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Benson, Arizona

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Welcome to Benson ...

The city of Benson is located in Cochise County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Benson has a population of 4,880 people<2> (see below for details).

Benson was established in 1880.

The community of Benson is 4,210 feet [1,283 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Benson is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Benson lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

The area code for Benson: (520)

The ZIP code for Benson: 85602<4>

Websites for Benson ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Benson had an population of 4,880 people. This is a decrease of 4.41% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Benson had a population of 5,105 people. This makes Benson the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Benson represents 0.08% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 57th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,105 people, the population of Benson increased 8.36% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,711 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Benson.

Communities Also Named Benson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Benson - they are located in Alabama (3), Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Benson.

Communities near Benson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Benson.

  • Saint David [Cochise County]
  • Mescal [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mescal
    • Mescal [Cochise County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Benson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mescal
  • Dragoon [Cochise County]
  • Harrington Place [Pima County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrington Place
    • Harrington Place [Pima County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Benson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrington Place have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fairbank [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairbank
      • Fairbank [Cochise County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Benson
    • Tombstone [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tombstone
      • Tombstone [Cochise County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Benson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,303 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tombstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tombstone<6>
    • Huachuca City [Cochise County]
    • Vail [Pima County]
    • Charleston [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Cochise County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the south of Benson
    • Cochise [Cochise County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Benson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Benson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Benson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Benson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Benson. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Benson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Benson ...

Looking for more information about Benson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Benson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Benson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cochise County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Benson:

The official website for Cochise County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Cochise, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Benson.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Benson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Benson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Benson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Benson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Benson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Benson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9679, Longitude: -110.2945    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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