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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C+
Benson is a town in North Carolina with a population of 3,651. Benson is in Johnston County. Living in Benson offers residents a sparse 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
$123,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$722
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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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
    658.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    113.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    26.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    895.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,845.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    316.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    22%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in Benson

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,184
National
$55,322
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Benson Reviews

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I have always lived in Benson. The community is amazing! There are celebrations and gatherings in the grove for people who live here and people who travel to Benson. Mule Days is a big celebration in Benson. People travel to Benson to celebrate. There are rodeos and parades. I wish there was more to do around Benson.
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The small town of Benson captures the true value of friends and family. It is a country town, so things days move slowly. It has shaped me in a way that allows me appreciate the little things in life instead of always rushing from one moment to another. If I could change anything about my town, I would stop the steady expansion that it is facing so that it does not turn into an ordinary place where people pass by without blinking an eye.
Absolutely love benson! Originally from New York and moved here about 3 years ago. Very family friendly and everyone in town makes you feel like you are family and right at home regulars less of where you are from!