Benson County ND Information


Benson County Subdivisions

Benson County ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,653
Population in Households 6,637
Population in Familes 5,578
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 5
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $41,229
Average Household Income $63,546
Per Capita Income $21,110


Total Housing Units 2,963 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,536 (51.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 671 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 756 (25.5%)
Median Home Value $72,568
Average Home Value $126,514


Total Households 2,207
Average Household Size 3.01
Family Households 1,577
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.01% -0.36%
Households -0.14% -0.44%
Families -0.39% -0.59%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   1.74%


Benson County ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benson County to the other 53 counties and county equivalents in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 20 64th
Population Density # 21 62nd
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 50 8th
Per Capita Income # 51 6th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.