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Welcome to Benson ...

The city of Benson is located in Swift County and is the County Seat for Swift County.

The location of Benson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Benson has a population of 3,070 people<2> (see below for details).

Benson is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Benson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Benson is within the boundaries of the (320) area code.

The ZIP code for Benson: 56215<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Benson had a population of 3,240 people (which is 33.12% of the total population of Swift County). This makes Benson the county's most populous community.

The population of Benson represents 0.06% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 200th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,240 people, the population of Benson decreased 4.03% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,376 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Benson had an population of 3,070 people. This is a decrease of 5.25% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.06% since the 2000 Census).

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), Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), 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.

Websites for Benson ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Benson. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Benson. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Benson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Hancock   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of Benson

Located in Stevens County

Kerkhoven   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Benson

Murdock   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Benson

Clontarf   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Benson

De Graff   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Benson

Sunburg   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Benson

Located in Kandiyohi County

Danvers   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of Benson

Holloway   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Benson

Big Bend City   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Benson

Located in Chippewa County

Milan   [Map]

Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Benson

Located in Chippewa County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Benson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Benson.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Benson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Benson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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: 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: 45.3149, Longitude: -95.6069     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Benson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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