B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$117,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$524
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    255
    273
  • Murder
    28
    6
  • Rape
    113
    41
  • Robbery
    227
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    908
    525
  • Theft
    3,545
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    113
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$30,618
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%

    Benson Reviews

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    Benson is a small community in North Carolina. It is the halfway point when travelling from New York to Florida. It is known for it's annual Mule Days festival that is held the 4th week in September.Their is a parade, rodeo and various activities to commemorate the festival. Benson is ideal to raise kids as their is plentiful space for kids to play outside. The stores on the Main Street are closed by 7 p.m. The residents are generally friendly and very little ever happens here that is news worthy.
    Review Benson
    Benson is a small, friendly town. It is convenient to major cities via highway 40 and 95. I love Benson!
    Benson is small and loving community. We are a town of people who smile, wave, and greet everyone we go by on a daily basis. We are raised with love and support for our community and all of the local businesses.