with a population of 3,578. Benson is in Johnston County. Living in Benson offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Benson and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Benson are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$112,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$596
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    345.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    26.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    113.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    212.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,594
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,135
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    239.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    2%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%

Working in Benson

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,461
National
$55,322
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Benson Reviews

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Benson is a great place to live. As Raleigh continues to expand in all directions, and the population continues to grow- we are continually seeing new developments in this area. Benson still maintains a certain level of serenity, but the property values are increasing as it slowly becomes more suburban.
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Benson is a cozy, rural town in Johnston County, North Carolina. A relaxed way of life and a simple community. Benson has great arts programs to entertain locals, supports local business with downtown events and advertising new shops and restaurants. A very supportive and humble setting. Very family-oriented area with community events. Mule Days is a special time of year to celebrate the agricultural history of the area and glimpse back at the history of Benson.
I like Benson North Carolina because I have lived here all my life and call it my home, I go to school at West Johnston high and My family and Mom's extended family currently live in Benson. There are not any specific things that I would say to talk bad about Benson, Other than it is kinda run down, that is one thing I would love to see changed is that I would love more business's here in Benson to get more tourist and revenue for the town of Benson.